SENIOR SCHOOL 2018 EXTRA-CURRICULAR HANDBOOK - Maranatha Christian School

 
SENIOR SCHOOL 2018 EXTRA-CURRICULAR HANDBOOK - Maranatha Christian School
SENIOR SCHOOL
EXTRA-CURRICULAR HANDBOOK
          2018
SENIOR SCHOOL 2018 EXTRA-CURRICULAR HANDBOOK - Maranatha Christian School
Contents
Senior School Extra-Curricular Activities 2018 ................................................................................................... 2
  Head of Senior School ........................................................................................................................................ 2
  Uniform .................................................................................................................................................................. 2
  Careers .................................................................................................................................................................. 3
  Framework Design: Two Main Stages of Career and Personal Development in the
  Middle and Senior School................................................................................................................................... 4
  Service: What can you give? ............................................................................................................................. 4
  Endurance: What do you do? ............................................................................................................................ 4
  Refinement: Where do you go? ......................................................................................................................... 4
  Pastoral Care: House Vertical System and Staff Mentoring ......................................................................... 5
  SEQTA, BYOD & Digital Discipleship ............................................................................................................... 5
Year 10: Year of Service – Programs ................................................................................................................... 6
  Inter-School Sport ................................................................................................................................................ 6
  Community Service Week and Thailand Mission Awareness Tour ............................................................. 6
  Leadership ............................................................................................................................................................ 6
  Driver Education .................................................................................................................................................. 6
  Work Experience.................................................................................................................................................. 6
Year 10 Curriculum.................................................................................................................................................. 7
  Core Subjects ....................................................................................................................................................... 7
  Electives ................................................................................................................................................................ 7
Core Subjects ........................................................................................................................................................... 7
  English ................................................................................................................................................................... 7
  Health & Physical Education .............................................................................................................................. 8
  History.................................................................................................................................................................... 8
  Mathematics ......................................................................................................................................................... 9
Electives .................................................................................................................................................................. 10
  Art ......................................................................................................................................................................... 10
  Chinese Language, Culture and Society (Mandarin) ................................................................................... 10
  Commerce and Law .......................................................................................................................................... 11
  Digital Design ..................................................................................................................................................... 11
  Food Technology ............................................................................................................................................... 11
  Information Technology .................................................................................................................................... 12
  Media ................................................................................................................................................................... 12
  Music.................................................................................................................................................................... 12
  Outdoor Education (Units 1 & 2) ..................................................................................................................... 13
  Product Design & Technology (Wood Futures) ............................................................................................ 13
  Science (Biology-Chemistry and Physics-Earth Science) ........................................................................... 13
  Theatre Studies .................................................................................................................................................. 14
  Visual Communication Design ......................................................................................................................... 14
Year 11 and 12 Programs .................................................................................................................................... 15
  Year 11 Leadership: Senate ............................................................................................................................ 15
  Year 11 and 12 Rally Days............................................................................................................................... 15
  Year 12 Leadership: Captains, Senate and Year 12 Committee ............................................................... 15
  Year 12 Student Formal.................................................................................................................................... 16
  Year 12 Graduation and Valedictory Dinner .................................................................................................. 16
  Year 12 Common Room and Facilities........................................................................................................... 16
  Year 12 Private Study ....................................................................................................................................... 16

  MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL                                                                                                                                                  1
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Senior School Extra-Curricular Activities 2018

Head of Senior School
Extra-curricular activities are an important part of the education of a student. They
lead to a student becoming not just an academic being, but a well-rounded person
who can function well in society. At Maranatha Christian School, we see the
preparation of well-rounded students as vital to their development. These extra-
curricular activities are therefore well selected and varied in their nature.

                                                                                        Mrs Colleen Dutlow
Uniform
The following guidelines taken from our uniform policy; the full policy can be found in the Parent Handbook
on SEQTA.

Girls’ Dress and Skirt Length

   •   Girls' dress and skirt hems must be on or below the knee.
Jewellery

   •   Students are not permitted to wear jewellery of any description apart from a wrist watch. No
       neck chains to be visible. Students with pierced ears must wear only one set of matching plain
       studs (no stones or clear plastic) or small round sleepers in the lower ear. Sleepers and studs
       must be either gold or silver. No other piercing or tattooing is acceptable.
Nails/Make up

   •   Make up or coloured nail polish is not permitted to
       be worn. Clear nail polish is acceptable. Nails must
       be cut short. Under no circumstances are fake nails
       to be worn.
Hair

   •   Hair is expected to be acceptably groomed and
       unostentatious. Where students’ hair falls below
       shoulder level it must be pinned or tied back, with
       the exception of Year 11 and 12 students.
   •   Fringes should be above the eyebrows or pinned
       back at all times.
   •   Headbands, elastic bands, combs and clips must
       be of a plain nature. Acceptable colours are blue,
       black, white or made from the summer uniform
       dress fabric. Senior School students may also wear
       plain maroon coloured items.
   •   Middle School students must not colour their hair.
       For senior students, any hair colouring must be
       unostentatious and of a single overall natural
       colour. Boys must be clean-shaven (no beards,
       moustaches or side burns are allowed) at school.

 MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL                                                                                  2
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School Blazer (Year 9 to 12)

    •   The blazer is part of both the summer and winter uniform for senior students. It must be worn to
        and from school on all days except when the morning forecast is 26 degrees or above.
    •   Blazers must be worn when attending assemblies, home group, representing the school and
        taking part in excursions.

Shoes

    •   Shoes should always be clean. School shoes are defined as plain black leather shoes (black
        buckle/lace up school shoes), without coloured tags, tongues, stitching or visible brand names.
        Boots, suede shoes, basketball boots, sports type shoes or ballet type shoes are not considered
        to be school shoes. Heels must not be higher than 2.5 cm.

PE Uniform

    •   All students can wear their PE uniform on a Wednesday.
    •   Year 6 to 10 students wear their PE uniform on the days they have timetabled PE lessons.
    •   VCAL students wear their PE uniform on a Thursday and Friday.
    •   Students doing VCE PE and HHD practical classes on other days apart from Wednesdays, need
        to come to school in school uniform and get changed before their practical class.

Careers
Maranatha’s Careers Framework has been developed to guide students toward our school vision “where
students are inspired to discover and develop their God-given gifts, abilities and character for a life of service to the
Lord in contemporary society"

This framework combines the work of evangelical
theology, Christian educational research and the
Victorian Careers Curriculum Framework. It has
been developed specifically to support parents and
teachers to progress students through secondary
school and transition them into a career that honours
Jesus Christ and builds His kingdom.             The
framework is formative in nature, as it aims to put
disciplines in place each year of middle and senior
school, so that students will:

    •   Grow in wisdom, aligning themselves to the
        good life that God intended for them
    •   Understand what it means to be human
    •   Learn to work and live responsibly
    •   Reflect on the shape of their lives that gives glory and praise to God
    •   Develop Skills, knowledge and attitudes and behaviours to make career decisions
    •   Apply their learning to achieve educational and career aspirations
    •   Build resilience in their capacity to manage change throughout their lives
    •   Develop their career plan, refining them to identify future actions

 MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL                                                                                           3
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Framework Design: Two Main Stages of Career and Personal Development
in the Middle and Senior School

1. Career Awareness and Community (Years 7-9)
2. Career Social Engagement (Years 10-12)

    Year 7                    Inspiration                      What do you love?
    Year 8                      Focus                         Where do you belong?
    Year 9                    Community                        Where do you live?
    Year 10                     Service                        What can you give?
    Year 11                   Endurance                         What do you do?
    Year 12                   Refinement                       Where do you go?

