Year 10 Academic
||Year 10 Electives
Health & Physical Education
Science (Biology & Chemistry and / or Physics & Earth)
Engineering & Robotics
Visual Communication & Design
Outdoor Education (Units 1 & 2)
Chinese Language, Culture and Society (Mandarin Units 1&2)
Year 10 students may pick a Year 11 subject according to the eligibility policy.
|Year 11 VCE Subjects for Year 10 Students
Mathematical Methods (CAS)
Health & Human Development
Outdoor Education (Units 1 & 2)
Product Design & Technology (Wood)
Visual Communication Design
Chinese Language, Culture and Society (Mandarin - Units 1&2)
For many students at Maranatha Christian School Year 10 is the beginning of the VCE program. Students who meet the eligibility criteria may take advantage of the opportunity to undertake one or two Year 11 subjects during Year 10. This type of acceleration provides early exposure to the VCE program and assists in the development of skills required to meet the demands of VCE. In Year 10 Mathematics, students are streamed into “Pre-Methods”, “Pre-General” and “VCE Foundation Mathematics” classes, which are designed to prepare students for specific Mathematical pathways in VCE. This structure also caters for students of varying Mathematical ability. Students at Year 10 level use a TI Nspire CAS calculator to assist them in improving their knowledge and understanding of the content, as well as preparing them to use these devices in VCE.
We cater for students with a wide range of abilities and recognise that students may require additional support at various stages in their schooling. During Year 10, support programs are designed to assist students in the development of strategies that will equip them with knowledge suited to their future educational pathways.
Our Education Support Program is designed to cater for students who require special assistance. Subject teachers communicate with the Education Support team to ensure that expectations are clear, and the student is receiving support that will enable them to achieve their individual learning goals. Foundation Mathematics is suitable for students who want to develop practical skills in Mathematics that will enable them to make informed decisions in later life. The Mathematics Tutoring program is run after school and is accessible to all students. This program fosters a learning community in which students support each other to gain a better understanding of the work covered.
Homework is an integral part of the learning process as it reinforces and consolidates content that is covered at school. At Year 10 homework should consist equally of work specifically set by teachers and the student’s own study program. Students are expected to use their diaries and devices to record homework set and revision completed. The recommended homework and study time for Year 10 is 120 minutes per night.
Ongoing assessment is an essential aspect of Year 10. In addition to progressive assessment, students complete examinations at end of each semester for all subjects. Performance during the semester provides the basis for progression into Year 11. Students wishing to be eligible to undertake a Year 12 subject in Year 11 must reach a certain level of achievement in Year 10.
Year 10 Program
AUTHENTIC EDUCATION- Living Authentically
Authentic Education is a personal development program that seeks to develop a students’ social and emotional quotient. It involves the integration of theology, psychology and Positive Education (Seligman, Steen, Park, & Peterson, 2005). These areas inform our approach to social and emotional well-being.
Maranatha has a strong belief in building spiritual, social and emotional resilience in our students. Our belief in developing students’ social and mental resilience, stems from our core understanding that faith informs our being and cognitive understandings. Humans are not primarily ‘thinking’ beings but ‘believing beings’. God created humans, primarily, with an innate desire to know Him and then created them to inquire about Him, others and to capture the world around us.
One period a fortnight is devoted to personal development for year 10 and 11. The program covers a variety of topics to assist with academic, social, emotional and spiritual growth.
Areas include but are not limited to:
|GRIT: Power & Perspeverance
||Marriage and Sexuality
||Tough Questions - Suffering
||Study Skills GAT
The Year 10 Work Experience program is a unique opportunity for students to be part of a work place environment. It allows them to explore possible career pathway options and develop important employability skills. The program is monitored by a teacher visit or phone contact and an employer report is compiled on students’ performance.
MISSION AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Year 10 students have the opportunity to participate in one of two mission programs at the end of Term 2. The first program gives students the opportunity to travel to Thailand for a mission awareness trip. This trip aims to give students the opportunity to experience a new and diverse culture, learn about missions, do voluntary work to assist people less fortunate and to embrace and love Thai children who have been neglected by their own culture. During this program students will have the chance to work with and plan activities for primary aged students, be involved in preparing and serving meals for people less fortunate, assist in local community gardens and various other local activities. This program also includes a City Camp where students spend two nights and days in the city working with Melbourne Discovery, The Salvation Army and Bailey House Nursing Home. It is the aim of both programs that students are given the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others, gain a new perspective on life and develop a determination to not take what they have for granted.
Maranatha’s Careers Framework has been developed to guide students toward our school vision “where students are inspired to discover and develop their God-given gifts, abilities and character for a life of service to the Lord in contemporary society"
This framework combines the work of evangelical theology, Christian educational research and the Victorian Careers Curriculum Framework. It has been developed specifically to support parents and teachers to progress students through secondary school and transition them into a career that honours Jesus Christ and builds His kingdom. The framework is formative in nature, as it aims to put disciplines in place each year of middle and senior school, so that students will:
- Grow in wisdom, aligning themselves to the good life that God intended for them
- Understand what it means to be human
- Learn to work and live responsibly
- Reflect on the shape of their lives that gives glory and praise to God
- Develop Skills, knowledge and attitudes and behaviours to make career decisions
- Apply their learning to achieve educational and career aspirations
- Build resilience in their capacity to manage change throughout their lives
- Develop their career plan, refining them to identify future actions
Career Social Engagement (Year 10)
There is a narrow view in today’s society that our career and work life is simply to serve oneself. As followers of Christ, we recognise that work is both for the benefit of not only ourselves but it serves as a redemptive catalyst to re-direct others toward faith. Jesus stated, “I have come to serve not to be served”. Students will actively learn and participate in a year of service, where the focus will be placed on giving of their gifts, talents and abilities.
During the course of this year students will investigate and establish:
For further information regarding VCE-VCAL follow this link:
- A Career Action Plan
- Understanding VCE and VCAL
- Establish a Career Plan
- Establish Career Goals
Senior School Extra-Curricular Handbook 2018