2021 Year 10 Course Elective Handbook - Halls Head College

 
2021 Year 10 Course Elective Handbook - Halls Head College
Year 10

Course Elective
  Handbook

    2021
Year 10 Course Elective Handbook 2021                                                                       Page 2

                                     CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
Year 10 Students at Halls Head College are required to study the following Core Courses:

                  English
                  Mathematics
                  Science
                  Humanities and Social Science
                  Health and Physical Education Studies**
                  Advocacy

** Students approved to participate in Sports Academy will not do Health and Physical Education, this will be
incorporated in their Sports Academy classes.

Elective Course Selections

Students will choose four (4) Elective courses in each Semester (one of which will be Health and Physical Education
or Sports Academy). The selection descriptions are provided in this booklet. Allocation of courses depend on
timetable restrictions and student selection. Student Course selection does not guarantee acceptance into the
course. Students are encouraged to hand in their selections quickly as failing to submit choices on time and late
may result in a student missing out on high demand courses.

A $50 deposit is requested upon submitting student selection forms and can be paid via Cash, Eftpos, credit card
details or Payment Plan arrangement (through the Finance Office). Elective Course Selections include:

           Subject Area                      Course on Offer
           Arts                                 Dance
                                                Drama
                                                Makeup and Effects
                                                Media
                                                Music
                                                Photography
                                                Visual Arts
           Big Picture                          Personal Interest Project
           Design and Technologies              Computer Aided Drafting
                                                Computer Science - Introduction
                                                Creative Wood Art
                                                Design Technologies Food
                                                Design Technologies Metalwork
                                                Design Technologies Woodwork
                                                Digital Design and Illustration – Introduction
                                                Engineering
                                                Textiles – Repurposed Fashion
                                                3D Modelling, Animation and Games - Introduction
           English                              Creative Writing
           Health /Physical Education           Outdoor Recreation
                                                Sports Academy (AFL, Basketball, Netball, Soccer)
           Humanities and Social Science        Criminal Law and Reasoning (Semester 1)
                                                Philosophy and Ethics (Semester 2)
                                                Society and Culture (Semester 2)
                                                World History Project (Semester 1)
           Language                             Learning Japanese through Pop Culture
                                                Travelling Bytes
           Science                              Preparation for The Apocalypse
           Student Leadership                   Mentor Mates
Year 10 Course Elective Handbook 2021                                                                              Page 3

Health and Physical Education (HPE)

Sports Academy

Sport Academy is a year-long course.

Students can automatically select the Sports Academy Course if they are currently in the program and have met the
Sports Academy criteria during the current academic year. New applicants will need to apply and be successful in a
trial to select this Course.

At Halls Head College we offer a specialised sports program in each of the following sports:

                              FOOTBALL (AFL), BASKETBALL, NETBALL, SOCCER

The Halls Head College Sports Academy Program is focused in enhancing the development of talented sportspeople
through a well-rounded program that supports academic and social growth using a student focused approach.

Selection Process (by application only)

All Year 7-10 students have the opportunity to trial for selection at various times throughout the year. A student
can be selected if:

       There is availability within the program.
       They demonstrate an excellent attitude towards the program, the coach and other students.
       They demonstrate good technical ability and knowledge of their chosen sport.

The Program

4 lessons per week: 2 x practical session; 1 x fitness/physical education session; 1 x health lesson; opportunities to
represent the College in inter-school competitions.

In addition to students developing their technical skills, tactics and strategies, each program promotes the many
various roles linked with the sport such as officiating, coaching, strength and conditioning, rehabilitation, nutrition and
recovery. These areas are embedded within with the HPE curriculum so that students have a diverse range of
knowledge and understanding within the whole Sporting and Physical Education area. This will support their
academic growth in a variety of courses throughout Years 11 & 12, TAFE, University and ultimately any chosen
career prospects.

We believe greatly in self-reflection and evaluation to promote an understanding of where students are and what they
need to do to improve. Each student will have an Individual Player Plan which they will regularly complete, along
with feedback from the coach to enable continual progress.

Cost for this course per year is $67
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**
Year 10 Course Elective Handbook 2021                                                                            Page 4
Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation is a year-long course.

This course will provide students with the knowledge, skills and motivation to pursue outdoor activities in a safe and
responsible manner through unique and stimulating educational opportunities.

The Program aims to increase the numbers of responsible users of the natural environment through awareness of
minimum impact skills.

Group work, team building and problem solving activities allow individuals and the group opportunities to develop
interpersonal relations, leadership and promotion of a positive self-concept. Personal safety in the natural
environment is emphasised to promote an educated and considered approach to potential risks associated with
outdoor pursuits.

Students participate in a range of outdoor and physical activities which may include bush and camping survival skills,
cooking, canoeing, bike riding, orienteering, snorkelling and surfing. Students selecting this course must be able to
swim 400m comfortably, be able to tread water for 10 minutes and must be willing to participate in physical activity
and water based sessions during lessons. The course culminates in a day long excursion.

Cost for this course per year is $56
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**

The Arts
Dance

Dance courses may be chosen in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Units include:
Semester 1 - Dance and Me
Semester 2 - Dance for the Audience
     Expressing Culture through Dance
     Expressing Lifestyle through Dance
     Expressing Yourself through Dance

All students need is ‘rehearsal blacks’ and energy! In Year 10, Dance students continue their use of the elements of
dance (BEST) and choreographic processes to expand their choreographic intentions in their choreography. They
extend their technical dance skills to include style-specific movement skills. Through performance, students continue
to work on confidence, accuracy, clarity of movement and projection. They refine their discussion of the use of the
elements of dance, choreographic processes and design concepts in their own dance and the dance of others. They
investigate dance and influences of the social, cultural and historical contexts in which it exists. Safe dance practices
underlie all experiences, as students perform within their own body capabilities and work safely in groups. Suggested
genres or styles that may be taught, but are not limited to, include contemporary, ballet, jazz, hip hop, street dance,
tap and cultural dance.
Classes include:
      Technique
      Fitness
      Dance Skills
      Choreography

Cost for this course per semester is $29
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**
Year 10 Course Elective Handbook 2021                                                                    Page 5

Drama

Drama courses may be chosen in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Units include:

Semester 1 – Well that’s Absurd
Semester 2 – Scripted Performance

Students will take part in Drama Processes to allow them to create original Drama and interpret a range of texts
written or devised by others such as:
        Improvisation
        Play building
        Play writing
        Reviewing

This course includes production and design aspects involving:
       Costumes
       Publicity
       Scenography

Cost for this course per semester is $30
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**

Make-Up and Effects
Make-up and Effects may be chosen in both Semester 1 and 2.

Stage Makeup includes investigating and creating:
       Make-Up for Stage
       Face Painting and Design
       Animal Designs
       Techniques of aging
       Special FX - bites
                    - cuts
                    - prosthetics
       Occupational Health and Safety

Students must be prepared to be a model as well as an artist in this Course.

Cost for this course per semester is $50
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**
Year 10 Course Elective Handbook 2021                                                                     Page 6

Media

Media Courses may be chosen in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Units include:
       Semester 1 - Media in Society: Values and Attitudes
       Semester 2 – Film as Auteur: Film Screenplay and Production

Media students in Year 10 choose from 24 authentic projects including:
      Film Creation
      Music Video
      Advertising
      Photographic Essays
      Print Graphic Design
      Film/ Doco Study
      A3 Poster Creation
      Radio and DJing
      Special FX
      Make Up Set Design.

Students also look at publishing on Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Software is either imovie
or Premiere Pro and can use both Mac’s and Window’s computers. We also run Media Camps for all Year groups.

Cost for this course per semester is $47
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**

Music

Music Courses may be chosen in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Units include:

Semester 1 – Getting the band together
Semester 2 – Setting up the band

Year 10 Music is the perfect Course to enter if you have a love of music. Catering from beginners to advanced
musicians, this course includes:

         How to play instruments
         Song writing
         How to use sound equipment and desks
         Listening and analysing

All instruments are supplied, just bring your enthusiasm and love of music!

Cost for this course per semester is $40
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**
Year 10 Course Elective Handbook 2021                                                                          Page 7

Photography

Photography Courses may be chosen in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

The Year 10 Photography Course is designed for students who have a passion for Photography and wish to improve
technique and understanding to a higher level. In this course, students approach Photography as an artistic medium
to express their own perspectives, values, and beliefs. Students will learn various concepts and theories of Art, and
develop skills and understanding to incorporate these ideas into their photographic work.

We offer a range of interesting learning activities and projects such as taking landscape photos with a long exposure,
the art of street photography, editing photo images on Affinity and Lightroom, understanding a better lighting for
portrait photos, modelling and make-up for fashion photos, and photo printing.

Assessments are based on both practical work and their ongoing understanding of Photography. Each student is
required to create and maintain a photo portfolio as a part of assessment. Some of these portfolio materials can be
used towards portfolio entry for some Photography Courses for TAFE and University.

