Year 9 Elective Subject Selections 2021 - Respect - Inspire - Support - Excel - Kinross College

 
Year 9 Elective Subject Selections 2021 - Respect - Inspire - Support - Excel - Kinross College
Year 9
                        Elective Subject Selections 2021
Year 9 - 2021

                            Respect – Inspire – Support - Excel

                                     Kinross College Vision:
                “Developing inspired, ambitious and considerate adolescents to work
                                 with integrity towards excellence”
Year 9 Elective Subject Selections 2021 - Respect - Inspire - Support - Excel - Kinross College
YEAR 9 SUBJECT SELECTION BOOKLET 2021

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YEAR 9 SUBJECT SELECTION BOOKLET 2021

                               Contents
                                                             Page
Welcome                                                         5

Health & Physical Education
Outdoor Recreation                                              6
Specialised Team (Invasion) Sports                              6
Playing the Game                                                7
Soccer Academy                                                  7
Basketball Academy                                              8

Technologies
Model Making 1 and 2                                            9
Workshop                                                        9
Computer Studies 1 and 2                                       10
Beauty From Within                                             10
Fashion & Textiles                                             10
International Foods - Semester 1, Northern Hemisphere          11
International Foods - Semester 2, Southern Hemisphere          11

English
Harry Potter – No Muggles Allowed!                             12
Graphic Novels from around the world                           12

Science
Science Exploration 1                                          13

Mathematics
Maths Enrichment                                               13

Humanities and Social Science (HASS)
Ancient History                                                14

The Arts – Performing Arts
Dance 3 and 4                                                  15
Drama 1                                                        15
Drama 2                                                        16
Music Creator 2                                                16
Music Enrichment                                               16

The Arts – Visual Arts
Sculpture and Ceramics                                         17
Fine Art 1                                                     17
Fine Art 2                                                     17
Photography and Media 1                                        17
Photography and Media 2                                        18

Languages
French                                                         19
Italian                                                        19

Contributions and Charges - College Policy                     20

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Welcome
Kinross College is proud to offer students entering Year 9 a range of high quality courses, providing essential skills and
learning outcomes.

The study program for Year 9 students reflects their growing interest in vocational options after school and the pre-
requisite learning area development for senior schooling.

Ideally, students should complete at least one course from both The Arts and Technologies throughout the year. In Year
9, students will undertake compulsory Health and Physical Education. There are also electives available in this area.

Students are advised to choose wisely and in the areas that they are likely to pursue in Years 10, 11 and 12. Generally
these will be areas in which the student has skill, interest or both.

PRESCRIBED COURSES:
All students will study the following compulsory courses:
     • English
     • Mathematics
     • Health and Physical Education
     • Science
     • Humanities & Social Sciences

ELECTIVES:
In Year 9 students should begin to specialise in The Arts and Technology based subjects choosing what will best develop
specific skills toward their future goals. In general students should be looking toward what they are interested in and
looking to continue in Year 10. Physical Education and other learning areas offer a few subjects in order to fulfil varying
needs. Electives bring about varying costs that are due to the needs of different subjects, whether transport costs to
external venues, food products or expensive consumables. Please be aware that the consumables and some non-
consumables are purely dependent on paying the allocated fee.

   PAYMENT AND SUBMISSION GUIDELINE:
   Students, please ensure your parents are prepared to meet the costs associated with the courses you choose,
   prior to your selection.
        • Both the Elective Agreement and Yr 8 Selection sheet must be signed by the student and a parent or
             guardian.
        • Submission deadline: Thursday 18 June 2020. A 50% deposit is preferred on submission.
        • Payment plans are available and can be arranged with the Finance Assistant at your earliest
             convenience. Email: Kinross.college.finance@education.wa.edu.au
        • Early submission will increase your chances of obtaining a place in the electives that you most desire.
        • Full payment is due by Thursday 4 March 2021.

   The cost of Electives on offer varies, based on the volume of materials used, transport costs and associated
   costs with changes to resources used. It is important to note some courses have additional costs to cover the
   purchasing fabrics in the case of textiles and a camp in the case of Outdoor Education.
   Classes will be determined by demand and the availability of resources, therefore not all courses will run. It is
   for this reason that you must nominate reserve electives.

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Elective Descriptions
Health & Physical Education

OUTDOOR RECREATION                                                                    Cost: $200
Subject Outline:
Outdoor Recreation is designed to be an introductory course to both Outdoor Education and Water-based Physical
Recreation in Year 10. It aims to introduce a range of practical Outdoor Education skills (eg - cycling, kayaking,
snorkelling, orienteering, camp cooking) and skills for Aquatic Recreation (surfing & water rescue). Course time will be
divided into 80% practical and 20% theory and will run for two sessions per week for a semester.

Skills Outline:
                                                        Minimum Entrance Requirements:
     • Cycling
                                                            • Competent swimmer with reasonable fitness
     • Kayaking                                             • C grade or above in Physical Education.
     • Orienteering and Navigation                          • Semester 1 report - Attitude, Behaviour, Effort (ABE)
     • Camp cooking                                           average above 3 for Physical Education and Health
     • Team building                                          Education.
     • Surfing                                              • Teacher Based Assessment average above 3 for
                                                              Physical Education and Health Education.
     • Aquatic safety / aquatic rescue
                                                            • Physical Education Department approval prior to
     • Snorkelling
                                                              making selection.
     • Rock climbing

Further Study:
Outdoor Education and/or Water-based Physical Recreation in Year 10 leading into Outdoor Education in Years 11/12.

