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2023 Middle School Course Information Booklet

Published by Marcellin College, 2022-11-14 03:25:34

Description: 2023 Middle School Tasters/Options

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“Ka mua, ka muri” Walking backwards into the future Māori Whakataukī Kia ora Koutou, When you are thinking about your option selections it is so important to have your future in mind. What do you want to do when you leave school and later in life and which subjects will help you to work towards this? If you are not sure about your future career then you should focus on the subjects in which you both achieve and enjoy then you can explore future career pathways, based on your strengths and interests, next year. Sometimes we do not always know what we want to do in the future and wonder what it holds for us. Ka mua, ka muri. We can only go into the future with learning from the past. Though as we journey, it is our past that gives us our strength, our knowledge, our mana. We build on our strengths to work towards an exciting future that we cannot predict but is all in God’s plan for us. Put your trust in Him when you are making your decisions whānau. Maria Prescott PRINCIPAL 2

Contents Contents 3 Marcellin College Curriculum Pathways 4 Course Selections 5-6 7 English Faculty: Head of Faculty - Mrs B Brooks 7 Health and Physical Education Faculty: Head of Faculty - Mrs C Tokoma 8 Mathematics Faculty: Head of Faculty - Mr V Shandil 8 Religious Education Faculty: Head of Faculty - Mrs Karen Rodrigues 9 Science Faculty: Head of Faculty - Mrs J Lua 9 Social Sciences Faculty: Head of Faculty - Mr R Brown 10-11 Creative Arts Faculty: Head of Faculty - Mr J Moore 12 Commerce Faculty: Head of Faculty - Mr B Singh 13 Health and Physical Education Faculty: Head of Faculty - Mrs C Tokoma 14 Languages Faculty: Head of Faculty - Mrs S Liava’a 15-16 Technology Faculty: Head of Faculty - Ms C Parkinson Year 7 Selection Sheet 17 Year 8 Selection Sheet 18 Year 9 Selection Sheet 19 Year 10 Selection Sheet 20 My Notes: 21 3

Marcellin College Curriculum Pathways Course (Code) * COMPULSORY COURSES IN BOLD AND UNDERLINED [UE] University approved 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Commerce ART BST BST ACC ACC ACC [UE] DAN ART ART ART ARP ARP [UE] Creative Arts DRA DAN DAN DAN DAN DAN [UE] MUS ENG DRA DRA DRA DRA DRA [UE] English MPA HPE MUS MUS MUS MUS MUS [UE] Health & Physical ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG [UE] Education HPE HPE HEA HEA HEA [UE] ODE HPE PEL PAC SPS PEL REO SAM SAM SPS TON TON SPS [UE] MAT Languages REO REO MAT MAT MAT MAT [UE] MAT MAT REL MAC [UE] Mathematics REL REL REL REL REL MAS [UE] Religious Studies SCI SCI SCI BIO REL [UE] SCI SCI CHE BIO [UE] Science SST PHY CHE [UE] SST GEO GEO PHY [UE] Social Sciences SST SST DGT HIS HIS GEO [UE] FAD DGT MED HIS [UE] 7TEC 8TEC CRD FAD SOS MED [UE] 8TEC HOS DGT SOS [UE] Technology MTI DGT FAD FAD HOS TOU HOS MTI DGT [UE] MTI FAD [UE] MTI 4

Course Selections ALL YEAR 7 ĀKONGA / STUDENTS WILL STUDY: 6 CORE 1 TASTER courses: + course EACH TERM. ○ Religious Education Te Reo is a compulsory taster. ○ English This will mean you will have studied ○ Mathematics 4 Tasters during the year. ○ Science ○ Social Studies ○ Health and Physical Education 3You will need to choose of the 4 Tasters available to you on the Year 7 Selection Sheet. ALL YEAR 8 ĀKONGA / STUDENTS WILL STUDY: 6 CORE 1 TASTER courses: + courses EACH TERM. ○ Religious Education Te Reo is a compulsory taster. ○ English This will mean you will have studied ○ Mathematics 4 Tasters during the year. ○ Science ○ Social Studies ○ Health and Physical Education 3You will need to choose of the 4 Tasters available to you on the Year 8 Selection Sheet. 5

Course Selections ALL YEAR 9 ĀKONGA / STUDENTS WILL STUDY: 6 CORE 2 TASTER courses: + courses EACH TERM. ○ Religious Education This will mean you will have studied ○ English 8 Tasters during the year. ○ Mathematics ○ Science ○ Social Studies ○ Health and Physical Education 8You will need to choose of the 11 Tasters available to you on the Year 9 Selection Sheet. ALL YEAR 10 ĀKONGA / STUDENTS WILL STUDY: 6 CORE 2 OPTION courses: + courses EACH SEMESTER ○ Religious Education (half year/two terms). ○ English ○ Mathematics This will mean you will have studied 4 Options ○ Science during the year. ○ Social Studies ○ Health and Physical Education ** NOTE: Certain courses are FULL YEAR courses. See course details for more information 2You will need to choose Option Courses AND a back up for each semester (two terms) from the table on the Year 10 Selection Sheet. 6

English Faculty: Head of Faculty - Mrs B Brooks Career Pathway: Social Media Manager, Technical Writer, Author, Public Relations Specialist, Journalist, Lawyer, Grant/Application Writer, Teacher, Translator/Interpreter, Librarian Health and Physical Education Faculty: Head of Faculty - Mrs C Tokoma Career Pathway: Medical Assistant, Social Worker, Phlebotomist, Exercise Physiologist, Fitness Centre Manager, Personal Trainer, Teacher, Sports Administrator, Sports Coach, Sports Therapist, Fitness Centre Manager, Nutritionist 7

Mathematics Faculty: Head of Faculty - Mr V Shandil Career Pathways: Data Analyst, Teacher, Purchase Agent, Marketing Agent, Architect, Interior Designer, Computer Games Designer Religious Education Faculty: Head of Faculty - Mrs K Rodrigues Career Pathways: Teacher, Working within the Diocese, Youth Worker, Working for NGOs and Charities. 8

Science Faculty: Head of Faculty - Mrs J Lua Career Pathways: Microbiologists,Chemical Technicians, Forensic Scientist Technicians, Teacher. Epidemiologists, Biomedical Engineers, Genetic Counselors, Zoologists, Environmental Lawyer, Environmental Engineer. Social Sciences Faculty: Head of Faculty - Mr R Brown Career Pathways: Lawyer, Residential Surveyor,Environmental Consultant, Surveyor,Town planner, Civil Service Administrator, Librarian, Sociologist, Historian, Anthropologist, Archeologist, and Political Scientist. 9

Creative Arts Faculty: Head of Faculty - Mr J Moore Art: ART The Art programme provides a foundation of practical skills in drawing, painting and mixed media. The skills introduced are: observational drawing, tonal modelling, collage, paint techniques, pattern making and composition. Ākonga will also learn about art context or where art ideas come from. They will learn how to analyze artists and cultural influences and demonstrate them in their own work. Safe and supportive critical discussion assists ākonga in developing skills in critical decision making. Ākonga are actively encouraged to explore and develop aspects of their cultural and personal identity in their artwork. Art work will be displayed in the Years 7-10 Exhibition and some Years 7-10 work is used in school promotional material and documents. Career Pathways: Art Teaching, Art Therapist, Illustrator, Digital Animation, Graphic Design, Community Arts Advisor 10

Dance: DAN The Dance course focuses on the three main learning areas of Dance; choreography, performance and perspectives. The course is designed to provide a general foundation in a range of dance contexts. Dance at all levels involves: learning different dance styles, choreographing dance, viewing and responding to dance works, exploring the use of dance elements and developing performance skills. Ākonga / students of Dance gain invaluable performance experience in both curricular and extra-curricular areas, such as the Year 7-10 Performing Arts show, Polyfest, and Stand Up Stand Out competitions. Career Pathways: Performer, Choreographer, Dance teacher, Dance movement therapist, Arts administrator, Community arts worker. Drama: DRA In Drama ākonga / students learn to cooperate with others, respecting the ideas and backgrounds of others in a supportive environment. Drama ākonga / students gain invaluable performance experience in both curricular and co-curricular areas such as the Year 7-10 Performing Arts show. Career Pathways: Presenter, Actor, Theatre deviser/creator, Acting trainer/teacher, or Performing Arts Manager. Music: MUS The Music course focuses on the five main learning areas in Music: performance, theory, historical knowledge, aural and composition. Itinerant lessons are offered in voice, guitar, piano and drums, with experienced tutors during school time. Ākonga / students of Music gain invaluable performance experience in both curricular and extra-curricular areas. We encourage student participation in Rockquest, Pacifica Beats, Play It Strange, Stand Up Stand Out, Caritas SINGout4Justice, and The Big Sing Choral competitions. Career Pathways: Musician, Music Teacher, Sound Technician, Music Director, Private Tutor, Conductor, Singer, Songwriter, Composer Māori Performing Arts: MPA This course will give a brief overview on the origin of Māori performing arts, as well as give ākonga an opportunity to experience different basic aspects of Māori Performing Arts through waiata, dance and movement. Ākonga will have the chance to create and perform waiata and movement sequences. Career Pathways: Dancer, Actor, Musician, Director, Choreographer, Education, Media Producer, Cultural tourism, Arts administrator, Community arts worker. 11

Commerce Faculty: Head of Faculty - Mr B Singh Business Studies: BST Ākonga / students are introduced to the concepts of needs and wants and having to make choices using our limited means of income, time and skills. The impact of values on the decisions we make is explored. Many case studies are drawn from local communities and individuals to make learning more relevant and meaningful. The Catholic Character of the school is integrated into the topics, as well as Māori and Pasifika values wherever possible. Ākonga / students are also engaged through the use of games and other similar challenges. The Year 10 Business Studies programme is a comprehensive two term course that introduces ākonga / students to Economic Decision-Making, and a selection from sources of income, money and exchange, insurance, consumer protection laws and elementary personal and business Accounting. Aspects of Māori businesses are explored in the context of well-known iwi businesses. If possible, the Deloitte Grow programme is offered with the involvement of Deloitte personnel to run a small business in school. Upon completing the course, ākonga / students have a strong foundation on which to make further choices in pursuing their career choices in Accounting. Career Pathways: Chartered accountants, accounting positions in central and local government, and roles as auditors, finance brokers, and tax consultants. Accountants may also run their own business. 12

Health and Physical Education Faculty: Head of Faculty - Mrs C Tokoma Outdoor Education: ODE Ākonga / students will: Develop knowledge about safety in the outdoors, decision making, risk management, the environmental care code and whenua and sacred motu across New Zealand. Ākonga / students will also develop skills to identify weather patterns, lead in the outdoors, complete orienteering activities and map reading. They will be able to build personal confidence through a range of education outside the classroom. Working in Outdoor Learning environment is a foundation for your personal, social and professional life. Many employers value transferable skills like planning, motivating others, communicating, taking responsibility, can-do attitude, which people who work in outdoor learning can bring to their future jobs. Career Pathway: Outdoor Education instructor, Outdoor Education recreation guide, Rescue Specialist, park ranger, environmental scientist, personal trainer, Outdoor Education teacher, and Counsellor. 13

Languages Faculty: Head of Faculty - Mrs S Liava’a Te Reo Māori : REO Ākonga / students will learn how to pronounce te reo Māori correctly, as well as how to engage in basic conversation. Ākonga / students will learn how to introduce themselves in te reo, using their pepeha. Karakia, waiata and games will reinforce ākonga learning and build kōrero confidence. Gagana Samoa: SAM This course aims to consolidate basic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills at levels 1-2 of the Samoan language curriculum. Ākonga / students will study topics like: myself, family, special occasions, school, food, geography, history and explore aspects of fa’a Samoa (Samoan culture) and customs. Lea Faka-Tonga: TON Ākonga / students will develop basic skills Lea Faka-Tonga and Mo’ui moe ‘Ulungaanga faka-Tonga. Ākonga / students will also participate in recreating Tongan celebratory occasions such as Uike Heilala, Ta’u ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga, as well as periods leading up to and during Easter. Pacific Studies : PLS Ākonga / students will learn about various Pacific cultures and customs through the study of Pacific Languages and Pacific performing arts. Ākonga / students will engage in basic conversational skills, learn to lead prayers in different languages as well as explore the history of the Pacific Islands. Career Pathways: Interpreter for organisations e.g. Legal Courts, Hospitals, University Advisor, Translator, Travel and Tourism Agent 14

Technology Faculty: Head of Faculty - Ms C Parkinson Digital Technology: DGT Ākonga / students will: Create digital solutions through the use of information systems and specific ways of thinking about problem-solving as part of a project-based theme that covers other curriculum learning areas. As part of the Year 10 course, ākonga will work collaboratively to develop a product to make and sell at a market day! Career Pathway: Software engineer, Telecommunications network engineer, Animator, Web developer, Multimedia specialist, Systems analyst, Software and application programmer Fashion & Design: FAD Ākonga / students will: Undertake a variety of projects, designing and making textile items. They will develop hand sewing skills as well as learning to operate the sewing machines. Each project will involve an element of design where ākonga can express their individuality and creativity. There will be opportunities to investigate different methods of applying designs to fabric such as screen printing, tie-dye and laser cut transfers. As part of the Year 10 course, ākonga will work collaboratively to develop a product to make and sell at a market day! Career Pathway: Costume designer, Textile designer, Fashion designer, Cutter, Sewing Machinist, Graphic designer. 15