Cost for this course per semester is $60
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**

Visual Arts

Visual Arts Courses may be chosen in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Topics include:

       Painting and Drawing
       Unleashing your inner Bob Ross and further develop your skills with a variety of painting and drawing
        mediums in this rigorous course that will prepare you for Senior School study. Create a painting using
        imaginative elements and draw influence from famous art movements. Build on your drawing portfolio by
        honing your observational drawing skills, examining the theme of still life.
       Sculpture and 3D Design
       Exploring a variety of sculptural mediums and turning trash into treasure by creating your own human or
        animal figures and puppets using upcycled materials. As well, you will explore the history of how art can be
        used to tell stories in different cultures and explore fabrics and clay techniques to bring your drawings and
        designs to life.
       Exploring ways of applying the design process to the development of original artworks and working to meet
        course requirements.

This Course will allow students to develop their skills and would be a perfect foundation for the Visual Art Courses
in Senior School. Students will be given opportunities to:
             Analyse and understand and use the language of art
             Link analysis to student’s own art making
             Create dynamic artwork
             Take part in Artist visits
             Take part in Artist workshops
             Attend and/or exhibit in Gallery excursion/s
             Attend and/or exhibit in school and within the community.

Cost for this course per semester is $30
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**
Year 10 Course Elective Handbook 2021                                                                           Page 8

Design and Technologies
Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)

Computer Aided Drafting Courses may be taken in chosen Semester 1 and Semester 2.

This Course focuses on the underpinning industry practice, design and drafting processes required to produce
drawings and designs used in a variety of industries and may establish a basis for further education and employment
in the fields of architecture, building, graphic design and industrial design. Students will learn the fundamentals of
sketching, technical illustration, computer-aided design. The curriculum is designed to allow students to gradually
sharpen their skills and technical competencies.

The Course focuses on the practical application of design thinking, creative skills using hand drawing and 2D / 3D
CAD programs.

During this course, topics which may be covered:
       Industrial design and engineering drawings
       Product design
       Logo design
       Model development
       Build environment

Programs include AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor and Affinity.

Students will have access to download the Autodesk programs. Assessment will be a combination of assignments
and folio work. Practical applications of Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) Laser, Plasma, CNC Router and 3D
Printer equipment will be utilised.

Cost for this course per semester is $33
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**

Computer Science – Introduction

The Computer Science Course may be chosen in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

This is an introductory course that will lead students toward upper-school studies in Computer Science. Students will
be introduced to a range of topics and concepts that will help them develop fundamental principles, concepts and
skills within the field of computing. Students will be introduced to principles related to the creation of computer and
information systems, the connectivity between computers and the basic management of data.

The Course is designed for students who may in the future aspire to work in IT Support, Network Management and
develop skills in the use of software such as those contained within the Microsoft Office suite and presentation
software. Some basic coding will also be included.

It is recommended that students who choose this elective have higher level skills in Maths and English.

Cost for this course per semester is $35
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**
Year 10 Course Elective Handbook 2021                                                                             Page 9

Creative Wood Art Technology

Creative Wood Art Technology Courses may be chosen in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

This Course focuses on the use of wood as a decorative and design material. It introduces students to the different
textures and finishes that can be obtained with wood and how it can be incorporated with other materials. Unlike a
traditional woodwork course, this one will have an emphasis on creativity to design to make items such as jewellery,
art and decorative functional objects. This Course will teach students some of the skills involved with detailed finishing
and working with small pieces and will introduce students to the equipment that allows much of the finer work to be
done including laser cutters and the CNC router.
Examples of projects may include a Japanese Silhouette Lamp, earrings, bracelets, jewellery boxes, picture frames,
hair pins, resin cast rings.

This Course provides opportunities for students who have a flare for design and a desire to bring their artistic ideas
to life.

Cost for this course per semester is $65
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**

Design Technologies - Food

Design Technologies - Food Courses may be chosen in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

This Course allows students the opportunity to develop an understanding of sound nutritional practices whilst
improving their practical cookery skills in a hands on environment. Students will gain skills in the kitchen and practice
the design and writing skills required for Years 11 and 12, or apprenticeship courses. The use and knowledge of
various cooking methods will be covered as will the addition of common herbs and spices. Other important topics
include nutrition and community issues, and food production processes.