SPECIALISED TEAM (INVASION) SPORTS                                                   Cost: $80
Subject Outline:
Specialised Team Sports is designed to provide opportunities for students to be extended in a range of sports (Basketball
and Soccer). Students will also be provided with an opportunity to play on the correct surfaces. The course focuses on
developing sport-specific skills and strategies and high level self-management and interpersonal skills through coaching
and umpiring opportunities. This unit will serve as an introduction to the practical and coaching components of Physical
Education Studies in Year 10. Course time will be divided into 90% practical and 10% theory and will run for two sessions
per week for a semester.

Skills Outline:
                                                        Minimum Entrance Requirements:
     • Netball
                                                            • C grade or above in Physical Education.
     • Soccer
                                                            • Semester 1 report - Attitude, Behaviour, Effort (ABE)
     • Basketball                                             average above 3 for Physical Education and Health
     • Teamwork                                               Education.
     • Ultimate Frisbee                                     • Teacher Based Assessment average above 3 for
     • Touch Rugby                                            Physical Education and Health Education.
                                                            • Physical Education Department approval prior to
                                                              making selection.
Further Study:
Physical Education Studies in Year 10
Physical Education Studies Course of Study

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PLAYING THE GAME                                                                     Cost: $35

Subject Outline:
Students who enjoy physical education and are keen to pursue various aspects of team and racquet sports in a
competitive environment. This is a great preparation for students looking to take on PE courses in Years 9 and 10.

                                           Minimum Entrance Requirements:
                                               • C grade or above in Physical Education and Health Education.
                                               • Physical Education Department approval prior to making selection.

SOCCER ACADEMY                                                                        Cost: $300
Subject Outline: (Year-long).
The elite soccer program is in its third year and is proving to be very popular. The program caters for both boys and girls
and provides specialised pathways from years 7 through to 10. Classes will be mixed gender and ability based, providing
both elite and social pathways. Students will train twice a week in their elective and potentially once a week before
school. They will compete in the School Sports WA Champion Schools competitions during Term 2 and Term 3. This
program is based on the philosophies of the FFA Curriculum and has been designed to develop core and advanced skills,
understanding of different tactics/ analysis of the game, game play development and awareness, ball mastery,
understanding advance rules of the games and also includes basic understanding of sport psychology, and fitness
testing. Students will also be taught the basic fundamental principles of strength and conditioning. Developing various
components of physical training throughout the program. The program caters for three days each term run with our
partners 2 Half's Football Development being delivered at Kinross college.
Some clothing items will be included in the cost of this elective subject.
Students who were involved in the Year 8 program will be selected to join the Year 9 program. Any student who wishes
to join the program will go through a school trial. The student’s attendance on previous training days, attitude/
behaviour to learning during Physical Education and cross curricular lessons will be taken into consideration before
selecting the student into the program. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Ideally will be participating and playing
soccer outside of school.
Further Study:                                           Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Year 10 Soccer Program, Specialised Team /                   • Ideally will be participating and playing Soccer
Invasion Sport, Net and wall Sports, Playing the               outside of school.
Game.                                                        • Maintain a C grade or above in Physical Education.
                                                             • Accepted via trial in Year 6 Intake or on arrival to the
                                                               college

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BASKETBALL ACADEMY                                                                    Cost: $150
Subject Outline: (Year-long).
The Basketball Academy is in its second year and its first year as an in-school elective. The Academy caters for both male
and female students and provides specialised pathways from year 7 through to year 10. Classes will be mixed gender
and ability based, providing both elite and social pathways. Students will train twice a week in the elective and the
potential of additional training sessions outside of school hours during competition time. Basketball academy students
will have the opportunity to try-out for the school team which will compete in the afterschool’s competition amongst
other schools during term 1 and term 2 and a day carnival during term 3 with the aim to progress through to the finals
later in the term. This program is based on concepts and teachings that are prevalent through our Western Australian
high-performance pathways with a focus on skill development, game understanding and awareness, physical fitness
and fitness testing and nutrition.

Students will be selected through a school trial, attendance on previous training mornings, attitude to learning during
physical education and cross curricular lessons.
                                                        Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Further Study:
                                                            • Ideally will be participating and playing basketball
Year 10 Basketball Academy, Physical Education
                                                              outside of school.
Studies, Playing the Game.
                                                            • Maintain a C grade or above in Physical Education.
                                                            • Accepted via trial in Year 6 Intake or on arrival to the
                                                              college

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Technologies

MODEL MAKING 1 (Semester 1)                                                          Cost: $60
Subject Outline:
Year 9 Model Making 1 builds on the skills that students have developed in Year 8 and extends these skills in an
interesting and challenging way of model making. This subject follows a theme of planes, trains and automobiles, which
focus on the construction of a Monster Truck.

                                                               Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Skills Outline:
                                                                   • C grade or higher in Year 8 Workshop.
     • Plan reading and hand sketching
                                                                   • Able to work safely in a workshop.
     • Working with a variety of timbers
     • Developing hand and machine skills
     • Developing finishing techniques for a variety of timbers.

