Curriculum Handbook Year 7, 2021 - Emmanuel Catholic College

 
Curriculum Handbook Year 7, 2021 - Emmanuel Catholic College
Curriculum
Handbook
Year 7, 2021

EDUCATING TOMORROW’S LEADERS, TODAY
Contents
Emmanuel Catholic College Vision and Mission..................................................................................3
General Information ...................................................................................................................................4
   Year 7 - Curriculum Program ...............................................................................................................4
   Feedback on Student Progress ............................................................................................................4
   Holidays during term ..............................................................................................................................5
   1:1 Technology........................................................................................................................................5
   Interschool Sport .....................................................................................................................................5
   Music (Instrumental Lessons) ...............................................................................................................6
   Football & Netball Academy................................................................................................................6
   Learning Excellence ..............................................................................................................................7
   Christian Service .....................................................................................................................................8
Curriculum Pathways: Year 7 – 8 ...........................................................................................................9
Compulsory Curriculum Courses .......................................................................................................... 10
   Religious Education ............................................................................................................................. 10
   English .................................................................................................................................................... 10
   Mathematics.......................................................................................................................................... 11
   Humanities and Social Sciences ....................................................................................................... 11
   Science .................................................................................................................................................. 12
   Health and Physical Education ........................................................................................................ 13
   1:1 Technology..................................................................................................................................... 13
Elective Curriculum Courses.................................................................................................................. 14
   Italian ..................................................................................................................................................... 14
   Art ........................................................................................................................................................... 14
   Graphic Design ..................................................................................................................................... 15
   Media ..................................................................................................................................................... 15
   Drama .................................................................................................................................................... 15
   Dance ..................................................................................................................................................... 16
   Music ...................................................................................................................................................... 16
   Textiles.................................................................................................................................................... 17
   Materials ............................................................................................................................................... 17
   Foods ...................................................................................................................................................... 17
   Creative Digital Technology .............................................................................................................. 18
Homework ................................................................................................................................................. 19
       What is expected of students?...................................................................................................... 20
       Parents can assist by: ..................................................................................................................... 20
Final Tips for Year 7 Parents.................................................................................................................... 21

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Emmanuel Catholic College Vision and Mission

College Name

The Hebrew word Emmanuel means “God is with us”.

Vision

‘God is with us and calls us to become men and women of service for others.’

Core Values

     We will show respect, compassion and service to others
     We will strive for excellence
     We will be consistent and fair
     We will model Christ in our behaviour

Mission

     Foster the growth and development of knowledge, skills and values needed
      by each person to become what God has called him or her to be in their
      service for others.

     Develop the whole person to be fully alive and encourage the students to see
      Jesus as the model for humanity.

     Appreciate the God-given gifts in all members of the College community and
      to develop these gifts so that each person may contribute to the common
      good.

     Encourage students to develop a love of learning.

     Promote in students a respect for themselves and others.

     Raise students' consciousness and practice of Social Justice, especially in support
      of the disadvantaged both locally and globally.

     Help students to be aware of and actively engaged in the process of National
      Reconciliation.

     Assist students to become responsible stewards of the Environment.

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General Information
Year 7 - Curriculum Program

   Subject                                                     Length of Periods Per Week

   Religious Education                                         3 periods
   English                                                     5 periods
   Mathematics                                                 4 periods
   Humanities and Social Sciences                              4 periods
   Science                                                     4 periods
   Health & Physical Education                                 3 periods
   ICT                                                         1 period
   PC - Pastoral Care                                          1 period
   Italian                                                     2 periods for a Semester
   Elective Subjects                                           2 periods per subject
                                                               (Students will study 10 electives over
   -    Art                                                    the year, 2 or 3 in each term (as it’s
   -    Graphic Design                                         offset with the Semester of Italian)
   -    Media
   -    Drama
   -    Dance
   -    Music
   -    Textiles
   -    Materials
   -    Foods
   -    Creative Digital Technology (CDT)

Feedback on Student Progress

Students will receive the following:
     Interim Report at the end of Term One
     Semester One Report
     End of Year Report
     Parent, Student & Teacher interview

Student achievement in each subject will be reported on an appropriate scale.
The methods by which these achievement levels are to be determined will vary
from subject to subject.