Cost for this course per semester is $50
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**

Design Technologies - Metalwork

Design Technologies - Metalwork Courses may be chosen in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Year 10 Design Technologies - Metalwork draws on and expands transferable skills developed in Year 9 and
introduces students to the manipulation of metals using a wide range of tools, processes, materials and systems.
Skills, such as; welding, brazing, soldering and the use of a variety of machines in the workshop including the Plasma
and Laser CNC machines will be introduced.

The aim of this Course is to inspire and equip students with the skills to make and finish their own design projects
which can be taken home.

This Course will also allow students to further gain design and writing skills required for Years 11 and 12, or
apprenticeship courses. There will be an emphasis on working safely, developing core skills, knowledge and the
ability to think creatively.

Cost for this course per semester is $43
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**
Year 10 Course Elective Handbook 2021                                                                         Page 10

Design Technologies - Woodwork

Design Technologies - Woodwork Courses may be chosen in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Year 10 Design Technologies – Woodwork draws on and expands transferable skills developed in Year 9 and
introduces students to the manipulation of wood and wood products using a wide range of tools, processes, materials
and systems. There will be an emphasis on working safely, developing core skills, knowledge and the ability to think
creatively.

During the second half of each semester, students will be provided with the opportunity to meet the requirements of
a design brief following a design process. Literacy and numeracy skills and other general capabilities will be
consolidated via theory related topics and in practical applications such as quantity and cost estimations.

This Course is ideal for any student who loves working in wood, who enjoys design and has the desire to produce
projects using a mix of conventional and modern processes and tools.

Cost for this course per semester is $45
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**

Digital Design and Illustration – Introduction

Digital Design Courses may be chosen in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

This is a very ‘design’ focussed IT course with an emphasis on the use of software such as Affinity Photo, Designer
and Publisher. It is ideally suited to students who have a passion for drawing, creating and designing using digital
technologies.

Whether students are someone who simply loves to draw or is more interested in learning new software to showcase
their design ideas, there is a selection of projects that students can choose and focus on.

Projects may include – Logo Designs, Book Cover Designs, Social Media Designs and other Graphic Design projects.

The skills learnt will provide students with a core foundation of knowledge that over time could potentially lead them
into future pathways in Design, Illustration, Printing and Graphic Design.

Cost for this course per semester is $35
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**

Engineering

Engineering Courses may be chosen in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Students will be introduced to Engineering principles through a series of hands-on project based assessments. Using
a range of technology, students will study Engineering fields such as mechanical, electrical and robotics. Engineering
theory will support hands-on projects and students must be prepared to complete all set work.

This course is an introduction to the Senior School Engineering Course which in turn may lead to acceptance in
TAFE and University Engineering Courses. As such, the expectations for work ethic, and the work load, will be high.

Cost for this course per semester is $37
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**
Year 10 Course Elective Handbook 2021                                                                           Page 11

Textiles – Repurposed Fashion

Textiles – Repurposed Fashion Course may be chosen in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

This elective will enable students to develop knowledge of fibres and textiles, which leads to students developing an
understanding of the myriad of ways they are used within society.

The focus of this elective will be to introduce students to the basic introductory fundamentals of sewing, textile types,
the textile industry. Students will discover how they can repurpose fashion and construct simple articles to give them
a second life, in a new form and for a new purpose.

Ethical sustainability in the textile and fashion industry will be an underpinning recurring theme in this course.
Students will explore issues in sustainability in the textiles and fashion industries, investigating, comparing and
contrasting the environmental impact of different methodologies of producing and colouring fabrics.

Studies in Textiles can lead to future pathways in TAFE Courses (Cert 3 up to Cert 5 in Fashion Design and
Technology) and lead to careers in various textile industries. For example: Fashion Design, Costume Design and
Construction, Interior Design etc

Cost for this course per semester is $50
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**

3D Modelling, Animation and Games – Introduction

The 3D Modelling, Animation and Games Course may be chosen in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

This is an introductory Course to 3D modelling and animation in computer games. Students use software such as
Blender, Maya and ZBrush to create 3D models which can be 3D printed and imported into a game engine. These
models could be a game character, room, house, game environment with beautiful, realistic textures or props that
could be included in a 3D computer game. The students also have the option of painting their printed models or
keeping them in their original colour.

Students will learn the basics of animation and apply a simple rig (skeleton) to their game character. Together with
the game assets that they modelled and textured, students will create 3D games such as platformer, first person
shooter, RPG, survival or other game prototypes with no coding experience required.

This course is designed for students who may in the future aspire to study Game Art and Animation at University.