Further Study
Year 9 Model Making 2 and Year 10 Model Making

MODEL MAKING 2 (Semester 2)                                                          Cost: $60
Subject Outline:
Year 9 Model Making 2 allows student to explore skills and techniques in order to develop mechanical and structural
ideas, creating models of a high quality, using the latest hand tools on offer. Students will work with high quality
materials such as Tasmanian Oak for the potential to produce aesthetically outstanding, quality work.

Skills Outline:                                                  Minimum Entrance Requirements:
     • Plan reading and hand sketching                               • C grade or higher in Year 8 Workshop.
     • Working with a variety of timbers                             • Able to work safely in a workshop.
     • Developing hand and machine skills
     • Developing finishing techniques for a variety of timbers.

Further study
Model Making Year 10

WORKSHOP (Semester 1 or Semester 2)                                                  Cost: $60
Subject Outline:
Year 9 Workshop is a combination of Woodwork and Metalwork to continue the skills developed in Year 8. Students will
undertake projects in both workshops and learn the different uses for tools involved with differing materials. There will
be a greater emphasis on woodwork however students will work with shaping and joining metal types to create
individual projects or supplement their woodwork projects.

Skills Outline:                                                Minimum Entrance Requirements:
     • Plan reading and hand sketching                             • C grade or higher in Year 8 Workshop.
     • Working with a variety of timbers and metals                • Able to work safely in a workshop.
     • Developing hand and machine skills
     • Developing finishing techniques for a variety of materials

Further Study:
Woodwork Year 10 and Project Design and Construction Year 10

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COMPUTER STUDIES 1 (Semester 1)                                                        Cost: $35
In this course students will develop problem solving skills to create digital products using logic, available software tools
and the design process relevant to this Learning Area. This course will introduce and/or improve students’ abilities in
using ICT tools to solve problems in a web-based environment. Students will start with website construction and learning
the code that is used to build webpages. As they become more confident and efficient using these skills we will introduce
different software applications to enhance their web design, layout and construction skills. Students will learn to build
websites from scratch and apply these skills in different contexts. Students will also be introduced to Gamemaker Studio,
basic coding and layout to develop a simple application.
                                                                    Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Further Study:                                                          • C grade in Math
Year 9 Computer Studies 2 and Year 10 Computer Studies                  • Enjoys coding

COMPUTER STUDIES 2 (Semester 2)                                                        Cost: $35
Subject Outline:
This course develops Computer Science knowledge and skills. All students will develop an introductory understanding
of areas such as networks, encryption, cyber security and managing data. A focus initially on how the Internet and Data
Storage has evolved will lead to the research of website structures for various applications such as business, social and
other common needs. Students will develop every aspect of their own website for a particular customer need including
code, images and interactivity. Students then will move on to using Gamemaker Studio to develop a small game
involving coding and game structure.
                                                                  Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Further Studies:
                                                                      • C grade in Math
Year 10 Computer Studies
                                                                      • Enjoys coding

BEAUTY FROM WITHIN                                                                     Cost $120
This subject is focused on teenagers with emphasis on how to make the most of their physical, social and emotional
self. Some of the topics to be covered include skin and body care, make-up application, hair styles and haircare,
deportment, clothing decisions, fashion trends, nutrition, exercise and relaxation. The course is made more interesting
with guest speakers coming to class.

Further Study:                                                    Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Year 10 Beauty by Design,                                             • Interest in nail, skin and body care
                                                                        applications
Cert II in Beauty and Retail or Hairdressing,
                                                                      • Able to work safely in a practical area
Year 11 Business Management and Enterprise

Note: Students will need to supply their own make-up application brushes.

FASHION & TEXTILES                                                                     Cost: $50
Subject Outline:
This is an exciting course whereby students develop a portfolio of sewing techniques and use these to create wonderful
garments. Students investigate the fashion industry and learn how fabric is made and the importance of its structure
for a specific design. Sketching and designing fashionable outfits as well as learning embellishment techniques is all part
of this course. Students also make a hoodie and other great fashion pieces. This course is designed to help students
become a fashion designer in their own right.

Note: Students will need to supply their own fabric and           Minimum Entrance Requirements:
dressmaking pins for this course.                                     • It is advisable for students to have studied
                                                                        textiles in Year 8.

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INTERNATIONAL FOODS 1 – (Semester 1) Northern Hemisphere                                          Cost: $80

Subject Outline:
This fun and practical hands on course provides the opportunity to produce a wide range of delicious foods from around
the world. It is designed for students who enjoy cooking and have an interest in creating cuisines from other countries.
Students investigate and explore contemporary food issues such as nutrition, technologies in cooking, lifestyle, culture
and environmental sustainability, whilst developing everyday culinary skills. The first semester course focuses on the
cuisine from the northern hemisphere, investigating cultural celebrations and foods. Students prepare delicious and
interesting foods and have the opportunity to develop their own recipes. Students can choose to study International
Foods for the entire year by choosing the elective broken into two distinct courses each semester.
Skills Outline:                                                            Minimum Entrance Requirements: An
     • How other countries celebrate special occasions                     interest in collaboration and culinary
     • Study various cooking techniques                                    skill development.
     • Plan and prepare meals and snacks
     • Select ingredients based on the cultural influences of the
         countries being studied
     • Work in groups and individually
     • Complete practical tasks hygienically and safely
     • Written procedural tasks