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Holidays during term
Parents/guardians are encouraged not to take their children on holidays outside of
the College holiday break time. Families who make the decision to take holidays
during term time and who remove their children from the College for extended
periods of time need to be aware that teachers at the College are under no
obligation to provide work for students during these extended periods of absence.
Students will need to catch up on work missed on their return to the College, but
please recognise that this is not a suitable substitute for teacher directed lessons.

1:1 Technology
All Year 7 students will commence their education at Emmanuel Catholic College
either with a MacBook or Windows Surface laptop. Please visit the College Portal
Page and click on the BYOD link (Bring Your Own Device) for the minimum laptop
specifications - www.emmanuel.wa.edu.au/portals/

The devices listed will assist student learning and help develop leaders of the 21st
century. Laptops used in conjunction with more traditional methods of teaching and
learning will provide an enriching educational experience for students at Emmanuel.
Mac and Windows operating systems will be supported in the classroom by teaching
staff ensuring that no student will be disadvantaged conditional on their choice of
device.

Students will also complete a year-long compulsory Year 7 ICT course. This will
prepare our students for the correct procedures of IT use in high school, with a
particular focus on the College learning management system, SEQTA and online
student tools, Office 365. The ICT course is integrated with all of the College learning
areas, ensuring that student IT skills are scaffolded to match the IT expectations of
subjects; these skills include creating documents, submitting online assessments and
cloud storage of their work. The ICT course is non-assessed with a focus on building
confidence in Emmanuel Students with the use IT throughout their time at the College.

Interschool Sport
Year 7 students at Emmanuel Catholic College will be given the opportunity to display
their sporting talents throughout the year in the Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country
Inter-House Carnivals. Students will also have the opportunity to be selected to
represent the College in these fields as well as Junior representative teams to
compete against other schools in a range of after school sports competitions through
the Southern Associated Schools (Junior) branch of the ACC program and School
Sport WA sporting programs.

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Music (Instrumental Lessons)
Music (Specialist Instrumental) students are withdrawn from class each week for a 30-
minute individual instrumental lesson. Lesson times will vary so that no particular
subject is adversely affected. It is a tutorial-type program where the total cost of
tuition must be met by parents and will be in addition to the school fees.

The instruments offered at Emmanuel Catholic College could include:

Flute               Clarinet            Saxophone              Trumpet   Trombone
Guitar              Drums               Piano/Keyboard         Voice     Cello
Horn                Violin              French Horn            Tuba      Viola

This subject is designed to be challenging and rewarding for the students. Tuition
arrangements will be negotiated with the parent(s) of each student. The College will
send communication to families of all Year 7 students in order to collate information
on those students wishing to take part in this program.

Students can elect to audition for a possible music scholarship.

Football & Netball Academy
During Term 3 & 4, Year 7 students who have the passion and playing ability in Football
or Netball will have the opportunity to try out for the Emmanuel Catholic College
Australian Rules Football Academy or Netball Academy. If selected, this program will
commence in Year 8. Students selected will join a specialised elective class in Year 8
and after school program with access to specialist Football and Netball coaching
and all Specialist resources within the College.

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Learning Excellence
Emmanuel Catholic College is committed to achieving positive learning outcomes
for all students. In our journey towards learning excellence, the Gifted and Talented
Education space at Emmanuel provides extension opportunities and the Learning
Hub, in the same building, provides support programs for identified students that are
holistic, student-centered, and cross-curricular.

The Learning Excellence Department works closely with Heads of Year, Heads of
Learning Area, and the School Counsellor to provide an academically inclusive
program for students who are academically gifted through to students who have
learning disabilities.

Catalyst Program – Gifted and Talented Education

The Catalyst Gifted and Talented Program is overseen by the Head of Learning
Excellence. Selected Year 7 students will be invited to the program based on their
results from diagnostic testing including College Scholarship data, Progressive
Achievement Testing in literacy and numeracy and their academic achievements
from Semester 1, 2021. The Catalyst classes will commence in Semester Two once
selection and invitations have been completed.

