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CONTENTS                                                               Our vision is life-giving
Uniform & Textbook        4                                            lifelong learning to
Dates                                                                  support parents and
First Week Procedures     5                                            families in the formation
College Uniform Policy    6                                            of their children as
College Policies          8                                            Christians who want to
Getting to school         9                                            learn, grow and be good
Code of Expected          10                                           citizens throughout their
Complaints Policy         11
Homework Policy–Year 7,   12     Welcome to Marymount College. We hope you enjoy your experience
8 and 9                          in Year 7. We hope you appreciate the subjects on offer, the extra
Assessment Policy–Year    13     expectations and the challenge to be organised for each day. We
7, 8 and 9                       appreciate the excitement and energy new students bring. You are our
Attendance Procedures     14
Social Media and Smart    16     We want you to enjoy each day. We want you to succeed. We intend
Devices                          to help you develop the organisational skills, work habits and social
                                 skills required to do so. Your enthusiasm, planning and perseverance
Parent Communication      17
                                 is needed. There are Pastoral Teachers, Subject Teachers and Parents
CURRICULUM                       to help. Using the Student Diary will help. Our intention is to help you
Year 7 Curriculum         18     help yourself to be successful at school, in work and with your care
                                 and concern for others.
Religious Education       20
Humanities                21     Chris Noonan
English                   22     Principal
Health & Physical         23
Education                                    Appendix 1b

French                    24
Japanese                  25
Mathematics               26
Science                   27
Digital Technology        28
Food Technologies         29
Design and Technologies   30
Drama                     31
Music                     32
Visual Art                34
  2 7 Camp
Year                      35

                                     Throughout the years                PHONE NUMBERS
                                     at the College, students
                                                                         Attendance       5586 1095
                                     will encounter many
                                                                         Careers Centre   5586 1073
                                     new experiences and
                                                                         Enrolments       5586 1023
                                     opportunities. I encourage          Finance          5586 1088
                                     them to embrace the                 IT Help Desk     5586 1024
                                     challenges and make the             Library          5586 1020
                                     most of the opportunities           Reception        5586 1000
                                     offered to them.                    Sick Bay         5586 1007
                                                                         Student Office   5586 1006
I hope this booklet provides you with the answers to many of your
questions and alleviates any of your concerns. It also describes the     Text Hire        5586 1087
Year 7 curriculum in 2021.                                               Tuckshop         5586 1028

Year 7 is a very exciting, but sometimes challenging year for students   Uniform Shop     5586 1014
as they move to a different structure of schooling. The Information
Evening and Orientation Day assist with the smooth transition to the
College. The Orientation Day provides an opportunity for the students
to have a taste of the routines and experiences of Junior Secondary
and also a chance to meet other students and teachers who are part
of the supportive environment that is Marymount College.

Throughout the years at the College, students will encounter many
new experiences and opportunities. I encourage them to embrace the
challenges and make the most of the opportunities offered to them.
Embrace academic excellence!

Learning is our core business and at the core of all learning is the
ongoing relationship between students, parents and the College. We
aim to build a positive environment where open communication is
encouraged as we work in partnership to ensure your son or daughter
achieve their academic goals.

Welcome to Marymount College.

Katrina Nicholson
Assistant Principal Junior Curriculum


Term 1 Wed 27​Jan–Thurs 1 April​
Term 2 Mon 19 April–Fri 25 June
Term 3 Mon 12 July–Fri 17 Sept
Term 4 Tues 5 Oct–Fri 3 Dec

Australia Day–Tue 26 Jan
Good Friday–Fri 2 April
Easter Saturday–Sat 3 April
Easter Monday–Mon 5 April
                                      NOVEMBER UNIFORM FITTINGS
Anzac Day–Mon 26 April
Labour Day–Mon 3 May                  Uniforms are available to try on and purchase on the Textbook and
                                      Stationery Collection days, however there will be no Uniform Fitting
Gold Coast Show–Fri 27 Aug
                                      appointments available in January.
Queen’s Birthday–Mon 4 Oct

TUCKSHOP                               Online Uniform Fitting Bookings
                                       19 October 2020                  Online Uniform Appt Bookings Open
Please Note: The Tuckshop will
NOT be open during Week 1.             3 November 2020                  Online Uniform Appt Bookings Close
From Week 2 Students can
purchase healthy, nutritious food      Saturday 7 November 2020         Bookings essential
from the Tuckshop each day             Textbook & Stationery Collection / Uniform Shop Open
during Recess and Lunch.
                                       Tuesday 19 January 2021          8:00am - 3:30pm
Orders for sandwiches, rolls and       Wednesday 20 January 2021        8:00am - 3:30pm
wraps are placed by writing in
an order book located at the           Thursday 21 January 2021         8:00am - 12:00pm
Tuckshop during recess.
                                      TEXTBOOK & STATIONERY COLLECTION
For students convenience, the
Tuckshop has EFTPOS facilities.       Textbooks and stationery for all Year levels is available for collection
                                      on these days.
Two vending machines are              •    Year 7 stationery packs will be available for sale in January when
located adjacent to the Tuckshop,          textbooks are collected from the Doyle Centre
for students wanting to purchase      •    Bucket hats are compulsory and will be prepaid and issued at the
drinks or other items.                     begining of Term 1 once Sporting Houses are determined.
The Tuckshop is always looking        •    Should you be unable to attend and collect your books, please
for volunteers, so if you can spare        make arrangements to have someone collect books on your
one day a week, a month, or a              behalf. If this is not possible, please email
    4 please contact Mrs Maher
or Mrs Viney on 5586 1018.

Monday 25/01        Student Free Day                                 SWIMMING
Tuesday 26/01       Australia Day                                    CARNIVAL
Wednesday           Year 7 First Day (8:25am start)
                                                                     Parents, please check your
27/01               •    Parents drop off at the Kiss & Go
                                                                     email for an electronic
This is an          •    Bring: food for recess and lunch, pencil    permission slip which will be
important day for        case, half of your books                    sent to Year 7 parents early on
Year 7 students.    •    Wear formal school uniform                  Thursday 28 January.
                    •    Students will be met by Senior Peer
                         Support Students and escorted to the        Our permission slip system will
                         Doyle Centre                                only populate with details the
                    •    You will be allocated a locker              day after a student has been
                                                                     marked present for the first
                    •    Parents pick up from the Kiss & Go.
                                                                     time. Please action this once
Thursday 28/01      All Students attend                              received.
                    •     Bring food for recess and lunch, pencil    Nominations to swim will be
                          case, the other half of your books         taken on Thursday 28/1 during
                    •     Wear sport uniform                         House meetings.
                    •     Meet PC Teacher in the P&F Courtyard.
                                                                     Note: No student will be
Friday 29/01        Whole School Swimming Carnival
                                                                     dismissed early from the
                    Palm Beach Aquatic Centre
                                                                     carnival without a signed
                    •   Buses will depart and return to/from         note written by their parent.
                        Marymount College. Students may              Students not leaving with
                        arrange their own transport, but must        their parent/guardian must
                        check in with PC teacher upon arrival        provide a note with parent
                    •   Bring food for recess and lunch, hat,        permission. Staff are unable
                        towel, swimmers (not bikini), sunscreen.     to take parent phone calls at
                        House colour swimming caps will be           the pool.
                    •   Wear sun safe free dress (preferably house
                        colours).                                                               5