It is advisable for students to have studied Food Technology in year 8

Further study:
Year 10 Food Science subjects

INTERNATIONAL FOODS 2 – (Semester 2) Southern Hemisphere                                          Cost: $80

Subject Outline:
This fun and practical course provides the opportunity to produce a wide range of delicious foods from around the
globe. It is designed for students who enjoy cooking and have an interest in creating cuisines from other countries.
Students investigate and explore contemporary food issues such as nutrition, technologies in cooking, lifestyle, culture
and environmental sustainability, whilst developing everyday culinary skills. The second semester course focuses on the
cuisine from the southern hemisphere, investigating food trends as well as herbs and spices used around the world.
Students prepare delicious and interesting foods and have the opportunity to develop their own recipes. Students can
choose to study International Foods for the entire year by choosing the elective broken into two distinct courses each
semester.

Skills Outline:
      • How other countries celebrate special occasions
      • Study various cooking techniques
      • Plan and prepare meals and snacks
      • Select ingredients based on the cultural influences of the countries being studied
      • Work in groups and individually
      • Complete practical tasks hygienically and safely
                                                                           Minimum Entrance Requirements: An
      • Written procedural tasks
                                                                           interest in collaboration and culinary
                                                                           skill development.
It is advisable for students to have studied Food Science in year 8

Further study:
Year 10 Food Technology subjects.

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English

HARRY POTTER – NO Muggles Allowed! - Semester 1                                       Cost: $50
Subject Outline:
Welcome to the world of Harry Potter for new and old wizards alike. You will be asked to share and discuss your love
of Harry Potter, and compete in the Tri-wizard Tournament in an interactive storytelling/board game style competition.
Students will look into the mythology surrounding the Harry Potter Universe and we will look at the Deathly Hallows
history and create our own Hogwarts family tree. With a magical visit to the Fired! Ceramic Café for some pottery and
competitions, if you love Harry Potter and being creative, this is the elective for you.

Skills Outline:
                                                                Minimum Entrance Requirements:
         • Research Skills, using ICT
                                                                    • A strong interest or passion in the Harry
         • Writing and vocabulary enrichment through
                                                                      Potter Universe (books and films) and a
              narrative and informative writing
                                                                      desire to release your inner wizard/witch.
         • Listening, speaking and viewing skills
         • Work in groups, pairs and individually
         • Debating skills
         • Select, plan and research project based learning
         • Demonstrate your knowledge of the Harry Potter Universe through quizzes, debates and general
              discussion.
         • Use creative skills to create exciting pieces of artwork

Further Study:
         • Year 10 Harry Potter Elective ‘The Order of the Phoenix’

GRAPHIC NOVELS FROM AROUND THE WORLD - Semester 2 Cost: $50
Subject Outline:
This ''out of this world'' subject is for all students who love anything to do with graphic novels and comic books - from
superheroes to anime! Students will explore and compare a range of different comic books from around the world from
the U.S.A to Europe to Japan. There will be a strong focus on exploring visual and literary narrative elements in the texts
we explore, and students will also become film critics as we compare texts to their film and television counterparts.
Students will have the chance to delve even deeper into comic books of their choice, analysing and evaluating their
favourite stories and characters, as well as creating their own comic book story board/movie or script as their final
project (drawing ability not required – we’ve got you covered!).

Skills Outline:
                                                                  Minimum Entrance Requirements:
         • Research Skills, using ICT
                                                                      • A strong interest or passion in graphic
         • Writing and vocabulary enrichment through
                                                                        novels and comic books, with a focus on
              narrative and informative writing
         • Listening, speaking and viewing skills                       American, European and Japanese styles.
         • Work in groups, pairs and individually
         • Theoretical planning and problem solving
         • Select, plan and research project based learning
         • Demonstrate your knowledge of different texts from around the world.
         • Use creative skills to create exciting pieces of artwork

Further Study:
         • Year 10 Graphic Novel Elective: ‘Graphic Novels Throughout History’

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Science

SCIENCE EXPLORATION 1                                                                 Cost: $60
Subject Outline:
Do you like doing experiments and activities? “All the fun Science stuff without all of the theory?” The Science
Exploration electives allow for classes to negotiate the curriculum with the teacher to select their own topics of interest
and explore them. The course focuses on skill development and the scientific process, allowing students to participate
in experiments and activities designed to investigate the scientific principles that interest them. Working in small groups
they can find out how theatre lights are used to change the look of clothing, what happens when acids are mixed with
different substances, or discover the skills needed to become a Forensic pathologist.

Further Study: Science Exploration & Robotics in Year 10.         Minimum Entrance Requirements:
                                                                      • A genuine desire for science understanding
                                                                      • Ability to work independently and follow
                                                                        instructions
                                                                      • Good knowledge of safety practices in the
                                                                        Lab

Mathematics

MATHS ENRICHMENT                                                                      Cost: $35
Subject Outline: "With understanding comes passion, and with passion comes growth—a treasure is unlocked.”
The main aim of this course is to increase the student interest in mathematics by engaging in activities that develop a
sound mathematical understanding and help to broaden mathematical knowledge.