Hospitality: HOS Ākonga / students will: Develop their confidence and skills with food and hospitality. Ākonga / students will learn baking and cooking skills with a focus on learning to work collaboratively, safely and hygienically in the kitchen, following and adapting recipes and good nutrition with dishes from around Aotearoa and the World. As part of the Year 10 course, ākonga will work collaboratively to develop a product to make and sell at a market day! Career Pathway: Chef, Sous chef, food and beverage manager, cafe/restaurant manager, caterer, barista Material Industries: MTI Ākonga / students will: Develop skills in communication, workshop procedures, observing workplace health and safety practices, knowledge of timber materials, hand tools, and power tools knowledge, along with operating fixed machinery safely. As part of the Year 10 course, ākonga will develop a product to make and sell at a market day! Career Pathway: Building and construction, Allied Trades, Construction inspector, Plumber, Electrician, Landscape designer, painting and decorating, infrastructure, flooring, joinery and furniture making. Creative Design: CRD This taster offers Year 9 ākonga the opportunity to develop their creative design skills, learn how to work with resin and use the laser cutter. After a field trip to Pah Homestead, they will explore a variety of different ways of generating design ideas before designing and making a souvenir suitable for selling in the Pah Homestead gift shop. Technology: 7TEC This taster will allow ākonga the opportunity to work in a workshop as well as learn the fundamental safety processes that are required in a workshop environment. They will learn to mould and shape wood as well as learn to decorate their projects. Ākonga will learn about weight and aerodynamics in order to produce the most efficient Co2 racer. Technology: 8TEC #1 This taster will allow Year 8 ākonga to develop their skills within the Digital Technology and Design domains. Ākonga will work through the design process to develop their own VR experiences. Along the way they will develop basic programming skills and learn how to make their VR creations interactive. Technology: 8TEC #2 In this creative and practical taster, Year 8 ākonga will explore the wonderful world of wearable art! Ākonga will learn a variety of different skills including traditional weaving and using a sewing machine before working in a small group to design and construct their outlandish outfit. They will also have the opportunity to enter the Eye on Nature wearable arts competition! 16

Year 7 Selection Sheet 2023 Full Name: Kaitiaki: RANK your choices 1 to 3 (with 1 being the TASTER you want to learn about the most): TASTER course name RANK Creative Arts - Māori Performing Arts Creative Arts - Drama Creative Arts - Music Technology - 7Tec (Material Industries) 17

Year 8 Selection Sheet 2023 Full Name: Kaitiaki: RANK your choices 1 to 3 (with 1 being the TASTER you want to learn about the most): TASTER course name RANK Creative Arts - Art Creative Arts - Dance Technology - 8Tec #1 (Digital/Creative Design) Technology - 8Tec #2 (Fashion/Wearable Arts) 18

Year 9 Selection Sheet 2023 Full Name: Kaitiaki: RANK your choices 1 to 8 (with 1 being the TASTER you want to learn about the most): TASTER course name RANK Commerce - Business Studies Creative Arts - Art Creative Arts - Dance Creative Arts - Drama Creative Arts - Music Health & Physical Education - Outdoor Education Languages - Te Reo Māori Languages - Pacific Studies Technology - Creative Design Technology - Digital Technology Technology - Fashion 19

Year 10 Selection Sheet 2023 Full Name: Kaitiaki: CHOOSE 4 options (circle TWO from each COLUMN) + 1 back-up: (Please note: Gagana Samoa and Lea FakaTonga are one year courses. All the rest are half-year courses. You cannot take Drama twice) OPTION Line 1 OPTION Line 2 (Choose TWO from this (Choose TWO from this column) column) Creative Arts - Drama #1 Creative Arts - Drama #2 Creative Arts - Music Creative Arts - Art Languages - Gagana Samoa Creative Arts - Dance Technology - Digital Technology Languages - Lea Faka Tonga Technology - Hospitality Commerce - Business Studies Technology- Fashion Technology - Material Industries Back-up Option - Line 1 Back-up Option - Line 2 20

My Notes: 21


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