It is expected that:
•       Students will be role
        models of College values
        in word, deed and action
        in the College uniform
•       The College uniform will
        be worn in its entirety
        and not with other non-
        approved items
•       The College uniform will
                                     The Marymount College Uniform Policy is an agreed standard of dress
        be worn in accordance
                                     for all students who attend Marymount. The uniform for students was
        with all aspects of the
                                     developed through a thorough consultation process with parents,
        Uniform Code
                                     staff and the wider community. The policy also covers other aspects
•       The College uniform must     of personal presentation of students especially as ambassadors of the
        be kept clean, neat and in   College and its name.
        a good state of repair
                                     The Marymount College Uniform Policy applies to all students when:
•       Students will not harm
        the reputation of the        •    attending or representing our school
        College while wearing the    •    travelling to and from school
        uniform                      •    engaging in school activities out of school hours including school
•       Students will not upload,         excursions
        through the use of any       •    wearing of the College uniform inside or outside of school hours.
        data carriage service,       The Marymount College Uniform Policy aims to contribute to a safe,
        images and videos of         disciplined and supportive learning environment through:
        themselves, or others, in
        the College uniform to any   •    ready identification of students and non-students at school
        digital platform.            •    fostering a strong sense of belonging
                                     •    developing mutual respect among students by minimising visible
REQUEST FOR                               evidence of economic or social difference
UNIFORM                              •    being sun-smart
VARIATIONS                           •    being respectful of the College community and its reputation.
Students require a note written      Sport and PE
by their parent/carer to seek a
uniform variation. The note is       Students training or representing the College in a sport are required
to be presented to their Head        to wear full sports uniform to/from training and are to change into
of Year (HOY) upon arrival at        formal uniform at the completion of training.
school. If granted, the student
                                     If the sport has a special training shirt and/or team uniform it is
receives a uniform variation
                                     permitted to be worn at training and before/after school.
slip, signed by their HOY.
                                     Students wear Formal School Uniform Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
    6                                and Friday. Sports Uniform is worn on Thursday only.
Girls’ Formal Uniform YEARS 7-9                    Boys’ Formal Uniform YEARS 7-9
            Years 7– 9 blue Marymount blouse
            with compulsory crossover tie                      Years 7 - 9 blue Marymount shirt
Blouse      Due to the light colouring of          Shirt       with embroidered pocket, worn
            the blouses, only white or flesh                   tucked in
            coloured bras/crops may be worn.
            Marymount tartan skirt                             Marymount charcoal dress shorts,
            Skirts come in two different                       worn with plain black leather belt
            lengths as to eliminate the need to                with silver buckle
Skirt                                              Shorts
            shorten.                                           Marymount charcoal trousers may
            Skirt cannot be higher than 10cm                   be worn in winter, with plain black
            from the middle of the knee.                       leather belt with silver buckle
                                                               Marymount long grey marle socks
            Socks short plain white with navy
                                                               worn up to the knee
Socks                                              Socks       Short grey or Marymount long
            Navy blue 70 denier opaque tights
                                                               grey marle socks may be worn
            may be worn in winter
                                                               with long trousers in winter
            Black, laced, traditional style with               Black, laced, traditional style with
Shoes                                              Shoes
            leather uppers and blocked heel                    leather uppers and blocked heel
Jumper      Marymount V-neck navy jumper           Jumper      Marymount V-neck navy jumper
            Marymount College navy backpack                    Marymount College navy backpack
Bag                                                Bag
            Marymount College laptop bag                       Marymount College laptop bag
            Marymount navy embroidered                         Marymount navy embroidered
            bucket hat with house colours on                   bucket hat with house colours on
Hat         reverse side                           Hat         reverse side
            Navy blue formal hat is optional                   Navy blue formal hat is optional

 Girls’ Sport Uniform                               Boys’ Sport Uniform
Shorts      Marymount navy blue shorts             Shorts      Marymount navy blue shorts
            Marymount light blue with navy                     Marymount light blue with navy
Polo                                               Polo
            trim                                               trim
            Socks short plain white with navy                  Socks short plain white with navy
Socks                                              Socks
            trim                                               trim
            Traditional joggers with a gripped                 Traditional joggers with a gripped
            sole, may be coloured                              sole, may be coloured
Shoes                                              Shoes
            Canvas, flat soled skate, ankle high               Canvas, flat soled skate, ankle high
            basketball shoes are not permitted                 basketball shoes are not permitted
            Sky blue swimming cap with                         Sky blue swimming cap with
Swimmers                                           Swimmers
            Marymount College print                            Marymount College print
            Custom navy embroidered zip-up                     Custom navy embroidered zip-up
            jacket with light blue trim (Not to                jacket with light blue trim (Not to
Tracksuit   be worn with formal uniform)           Tracksuit   be worn with formal uniform)
            Custom navy stadium pant                           Custom navy stadium pant

The purpose of the Sun Smart
policy is to ensure that all
students attending our College
are protected from the harmful
effects of the sun throughout
the year.