Students will engage in challenges that will enhance their mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills. These skills
are essential in preparing and equipping our students for entry in to a range of state and national mathematics
competitions.

The course also includes an introduction to the concept of Shares and the Share Market. This will involve competition
in the 2018 ASX Schools Share Market Game. Students will have an exciting, fun and interesting time working both
individually and in small groups.

Further Study: Maths Enrichment in Year 10.
                                                                       Minimum Entrance Requirements:
                                                                           • An interest in Mathematics

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Humanities & Social Science

ANCIENT HISTORY: Mysteries, Myths and Moments                                         Cost: $35
Subject Outline:
Mysteries, Myths and Moments enables students to explore lost cities, myths and legends of ancient civilizations,
temples and tombs and unbelievable artefacts. If you have just a little ‘Indiana Jones’ or Lara Croft lurking within, then
this course is for you!

Skills Outline:
     • Propose theories based on research                            Minimum Entrance Requirements:
     • Use the internet as a research tool                               • An interest in Ancient History and the
     • Collect and review information, images and artefacts                desire to work collaboratively and
     • Use cooperative tactics and engage in group work                    positively with others.
     • Share discoveries in a creative way

NB: There may be additional costs involved with excursion opportunities.

Further Study: Year 10 History

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THE ARTS - Performing Arts
DANCE 3 (Semester 1)                                                                  Cost: $35
Subject Outline:
This course is largely a practical based subject designed for students who have an interest or passion for dance. In
Semester 1 the course focuses on the genre of Jazz/Broadway, aspects of Ballet and Cheer. Students will extend their
knowledge of the elements of dance through choreography. All students will complete a performance assessment and
will be expected to collaborate and work as a team member. This course follows the latest Western Australian
curriculum. At the end of each semester, students will have the opportunity to watch a performance by a professional
dance company, Eg: The WA Ballet.

                                                                    Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Further study:
                                                                    • Willingness to perform to an audience at
Year 9 Dance 4 and Year 10 Dance                                        showcases.
                                                                    • Year 8 Semester 1 or 2 Dance
                                                                    • Semester 2 report - Attitude, Behaviour,
                                                                        Effort (ABE) average above 3.

DANCE 4 (Semester 2)                                                                  Cost: $35
Subject Outline:
This course is largely a practical based subject designed for students who have an interest or passion for dance. Semester
2 explores Dancing through the ages, aspects of Ballet and Lyrical. Students will extend their knowledge of the elements
of dance through choreography. All students will complete a performance assessment and will be expected to
collaborate and work as a team member. This course follows the latest Western Australian curriculum. At the end of
each semester, students will have the opportunity to watch a performance by a professional dance company.

Further study:                                                      Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Year 10 Dance                                                       • Willingness to perform to an audience at
                                                                        showcases.
                                                                    • Year 8 Semester 1 or 2 Dance
                                                                    • Semester 1 report - Attitude, Behaviour,
                                                                        Effort (ABE) average above 3.

DRAMA 1 (Semester 1)                                                                  Cost: $35
Subject Outline:
Subject Outline: In this largely practical based course, students will have the opportunity to create original performances
both within groups and individually. The focus for Semester 1 is Improvisation and Melodrama which allows students
to develop their own characters and storylines using a variety of performance styles and techniques.

Skills Outline:
Specific Play-building skills include improvisation, script writing, characterisation, verbal and non-verbal communication,
simple backstage roles and performance. Students will learn to work collaboratively with their peers as well as having
the opportunity to take on leadership roles.

N.B. There may be additional costs involved with incursion         Minimum Entrance Requirements:
or excursion opportunities.                                            •    Must have previously studied Drama,
                                                                            students will be accepted to the course
Further study:                                                              based on their effort, attitude to learning
Year 9 Drama 2 and Year 10 Drama                                            and behaviour in prior classes.
                                                                       •    Willing to perform in front of an audience

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DRAMA 2 (Semester 2)                                                                  Cost: $35
Subject Outline:
During this Semester, students will focus on Commedia del’arte, a colourful style of acting that originated in Italy and
spread across Europe over 300 years. Students will explore the stock characters and slapstick humour of Commedia,
and will have the opportunity to create their own Commedia masks. We will also explore Puppets and the different
styles and techniques that accompany puppetry as an art form.

Skills Outline:
Specific play-building skills include improvisation, script writing, characterisation, verbal and non-verbal
communication, backstage roles and production and design duties. Students will learn to work collaboratively with their
peers as well as having the opportunity to take on leadership roles.

N.B. There may be additional costs involved with incursion        Minimum Entrance Requirements:
or excursion opportunities.                                           • Must have previously studied Drama,
                                                                        students will be accepted to the course
Further study:                                                          based on their effort, attitude to learning
Year 10 Drama                                                           and behaviour in prior classes.
                                                                      • Willing to perform in front of an audience

MUSIC CREATOR 2                                                                       Cost: $40

Students in this course cover famous songs using digital composition techniques, with access to a mixing desk, recording
studio and various software, students are able to add their own style to the covers. Using rap like poetry students will
also create an original piece.

