The Years 7-10 curriculum
Electives at Year 10 2020 Year 10 Selective Booklet
Electives at Year 9
2020 Year 9 Elective & Community Focus Booklet
Central to the college’s educational philosophy is a belief that all students should be exposed to a range of curriculum options in order that they may gain a broad and comprehensive education which allows them to make choices in VCE, VCAL further study, and employment.
The college is committed to providing educational opportunities to students from all cultural backgrounds and of varied ability in the belief that this enriches the experience of all students.
The commitment to high level academic achievement, multiculturalism and equal opportunity is a recognition of the needs and aspirations of our community and of the emphasis that the college places on these aspects.
We seek to create a college culture which engenders in each of our students an expectation of achievement. The challenging educational environment is delivered by a highly professional and dedicated staff.
The Years 7-10 curriculum is divided into eight learning areas:
Languages other than English
- Visual Arts
- Visual Communication Design
Physical Education and Health
- Physical Education
- Health Education
- Civics and Citizenship
- Materials ( Wood, Metal, Food)
- Information Technology
Electives at Year 10
Electives at Year 9
Electives for Year 9 Students are as follows:
Creative and Performance Arts (half year); Ceramics, Drama, Media, Music and Visual Communication & Design.
Technology (half year); Food and Technology, Engineering Technology and Metal, Furniture Design and Technology and Digital Communications
Community Focus Program: Community Sport, Community Dance, Community Arts, Community Music, Community Media, Community Crafts, Community School Magazine, Community City Experience, Community Entrepreneurs, Community Make a Difference, Community Volunteering and Community Conservation Advance
These Programs may change from year to year depending on what programs teachers offer.
Learning for Life
Learning For Life is a class that is designed to help students to build knowledge and skills of strategies that help to improve their academic success as well as their mental and emotional wellbeing.
Based on the science of Positive Psychology, LFL uses theories developed by Martin Seligman, Carol Dweck, Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi and many others in the forefront of research.
The theories that underpin the explicit teaching of LFL at Epping Secondary College include the following:
WHAT IS TAUGHT IN LEARNING FOR LIFE?
- Martin Seligman’s model of wellbeing (PERMA) and how these 5 elements relate to wellbeing and being a good learner.
- Carol Dweck’s theory on Growth Mindset and how this helps to create resilient and persistent learners
- Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi’s theory on Flow and it’s benefit to engagement and (according to Seligman’s PERMA theory) authentic ‘happiness’
- The science of Neuroplasticity which underpins everything in the field of positive psychology.
- The VIA Character Strengths: By building on our character strengths we can increase our overall wellbeing as well as our success across a range of areas of life, including academic study.