Service: What can you give?
There is a narrow view in today’s society that our career and work life is simply to serve oneself. As
followers of Christ, we recognise that work is both for the benefit of not only ourselves but it serves as a
redemptive catalyst to re-direct others toward faith. Jesus stated, “I have come to serve not to be
served”. Students will actively learn and participate in a year of service, where the focus will be placed
on giving of their gifts, talents and abilities.
During the course of this year students will investigate and establish:

   •   A Career Action Plan
   •   Understanding VCE and VCAL
   •   Establish a Career Plan
   •   Establish Career Goals

Endurance: What do you do?
The writer of the letter to the Hebrews (12:2) describes a picture that Jesus may have had when facing
his death on the cross. They describe that Jesus may have seen, the redemption of the world through
his sacrifice, it was a great vision of glory, redemption and his children enjoying eternity. The writer
stated, “for the joy that was set before Him, He endured the cross, scorning its shame and sat down at
the right hand of the throne of God.” Success demands endurance, and endurance is a virtue that is
developed through a perceived vision of the future. Students also need a clear picture of their perceived
career so they can persist in the steps that get them there.
During the course of this year students will investigate and understand:

   •   The Role and Purpose of Careers
   •   Being Workplace Ready
   •   Develop Independent Responsibility

Refinement: Where do you go?
A students’ final year at Maranatha brings together all the skills and knowledge students have learnt to
foster a clear path toward applying for their chosen career.
During the course of this year students will need to work with the VCE and Vocation Coordinator to:

   •   Fulfil their self-directed Career Action Plan
   •   Visit university open days and engage in conversations with relevant personnel
   •   Organise appointments with the Careers Counsellor to discuss their progress and action plan
   •   Establish VTAC account and manage applications and preferences

 MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL                                                                               4
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Pastoral Care: House Vertical System and Staff Mentoring
Pastoral care is a high priority at Maranatha Christian School. In Senior School, students have the care
of each of their teachers as well as their Home Group Teacher, House Coordinator and the Head of Senior
School. The Vertical House system sets this care up beautifully as students meet three days a week in
their Home Group where they have discussions, do activities to jell them as a group and also have the
opportunity to lead the group in a devotion. Our Year 12 students have the opportunity to choose a
member of staff as a mentor. Mentors meet fortnightly with their student and discuss things like their
wellbeing, how they are travelling in their studies and students are able to discuss their concerns and
successes. Mentoring is also extended to students in lower year levels if the need arises.

SEQTA, BYOD & Digital Discipleship
The introduction and implementation of the School’s BYOD program began several years ago, as of 2018
Maranatha now carries out 1:1 Device Program from Years 7-12. This has made accessibility and
effective use of the School’s LMS (Learning Management System – SEQTA) possible. SEQTA is used
for curriculum delivery, report writing, assessment and pastoral care documentation - for staff, parents
and students. Projectors and Apple TVs have been installed in all classrooms to allow staff to project
content digitally through an adapter or wirelessly.

Technology is a prevalent means for not only personal use but also for the creation of careers, curation
of information and communication with local and international communities around the globe. It is
unavoidable to engage with the world without sound ICT skills, and its integration will only increase over
time nudging us in a direction where everything we interact with will incorporate some form of
technological hardware or software. This provides not only a widespread of opportunities but also an
additional set of responsibilities of digital stewardship. The process and purpose of Digital Discipleship is
not necessarily teaching students a sequence of ICT skills, but more importantly facilitating and modelling
the understanding of how good stewardship of technology is applied in all method areas of learning and
beyond.
This framework is focused at each of our sub-schools (Junior, Middle and Senior). A progressive set of
cyber-safety modules are threaded across each learning area, guided by key reflective questions
underpinned by Maranatha’s Values and Attributes, with the focus and
aim of generating God honouring stewardship of technology. With the
assistance of teaching and learning resources developed from a
Christian Perspective, its purpose is to assist staff and students to
develop healthy and God honouring digital literacy skills and habits,
promoting Digital Discipleship, embedded within our Teaching for
Understanding & Christ-Centred Curriculum Framework. Alongside to
Dr Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR and P21’s 4 C’s models, the Digital
Discipleship Cross-Curricular Framework incorporates Digital
Threads. These outcomes stem from Common Sense Education’s
Digital Citizenship Scope & Sequence Framework, which centres on 8
main categories based on the digital ethics research of Dr Howard Gardner and The Good Play Project
at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

 MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL                                                                               5
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Year 10: Year of Service – Programs

Inter-School Sport
Year 10 students are involved in interschool sports against other CSSN schools on Wednesday
afternoons fortnightly. Sports include Australian Rules Football, Basketball, Netball and Soccer. Students
have games on campus or at their opponent schools.

Community Service Week and Thailand Mission Awareness Tour
Year 10 students have a choice to be involved in local or overseas mission. The local missions program includes:

    •   Serving within non-for profit organisations
    •   Working with the elderly and people with disabilities
    •   Gaining an understanding of ‘the other’ in our communities

The international mission includes a trip to Thailand and in
the future we hope to extend this to other international
destinations and work with other para-church
organisations. During the Thailand Mission Awareness
Tour, students get to:

    •   spend time with children from Agape, a HIV/AIDS
        orphanage,
    •   learn about the human trafficking issues,
        intervention and prevention from children at Zoe's
        Home.

Leadership
Year 10 students have a number of ways to be involved in leadership at the school. Leading a devotion
in Home Group or House Assembly is a perfect opportunity for students to grow as leaders of their peers.
The Vertical House System also encourages older students to begin mentoring younger students.

Driver Education
Once a year all the year 10 students have an opportunity to spend a day learning about safe driving. They
also get the opportunity to drive a car in a safe environment with a qualified driving instructor.

Work Experience
Year 10 students are highly encouraged to complete one week of Work Experience during the year. The
goal for this program is to give students experience in a workplace that may assist them as the discover
their career aspirations and pathway. In Year 10 Careers classes, students are guided towards finding
work experience options which match their career goals, and suitable possible times throughout the year
are suggested, including students utilising holiday time. This flexibility helps to maximise opportunity for
students to find targeted, helpful work experience. The school makes provision for students to attend up
to 5 days of work experience, and this organised in consultation with the Vocation Coordinator.

 MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL                                                                                    6
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Year 10 Curriculum

Core Subjects
       English
       Health and Physical Education
       History
       Mathematics
Electives
       Art
       Chinese Language Culture and Society
       (Mandarin)
       Commerce and Law
       Digital Design
       Food Technology
       Information Technology
       Media
       Music
       Outdoor Education (Units 1 & 2)
       Science (Physics, Biology & Chemistry)
       Theatre Studies
       Visual Communication Design
       Wood Futures

Core Subjects

English
Rationale: The study of Year 10 English is centred on the deliberate analysis of texts and contexts through
reading, speaking, listening and writing. Through the study of texts, individuals develop an awareness
and understanding of how writers construct texts and what views and values they are attempting to
promote through these. Students learn to control language according to purpose, audience and situation
through the development of analytical and creative writing skills. The interaction with texts further allows
students to acquire knowledge, skills and personal attributes that enable them to read, view and listen
critically and to think, speak and write with clarity and confidence as they develop their own ‘voice’. These
skills are built and developed in order to assist students to succeed at school and in contexts outside
school, as they lead lives in modern Australian society and the global community.

       Topics Covered:
   •   Language Analysis
       Creative Writing
   •   To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
   •   Mao’s Last Dancer, by Li Cunxin
   •   The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
       What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (film), directed by Lasse Hallström

 MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL                                                                               7
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Health & Physical Education
Rationale: At the Year 9 and 10 Level, all students participate in Physical Education classes. Students
also have the choice of joining an interschool sports team or participating in a recreational activity.

       Topics Covered
   •   Physical Education: Knowledge and Skills
   •   Interschool Sport
   •   Activities
   •   School Carnivals: Christian Schools Sports Network (CSSN).

History
Rationale: The Year 10 History curriculum provides a study of the history of the modern world from 1918
to the present, with an emphasis on Australia in its global context. Political turmoil, global conflict, the
struggle for human rights and freedoms, and the ongoing drive for international cooperation provide a
necessary context for understanding Australia’s development, its place within the Asia-Pacific region, and
its global standing. Specifically, students will evaluate how Australia was impacted by World War Two,
how human rights and freedoms have been either ignored, demanded or achieved in Australia and
beyond, and how an increasingly globalised world has shaped Australian society.
Students will develop an understanding of key historical concepts, including evidence, continuity and
change, cause and effect, perspectives, empathy, significance and contestability

       Topics Covered:
   •   Overview of the Modern World and Australia
   •   World War II
   •   The Fight for Rights and Freedoms
   •   The Globalising World

 MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL                                                                              8
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Mathematics

Foundation Mathematics:
Rationale: The Foundation Mathematics course continues to consolidate ideas and concepts from junior
classes of Mathematics and is usually limited to two units. It is hoped that it will equip students for daily
living in an increasingly technological society. These skills are necessary regardless of whether students
are continuing on to do VCE or VCAL and further on to TAFE or tertiary studies.
       Topics Covered:
   •   Appreciate Mathematics as an intellectual and enjoyable activity based on numerical order.
   •   Develop mathematical knowledge and skills
   •   Use technology as an effective support for these activities.
   •   Be prepared to engage with Mathematics in the real world as they leave school, particularly in
       the area of finances and measurement with all relevant applications, including map planning and
       graphs.

Pre-Mathematical Mathematics
Rationale: The Year 10 Mathematics course continues to consolidate the foundation for further studies in
Mathematics and for some, tertiary studies and eventual career paths involving mathematical
understanding. Some aspects of the course provide essential skills for daily living in an increasingly
technological society. These skills are necessary regardless of whether students are continuing on to
tertiary studies.
       Topics Covered:
   •   Measurement & Geometry
   •   Indices & Surds
   •   Linear Equations
   •   Trigonometry
   •   Probability

Pre-General Mathematics
Rationale: The Year 10 Mathematics course continues to consolidate the foundation for further studies in
Mathematics and for some, tertiary studies and eventual career paths involving mathematical
understanding. Some aspects of the course provide essential skills for daily living in an increasingly
technological society. These skills are necessary regardless of whether students are continuing on to
tertiary studies.
       Topics Covered:
   •   Measurement & Geometry
   •   Trigonometry
   •   Linear Relations
   •   Indices
   •   Financial Maths
   •   Matrices and Networks
   •   Quadratic Equations
   •   Parabolas and Other Graphs
   •   Statistics

 MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL                                                                               9
Electives

Art
Rationale: This is a unit concentrating on the importance of drawing and painting in preparation for VCE
Art. The aim is to increase skills, techniques and perception. Areas that may be covered include sketch-
pad work, figure drawing, outdoor sketching, observational drawing and experimentation with drawing
media. There is a wide range of painting methods and
because it is a ‘wet medium’, basic skills and
approaches need to be mastered.             Students will
experience that variety and develop their skills with each
medium, which could include watercolours, acrylic paint,
oil paint and ink. In theory work, students are expected
to analyse and respond to different types of drawings
and art works from a number of art periods. There may
also be related excursions and assignments

          Topics Covered:
      •   Drawing – Tone
      •   Ceramics
      •   Art Theory

Chinese Language, Culture and Society (Mandarin)
Rationale: Year 10 Mandarin is designed to teach students Chinese through topic-driven content provided
in real-life contexts. Students build on their content knowledge from previous years and continue
                                                           developing their vocabulary and knowledge
                                                           of grammatical structures as they are
                                                           challenged in their speaking and writing
                                                           skills. Learning a second language provides
                                                           students with the opportunity to interact more
                                                           effectively with their international neighbours
                                                           as well as those within Australia as the
                                                           nation becomes more multicultural. Learning
                                                           Mandarin is a further opportunity for students
                                                           to love their neighbours by acknowledging
                                                           and appreciating the lens through which they
                                                           see, evaluate and think about the world.

