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Parent Information Night 30 th October 2013.  Project 9 was developed in 2012 and introduced in 2013 to address long term data trend that indicated that.

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1 Parent Information Night 30 th October 2013

2  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.  The overarching aim of Project 9 is to improve:  student engagement  student connectedness to school  community awareness and engagement  student learning outcomes

3 Our student data indicated that students attitudes are below state mean across most areas

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6 What impact has Project 9 had in 2013?  20% 94% either agree or strongly agree they feel connected to their teachers  34% 96% either agree or strongly agree that they enjoy coming to school this year  25% 90% either agree or strongly agree that they feel motivated to learn when in class  8% 69% either agree or strongly agree that students in their class take learning seriously

7 What impact did Project 9 have on the positives?  73% 100% either agree or strongly agree that they feel connected to their peers  87% 98% either agree or strongly agree that they like having the choices in the elective program  69% 98% either agree or strongly agree that they are responsible for their own learning

8 Curriculum Overview

9  Matt Bodley – Chaplain/Maths  Clair Spencer – Science/Maths  Craig Belkin – English/Humanities  Kara Dunstan – Science/Maths  John Heffernan – PE/English  Chris Quinn – PE/Science

10  Project 9 will run every Friday each week  Focus on 21 st Century skills with real life applications  Curriculum content flows out into other subjects so attendance is crucial  Weekly agenda’s will be posted on the Year 9 office window by Wednesday each week

11 Student Mentor Parent/ Guardian This partnership is crucial to the success for each student. 3 Meetings -Roll over Mid End of 2014

12  1 to 1 iPad allocation - school use only  Acceptable user agreement  Must be signed by parent/guardian  Used as an engagement device to support learning  Also used in core subjects throughout the week  Utilised applications include  Keynote, iMovie, Pages, Skitch, Numbers and Camera

13  Must have 1 for start of roll over (booklist)  Main form or work representation  Encourages creativity  Presentation of work in creative forms  See examples of work

14  Experiential Learning - ‘Real life’ application  Crucial to related term work  Majority are fully funded through grant support from R.E ROSS TRUST.  Indemnity forms – return ASAP to Year 9 office  Mentor teachers – contact if issues

15 Term by Term – as shown in handout

16  Term 1 - LIFESTYLE  Term 2 - ENVIRONMENT  Term 3 - PLACE  Term 4 - CULTURE

17  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

18  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

19  Place  Feasibility study – Inquiry task into making our 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

20  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

21 Promotional video


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