                                                                  Minimum Entrance Requirements:
                                                                      • A love of music and digital applications

MUSIC ENRICHMENT (Year-long).                                                     Cost: $160

Music Enrichment is a year-long, audition based elective that involves practical, performance and theory elements of
music. This subject is aimed at students who have been learning an instrument or singing for a while and wish to pursue
their interests and further develop and better their skills in Music. This course aims to prepare students for Music ATAR,
Certificate III in Music and entry into the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Students will be provided with many development opportunities and will be involved in instrumental lessons, vocal
group, contemporary ensemble, electronic music production, stage and equipment set up, sound and lighting
workshops, recording/public performance opportunities, performance excursions/incursions and much more.

Students accepted into the program in Year seven are expected to continue until they finish their time at the college. All
necessary equipment will be provided to the students.

Please make contact with Miss Conduit, via email: Stephanie.Conduit@education.wa.edu.au if you would like your child
to audition for this subject.
                                                                  Minimum Entrance Requirements:
                                                                      • New students will require an audition to
                                                                        enter

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THE ARTS – Visual Arts
SCULPTURE AND CERAMICS                                                                Cost: $60
Subject Outline:
In this course students will create a wide range of pieces using sculpting techniques. Each project will require research,
design sketching and hands on practical work. It is important that students who choose this subject are patient and able
to work safely and carefully when needed.
                                                                  Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Further study:                                                        • C grade or higher in Year 8 Art
Year 10 Visual Art

FINE ART 1 (Semester 1)                                                               Cost: $50
Subject Outline:
Students will begin the semester by exploring the Elements of Art through popular Art styles and Artists using various
mediums. Still life, Impressionism and Realistic Expressionism will be the major focus for this Semester leading toward
Year 10. Students will work with canvas, skateboards and various mediums.
All students will design through drawing and begin to work with colour theory to create layered resolved pieces in the
styles and techniques mentioned above.

Further study:                                                   Minimum Entrance Requirements:
                                                                     • C grade or higher in Year 8 Art
Year 10 Visual Art

FINE ART 2 (Semester 2)                                                               Cost: $50
Subject Outline:
Students will explore printing and inks as well as water colour, acrylics and drawing using various styles and mediums
adapted from history. In Semester 2 we aim to provide students that love Art a chance to thrive and achieve.

Further study:                                                    Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Year 10 Visual Art                                                    • C grade or higher in Year 8 Art

PHOTOGRAPHY AND MEDIA ARTS 1 (Semester 1)                                              Cost: $40
Subject Outline:
This course is an introduction to the basic mechanics of digital photography. Students will develop an appreciation of
photography as an art form. The focus for semester 1 will be Photography using various lenses, lighting, and other
technical aspects around setting up still photographic shoots.

Skills Outline:
                                                                  Minimum Entrance Requirements:
     • Photography hardware
                                                                      • C grade or higher in Year 8 computer based
     • Photography software programs
                                                                        subject or Art
     • Composition and Elements of Art
     • Cooperative Skills

Further Study:
Year 9 (Semester 2) and 10 Photography and Media Arts

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PHOTOGRAPHY AND MEDIA ARTS 2 (Semester 2)                                           Cost: $40
Subject Outline:
This course focuses more on the Media aspects around this subject, while still introducing photographic elements and
skills taught in Semester 1. Students will use still photography to help design their media art compositions and become
familiar with all the elements around creating a successful movie.

Skills Outline:
                                                                Minimum Entrance Requirements:
     • Photography hardware
                                                                    • C grade or higher in Year 8 computer based
     • Photography and Media software programs
                                                                      subject or Art
     • Composition and Elements of Art
     • Cooperative Skills

Further Study:
Year10 Photography and Media Arts

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Languages

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT CHOOSING A LANGUAGE:
French and Italian languages are offered as elective subjects, however, you will not be able to choose these on the
online subject selection system yourself. If you would like to choose either of these subjects please contact Mr John
Avenell, Associate Principal, to request or discuss.
If French or Italian is a subject your child will be continuing with from Year 7 then the College will add this subject to
your child’s online selection list and you will only need to select two further elective subjects per semester (four over
the year).
If your child studied a language in Year 7 and wishes to opt out for next year then you will need to notify the College of
this. Please do so via email to Mr John Avenell: john.avenell@education.wa.edu.au In this instance the language option
will be removed from your child’s online selection and you will need to select the full three elective subjects per
semester (six over the year).

FRENCH – (Year-long).                                                                 Cost: $90

Subject Outline: In Year 9 we further extend written, aural and oral skills by using practical experiences with incursions
from various experienced providers (eg: Theatre Companies) and excursions to the Alliance Française Film Festivals,
where they will view selected films and visit French patisseries. These practical activities engage and encourage the
students to learn and provide opportunities for assessment through enjoyable, active experiences. This program will be
beneficial to students in terms of improving writing skills in French as well as adding a dimension of cross culture
connection.
Students create many visual and hands on projects to make learning the language as enjoyable as possible including
creating their own French cuisines. Students are provided with the opportunity to attend French and Italian restaurants
where they have the privilege of experiencing different styles of French and Italian cuisine, including exquisite country
style dishes and delicacies. These excursions provide students with the opportunity to practise and refine their use of
the language and further enhance their knowledge and understanding of key aspects from within the LOTE learning
area.