          Topics Covered:
      •   Greetings
      •   Classroom Instructions
      •   Daily Schedules
      •   Chinese New Year
      •   Shopping
      •   Giving Directions

 MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL                                                                           10
Commerce and Law
Rationale: Year 10 Commerce and Law seeks to develop student’s abilities to wisely manage their
resources, time, gifts and talents. A solid understanding of the fundamentals of our legal system, basic
principles of finance, use of technology and the ever-changing opportunities in the workplace are essential
in today’s society. This learning program support students in their quest to develop their own abilities,
confidently manage themselves and their relationships with others, make sense of the world in which they
live and effectively participate in that world.

       Topics Covered:
   •   Banking and Credit
   •   Criminal and Civil Law
   •   Income and Budgeting
   •   Investing and Scams
   •   The Magistrate Court and Trials

Digital Design
Rationale: Students gain experience in the key techniques involved in Desktop Publishing and
Typography. This involves using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign to produce a double page spread for a
class magazine, and they learn how to apply advanced layout effects to balance type and images.
Illustrator is used by students to alter fonts or
draw their own from scratch, creating their own
monogram and letterart. “Let your watchword be
order and your beacon beauty.” – Daniel
Burnham

       Topics Covered:
   •   Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign
   •   Magazine Layout
   •   Character Design

Food Technology
Rationale: In this unit, students have developed an understanding of the role of food in maintaining a
healthy diet and well-being for life. Students will investigate, in-depth, a food related illness, the causes
and symptoms and how this can be prevented or treated through changes to eating. They will
                                  investigate key ingredient of foods (meat, dairy, eggs, cereals, poultry) to
                                  see how they change in a physical and chemical sense, when using
                                  them in a variety of recipes. Students have had the opportunity to
                                  demonstrate their creative and artistic skills, while producing their own
                                  designs when making and decorating a celebration cake.

                                  Topics Covered:
                                  •   Safety and Hygiene
                                  •   Food Preparation
                                  •   Key Food -Eggs- Nutrients, Functions in food preparation
                                  •   Adolescent Health
                                  •   Key Foods (Milk, Meat, Poultry and Fish)
                                  •   Best Baking
                                  •   Microwave Cooking

 MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL                                                                               11
Information Technology
Rationale: The rapid pace of development in the electronic storage, manipulation, retrieval and
communication of information is having a major influence on our society and we are becoming
increasingly more reliant on the power of information and information technology. Humanity has been
created as a social being and God has
given man the ability to communicate with
others. In this age of information
technology,        Christians     have      a
responsibility to learn about the latest in
communication          skills. Communication
plays a vital role each day of our lives, and
the computer technologies available today
are revolutionising every aspect of
communication. Our minds are wonderful
instruments and we have a responsibility
before God to develop these to our full
potential and to learn all we can about the
potential of technology. For Christians,
computers are giving us a tool for effective
and efficient communication and information processing that we cannot ignore. It is important that
students learn to use information technology and learn about its power and scope as well as its limitations.

        Topics Covered:
   •    Data analysis & visualisations
   •    Programming/Scripting and pathways
   •    Tools Techniques & Procedures

Media
Rationale: In this unit, students focus on the process of film analysis and film-making. Students are
introduced to production and story elements through the analysis of films, and use these elements to
create their own short film. Students learn about critical approaches to the study of media texts in order
to master, create, use, manipulate, analyse, interpret and evaluate the media from the position and
perspective of audience. Students are introduced to the filmmaking process, from pre-production to post-
production, as they work in a collaborative environment to create their own short film.