Students will:
•    be aware of the school’s
     Sun Smart Policy
•    take responsibility for their
     own health and safety by
     being Sun Smart
•    use shaded or covered
     areas, where possible, for
     outdoor activities
•    comply with Sun Smart
     rules and guidelines by
     wearing suitable hats,
     clothing, sunscreen
•    apply SPF 30 broad-
     spectrum, water-resistant
     sunscreen 20 minutes            ANTI-BULLYING
     before going outdoors
•    act as positive role models     Each member of the Marymount Community, be it staff, student, or
     for other students in all       parent has the right to feel safe and free from any form of intimidation
     aspects of Sun Smart            including physical, verbal, emotional or sexual. The school community
     behaviour.                      will provide a safe, secure and supportive learning and social
                                     environment for all students.
Excerpt from Marymount
College Sun Safe Policy. Full        As a school community we will not allow cases of bullying to go
policy availble on the College       unreported but will speak up, even at risk to ourselves.
website under Our College >
Policies                             Marymount College Anti-Bullying Policy is available on the College
  8                                  website under Our College > Policies

                                                                           College Bus Bays are
                                                                           supervised in the morning and
                                                                           afternoon until 3:30pm.
                                                                           •   There will be no eating,
                                                                               no littering and no
                                                                               throwing of rubbish from
                                                                           •   Students must follow the
                                                                               Department of Transport
TRANSPORT                                                                      guidelines for bus travel
•    No skateboards or scooters are allowed
                                                                           Routes and timetables, as well
•    Students are to cross roads at designated crossings or at traffic     as information on bus passes
     lights.                                                               and travel assistance can be
BIKE                                                                       accessed from these websites:

There are bike pathways leading into the school and students must          Surfside Buslines
lock their bikes up in a secure area during the day.                       5571 6555
•    Students riding bikes will obey all traffic laws which include
     wearing a helmet                                                      •   Tweed Heads, Tugun and
•    Students should not ride their bikes in the school premises and           Palm Beach
     bikes to be locked in school bike racks upon arrival with chain       •   Bonogin & Reedy Creek
     and lock.                                                                 Link Way
                                                                           •   Westminster Bvd,
CAR                                                                            Elanora, Tallebudgera
Reedy Creek Rd Pick-up & Parking Facility                                      & West Burleigh
                                                                           •   Mudgeeraba, Worongary
Drivers using the ‘Kiss & Go’ have 30 seconds to pick-up or drop-off           & Tallai
their children. The child must be ready to exit the vehicle to the side    •   Broadbeach, Miami
walk immediately, with all they need to take with them. At pick-up, if         & Burleigh Waters
the child is not ready or present, drivers will be asked to move on and
                                                                           •   Robina, Varsity Lakes,
re-join the queue.
                                                                               Cottesloe Dr &
If parents need to exit the car for any reason, it is recommended that         Rio Vista Blvd
they park in the Reedy Creek Road public car park.                         •   Carrara & Robina
                                                                               (Ron Penhaligon Way)
Sunlight Drive Pick-up & Parking Facility
                                                                           Koala Koaches
A ‘Kiss & Go’ Drop off facility and an additional 114 carpark spaces are   5535 2711
available, at the top of Sunlight Drive.                         

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE                                                       •   Tallebudgera
                                                                               (Len Dickfos Rd)
You may be eligible for financial assistance for bus fares. Further        •   Tallebudgera
information on the College website >                  (Goolabah Dr)         9
Parent/Guardian Information > Bus Service Information.

The basis of Marymount’s
Behaviour Management
Structure is the use of the
Responsible Thinking Process
which is based on the principle
that – “No one has the right to
violate the rights of others.”

The rules that apply in all
circumstances in our school
are:                              School-wide expectations encourage consistent communications and
                                  establish a common language of expectations for all staff and students
•        Bring the right thing    and across all settings. Agreed upon student expectations promote
•        Do the right thing       the school’s Catholic Identity and provide consistency across the staff
•        Say the right thing      and school community.
In this way, students learn to    Our expectations are:
show respect and use good
                                  •    Be Respectful
manners so that the rights of
others will not be violated.      •    Be Responsible
                                  •    Be Safe
In the classroom, this means      •    Be Prepared
the teacher’s right to teach      •    Be a Learner.
and a student’s right to learn
                                  Our school behaviour matrix is a visual tool that outlines the
cannot be disrupted by the
                                  expectations of behaviours we expect all students and staff to learn,
disruptive actions of others.
                                  practice and demonstrate. They allow us to teach proactively and
In the playground, this means     to provide students and parents with a positive message about
every student’s right to feel     behaviours for learning at school.
safe and free from harassment     Code of Expected Student Behaviour
cannot be threatened by
others. Each person is            As members of the Marymount College Community we commit to:
encouraged to use their gifts     •    show care and concern for ourselves and others through enjoying
and talents fully.                     relationships that are courteous, just and respectful
                                  •    moving, working, learning and playing safely
                                  •    actively learning and assisting others with their learning
                                  •    communicating justly
                                  •    respect our own and others’ property and the College
                                  These expectations are contained in the College Record Book and all
                                  College publications that deal with this area.

    10                            Marymount College Student Behaviour Support Policy is available on
                                  the College website under BCE Policies > Student Protection

Marymount College applies the following principles when managing
                                                                           Request for review
•    Students, parents and guardians have a right to voice complaints.     If dissatisfied with the school’s
•    Complaints are resolved promptly and at the point of receipt,         complaints processes, a
     where possible.                                                       student, parent or guardian
•    Complaints will be handled fairly, objectively, and confidentially.   may submit a written request
                                                                           for a review to the Principal.
•    Students, parents and guardians will not be adversely affected by
     making a complaint.                                                   Complaints about the Principal
•    Complaints help us to improve our services.                           must be submitted in writing
Responsibilities                                                           to:

The Principal has delegated responsibility for the everyday operations     Brisbane Catholic Education
of the school in accordance with Brisbane Catholic Education policies,     School Operations
procedures and guidelines.                                                 GPO Box 1201
                                                                           Brisbane QLD 4001.
Student, parent and guardian’s are required to:
•   work with school employees to resolve the complaint                    The time required to resolve
•   provide the school with a clear description of the complaint and       a complaint depends on
    desired outcome                                                        its complexity, nature and
•   provide all relevant information and documentation to the school       employee availability.
    when the complaint is made                                             Receipt of a complaint will
•   understand that resolving complaints may take some time                be acknowledged as soon as
•   inform the school of changes affecting the complaint                   possible.
•   cooperate in a respectful way with school employees and
    understand that unreasonable conduct may lead to the                   Additional time may be
    complaint not being processed.                                         required if a complaint is
                                                                           submitted toward the end of
How to make a complaint                                                    a school term or outside of
1.   In the first instance, the student, parent or guardian talks with     school terms.
     a teacher or other school employee and they work together to
                                                                           More information
     resolve the complaint.
2.   If the matter cannot be resolved, the student, parent or guardian     Contact the school office and
     talks with a senior school employee e.g. Deputy Principal,            visit the BCE website.
     Assistant Principal or other nominated school employee and they
     work together to resolve the complaint.
3.   If the matter cannot be resolved, the student, parent or guardian
     talks with the Principal and they work together to resolve the