Cost for this course per semester is $35
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**
Year 10 Course Elective Handbook 2021                                                                          Page 12

English
Creative Writing

Creative Writing may be chosen in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

The Creative Writing Course is designed for students who are enthusiastic about developing their skills in writing
poetry, short stories and other forms to express their ideas. It will provide the opportunity to showcase students’ work
in competitions and within the College. It is suited to students who are keen readers and writers of creative texts and
have good language skills. This Course will assist with students improving their English skills in Composition which
is a significant part of the Upper School English curriculum. This Course has the potential to assist in leading to
careers in areas such as writing, journalism, editing and publication.

Cost for this course per semester is $21
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**

Language
Learning Japanese through Pop Culture

Learning Japanese through Pop Culture Course may be chosen in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

This Course is designed for people to learn Japanese language through Japanese popular culture like anime, manga,
computer games, technology, fashion, design, food, and JPOP. This Course is for both students with prior knowledge
of Japanese and those who are new to Japanese who have a genuine interest in learning language and Japanese
culture.

There are many benefits of learning another language. For example, you can improve your English from learning
another language. Studying grammar of different languages improves your understanding of English grammar. You
can also boost your brain power by studying another language. Number of studies show that you can improve your
decision making skills, multitasking skills, and your mental resilience through language learning. Lastly, you are
improving your employability. Learning foreign languages will open doors to a wide range of professions and future
projects, such as tourism, hospitality, science and technology, publishing, art and design, politics, police and defence
force and teaching.

Join our class to learn about Japanese language and explore a range of interesting things about Japanese pop
culture.

Cost for this course per semester is $30
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**
Year 10 Course Elective Handbook 2021                                                                          Page 13

Travelling Bytes

Travelling Bytes Course may be chosen in Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Want to explore the world out there? Curious about other places, cultural practices, beliefs, traditions or tourist
attractions? Perhaps interested in pursuing another language or just wanting to get by as a tourist? Or do you just
want to plan a trip of a lifetime?

This Course gives students opportunities to find out many interesting aspects of our exciting world. It also has some
focus on foreign languages. Students will be learning to acquire skills for greeting and having a simple conversation
in different languages. This Course allows students to hone digital technologies and explore the business side of
tourism as well. Students may be interested in craft, design, architecture, music, martial arts or cuisine. Whatever
it is, there is choice available.

This Course offers students the chance to build competencies that can be credited towards a Certificate II in Tourism
in Year 11. It will also help students to gain knowledge of other lands, traditions and cultures and broaden their
outlook on life itself.

Cost for this course per semester is $25
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**

Humanities and Social Science
Criminal Law and Reasoning

Criminal Law and Reasoning may be chosen in Semester 1 only.

This Course promotes the students’ understanding of criminal investigations and legal issues on an international
stage including infamous crimes, genocide, crimes of aggression and war crimes. Students will learn about crime
scene investigation; police corruption; internet crime; international law, criminal psychology; with a focus on infamous
international case studies e.g. Madeline McCann, Ted Bundy and Ted Kaczynski. Parallel to these investigations,
this Course will also use what critical thinking to examine how to problem solve and learn how to avoid fallacies of
reasoning.

Students will use these new found skills of reasoning to solve problems, where they resolve philosophical problems
based on criminal case studies. This elective Course is for students who enjoy studying mysteries and want to
understand the motive/reasons behind crime. It provides an overall background to General and ATAR Politics and
Philosophy courses in Senior School.

Cost for this course per semester is $25
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**
Year 10 Course Elective Handbook 2021                                                                            Page 14

World History Project: Utopia and Terror 1900-2000

World History Project: Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century may be chosen in Semester 1 only.

Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century Course promotes the students’ historical understanding of the world 1900-2000.
Students will review the conflicts of the 20th century with a particular focus on the causes or attempts to create perfect
societies (utopia) and the methods by which they attempted to build Empires (terror). The course reflects on the
nature, causes and impacts brought on by the ideologies in WWI, WWII, and the Cold War, with emphasis on the
dictatorships in Germany, Russia (USSR), Italy, China, Cambodia, the Balkans, Rwanda and Iraq.

This elective Course is for students who enjoy the study of history or travel, and provides an overall background to
General, ATAR Ancient and ATAR Modern History Courses in Senior School.

Cost for this course per semester is $25
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**

Philosophy and Ethics

The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories Course may be chosen in Semester 2 only.