        Topics Covered:
   •    Film Analysis: film genre, film openings, narrative - production and story elements, analysing the
        horror genre through Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho"
   •    Film process: the stages of production - pre-production,
        production and post-production

Music
Year 10 Music allows students to elect to focus more on either group
performance or solo performance or to develop skills in both
contexts in an evenly weighted course of study. Students will focus
on achieving flexibility in music performance and will study outcomes
relating to music language and music craft. Through these outcomes
students develop knowledge of the structure of music language and
skills in aural perception and notation.

        Topics Covered:
   •    Composing
   •    Arranging
   •    Improvising

 MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL                                                                             12
Outdoor Education (Units 1 & 2)
        See: Senior School Career Pathways 2018

Product Design & Technology (Wood Futures)

Rationale: The aim of Year 10 Woodworking is to prepare students for VCE units 1&2 and encourage
creative thinking whilst improving their dexterity. The ore element of wood is used as the main source of
a student’s design. Students are encouraged to use their imagination to produce new and exciting
designs. The opportunity for students to use other materials, such as textiles, metal work and plastics is
probable.
        Topics Covered:
    •   Tooling
    •   Measuring
    •   Routing
    •   Drilling
    •   Finishing

Science (Biology-Chemistry and Physics-Earth Science)
Rationale: In this semester long subject, students will continue to develop key scientific knowledge that will
prepare them for VCE Biology and VCE Chemistry. Throughout the duration of the subject students will explore
the biological principles of DNA, by considering its role in controlling an organism’s characteristics, and genetics,
through discussions on how genetic information is passed on and the ethics of genetic engineering. They will also
reflect on the evidence for and against natural selection and evolution, and approach this with a Biblical
perspective. Students will continue to further their knowledge of Chemistry by expanding on their understanding
of atoms and how they are arranged on the periodic table. They will also delve deeper into types of chemical
reactions and factors that affect their rate.

Physics and Earth Science

This semester long subject will prepare students for VCE Physics and enable them to explore earth science which
occurs around them every day. As part of the physics component, students will investigate motion and energy by
considering Newton’s Laws and use models to describe energy transfers and transformations. They will obtain a
greater understanding of geological time
through the exploration of fossil formation,
and will gain an appreciation for the
complexities of global systems, including
the concepts of weather, climate change
and ecosystems. In this subject, students
will also move beyond our planet and
wonder at the universe, with a focus on its
origins and major features.

        Topics Covered:

            •   Genetics
            •   Atoms
            •   Chemical Reactions
            •   Motion and Energy
            •   Global Systems

 MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL                                                                                      13
Theatre Studies
Rationale: Active, fun, challenging, reflective, daring and expressive. Drama develops and hones a range
of expressive life skills. It takes students out of their comfort zones and into a world where their God-given
talents are discovered and strengthened. Students explore and create characters based on different
theatrical styles. There is a particular emphasis on the style of Melodrama, using stereotyped characters,
heightened emotions, sound effects and disguise. Students look at how this style and its inherent morality
were important in its social and historical context. There is also an opportunity to go see professional
theatre and use this as a comparison of the performance styles of today.

       Topics Covered:
   •   Monologues
   •   Improvisation and Theatre Sports
   •   Role Play and Characterisation
   •   Group Interaction
   •   Journaling

Visual Communication Design
Rationale: Year 9 Packaging Design is a subject which enables students to communicate meaning and
messages through visual means. Students develop packaging and branding for a product of their choice.
They generate, develop and refine ideas, utilising instrumental drawing to Australian standard to express
their three dimensional designs accurately. They use computer imaging techniques to represent the
graphics within their designs. They extend various modes of visual expression including freehand and
instrumental drawing and computer imaging, while analysing the work of other designs in order to see
how meaning is conveyed.