                                    Homework is any work or activity which students are asked to do
HOMEWORK CLUB                       outside lesson time.
This support is provided from
                                    The Purpose of Homework is to:
3.10pm - 4.30pm on Thursdays.
Students are welcome to utilise     •    help students deepen their knowledge
as much of that time as is          •    help students to develop fluency
required. There is no need to       •    introduce content to students in preparation to learn new
make a booking, students come            content
to the Library.                     •    extend school learning through additional reading
                                    •    work on projects and assignments or prepare oral presentations
MATHS TUTORING                      •    encourage students to become independent learners.
Maths Tutoring is available for
all students on Friday during       Student’s Responsibility is to:
lunchtimes in Room A2.              •    take their record books to every class and record homework in it
Students can work on                •    accept that deadlines must be kept.
homework, or assignments and
receive help from Maths             Parent’s/Carers Responsibility is to:
Teachers. Assistance with maths     •    support students with their homework but accept that their role
especially for students in Year 7        will become less and less important as students become more
and 8 is provided on Tuesday             responsible and independent
lunch times.                        •    make it clear to students that they value homework
                                    •    check the Record book at least once a week
LIBRARY &                           •    encourage students to meet homework deadlines
RESOURCE CENTRE                     If parents/ Carers feel that insufficient or too much homework is being
The Library and Resource            set, they should contact the class teacher who will respond to the
Centre provides easily              situation. If necessary the Academic Coordinator will also investigate
accessible, relevant resources to   the situation.
support student learning.           Non Completion of Homework
The Teacher Librarian is            •    When homework has not been done, appropriate action will be
available to offer guidance to           taken by the classroom teacher.
students in completing their        •    The teacher will ‘stamp’ the record book in order to alert the
research assignments and                 parents/carers that homework has not been completed for a
locating appropriate resources           particular subject. If the student receives three stamps for a
both online and from the book            subject, the Academic Coordinator will contact the Assistant
                                         Principal who will alert the parents/carers that further action
collection. We encourage
                                         may be necessary.
students to be cooperative,
critical thinkers and problem-      Homework should not prevent students from participating in an
solvers who make informed           activity after school such as sport, music, clubs of any kind or family
decisions. Our Makerspace           commitments. Students should plan such activities to allow time to
allows dynamic learning of          complete homework.
a self-driven kind, inspiring
students to succeed and
boosting their confidence in
hands-on learning.

                                      ASSESSMENT                           LATE
                                      CALENDAR                             SUBMISSIONS
                                      Students should become               Failure to submit an
                                      familiar with the Assessment         assignment on the due date
                                      Calendar that is available on        will result in an email being
                                      the Student and Parent Portal.       issued to parents. A grade may
                                                                           be awarded on the draft copy
                                      It is the student’s responsibility
                                                                           or on the evidence of work as
                                      to retain the necessary task
                                                                           seen by the teacher.
                                      sheets handed out by their
                                      teacher.                             •   If a student is absent
                                                                               on this date, they may
                                                                               submit their assignment
Below is an excerpt of the Junior Assessment Policy. The full policy is        electronically or arrange
available on the College website under Our College > Policies                  for it to be delivered to
An Assessment may be in the form of:                                       •   An assignment or oral is
•    An assignment completed during school time or at home.                    deemed to be late if the
•    An exam which is a written piece of work or a practical (that may         student fails to submit it
     be performance based) that is supervised by a teacher and is              on the due date, unless
     completed in class time which is designed to evaluate knowledge           the student has a parent
                                                                               letter to confirm illness
     and skills covering contents of a subject.
                                                                               prior to and/or on the day
Illness or Absenteeism                                                         of submission or there are
•    Parents are expected to contact the College immediately if a              mitigating circumstances.
     student is absent from school when an exam is scheduled.              •   Students must present
•    Students who are absent from exams, must provide valid reasons            their assignment to their
     for their absence.                                                        teacher at the beginning
                                                                               of the first day they return
•    Catch up of missed exams/tests will be done during Thursday
                                                                               to school, together with
     afternoon sport or an alternate time negotiated with the
                                                                               a note signed by a parent
     Assistant Principal Junior Secondary.                                     explaining the reason for
Assignment Principles                                                          their absence.
                                                                           •   Repeated absences on
•    Students must keep a copy of all assignments submitted
                                                                               due dates for students
     electronically on OneDrive.
                                                                               will be monitored by the
•    Written scripts must be submitted for orals on the due date. The          subject teacher.
     order of presentation will be decided by the teacher.
•    Students must be present on the set day and be prepared to
•    If a task sheet specifies a due date for submitting a draft,
     students must submit two copies of the draft, one of which will
     be returned with feedback. Teachers will keep the other copy.
•    Students should always have some evidence of work in progress
     to show to their teacher if necessary.


Marymount College does
not support the practice of
scheduling holidays during term
time and does not consider the
taking of a holiday during term
time an authorised explanation
of absence from school.
Requests for leave of absence
for more than two days must be
made via the Extended Absence       ABSENCE
icon in the parent portal.
                                    Providing Absence Notifications
All requests for extended
student absence must be             This is important for the safety and wellbeing of all students. When a
made by a parent, two weeks         student cannot attend school for any reason, it is expected that the
in advance via the following        legal guardian will notify Student Reception by 8:00am on the day of
method:                             absence.
1.    Log into the Parent Portal    It is College preference that ALL absence notifications are received by
2.    Select the ‘Application for   one of the four methods below:
      Extended Leave’ icon
                                    1.   Parent Portal: Click on Report Student Absence
3.    Complete the online form
                                    2.   BCE Connect App: Absences
4.    You will receive an
                                    3.   Verbally or via a hand-written letter (in advance) by the parent or
      automatic email
                                         carer. This may take the form of a medical certificate if the child
      confirming your request
                                         has been absent for multiple days with illness.
      has been received.
                                    4.   Telephone: 5586 1007 or 5586 1095 (not the preferred option)
While requests for leave of         SMS Messages
absence are necessary from
time to time, students must         A SMS will be sent by approximately 9:30am each day to the main
accept responsibility for the       contact of any student who is absent unexplained in Pastoral Care.
impacts their absence may
have on their learning and
                                    IF YOU ARE UNWELL DURING THE DAY
achievement.                        Students who become unwell during the school day should:
                                    1.   inform their Class Teacher who will send them to Sick Bay
The Head of Year 7 will
                                    2.   report to Sick Bay and show staff diary signed by teacher
endeavour to assist the student,
                                    3.   staff in Sick Bay will call a parent to collect the student if
provided they make a timely
and reasonable request for
details of work and assessment      Students should NOT call their parents to collect them. If this is
prior to their absence. Special     necessary, a staff member will contact a parent/caregiver.
Consideration will be given
where necessary.                    Marymount College Attendance Policy is available on the College
                                    website under Our College > Policies
                                                                           •   To attend school for the
                                                                               whole school day, every
                                                                               day and be on time for all
                                                                               timetabled classes
                                                                           •   To not leave school during
                                                                               school hours without a
                                                                               parent permission note
                                                                               and approval from Head
                                                                               of Year via their signature,
                                                                               and without obtaining an
                                                                               early departure slip from
                                                                               Student Administration
                                                                               Office (SAO).
                                                                           •   To always report to SAO
                                                                               if arriving to school later
                                                                               than 8:35am.
                                                                           •   To ensure work missed
                                                                               during any periods or
                                                                               days absent from school is
                                                                           •   To monitor own
                                                                               attendance at the end of
                                                                               each term.
                                                                           •   To ensure days absent are
                                                                               explained by your Legal
                                                                           •   To discuss day(s) absent
                                                                               with your class/Pastoral
                                                                               Care teacher if either
                                                                               attending regularly
SIGNING IN LATE OR OUT EARLY                                                   or getting your Legal
If your child is late for school (even if school has been notified) they       Guardian’s notification for
must sign in at SAO.                                                           an absence is difficult.
If your child needs to depart school early, they must present a note
from a parent/guardian and have this signed by their Head of Year
before coming to SAO to sign out.