The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories Course promotes students critical thinking which are skills essential to
survival in the modern world. Students will study a number of #fakenews and conspiracy theories. Is Area 51 and
Aliens real? Why are there so many sightings of Big Foot? Did the moon landing really happen? Or more recently,
did COVED 19 come from a lab? In the modern world the rise of ‘fake news’ through social media has become the
norm; it is essential to have the tools to decide what students believe and why they believe it. Philosophy provides
those tools.

Take a deep dive into the world of conspiracies’ new and old. In the process, sharpen your philosophical skills in
order dissect conspiracy thinking and develop skills to reveal which ones are invariably irrational. Students will even
get a chance to work on a pod cast on their favourite conspiracy topic. This elective Course is for students who enjoy
looking at the world through multiple perspectives, enjoy arguing a point, and provides an overall background to
General and ATAR Humanities courses in Senior School.

Cost for this course per semester is $25
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**

Society and Culture

Society and Culture Course may be chosen in Semester 2 only.

The Society and Culture Course promotes students’ understanding of the interaction of persons, societies, cultures,
and environments. Topics studied throughout this elective include: the American Dream; the ‘Lucky Country’;
Changing Rights and Freedoms; Into the World; Rage Against the Machine; Sport and Society. These topics will
allow students to analyse important concepts such as democracy, power, equality, and globalisation and will explore
how they shape our identities and societies.

The key objectives of this elective are to develop students social and cultural awareness and to enhance their critical
thinking skills for their senior schooling years. This elective is for students who are interested in current affairs and
historical events/individuals. It provides an overall background to both General and ATAR Humanities Courses.

Cost for this course per semester is $25
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**
Year 10 Course Elective Handbook 2021                                                                          Page 15

Science

Preparation for the Apocalypse

Preparation for the Apocalypse can only be chosen once per year.

What would you do if society as you know it ceased to exist? What would you do if the police and defence force who
currently provide us with security, the supermarkets who help feed you and your social media outlets – those apps
which keep you connected to all your friends and family – were no longer? Imagine that a dictator named Ronald
Frump, has taken all of the world’s money and left society without. Do you have the skills to survive in this new world?

Lots of variables, including luck and timing, may influence your chance of survival in an apocalypse. Are you able to
take what is available and hack, create, or reconfigure something in order to survive? Your life-saving solutions may
make a big difference to your life and others.

This course will investigate how Science and Technology can help you survive an apocalypse – from making your
own food, to finding new ways to communicate with other survivors. It will involve a large number of practical
components working with others towards the successful completion of a common goal. Your thinking and that of your
peers will be constantly challenged – hopefully it will be good enough to help you survive!

Cost for this course per semester is $25
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**

Personal Interest Project (PIP)

Personal Interest Project Course may be chosen in Semester 1 and Semester 2.

This course encourages students to explore their interests and passions to identify and pursue work that really
matters to them.

Using an inquiry approach, students select an area of interest from which to develop and undertake a high quality
authentic project that is connected to the real world.

Students will utilise the ‘Plan - Act - Reflect Cycle of project based learning to complete a project proposal, work on
their project, show evidence of the learning journey including research, photos of product development, connection
with experts and participation in an exhibition of their final findings and product.

Cost for this course per semester is $25
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**
Year 10 Course Elective Handbook 2021                                                                           Page 16

Student Leadership

Mentor Mates

Mentor Mates Course is a Year-Long Course.

The Mentor Mate Program runs for the entire year. This Program provides an opportunity for students to develop
skills in leadership and demonstrate these qualities throughout Year 10.

This Program utilises the Peer Support Program to train Year 10 students to act as mentors for Year 7 students which
includes running regular sessions with our Year 7 students designed to assist them transitioning to high school.
Students selected to take part as a Mentor Mate complete 2 days of training at the end of Year 9 in order to develop
each student’s leadership and communication skills.

The Year 10 Program involves a commitment of 1 period a week mentoring and running sessions with Year 7 students
in their classes. The second period is used to prepare resources and reflect upon their previous period’s activities
with their facilitator. As well as assisting our Year 7 students to develop resilience and improve their self-confidence,
our Year 10 Mentors find their self-confidence and resilience improves as well, in addition to providing a platform to
hone their skills in developing themselves as leaders.

There is an expectation that Year 10 Mentors act as positive role models to our Lower School Students in regards to
the student expectations held at Halls Head College. At the completion of the year, each Mentor will be provided with
a detailed reference outlining their skill set and responsibilities.

Cost for this course per semester is $15
**Course charge cost includes voluntary contribution**
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