The Program has been designed to challenge students to extend their analytical,
critical and creative thinking skills. These aptitudes will be refined via the students’
involvement in projects, activities, games, puzzles and competitions across a variety
of learning areas. Students may choose whether they'd prefer to participate in a
Humanities Catalyst stream, or a STEM Catalyst pathway and these sessions will be
delivered by specialist teachers.

One of the program’s central components is a focus on nurturing the students’
independence, innovation and creative talents. Through a variety of tasks and
projects, the program aims to support the students to become independent thinkers
and to begin to self-manage both expectations and outcomes with regards to
academic challenges.

Learning Support and Co Teaching Program

The Learning Support Program encompasses academic, organisational, and
communication skill development so that students are fully engaged in both school
and learning. The College’s Co Teacher Program supports students who have a
Personalised Learning Plan or Individual Education Plan by timetabling some of their
classes in a classroom environment with the Subject Teacher being supported by an
additional Co Teacher in the room. The Co Teachers will be responsible for assisting
with the implementation of Adjustments as stated on their Plan and liaise with the
Subject Teacher to provide extra scaffolding or adjustments to relevant content or
Tasks. Through this program, staff will provide opportunities for the remediation of
core skills in literacy and numeracy; re-teaching of core concepts; support for
homework and assignments; and provide strategies for achieving personal
educational and career goals.

The Learning Excellence Learning Area targets those students who have a disability,
learning disability or difficulty; or require case management support for WACE
achievement requirements including OLNA, NAPLAN and ATAR.
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Christian Service
At Emmanuel Catholic College, students in Year 7 are expected to complete a
minimum of 10 hours of Christian Service by the end of Term 3. The College will also
provide students with a reflective component in Term 4.

Christian Service is defined as: “Activities undertaken for the benefit of individuals
and/or community for no financial reward.” Such activities may be school-orientated,
providing a service in an area of need within the school environment or community-
orientated, providing a service in an area of need within the broader community.

Recording Hours of Christian Service

Students must keep a digital record of their service activities and number of hours
completed in school provided digital log sheets.

What Counts as Christian Service?

     Social and personal development activities undertaken for the benefit of others
     Service component of community programs
     Fund-raising activities
     Service components built into school curriculum
     Activities that receive a small honorarium
     Activities that benefit the school environment or other students
     Activities undertaken following skills development or leadership programs
     Activities that benefit the community
     Work for non-profit organisations
     Participation in citizenship or leadership service activities
     Home-based service given by young carers.

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Curriculum Pathways: Year 7 – 8

                                            Compulsory Curriculum Courses
   Year 7 Subjects                                      Year 8 Subjects

   Religious Education                                         Religious Education
   English                                                     English
                                                               (Extension, Mainstream or Enrichment)
   Mathematics                                                 Mathematics
                                                               (Extension, Mainstream or Enrichment)
   Humanities and Social Sciences                              Humanities and Social Sciences

   Science                                                     Science

   Health and Physical Education                               Health and Physical Education

                                            Elective Curriculum Courses
   Italian                                                     Italian

   Art                                                         Art

   Graphic Design                                              Graphic Design

   Media                                                       Media

   Drama                                                       Drama

   Dance                                                       Dance

   Music                                                       Music

   Textiles                                                    Clothing – Fun With Fabrics

   Materials                                                   Materials I/II, Wood I/II

   Foods                                                       Foods – Fun With Food

   Creative Digital Technology                                 Creative Digital Technology
   Gifted and Talented (GATE) Program –                        Gifted and Talented (GATE) Program –
   Catalyst Excel                                              Catalyst Excel
                                                               Sport and Outdoor Recreation
                                                               Bushrangers
                                                               Specialised Physical Education
                                                               (Football & Netball Specialist Program)

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Compulsory Curriculum Courses

Religious Education
The Religious Education program follows the Religious Education guidelines for the
Archdiocese of Perth.