We do not allow students to meet parents in the Main Carpark, as this
is unsupervised during the school day. Please come to SAO to collect
your child. There is short term visitor parking in the driveway outside
the Main Office.

STUDENT USE OF                         SMART DEVICES
SOCIAL MEDIA                           Our core business of teaching and learning needs to be conducted in
                                       an environment free from unnecessary distractions or disruptions.
Students engaging in social
media will ensure that any             This policy ensures that Smart device use during school hours is
activity complies with the             managed in a consistent way and therefore ensures that students,
guidelines set out in the              parents/carers and teachers all understand the rules of the College
Student Behaviour Support              regarding the use of Smart devices during school hours, in particular,
Policy (Including Anti-Bullying        learning time.
                                       Smart Devices (mobile phones, Smart watches, and similar devices)
•      You do not attempt to
       connect, request ‘friends’      are not to be used during school days between 8:00am—3:00pm and
       or follow any teachers or       all school related activities.
       employees of Marymount
                                       The College accepts no responsibility for the security of Smart Devices.
•      You take reasonable steps       •    The Smart device must be turned off and secured in the student’s
       to exclude the College,              locker when the student arrives at school.
       including uniforms and          •    Students are permitted to check messages briefly during breaks
       logos from any personal              at their lockers.
       posts or uploads.               •    Teacher permission is granted for use in the relevant class only.
•      No representations or           •    Safe keeping of Smart devices is the responsibility of the owner.
       statements on behalf of
                                       •    The use of the Smart device, within the scope of this policy, is
       Marymount College are
       made unless authorised by            during the normal hours of the school day —8:00am to 3:00pm.
       the Principal.                  •    Please note that this policy includes no Smart devices in the
•      No statements or uploads             Library from 8:00am to 3:30pm.
       are made, that are              •    Misuse outside these hours, but while on school premises will fall
       perceived to be disparaging,         within the scope of the Student Behaviour Support Plan of the
       abusive, harmful or                  College.
       derogatory towards
                                       In Class Use
       Marymount College or any
       students, staff or families.    •    School Rule: Smart devices, if brought to school are to be kept in
•      You do not breach any                the students’ locker during school hours.
       confidentiality, trust or       •    The device must be turned off, unless permission is granted
       privacy of any students,             to use during class time. In such instances the class teacher
       staff or families.                   will liaise with the Head of Department and will notify all staff
•      You do not engage in any             members of the use of Smart devices by students in that lesson.
       on-line activity which could
       bring Marymount College         Marymount College Smart Device Policy is available on the College
       or any students, staff or       website under Our College > Policies
       families reputation into
       disrepute.                      Marymount College Student Behaviour Support Policy is available on
                                       the College website under BCE Policies > Student Protection
•      You do not create any page
       or false identity which could
       cause harm or damage to
       Marymount College or any
    16 students, staff or families.

The fortnightly newsletter contains all the information you need to
                                                                           RECORD BOOK
know about what is happening at Marymount College. You will receive        Parents are asked to sign
an email with a link every second Friday afternoon (Week B). Please        their child’s record book
take the time to read this information. Previous issues are available on   weekly. It is a very important
the College website.                                                       communication tool between
                                                                           school and home. Stamps are
                                                                           received in the record book for
We will regularly send email with information about upcoming events.       non-completion of homework
Permission for excursions is now sent electronically via EdSmart.          and class work, and for not
Please ensure you have supplied a current email address.                   bringing the correct equipment
                                                                           to class. (3 stamps = letter
                                                                           home). Email notifications
The College will send SMS reminders to the Main Contact, for               will be sent advising parents
important events, and also to advise if your child was absent from         if student’s work habits in the
Pastoral Class.                                                            areas of homework, equipment
                                                                           and classwork are of concern.
Parent Portal
Use the Parent Portal to notify an absence, view student information,      A notification will also be
reports, assessment schedules, excursion letters and more. An email        emailed if assignments are not
with information on how to access will be sent to you early in the         submitted by the due date.
school year.
                                                                           Reports are completed three
There is a range of useful information for parents on our website          times a year. You will be sent                                                   an email to let you know when
                                                                           reports are available on the
BCE Connect App                                                            Parent Portal.
Download the College App from Apple Store or Google Play. Once you         •   Interim Report (End of
download BCE Connect, search for Marymount College and mark as a               Term One)
favourite. The app is a useful way to access information on the go. We     •   Semester One Report
can also send you push notifications if there are announcements.
                                                                           •   Semester Two Report
Facebook Page
The facebook page is updated regularly with news and photos of             INTERVIEWS
student life and events happening at College.                              There are two opportunities to
                                                                           meet with your child’s teachers
It is important that the College is kept up to date with any changes in
                                                                           each year. Information
address, phone numbers, and email addresses, so that we are able
                                                                           regarding online bookings will
to contact you quickly.
                                                                           be sent home with reports.
                                                                           •   Term Two, Week Two
                                                                           •   Term Three, Week Two


