Students learn how to use various tools and machinery to cut, shape, join, and finish wood. They will also learn about the different types of wood and their properties, as well as the importance of safety in the workshop. Through hands-on projects, students will have the opportunity to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills while producing unique and functional pieces of work
This option is based largely on Fitness. It will involve the following:
Cardio (cross country running, timed block runs etc)
Strength training (with light weights)
Resistance training Stretching workouts (Pilates) Circuits Fitness testing
The importance of nutrition in a healthy, balanced diet Learning about the body systems and how they are involved with fitness (muscular system, respiratory system etc)
Media and Photography Throughout this course, students will develop a portfolio of media and photography work.
The course is designed to engage students in a range of practical activities in the use of digital cameras and the manipulation of media using computer software programmes (ie Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier Pro) to develop their skills in photography and filmmaking.
Students will view and analyse different media works to inform their understanding.
The course helps to build confidence with using different forms of technology. Participation can also lead to improvements in communication skills as well as the ability to organise, analyse and evaluate.
Outdoor Education Through the interaction with God's created world, the Outdoor Education Option will focus on experiential learning through planning outdoor experiences, participating in these experiences and reflecting on their involvement. Such activities may include:
Hiking Mountain Biking Kayaking Fishing Outdoor cooking.
Eco Education This project-based option will focus on the importance of utilising resources sustainably at school. Students will propose, conduct and evaluate methods of saving energy as well as recycling. This includes sustainable gardening practices such as water-wise design, creating compost, and attracting pollinator species to the school grounds.
Future use: Upper school Science courses where science inquiry skills are imperative. Improving your own environment impact.
This program covers 2 terms of cooking and 2 terms of sewing.
Term 1: Cooking - Food Preservation
Term 2: Sewing - Bag tags and bowl cozy
Term 3: Cooking - Meals of the Day
Term 4: Sewing - Cutlery roll and garment/apron
Students design and evaluate their won dish/fabric item each term.
Future use: Certificate of Hospitality or Fashion Design at TAFE.
Year 9 and 10 Options
Hope Christian College
Language option class offers the study of Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.
Students learn some basic conversational skills in both languages and have the opportunity to experience each language on a cultural level, such as, customs, values, norms, celebrations, music, food, arts, pop culture etc.
This subject benefits students who would like to enhance their intercultural communication skills, deepen the connection to the cultures associated with both languages and students who would like to use language learning for improved memory, enhanced concentration and better listening skills. It will also benefit students who are seeking a career in international business, tourism, media or education in the future.
There is no requirement of prior knowledge in both languages.
Students who choose not to participate in the non compulsory activities that attract an additional cost, will be assigned other activities.
3 elements covered - Production, Analysis and Investigation.
Production - the practical work
Learn a range of techniques for example, drawing, painting, printmaking, 3D elements such as mask making and basics of sculpture.
Plan, prepare and complete resolved art works.
Develop an art visual diary/portfolio.
Analysis - learn to look at artists work and use a framework such as FELDMANS or TAYLORS to analyse their work - these are written essay type tasks.
Investigation - research a range of artists looking at styles, media, techniques.
How the elements and principles of art are used.
Gather a range of ideas for their own resolved artwork.
Experiment with a range of media.
Complete written artist studies.
Visual Arts is offered as a General subject in Year 11 & 12. If students are seriously considering doing Visual Art in Year 11 & 12, particularly if they are in Year 10 - they should be selecting Art as an option.
The Art Option program is quite formal as it is effectively utilised as a preparation and skill development for Year 11 & 12.
Introduction to recreational sport, for example, golf, squash, tennis etc.
Students design and implement fitness tests.
Students to be put into various leadership roles and work on communication skills in order to complete tasks.
This option will provide students the opportunity to use Adobe Photoshop to manipulate images and create bitmap images. Students will learn the purpose of layers, how to organise and customise the workspace, and how to manage colour. Also, they will have the opportunity to work on a project which involves designing a poster.
Learning Adobe Photoshop will enhance the career opportunities of students by making them advantageous in the job market. It can be rewarding as students can earn money by using their Photoshop skills to engage in freelancing opportunities such as editing & retouching images.