       Topics Covered:
   •   Target Audience analysis & writing a design brief
   •   Packaging conventions
   •   Instrumental drawings - isometric & third angle orthogonal
   •   Observational drawing and rendering
   •   Logo development and branding
   •   Marketing and advertising

 MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL                                                                               14
Year 11 and 12 Programs

Year 11 Leadership: Senate
Year 11 students have the opportunity to elect to serve as a House Captain or member of the Senate.
These two groups often join forces to arrange fundraising activities for the school and different
organisation. They also run interest groups for younger students and worship times for all students during
lunchtimes. The Senate is led by the School Captains and a member of staff.

Year 11 and 12 Rally Days
Year 11 and 12 students have three opportunities
a year to be involved in interschool sports against
other CSSN schools. They elect to play a sport
for the day and are arranged in teams. Sports
include Australian Rules Football, Table Tennis,
Volleyball and Soccer. Table Tennis is played at
our school and other sport is played at venues
around the district, like the Dandenong
Basketball Stadium.

Year 12 Leadership: Captains, Senate and Year 12 Committee
Year 12 students have the opportunity to elect to serve as a House Captain or member of the Senate.
These two groups often join forces to arrange fundraising activities for the school and different
organisation. They also run interest groups for younger students and worship times for all students during
lunchtimes. The Senate is led by the School Captains and a member of staff. The Year 12 Committee is
voted in by the year 12 cohort. Their duties include designing and organising the year 12 jumper,
organising the year 12 Formal which is run mid-year and looking after the needs of the students in the
year 12 common room by liaising with the Head of Senior School.

 MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL                                                                           15
Year 12 Student Formal
The year 12 Formal is a social event run by the year 12 committee and the Head of Senior School. It is
a wonderful opportunity for students to spend some time together and also with staff. Students are
collected by their parents at the end of the night to ensure their safety.

Year 12 Graduation and Valedictory Dinner
At the end of the year, we celebrate our year 12 students with a Graduation Service in the morning and
a Valedictory Dinner at night. The Graduation Service is held at a local church and the students don their
graduation gowns and caps and are welcomed by senior students, staff, parents and friends. The service
includes a message from the principal and one of the school captains, a musical performance by a group
of year 12 music students and subject awards are given out to those who have achieved the highest
marks in a particular subject. The service
ends with a round of applause to the year 12
cohort and they respond with throwing their
caps in the air; a professional photographer
is then available for photos and the students
and guests enjoy a morning tea together.
The Valedictory Dinner is a formal occasion
where students, their family and staff get to
celebrate the year 12 cohort. The evening
includes a three course meal, and speeches
from the Head of Senior School, the School
Captain and the Valedictorian and music
performances from year 12 students. A
professional photographer is on hand to take
individual and group photos, including a photo of each House and then a photo of the whole cohort.

Year 12 Common Room and Facilities
The year 12 students get the privilege of have a common room where their lockers are housed and where
they can eat the meals and socialise during their breaks. The common room also has heating and air
conditioning, a fridge, microwave, sandwich press and hot drink facilities. Students pay a bond at the
beginning of year 12 to encourage them to
look after the room. If there is no major
damage to any of the equipment in the
room, they receive their bond back in full at
the end of the year.

Year 12 Private Study
All year 12 students will have times during
the day when they have scheduled private
study periods. These times are spent in the
private study room where they are
supervised by a teacher and where they
study in silence. Students wanting to study
in a group on a particular subject area, are
welcome to sign into the library where they
work in a group of four students. Students who have private study periods during periods 1 and 2 on a
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday may choose to arrive at school at recess. Similarly, those
students who have private study periods during periods 6 and 7 may choose to leave during lunchtime.
All Year 12 students are expected to be at school on a Monday morning for assembly at the beginning of
the day.

 MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL                                                                           16
Maranatha Christian School
             EARLY LEARNING TO VCE

        MIDDLE AND SENIOR SCHOOL
                Year 7 to 12
104 -108 Reema Boulevard, Endeavour Hills 3802
            Phone: 03 9709 7200
           www.maranatha.vic.edu.au
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