                                                                  Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Further Study:
                                                                      • Preferred that students completed Year 8
Year 10 French
                                                                        French
Year 11 & 12 ATAR French

ITALIAN - (Year-long).                                                                Cost: $90

Subject Outline: Subject Outline: In Year 9 we further extend written, aural and oral skills by using practical experiences
with incursions from various experienced providers (eg: Theatre Companies) and excursions to an authentic Italian
Restaurant. These practical activities engage and encourage the students to learn and provide opportunities for
assessment through enjoyable, active experiences. This program will be beneficial to students in terms of improving
writing skills in Italian as well as adding a dimension of cross culture connection.
Students create many visual and hands on projects to make learning the language as enjoyable as possible including
creating their own Italian cuisines. Students also engage in the major cultural differences between Italy and Australia
through introductory language analysis.
                                                                     Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Further Study:                                                           • Preferred that students completed Year 8
Year 10 Italian                                                              French
Year 11 & 12 ATAR Italian

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Contributions and charges

COLLEGE CHARGES AND THEIR PART IN SCHOOL FUNDING
The reason for College charges:
The College receives from the government a one-line monetary allocation based on the student centred funding model
each year to cover the basic costs of running the College. The College uses these funds for a range of whole-of-College
expenses, including the following:
    •    Maintenance and minor repairs of equipment, grounds, classroom furniture and buildings
    •    Minor structural improvements
    •    Professional development of the College’s staff
    •    Day-to-day administration costs (eg postage, printing, stationery, College promotion)
    •    Payment for utilities (electricity, telephone, water and gas)
    •    Purchase of major equipment items.
    •    Wages of teachers and other College staff.

Funds received from donations by the P & C, hire of facilities, savings on utilities and bookshop commission help to
offset the course costs for students. However, the costs of “extras” for courses are not included in the monetary
allocation. Because of this shortfall, the College levies a charge on students taking such courses to cover the cost of
those “extras” and so ensure the College can offer the best possible education to its students.

The government acknowledges that this situation affects all government-funded schools. As a result, secondary colleges
have a legal right to charge for goods and services that are used by students in a course of study and for which the
College’s funding does not cover. The Department of Education also requires schools to make every endeavour to
recover outstanding charges and costs.

Determining College Charges
The College endeavours to keep its charges to a minimum while maintaining a high standard of curriculum delivery. The
government endorses the levying of a charge that covers basic needs associated with teaching the essential curriculum,
such as photocopying, access to textbooks and use of specialised equipment.

Each student is also charged for items that are specifically used in various elective courses, such as: ingredients for food
preparation; transport to and from option venues; art materials; use of computer and photographic equipment and
associated materials; timber; metal; tools; specialised sporting equipment and photocopies of course handouts. The
amount of these costs will vary according to each student’s choice of courses.

PAYING COLLEGE CHARGES
Who should pay college charges?
It is government policy that parents should contribute towards the cost of educating their children. Given that students
are able to choose the courses that will offer them the learning outcomes they desire, it is considered fair and equitable
that all parents should pay for the courses that their children select. Similarly, it is generally considered unfair that some
families could be expected to pay for the consumable components of courses for another family’s student. This College
believes all parents should pay the charges that will cover the expenses resulting from children’s selection of courses
and is committed to maintaining an even-handed and reasonable approach to serving that ideal.

Collection of College Charge Payments:
Paying parents expect not to subsidise non-paying parents. The College is required to actively pursue the collection of
charges and will do so. This policy is strongly supported by the School Board and is a requirement of the Department
of Education. Where there is an outstanding debt the College will take the following steps to recover the charges due:

   1. Four (4) reminder notices are sent to parents

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   2. The fourth notice will be to advise that unless payment in full is made by a specific date which will be indicated,
      legal action will be taken through a debt collection agency.

   3. If payment is still not made by the prescribed date, a debt collection agency will be engaged to pursue recovery
      of charges directly from the parent.

   4. Any outstanding debts are carried over to the following year.

   5. Where parents with outstanding charges debt have failed to arrange and commit to a payment plan, the student
      will be removed from their chosen Elective course and placed in an alternative low cost program.

In stating the College’s policy on collection of course charges, it is also acknowledged that charges can be difficult to pay
for some families. Also, the College is keen to help parents select options that they can afford. The College subject
selection book always shows the cost for each course.

If parents wish to undertake a payment plan, they may arrange this with the Finance Assistant, but they must make
contact immediately to set up those arrangements. The college will not approach families to organise time payment.
Email: Kinross.college.finance@education.wa.edu.au

THE SCHEDULE OF CHARGES AND PERSONAL ITEMS LIST
Course Charges
The charge for each course is included with the description of each course in this book. Information about course
charges is also available from the college, either by ringing the college or by asking your child to obtain a schedule of
charges from the college office.

Personal Items List
Once all the courses in a program of study have been chosen and the Electives Agreement and Selection Year 10 – 2020
has been submitted to the college with 50% deposit, the college will place all students in their chosen courses where
possible, or a negotiated alternative. When that task is completed, the family of every student will receive a fully
detailed list of the final charges associated with their chosen program. This schedule will include:

    •    The charges associated with each course selected
    •    Any other compulsory charges levied by the college
    •    Any voluntary contributions approved by the School Board
The Personal Items list and schedule of charges is posted out to families prior to the Christmas break.