Many opportunities are
available for extra curricular
involvement in College life,
•    Chess
•    Code Club
•    Choir
•    Dance Extension
•    Debating
•    Environment Club
•    Families Back on Track
•    Insiders: reporting and
•    Instrumental lessons             YEAR 7 SUBJECTS
•    Interact
                                       Term 1            Term 2              Term 3             Term 4
•    Makerspace
                                                                Religious Education
•    Mooting
•    Musical
•    Opti-MINDS                                                    Mathematics

•    Public Speaking                                                     Science
•    Readers Cup                                                    Humanities
•    Rosies - Friends on the                               Health & Physical Education
                                          Elective 1        Elective 3             Elective 5     Elective 7
•    Rostrum Voice of Youth
                                          Elective 2        Elective 4             Elective 6     Elective 8
•    St Vincent de Paul
•    Vinnies Youth                    Students continue studying the National Curriculum in Year 7 with
Students are encouraged               access to core and elective subjects. All students study Religion and
to ‘have a go’ beyond the             the National Curriculum demands a major focus on core subjects:
classroom and develop their           English, Maths, Science, History, Geography and Health & Physical
personal confidence, social skills    Education.
and capacity to contribute to
the community.                        Students also complete core elements from Civics & Citizenship and
                                      Personal & Social Development Education, which are embedded
                                      across the core subject areas.

                                      Most significantly, students will be introduced to elective subject
                                      areas completing two rotations each term.
    RELIGIOUS EDUCATION                    MATHEMATICS                 SUPPORT
                                         HEALTH & PHYSICAL             Learning Support at
           ENGLISH                          EDUCATION                  Marymount is based on an
                                                                       inclusive model of education
          HUMANITIES                           SCIENCE                 where most support is
                                                                       delivered in the classroom.
    Students in Year 7 will study the following elective subjects:
                                                                       The Learning Support staff is
                                                                       made up of three Support
               ARTS                            LANGUAGES               Teachers- Inclusive Education,
•    Drama                           •    French                       a School-based Speech
•    Music                           •    Japanese                     Pathologist and a team of
                                                                       teacher aides who work with
•    Visual Arts
                                                                       class teachers to provide
                                                                       support and adjustments for
                          TECHNOLOGIES                                 those experiencing barriers to
•    Design and Technologies                                           their learning, whether short
•    Digital Technologies                                              term or long term.
•    Food Technologies
                                                                       A number of extra-curricular
                                                                       activities to extend students
                                                                       looking for a challenge, such
BELL TIMES                                                             as Chess and Opti-Minds are
                   MON            TUES/WED/FRI        THURS            offered through the Centre.
                                                                       Homework Club is another
Staff Briefing           8:20am                                        opportunity available to
                                                                       students who want to access
Warning Bell             8:30am             8:25am            8:25am
                                                                       extra assistance from the
Pastoral Care            8:35am             8:30am            8:30am   Support Teachers- Inclusive
Period 1                 8:53am             8:48am            8:48am
                                                                       Students and parents are
Period 2                 9:44am             9:40am            9:31am   encouraged to contact the
                                                                       Learning Support Centre when
Recess                 10:32am             10:29am          10:11am
                                                                       they have concerns regarding
Period 3               10:55am             10:52am          10:34am    issues that may affect
Period 4               11:46am             11:44am          11:17am

Lunch 1                12:34pm             12:33pm          11:57am

Lunch 2                12:54pm             12:53pm          12:20pm
Period 5                 1:18pm             1:16pm

Period 6                 2:09pm             2:08pm           2:37pm                              19

                                   RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Topics Studied
•        Where It All Began
•        The Power of Words
•        Doing Good
•        Sacraments and
•        Construction of a
         Brochure as a Visual
         Representation of
         a Religious Order in
•        Analysis of Sacred Text
         and Journal Reflection
•        Oral/Multimodal
•        Knowledge and               At Marymount College a Catholic view about Learning and Teaching
         Understanding Test          is reflected in both dimensions of Religious Education, namely, the
                                     classroom teaching and learning of religion and the Religious Life of
Pathways to Year 9 and 10
                                     the School. We draw upon the Catholic Christian tradition in ways
                                     that are mindful of local contexts and the ecumenical and multi-faith
•        Religious Education         realities of contemporary culture. Students at Marymount College are
Pathways to Senior Subjects          expected to participate fully in the Religious Education Program. This
                                     includes the formal in-class work and the broader religious life of the
•        Study of Religion           College (Reflection Days off campus, Liturgies, Prayer Life, Feasts and
                                     Celebrations, Outreach and Social Justice).
•        Religion & Ethics
                                     Religious Education is a compulsory subject and is studied for five
                                     periods per fortnight. Students are expected to complete set tasks
                                     encouraging them to be lifelong learners and to develop their religious
                                     literacy. The Religious Education program at Marymount College
                                     has been prepared in accordance with Archdiocesan guidelines and
                                     approved by the Brisbane Archdiocesan Accreditation panel. It is not
                                     static and continues to develop to meet the students’ needs.

                                     Students are provided with opportunities to demonstrate overall
                                     performance according to the year level achievement standard and
                                     learning intentions. This is monitored and recorded in student folios.
                                     The four strands studied are: Beliefs, Church, Christian Life and
                                     Sacred Texts. Course content is integrated across the four strands and
                                     designed appropriately for the Marymount College context.



                                                                           Topics Studied
                                                                           History Topics
                                                                           •    Investigating the Ancient
                                                                                Past and Ancient Rome
                                                                           Geography Topics
                                                                           •    Water in the World, Place
                                                                                & Livability
                                                                           Civics and Citizenship Topics
                                                                           •    Government &
                                                                                Democracy, National
                                                                           •    Assignment
                                                                           •    Source and Knowledge
The Year 7 Humanities course combines courses in History, Geography        •    Field Study
and Civics & Citizenship.
                                                                           Pathways to Year 9 and 10
In History, students study units on archaeological evidence from           Subjects
the Ancient World and Ancient Rome, including the discoveries (the         •    History
remains of the past and what we know) and the mysteries (what we           •    Geography
do not know) about this period.
                                                                           •    Civics
The Geography course covers two units. Water in the World examines         Pathways to Senior Subjects
the many uses of water, its value as a resource, its scarcity, the
water cycle and specific water hazards. The Place and Liveability unit     •    Modern History
examines factors that influence liveability, including the services        •    Ancient History
and facilities needed to support and enhance our lives. It develops        •    Geography
students’ ability to evaluate the liveability of their own suburb and to   •    Legal Studies
investigate whether it can be improved through planning.

