From Year 9 onwards, our students have a greater say in determining the focus of their learning.
Alongside compulsory subjects, they can tailor their timetable by selecting from a wide variety of skill areas and specialised classes, known as fixed focus classes.
Each of our students will have an individual timetable developed around their choices for fixed focus classes.
Our fixed focus options include the following:
Art Therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. This class provides opportunity for our students to work on a variety of art practices, in particularly craft based tasks, to support self-regulation and create positive wellbeing.
Cooking is a fundamental life skill and in our cooking classes students learn how to prepare a variety of foods. At the end of each term students receive a bound recipe book of all the foods they have cooked.
Our Information Technology (IT) program focuses on a range of basic skills in Microsoft Office programs and internet usage which assists our students in the completion of their Certificate work, and enables them to complete an in-depth project.
Our students who study journalism can engage with ideas and stories in a structured and useful way which can assist their verbal communication skills, grammatical practice and proactivity. Our students engage with questions about the nature of journalism and journalistic writing and are able to see their work as edited, finalised and published items.
Juggling is good for hand/eye coordination, and can have a positive effect on our students in other areas, such as body comfort, stress and anxiety relief, building better task focus, improving motivation and develop a better attitude to learning.
Our media students study a range of documentaries from all around the world; in order to learn more about individuals, cultures and events and see the world from many different angles. Our students analyse and respond to each documentary’s purpose and structure.
Our students study an introductory unit to develop a set of skills and knowledge to be able to complete basic nail treatments such as a manicure or pedicure.
Trade is for our students who wish to improve their usage of tools and manual labour. In trade, our students are encouraged to design and build their own projects.
Yoga cultivates the health and wellbeing of our students through the regular practice of a range of many different techniques including postures and movement, breath awareness and breathing exercises, relaxation and concentration, self-inquiry and meditation.