                   Please refer to page 5 for details on submitting selections and making payments
                                          (Payment and submission guideline).

                            Any queries about College charges should be made by contacting
                                   the Finance Assistant, on 9233 6700 or by email:
                                    Kinross.college.finance@education.wa.edu.au

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2021 Electives Agreement: Yr 9
                                                                                            AGREEMENT between Kinross College, parent and student

                                                 STUDENT NAME: ______________________________________________________________________

                                                 PARENT NAME: _______________________________________________________________________

                                                 I approve of the electives that my son/daughter has chosen and I accept full responsibility for payment of the total cost
                                                 (calculated from the top 6 elective choices) of $_________ for these subjects.

                                                 A 50% deposit is preferred along with this completed agreement and selection form

                                                 Please circle: I have / have not, made payment of 50% of the total amount, i.e.: $________ via;
                                                            Direct Deposit
                                                            Credit card (details below)
                                                            I have chosen to enter a payment plan. To set this up please contact the Finance Assistant via email:
                                                             Kinross.college.finance@education.wa.edu.au

                                                 I understand that once the student timetable has been set in place and students have been allocated their elective
                                                 subjects at the commencement of 2021, I will be sent an invoice for the outstanding amount. I agree to pay this by
                                                 Thursday 4 March 2021 and understand that there will not be an extension on this payment. If I choose the option of
                                                 payment in instalments, I will contact the Finance Assistant to arrange to make regular payments, with the final payment
                                                 being prior to the end of Term Two, 2021.
Complete and return both sides of this form.

                                                 Student’s signature: .......................................................................................    Date: .............................................

                                                 Parent’s signature: .........................................................................................   Date: .............................................

                                               DIRECT DEPOSIT PAYMENT OPTION

                                                 Account Name: Kinross College
                                                 BSB: 016338
                                                 Account No.: 199317362
                                                 (Please send an email advising payment to Kinross.college.finance@education.wa.edu.au)

                                               CREDIT CARD PAYMENT OPTION

                                                 Full Name - as it appears on Card - PLEASE PRINT________________________________________________________
                                                 Full Address______________________________________________________________________________________
                                                 Card Type (please circle)                                                        VISA              OTHER        MASTERCARD
                                                  Credit Card No:

                                                 Expiry Date:                                                                                                           Amount to be paid
                                                                                                                                                $                             .

                                                 SIGNATURE:       ____________________________________________________________
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2021 Subject Selection Form Yr 9
                 Student Name: __________________________________________

     Please refer to the Yr 9 Subject Selection Book for course descriptions - available online at:
     http://kinrosscollege.wa.edu.au → Teaching & Learning → Curriculum Resources → Subject Selections

•    Please choose ten subjects in order of preference. Students will study six elective subjects over the year (three
     in Semester One and three in Semester Two). Ten preferences provide six selections and four reserves.
     (Reserve subjects may be used if any of your first six are unavailable).
•    Column 2 subjects are year-long courses.
•    Music Enrichment, the Soccer Program and the Basketball Academy: These subjects require an audition/trial
     for entry. If your child wishes to audition or try out for either of these programs please contact, or speak to:
    Music: Miss Conduitt: Stephanie.Conduit@education.wa.edu.au Soccer: Mr Davies: Kieran.Davies@education.wa.edu.au
    Basketball: Mr Gunnis: Adam.Gunnis@education.wa.edu.au

            Column 1                                                  Column 2
                                       Cost      Choice                                              Cost   Choice
       Semester-long courses                                     Year-long courses
                                                            Soccer Program (Year-long
    Outdoor Recreation               $200                                                            $300
                                                            course, requires a trial)
    Specialised Team (Invasion)                             Music Enrichment (requires
                                      $80                   audition and must play an                $160
    Sports
                                                            instrument to enter)
                                                            Basketball Academy
    Playing The Game                  $35                                                            $150
                                                            (Year-Long course)
    Model Making 1                    $60                   French (Year-long course)                $90
    Model Making 2                    $60                   Italian (Year-long course)               $90
    Workshop                          $60
    Computer Studies 1                $35

                                                                                                                         Complete and return both sides of this form.
    Computer Studies 2                $35
    Beauty From Within               $120
    Fashion & Textiles                $50
    Int’ Foods 1 –Northern
                                      $80
    Hemisphere
    Int’ Foods 2 – Southern
                                      $80
    Hemisphere
    Harry Potter – No Muggles
                                      $50
    Allowed
    Graphic Novels from around
                                      $50
    the World
    Science Exploration 1             $50
    Maths Enrichment                  $35
    Ancient History                   $35
    Dance 3                           $35
    Dance 4                           $35
    Drama 1                           $35
    Drama 2                           $35
    Music Creator 2                   $40
    Sculpture & Ceramics              $60
    Fine Art 1                        $50
    Fine Art 2                        $50
    Photo and Media Arts 1            $40
    Photo and Media Arts 2            $40

                               Phone: 9233 6700 Email: Kinross.college.finance@education.wa.edu.au
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