The inductive approach to learning is adopted through the use of group work,
discussion, role-play and research. Students will be given opportunities to develop an
understanding of religion from an academic point of view. Students will explore a
variety of theological, moral and social issues through the completion of various units of
study which will allow the students to:

     Develop a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith
     Understand and appreciate Catholic traditions
     Recognise ways in which their faith can be put into practice in the everyday world

English
The course is developed around the strands of the Australian Curriculum: Language,
Literature and Literacy. The activities and assessments will reflect the learning
outcomes of listening and speaking, viewing, reading and writing. The aims of the
course are to develop students’ knowledge of language and literature and to
consolidate and expand their literacy skills. More specifically it aims to support students
to:

     Understand how Standard Australian English works in its spoken and written forms

     Appreciate and enjoy language and develop a sense of its richness and its
      power to evoke feelings, form and convey ideas, persuade, entertain and argue

     Understand, interpret, reflect on and create an increasingly broad repertoire of
      spoken, written and multimodal texts across a growing range of settings

     Access a broad range of literary texts and develop an informed appreciation
      of literature master the written and spoken language forms of schooling and
      knowledge

     Develop English skills for lifelong enjoyment and learning

  Students will be exposed to a variety of different types of texts, including
  transactional, media and literature. These will be used to meet the aims of the
  Australian Curriculum and the Cross Curriculum Priorities of: Aboriginal and Torres Strait
  Islander histories and culture, Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia and
  Sustainability. The English course is designed and delivered to enhance the individual
  student's learning needs.

  We will continue to provide a book hire scheme for some text studies, however we will
  also be using novels purchased through iBooks. The integration of ICT will be a
  significant part of the English learning area.

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Mathematics

The Mathematics course follows the Western Australian curriculum published by the Schools
Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA). This curriculum can be found at
www.scsa.wa.edu.au

This curriculum provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge in:
     Number and Algebra
     Measurement and Geometry
     Statistics and Probability

The curriculum also aims at developing a range of numeracy capabilities that all students
require in their own personal life, work and civic life. This includes building a foundation for
future mathematical specialties and professional applications of mathematics.

Because of the on-going developments in technology, the Year Seven program has been
designed to take advantage of a range of digital technologies to explore and develop their
mathematical skills. These include the use of calculators, electronic textbooks and a range
of online resources. These are used to facilitate acquiring skills in the following key
mathematical strands:
     Understanding
     Fluency
     Logical Reasoning
     Analytical Thought
     Problem-solving Skills

The program has been organised in such a way that it builds on the student’s prior
knowledge and experience. Mathematics in Year Seven encourages students to build on
their life skills which are promoted through investigating and solving life-like situations and
problems. Mathematics is not streamed in Year 7 so as to enable student to settle in to the
demands of secondary schooling.

Humanities and Social Sciences
The Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) course is a diverse and dynamic area of study
that prepares students to take an active role in all aspects of life.

Topics

The key topics range from:
     Geography – Mapping Skills, Water and Liveability
     History – Study of sources and Ancient China
     Economics and Business – Studying entrepreneurs and local businesses
     Civics and Citizenship – The Constitution, referendums and criminal trials

Students will also be involved in a number of incursions as well as a whole year excursion to
the Perth Hills Discovery Centre.

Western Australia Curriculum

Students will be completing courses from the Western Australian Curriculum. The course will
still cover the Cross Curriculum Priorities of: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and
culture, Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia and Sustainability.

Technology

Students will be taking advantage of the latest information and technology tools such as
Skype Classroom, Flipgrid, Wakelet, Office 365 and Google Maps.
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Science
Aim of the Course

Science helps students to become critical thinkers by encouraging them to use
evidence to evaluate the use of science in society and the application of science in
daily life. In the Science Learning Area, students learn to investigate, understand and
communicate about the physical, biological and technological world, and to value the
processes that support life on our planet.

Course Description

The Year 7 course provides a hands-on approach to science, drawing on the student’s
own experiences and developing their understanding of scientific concepts based on
these. One of the main objectives is to encourage our students to be inquisitive and to
question how things work, while building their knowledge and skills in science.

Year 7

                STRAND                                         CONTENT
                                              Sub-strand
 Science Understanding                        Biology          Classification
                                                               Habitats and interactions
                                              Chemistry        Properties of substances
                                                               Mixtures
                                              Earth and        Earth Resources
                                              Space Science    Earth in Space
                                              Physics          Forces
                                                               Simple Machines
 Science as Human Endeavour                                    The nature and development of
                                                               Science
                                                               Use and Influence of Science
 Science Inquiry Skills                                        Questioning and predicting
                                                               Planning and conducting
                                                               Processing & analysing data and
                                                               information
                                                               Evaluating and Communicating

Assessment Structure

Year 7 Science Assessments will take the form of tasks such as:

         Investigations
         Research projects and presentations.
         Practical and laboratory reports
         In class written responses
         Topic tests

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Health and Physical Education
The purpose of the Year Seven course is to develop in students an appreciation for
Health and Physical Education. A healthy level of fitness is encouraged, and the
development of the fundamental skills in various sports is a focal point. Health &
Physical Education is aligned to the Western Australian Curriculum.
The Health Education program provides an introduction to Health; this allows students
to understand the components of Health and Physical Education. In the Health
classroom, the students will learn about ‘Personal, social and community health”. The
focus will be on being healthy, safe and active, communication and interacting for
Health and Wellbeing and contributing to healthy and active communities. Under these
headings the students will study the following topics:

       The Challenge Ahead (A transition into Secondary School)
       Adolescence
       Looking after myself
       Leading a Healthy Lifestyle

The Physical Education program the students will learn about “Movement and Physical
Activity”. The focus will be on Moving our Body, Understanding Movement and
Learning Through Movement. The different Sports and Activities will be used to teach
to the above focus areas:

       Athletics and Cross Country
       Australian Rules Football
       Netball
       Tee-Ball
       Ultimate Frisbee

1:1 Technology

Students will also complete a year-long compulsory Year 7 ICT course. This will prepare
our students for the correct procedures of IT use in high school, with a particular focus
on the College learning management system, SEQTA and online student tools, Office
365. The ICT course is integrated with all of the College learning areas, ensuring that
student IT skills are scaffolded to match the IT expectations of subjects; these skills include
creating documents, submitting online assessments and cloud storage of their work. The
ICT course is non-assessed with a focus on building confidence in Emmanuel Students
with the use IT throughout their time at the College.

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Elective Curriculum Courses

Italian
The Italian Language course is designed to encourage students to be able to
communicate effectively in Italian and further develop their skills and understandings
in English. They gain understanding of other societies, the ability to interact with people
and cultures other than their own, and practical skills, which they can use, in future
social, cultural and vocational areas. The Languages learning area has six learning
outcomes, each of which is essential to students’ ability to communicate effectively
and appropriately in the target language. These learning outcomes are interrelated
and cannot be achieved in isolation.

They include:

         Listening and Responding, and Speaking
         Viewing, Reading and Responding
         Writing
         Cultural Understandings
         The System of the Target Language
         Language Learning Strategies

Students will be exposed to a diverse range of interesting and engaging activities that
are designed to develop the above skills.

Art
Visual Art includes the fields of art, craft and design. Learning in and through these fields,
students create visual representations that communicate, challenge and express their
own and others’ ideas as artist and audience. They develop perceptual and
conceptual understanding, critical reasoning and practical skills through exploring and
expanding their understanding of their world and other worlds.

In addition to the overarching aims of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts, Visual Arts
knowledge, understanding and skills ensure that, individually and collaboratively,
students develop:

          conceptual and perceptual ideas and representations through design and
           inquiry processes
          visual arts techniques, materials, processes and technologies critical and
           creative thinking, using visual arts languages, theories and practices to apply
           aesthetic judgment
          respect for and acknowledgement of the diverse roles, innovations, traditions,
           histories and cultures of artists, craftspeople and designers; visual arts as social
           and cultural practices; and industry as artists and audiences confidence,
           curiosity, imagination and enjoyment
          a personal aesthetic through engagement with visual arts making and ways of
           representing and communicating

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Graphic Design
Graphic Design is the artistic process of combining text and graphics, and
communicating an effective message in the design of logos, graphics, brochures,
newsletters, posters, signs, and any other type of visual communication.

