Year 9 Academic
|Commerce, Careers & Law
Health & Physical Education
Engineering & Robotics
Power, Politics & Community
Within each subject, students who show a special aptitude for the material presented may avail themselves of the opportunity to complete extension work set by their teacher.
At the end of Year 8 Mathematics, students can apply to enrol in the Fast Track Mathematics program, which fast tracks students through Year 9 & 10 Mathematics in one calendar year. This enables them to complete VCE Mathematical Methods a year ahead, meaning that they can take another Mathematics subject in Year 12 and perform more strongly in this than if they were to complete the two subjects at the same time.
A similar programme is offered within the Humanities area.
Teachers are always looking out for students struggling to keep up with the rest of the class and will strive to modify explanations and expectations when appropriate to facilitate the learning process.
Our Education Support aides are a highly professional team who work alongside teachers and students. They help students who struggle with their studies to achieve success.
Foundation Mathematics is an alternative course offered to those who are finding the main stream courses too demanding. Our Mathematics Tutoring program involves teachers providing regular tutorial sessions after school.
Students are expected to complete 90 minutes of school work at home per day. This work needs to include the completion of any exercises or assignments set by their teachers, as well as include a review of the information and skills presented in classes during the day.
Assessment takes a variety of forms, including assignments, tests, projects and exams. This variety of assessment tools is an attempt to cater for the various learning styles and expressions found amongst our students.
Progression to Year 10 is not an automatic process and student’s results are monitored throughout the year so as to keep families informed as to their child’s performance, as well as provide extra assistance where required. Students wishing to be eligible to undertake a Year 11 subject in Year 10 must reach a certain level of performance in Year 9.
Year 9 Program
One period a fortnight is devoted to personal development. The program has covers a variety of topics to assist with academic, social, emotional and spiritual growth.
Areas include but are not limited to:
|Strengths and Identity
|Friends and Respect
Dealing with Conflict
Living a Balanced Life
WEEKS WITHOUT WALLS
As part of our Senior School curriculum, we believe it is important for students to be given the opportunity to experience learning in the classroom as well as outside the classroom. Therefore, our students have a unique opportunity to study in a classroom without walls.
Weeks Without Walls provides students with a unique cultural, personal, interpersonal and environmental experience not available within the regular classroom walls. Students learn, reflect, and grow as individuals. The aim of WWW is to:
⇒ Promote personal independence and responsibility and to challenge students academically, physically and mentally.
⇒ Take learning out of the school and into the real world.
⇒ Foster a greater sense of community and develop new friendships as well as strengthen existing ones.
⇒ Increase respect for the environment.
Term 1: Create (Artistic focus)
Term 2: Challenge (challenging stereotypes, physical and mental)
Term 3: Innovate (Mathematics, Robotics, IT and Science)
Term 4: Belong (Humanities)
The No Apologies program seeks to encourage students to explore a Biblical paradigm of love and relationships. This includes presentations on topics like: Identity, Media and You, Boundaries and Choices, Healthy Relationships, Goal Setting, Overcoming Obstacles, Character, Love, Lust or Pornography, Drugs and Marriage. This program is sourced from the organisation Focus on the Family and it is facilitated by Maranatha staff. It is hoped that students will listen to one another and talk about these very important topics with adults who strive to present a Biblical perspective on these matters.
Year 10 Academic
||Year 10 Electives
Health & Physical Education
Science (Biology and/or Physic/Chemistry)
Commerce & Law
Engineering & Robotics
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)
Religion & Society (Units 1 & 2)
Visual Communication Design
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
One period a fortnight is devoted to personal development. The program covers a variety of topics to assist with academic, social, emotional and spiritual growth.
Areas include but are not limited to:
Dating and Safe Boundaries
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.
Students conduct extensive research into a selection of career paths and develop their pathway plan. They identify a range of possible future directions, further study options and relevant VCE subjects.
At Maranatha, technology holds its rightful place as a tool for learning. It is not treated with either fear or favour, but through clear instructions in Digital Discipleship, our teachers guide students towards using ICT in ways that fulfil Christ’s expectations of His people. Thus ICT becomes an exciting and honourable way to investigate the Lord’s universe in all subject areas through the whole school day. Students should use technology to enhance, engage and evaluate their learning. For more information and detail regarding the BYOD Program in Years 9-11, please click the following link
year 9 – 12 BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD)