YEAR 9 REVIEW PROCESS

Report
Parent Information Night
30th October 2013
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Project 9 was developed in 2012 and introduced in
2013 to address long term data trend that indicated
that Year 9 students attitudes to school were very
poor.
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The overarching aim of Project 9 is to improve:
 student engagement
 student connectedness to school
 community awareness and engagement
 student learning outcomes
Our student data indicated that students attitudes are below state mean across most areas
Year 9 Attitudes to School - 2012 vs 2013
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Student Morale
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Student Distress
Attitudes to school key areas
Teacher Empahy
Teacher Effectiveness
Student Motivation
2012
Stimulating Learning
School Connectedness
2013
Learning Confidence
Student Safety
Connectedness to Peers
Classroom Behaviour
0.00
1.00
2.00
3.00
4.00
Students Responses
Improvement
5.00
6.00
Year 9 Attitudes to School - 2013 School vs State
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**
Student Morale
Student Distress
Attitudes to school key areas
Teacher Empathy
Teacher Effectiveness
Student Motivation
WPSC
Stimulating Learning
School Connectedness
State
Learning Confidence
Student Safety
Connectedness to Peers
Classroom Behaviour
0.00
1.00
2.00
3.00
4.00
Students Responses
Improvement
5.00
6.00
What impact has Project 9 had in 2013?
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20%
94%
34%
96%
25%
90%
8%
69%
either agree or strongly agree they feel connected to their teachers
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either agree or strongly agree that they enjoy coming to school this
year
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either agree or strongly agree that they feel motivated to learn
when in class
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either agree or strongly agree that students in their class take
learning seriously
What impact did Project 9 have on the positives?
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73%
100%
either agree or strongly agree that they feel connected to
their peers
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87%
98%
either agree or strongly agree that they like having the choices in
the elective program
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69%
98%
either agree or strongly agree that they are responsible for
their own learning
Curriculum Overview
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Matt Bodley – Chaplain/Maths
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Clair Spencer – Science/Maths
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Craig Belkin – English/Humanities
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Kara Dunstan – Science/Maths
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John Heffernan – PE/English
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Chris Quinn – PE/Science
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Project 9 will run every Friday each week
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Focus on 21st Century skills with real life
applications
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Curriculum content flows out into other
subjects so attendance is crucial
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Weekly agenda’s will be posted on the Year 9
office window by Wednesday each week
This partnership is
crucial to the
success for each
student.
Student
Parent/
Guardian
3 Meetings
- Roll over 2013
- Mid 2014
- End of 2014
Mentor
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1 to 1 iPad allocation - school use only
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Acceptable user agreement
 Must be signed by parent/guardian
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Used as an engagement device to support learning
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Also used in core subjects throughout the week
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Utilised applications include
 Keynote, iMovie, Pages, Skitch, Numbers and Camera
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Must have 1 for start of roll over (booklist)
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Main form or work representation
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Encourages creativity
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Presentation of work in creative forms
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See examples of work
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Experiential Learning - ‘Real life’ application
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Crucial to related term work
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Majority are fully funded through grant support
from R.E ROSS TRUST.
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Indemnity forms – return ASAP to Year 9 office
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Mentor teachers – contact if issues
Term by Term – as shown in handout
 Term 1 - LIFESTYLE
 Term 2 - ENVIRONMENT
 Term 3 - PLACE
 Term 4 - CULTURE
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Lifestyle
 Focus on Physical, Social and Emotional Wellbeing
 REACH program – Workshop
 Team building and Core Values identification
 Body systems assignment (links to ENG and SCI)
 Community support agency - visits and promotion of
services
 Community excursions – various lifestyle venues
 Laryngectomy association – Guest speakers
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Environment
 Tree Surfing – High ropes course in the trees
 Warringinee Park - exploring local conservation park
 Western Port Bay – Jacks Beach Mangroves
 Heide Gallery –Environment links (Fiona Hall 2013)
 Point Nepean – Culture and Environment research
 Point Nepean excursion – Indigenous links
 Cape Shank ecosystems - data collection excursion
 Baluk Arts – Indigenous Art workshops
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Place
 Feasibility study – Inquiry task into making our
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community a better place
Bounce excursion – practical example for feasibility
study
‘The Block’ – volunteering to make a positive
improvement to our school
Tall Ship Enterprise – Explore the settlement of
Melbourne
Big Day Out – Careers exposure excursions
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Culture
 City experience – City exposure and mapping task
 Aunty Caroline Briggs – Guest speaker
 Cultural diversity – Workshop task
 Migration to Australia – Guest Speaker
 South Eastern Drug and Alcohol – Guest Speaker
 Cultural Food day
 Film focus – Cultural acceptance and Resilience
Promotional video

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