Graphic Design caters for students who wish to develop their artistic skills, creativity and
knowledge in the design industry. Industry standard software will be used including
Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Students will be given the opportunity to develop images (both photographic and
illustrated) into computer-generated designs.

This may include:
•      CD cover
•      Digital Art/Drawing
•      Photo manipulation

Media
Media is a practical course where students are introduced to basic film production
techniques. Students will learn how to use video cameras and film editing programs to
make a short and fun video. They will also view and analyse media products, and learn
how to be an informed citizen of the digital era.

 This may include:
 •     Filming with cameras
 •     Film editing with industry standard program
 •     Adding sound and special effects into film production

Drama
Drama is the expression and exploration of personal, cultural and social worlds through
role and situation that engages, entertains and challenges. Students create meaning
as drama makers, performers and audiences as they enjoy and analyse their own and
others’ stories and points of view.

Students learn to think, move, speak and act with confidence. In making and staging
drama they learn how to be focused, innovative and resourceful, and collaborate and
take on responsibilities for drama presentations.

In addition to the overarching aims of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts, drama
knowledge, understanding and skills ensure that, individually and collaboratively,
students develop:

•         confidence and self-esteem to explore, depict and celebrate human
          experience, take risks and challenge their own creativity through drama
•         knowledge and understanding in controlling, applying and analysing the
          elements, skills, processes, forms, styles and techniques of drama to engage
          audiences and create meaning
•         a sense of curiosity, aesthetic knowledge, enjoyment and achievement through
          exploring and playing roles, and imagining situations, actions and ideas as drama
          makers and audiences
•         knowledge and understanding of traditional and contemporary drama as critical
          and active participants and audiences

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Dance
Dance is expressive movement with purpose and form. Through dance, students
represent, question and celebrate human experience, using the body as the instrument
and movement as the medium for personal, social, emotional, spiritual and physical
communication.

Dance enables students to develop a movement vocabulary with which to explore and
refine imaginative ways of moving individually and collaboratively. Students
choreograph, rehearse, perform and respond as they engage with dance practice and
practitioners in their own and others’ cultures and communities.

In addition to the overarching aims of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts, dance
knowledge, understanding and skills ensure that, individually and collaboratively,
students develop:

•     body awareness and technical and expressive skills to communicate through
      movement confidently, creatively and intelligently
•     choreographic and performance skills and appreciation of their own and others’
      dances aesthetic, artistic and cultural understanding of dance in past and
      contemporary contexts as choreographers, performers and audiences respect for
      and knowledge of the diverse purposes, traditions, histories and cultures of dance
      by making and responding as active participants and informed audiences

Music
Music exists distinctively in every culture and is a basic expression of human experience.
Students’ active participation in music fosters understanding of other times, places,
cultures and contexts. Through continuous and sequential music learning, students listen
to, compose and perform with increasing depth and complexity. Through performing,
composing and listening with intent to music, students have access to knowledge, skills
and understanding which can be gained in no other way. Learning in Music is aurally
based and can be understood without any recourse to notation. Learning to read and
write music in traditional and graphic forms enables students to access a wide range of
music as independent learners.

In addition to the overarching aims of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts, music
knowledge, understanding and skills ensure that, individually and collaboratively,
students develop:

•       the confidence to be creative, innovative, thoughtful, skillful and informed
        musicians
•       skills to compose, perform, improvise, respond and listen with intent and purpose
•       aesthetic knowledge and respect for music and music practices across global
        communities, cultures and musical traditions
•       an understanding of music as an aural art form as they acquire skills to become
        independent music learners

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Textiles
This introductory course aims to equip students with basic hand sewing skills in relation
to textiles.

Students consolidate the theory component of the course through practical sessions.
This course is the stepping-stone to further units of study in the area of textiles.

    Areas of study include:
      textile source
      construction techniques
      creativity and decoration

Materials
Materials is an introductory course, which aims to develop student’s independence,
competence and confidence in the safe use of tools and equipment in a workshop
environment.

Students will develop a combination of hand and design skills and will have access to a
range of technologies including CAD/CAM machinery and design software. Projects will
encompass a wide variety of materials including wood, metal, plastics, glass and
electronics. The tasks set are designed to be fun, but at the same time allow for students
to harness their own creativity to develop unique projects such as:

                   Vacuum forming chocolate moulds
                   Acrylic key rings
                   Laser cut timber boxes

Prior to any practical activity, students will complete the same safety induction that all
Design & Technology students at the College undertake as it gives a very clear
understanding of the rules and expectations we adhere to.

Materials will equip students with the necessary skills to work safely in a home or workshop
environment, and gives exposure to possible career paths or recreational interests.

Foods
This introductory course aims to equip students with life skills in relation to cooking.
The course provides students with the knowledge to make healthy food choices and to
explore a variety of food preparation techniques.

Areas of study:
    nutritional knowledge of the basic foods and how they influence health
    skill development in food preparation
    co-operative learning

Students consolidate the theory component of the course through practical sessions.
This course is the stepping-stone to further units of study in the area of foods.

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Creative Digital Technology
All students will undertake a term-length Information Technology course where they will
create animations using Adobe Flash software.

The following skills will be covered:

     To understand how to animate images
     To understand how to loop animations
     To learn how to use animation including saving it and then using it in a different
      program
     To learn to create a shape tween moving a circle shape into a square
     To learn how to use animation including saving it and then using it in a different
      program
     To learn to create a spinning piece of text
     To learn to create a shiny text effect
     To learn how to use animation including saving it and then using it in a different
      program

You will also use Flash to create a portrait of your favourite teacher.

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Homework
Homework & study is an important and integral part of the student’s academic
program. The formation of good study habits and a consistent approach to homework
and study will enhance students’ educational achievements. An important element
of the home study program is the support, monitoring and encouragement offered by
parents.

Homework & study will usually consist of;
   Completion of work started in class
   Preparation of work and ideas or preparatory reading for the next day’s
    lessons
   Completion of longer-term assignments or projects
   Study for a forthcoming test or examination
   Revision of the day’s work done in class

Teachers will indicate via SEQTA the set homework or when an assignment, test or
project is due. Students are encouraged to not leave the completion of their tasks to
the last night before work is due. A student’s capacity to spread the workload is a
part of developing good study habits.
The following is a guide to how much time students should be spending each night
on their homework and study:
         Year 7               1 hour per day
         Year 8               1 ½ hours
         Year 9               2 hours
         Year 10              2 ½ hours
         Year 11              3 hours
         Year 12              3 hours
Students should develop the habit of having a regular time slot for homework and
study.

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What is expected of students?
         Ensure that all assigned homework is completed
         Work in a quiet place away from distractions such as television
         Ensure distractions, such as mobile phones and social media, are not present
          in the homework/study environment
         Work for concentrated bursts
         Develop a study habit that involves revision of the day’s work
         Allocate time to reading as well as written work
         Develop memory skills
         Plan your home study and don’t leave everything to the last minute

Parents can assist by:
         Providing a suitable environment for homework and study
         Spending an initial 5 minutes with students to help get homework and/or study
          underway
         Checking the Student’s personal diary (hard copy or electronic) and/or the
          tasks allocated via SEQTA
         Encouraging students to begin home study early and not leave all work to late
          in the evening
         Insisting on a high standard of neatness and presentation
         Supervising the student’s study plan
         Advise teachers if set homework could not be completed
         Regulating TV, social media and leisure time sensibly
         Being alert for inefficient use of time
         Providing access to needed resources
         Maintaining contact with College staff to monitor student progress.

Family commitments, excursions and travel arrangements can divert attention from
students’ homework and study, and parents should carefully balance students’
educational endeavours with other demands. In particular, extended travel
arrangements can significantly impact upon a student’s learning activities and course
assessments.

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Final Tips for Year 7 Parents
Provide a quiet, well-lit location for your son/daughter to complete their homework
and assignments. This area should contain a desk or table (cleared) and a suitable
chair. Help your son/daughter to develop a homework/revision daily/weekly plan.

Download the Emmanuel Catholic College App through the App Store for Apple
devices and Google Play for Android devices. Search ‘Emmanuel Catholic College’.