In the Civics and Citizenship component of Government & Democracy,
students will explore the key features of Australia’s system of
government, the Australian Constitution and how its features,
principles and values shape Australia’s democracy, the responsibilities
and freedoms of citizens and how Australians can actively participate
in their democracy. In the Citizenship, Diversity & Identity unit,
students will identify the influences that shape Australia’s national



Topics Studied
•        Poetry to Prose:
•        Take a Stand: Persuasive
•        A Novel Idea: Analytical
•        Beyond Words: Visual
•   Written imaginative
    (exam conditions)
•   Spoken persuasive
•   Written analytical (exam
•   Spoken multimodal
•   Multiple choice
    comprehension (exam
    conditions)                     The Year 7 English program is developed in accordance with the
                                    Australian National Curriculum and is built around the three
Extension Activities
                                    interrelated strands of Language, Literature and Literacy. Each of the
•   Readers Cup
                                    program’s four units is designed to develop students’ knowledge,
•   Debating                        understanding and skills in preparation for their senior years of
•   Write a Book in a Day           schooling.
•   Marymount Insiders
•   Spelling Bee                    Students examine a range of contemporary literature, including poetry
                                    and novels, as well as media material that is directly relevant to their
Pathways to Junior Subjects         present and future lives. An increased level of challenge is built into
•        English                    tasks throughout each year as students move through their middle
                                    years of schooling. These tasks are purposefully aligned with the text
Pathways to Senior Subjects         structures and cognitive demands of the senior ATAR system.
•        English
                                    Technical control of language is emphasised through a strong focus on
•        English Literature
                                    grammar, vocabulary, spelling and expression. Students learn how to
•        Essential English          master writing for a particular purpose and audience. Comprehension
                                    is also an integral part of the English program in the middle years,
                                    with students developing their skills in literal, inferential and
                                    evaluative understanding.

                                    The English program is designed to assist students to become self-
                                    directed learners. Feedback is purposefully shaped to help them
                                    develop independence in editing and refining ideas.

                        HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

                                                                           Topics Studied
                                                                           •   Swimming
                                                                           •   Introduction to Athletics
                                                                           •   Oztag
                                                                           •   Athletics
                                                                           •   Growing & Changing
                                                                           •   Bodyworks (Anatomy)
                                                                           •   Super Snacks
                                                                           •   The Wealth of Health
                                                                           •   Practical Assessment of
                                                                               Performances in Physical
                                                                               Activities (50% of Course)
                                                                           •   Theory Assessment
                                                                               is a combination of
                                                                               content in workbooks,
Health and Physical Education is one of the five mandatory subjects
                                                                               written tests, multi-
from the Australian Curriculum. In Health and Physical Education at
                                                                               model presentations
Marymount College students develop the knowledge, understanding
                                                                               and assignments (50% of
and skills to strengthen their sense of self and build and manage
satisfying relationships. The curriculum helps them to be resilient, and
to make decisions and take actions to promote their health, safety         Pathways to Year 9 and 10
and physical activity participation. As students mature, they develop      Subjects
and use critical inquiry skills to research and analyse the knowledge      •   Health & Physical
of the field and to understand the influences on their own and others’         Education
health, safety and wellbeing.
                                                                           •   Advanced Sports Program
Healthy, active living benefits individuals and society in many ways.      Pathways to Senior Subjects
This includes promoting physical fitness, healthy body weight,
                                                                           •   Physical Education
psychological wellbeing, cognitive capabilities and learning. A healthy,
active population improves productivity and personal satisfaction,         •   SIS20115 Cert II in Sport
promotes pro-social behaviour and reduces the occurrence of chronic            & Recreation/ SIS30315
disease. Health and Physical Education teaches students how to                 Cert III Fitness
enhance their health, safety and wellbeing and contribute to building      •   Health
healthy, safe and active communities.
Sport Uniform
Because of the importance of participation in appropriate physical
exercise, students who are not prepared for PE lessons and/or sport
i.e. not wearing correct uniform, shoes or hat will receive a RTC
referral after 3 breaches per term.

Students are not permitted to arrive at school or leave at the end of
the day while wearing their Sports Uniform. The only exception is on
Thursday or when special permission is given.                                                          23

Topics Studied
•        Personal identity
•        Family & Animals
•        Numbers
•        Pets
•        Key Verbs
•        Speaking Exam
•        Listening Exam
•        Reading Exam
•        Writing Exam
•        Research projects
Pathways to Year 9 and 10
•        French
                              Learning French is both interesting and rewarding! When you learn
Pathways to Senior Subjects   French at school you will have the opportunity to
•        French               •    use French in everyday situations
                              •    meet French-speaking people and learn about their way of life
                              •    read and order from French menus, read French magazines
                                   about sport, fashion, music and the cinema
                              •    view French films and sing French songs
                              •    write to a French pen friend
                              Learning French is an investment in your future. Look at these facts!

                              French is the living and working language of over 300 million of the
                              world’s people.

                              French is the official language of the United Nations, WHO, UNESCO,
                              OECD, EU, NATO, Red Cross and International Olympic Committee and
                              is widely used in international law, business and diplomacy.

                              French is a language of business, trade, journalism and science.



                                                                            Topics Studied
                                                                            •   Greeting
                                                                            •   Q&A – personal details
                                                                            •   Numbers
                                                                            •   Japanese culture
                                                                            •   Japanese writing script -

                                                                            •   Speaking Exam
                                                                            •   Listening Exam
                                                                            •   Hiragana Test
                                                                            Extension Activities
                                                                            •   Japanese Visitors
                                                                            •   Biennial trip to Japan
                                                                                (Years 10-12)
Studying a foreign language enhances meta cognitive ability (thinking
about thinking) and complex reasoning processes. Not only do                Pathways to Year 9 and 10
foreign language learners communicate in different modes, but study         Subjects
how to appropriate language forms to different social contexts. An
                                                                            •   Japanese
awareness of the functions of one’s first language is derived from
studying Japanese, as well as recognising how culture is embedded           Pathways to Senior Subjects
within language. As a result, one grows educationally, intellectually,      •   Japanese
personally, socially and culturally from study in this area. This in turn
benefits study in other curriculum areas.

In particular, Japanese language is relevant to students of Marymount
College because of the school’s position on the Gold Coast. The
thriving tourism industry in the area provides many real life
contexts in which students can use their second language. This is
complementary to the fact that Australia as a nation prides itself on
having positive relations between our Asia Pacific neighbours. Such
relations provide endless opportunities for students to use Japanese
language in the workforce internally and internationally.