To log in to the ECC App, please use the following credentials:

Username: EmmanuelParent2020

Password: ECC_2020_Success!

This App gives you quick and reliable access to all College events and
correspondence, including newsletters and the College calendar. Student absence
notifications can be easily sent via this App, including attaching medical certificates.

Check SEQTA regularly to get updates on your child homework, academic and
pastoral progress. This allows you to be further involved in the learning process.

Contact your child’s teachers (via email or phone) if you have any questions, queries
or concerns or to pass on general information. Our staff are very approachable and
appreciate communication from parents. If necessary, an appointment time can be
arranged with relevant staff members.

Parents or guardians are asked to contact Student Services via the App or phone
(9414 4051) or SMS (0481 883 542) to advise of daily absentees - calls should be
received prior to 8.30am. A follow-up note and/or a medical certificate is required
for extended absences. College staff will contact parents or guardians when
students are away if parental contact has not been made with the College through
the SMS Absentee Notification System.

Support your son or daughter throughout their years at the College. The transition
from Year Six to Seven can be quite daunting for some students but at the same time
very exciting. Listen, be patient and most importantly be there when they need you.

Encourage your son/daughter to lead a balanced lifestyle that assists in alleviating
stress. Balance applies to both school and outside-of-school activities. It is important
that adolescents continue to be involved in sporting, religious and cultural pursuits,
as well as their studies. Personal and family time is also equally important.

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Contacts
Principal..............................................................................................................................................Leo.DiGregorio@cewa.edu.au
Vice Principal........................................................................................................................................... Vince.Bellini@cewa.edu.au
Deputy Principal Years 11 & 12 | Curriculum................................................................................. Dryw.Edwards@cewa.edu.au
Deputy Principal Years 9 & 10 | Ministry.................................................................................. Miranda.Dempsey@cewa.edu.au
Deputy Principal Years 7 & 8 | College Identity & Student Leadership................................... Teresa.Cosgrove@cewa.edu.au
Dean of Innovation | Teaching & Learning.......................................................................................Kylie.Kingdon@cewa.edu.au
Business Manager.............................................................................................................................. Sonja.Matthes@cewa.edu.au
Head of Wellbeing Services .............................................................................................................Fiona.Mcauliffe@cewa.edu.au

HEADS OF YEAR
Head of Year 7 ........................................................................................................................Deborah.Barraclough@cewa.edu.au
Head of Year 8 ............................................................................................................................ Michael.Rathmann@cewa.edu.au
Head of Year 9 ..................................................................................................................................... Claire.DeReus@cewa.edu.au
Head of Year 10 ...................................................................................................................................... Justin.Leech@cewa.edu.au
Head of Year 11 ................................................................................................................................. Jessica.Carlucci@cewa.edu.au
Head of Year 12 .....................................................................................................................................Sue.Kennedy@cewa.edu.au

HEADS OF LEARNING AREA
Religious Education.................................................................................................................. Christian.Thompson@cewa.edu.au
Christian Service...................................................................................................................................Thomas.Ryan@cewa.edu.au
English and LOTE.................................................................................................................................. Vanessa.Daly@cewa.edu.au
Mathematics......................................................................................................................................... Claire.Wallace@cewa.edu.au
Science................................................................................................................................................... Kerry.Randall@cewa.edu.au
Humanities.............................................................................................................................................. James.Silver@cewa.edu.au
Health and Physical Education..............................................................................................................Ryan.Henley@cewa.edu.au
Sport......................................................................................................................................................... Jarrod.Parry@cewa.edu.au
Technologies......................................................................................................................................... Brad.Nicholas@cewa.edu.au
The Arts...................................................................................................................................................Sherie.Chant@cewa.edu.au
Learning Excellence..............................................................................................................................Mark.Cornish@cewa.edu.au
Careers and VET........................................................................................................................................Sue.Beedie@cewa.edu.au
e-Learning...................................................................................................................................... Basil.Psanoudakis@cewa.edu.au
IT Technician....................................................................................................................................support@emmanuel.wa.edu.au

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