Topics Studied
•        Number and Algebra
•        Measurement and
•        Statistics and Probability
Proficiency Strands
•        Understanding
•        Fluency
•        Problem Solving
•        Reasoning
•        Term and Semester Exams
•        Problem-solving and
         modelling tasks
Extension Activities
                                      Mathematics is organised around the interaction of three content
•        Lunchtime Maths              strands and four proficiency strands, following the Australian
         Tutoring                     Curriculum. The proficiency strands are Understanding, Fluency,
•        Canterbury College Maths     Problem Solving and Reasoning. These strands describe how
         Comp                         content is explored or developed, that is, the thinking and doing of
•        Maths Trust Challenge        mathematics.
•        Mangahigh Competitions
                                      The Mathematics curriculum provides the opportunity to apply
Pathways to Year 9 and 10             mathematical understanding and skills in context, both in other
Subjects                              learning areas and in real world contexts.
•        Mathematics                  Students develop the capacity to recognise and understand the
•        Mathematics Extension
                                      role of mathematics in the world around them and the confidence,
Pathways to Senior Subjects
                                      willingness and ability to apply mathematics to their lives. All students
•        General Mathematics          will be exposed to content and experiences in all strands which will
•        Mathematical Methods         develop understanding and higher order thinking processes necessary
•        Specialist Mathematics       for the more difficult mathematics subjects in senior school.
•        Essential Mathematics
                                      Year 7 students take learning into their own hands with the support
                                      of several online resources. The additional support to classroom
                                      activities allows students to develop their autonomy, problem-
                                      solving and ability to work independently. Online platforms, such as
                                      Mangahigh and HOTmaths are relevant to 21st century learners with
                                      attention grabbing activities and stimulating challenges.


                                                                           Topics Studied

                                                                           Investigating Science – An
                                                                           introduction to Science
                                                                           •   Chemistry – Going
                                                                               separate ways
                                                                           •   Physics – Let’s get Moving
                                                                           •   Space Science – To Infinity
                                                                               and Beyond
                                                                           •   Biology – Classification
                                                                               Where do I fit in?
                                                                           •   Topic exams
                                                                           •   Scientific prac reports
                                                                           •   In class tasks
                                                                           •   Marble run
In Year 7, students explore the diversity of life on Earth and continue    •   Making a Telescope
to develop their understanding of the role of classification in ordering   •   Skills tests
and organising information. They use and develop models such as
food chains, food webs and the water cycle to represent and analyse        Pathways to Year 9 and 10
the flow of energy and matter through ecosystems and explore the           Subjects
impact of changing components within these systems. They consider          •   Science
the interaction between multiple forces when explaining changes in
an object’s motion. They explore the notion of renewable and non-          Pathways to Senior Subjects
renewable resources and consider how this classification depends           •   Agricultural Science
on the timescale considered. They investigate relationships in the         •   Biology
Earth-sun-moon system and use models to predict and explain events.        •   Chemistry
Students make accurate measurements and control variables to               •   Marine Science
analyse relationships between system components. They explore and          •   Physics
explain these relationships through appropriate representations and        •   Psychology
consider the role of science in decision making processes.                 •   Aquatic Practices

By the end of Year 7, students describe techniques to separate pure
substances from mixtures. They represent and predict the effects
of unbalanced forces, including Earth’s gravity, on motion. They
explain how the relative positions of Earth, the sun and moon affect
phenomena on Earth. They analyse how the sustainable use of
resources depends on the way they are formed and cycle through
Earth systems. They predict the effect of human and environmental
changes on interactions between organisms and classify and organise
diverse organisms based on observable differences.

                                    DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
Topics Studied
•        Algorithms
•        Software programming
•        Iteration
•        Loops
•        Design-Develop-Evaluate
•        Folio of work
Extension Activities
•        Code Club
•        ICT Explorers
•        Drone Academy
•        Girls’ STEM Day
•        Maker Space
                                    Digital Technologies in Year 7 is a core subject for two terms. Students
Pathways to Year 9 and 10           will extend their understanding and skills in computational thinking
Subjects                            such as decomposing problems and prototyping.
•        Digital Technologies       Students will be introduced to computational problem solving, using
•        STEM                       algorithms and text-based coding.
Pathways to Senior Subjects
                                    Students will also engage with cyber-security, interacting with a
•        Digital Solutions          simulated social media accounts to determine data leaks. They will
•        Information &              reflect on the information shared publicly through social media and
         Communication              the problems this may cause.
•        ICT30118 Certificate III
         in Information, Digital
         Media and Technology

                     DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY (FOOD)

                                                                         Topics Studied
                                                                         •   Bring It On
                                                                         •   Design Task
                                                                         Extension Activities
                                                                         •   Junior Culinary
                                                                         Pathways to Year 9 and 10
                                                                         •   Food Technology
                                                                         •   Textile & Design
                                                                         Pathways to Year 9 and 10
                                                                         •   Design & Technologies
In Year 7, students study Food Technology for one term. The course           (Food)
offers students the opportunity to explore food in an exciting and
practical way. Students study food as an essential need for the          Pathways to Senior Subjects
function of the human body and its relationship with good health.        •   Food & Nutrition
                                                                         •   Fashion
They also learn about the importance of safety and hygiene in the
kitchen environment and preparing food. Students learn through           •   SIT30616 Certificate III in
developing their practical skills and being exposed to a range of food       Hospitality

In practical classes, students prepare a variety of recipes using a
number of different cooking methods, including baking, grilling and
frying and begin to develop skills in the kitchen which will become an
invaluable tool for the rest of their life.


                                  DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGIES

Topics Studied
•        Engineering Principles
         and Systems
•        Materials and
•        Design Folios
•        Practical Design
Pathways to Year 9 and 10
•        Design & Technologies
•        Design & Technologies
         (Engineering Principles
                                      Design Technology is an exciting subject that enables students
         and Systems)
                                      to become creative and responsive designers. They will consider
•        Design & Technologies        ethical, legal, aesthetic and functional factors and the economic,
         (Materials and               environmental and social impacts of technological change and how
         Technologies)                the choice and use of technologies contributes to a sustainable future.
Pathways to Senior Subjects           The students will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills
                                      required to become discerning decision-makers.
•        CPC10111 Certificate I in
         Construction                 Studying Design Technology will motivate students and engage them
•        UEE22011 Certificate II in   in a range of learning experiences that are transferable to family and
         Electrotechnology            home, constructive leisure activities, community contribution and the
•        MEM20413 Certificate II      world of work.
         in Engineering
                                      Students will use emerging technologies, such as Laser Cutter and 3D
                                      Printers to produce effective and meaningful solutions to identified
                                      problems or opportunities in personal, family, community and global

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