Special Programs Applications

Students who will be in Year 7 in 2020 are invited to apply for one of our five Special Programs. Applications are now open and can be submitted online On-line Application Form. Alternatively you can download the application form Application Form, print it and submit it to the College Office. All applications are due at 4pm on Friday 10th May. For further information about the application process please see the following document Application Process.

If you have any questions about these programs or the application process, please contact the College.

Fusion Music

What is Fusion Music ?

The FUSION Music program aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop their musical talents and provide innovative and contemporary music education integrated in their academic studies. The program inspires, excels and enriches students’ lives through music. We aim to support students in developing their unique gifts and the skills needed for lifelong learning and achieving their potential. The FUSION home groups will attend core subjects but will be supplemented by a creative and exciting classroom music curriculum, an extensive instrumental music and ensemble program. The Fusion Music program begins at Year Seven and continues up to Year Ten.

It has been well documented that learning music at school is beneficial for students. From higher academic scores, co-ordination, perseverance, team work, reading, comprehension, concentration, self-expression and enhanced social skills. The FUSION program aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop their music talents and provide innovative and contemporary music education integrated in their academic studies.

Curriculum structures

Students study the majority of the standard year seven and eight Curriculum, however will do one less Art/Technology rotation per semester and also do not study a second language. Students will study two additional subjects: Modern Band - Students form small contemporary ensembles learning a wide range of modern repertoire. Performance skills are developed through regular live showcases inside and outside of the school. Ensemble - Students learn either a woodwind or brass instrument through private or group instrumental lessons, tutorials and concert band. In Year Eight students are invited to continue their instrument or move to a rhythm section instrument or singing. The ensemble program also focuses on music theory and ear training.

Program Outcomes

Fusion Music prepares students for VCE and VET music pathways, links to industry pathways such as Musician, Audio Engineering and Composition.

For More Information

Please contact Sarah Davies, davies.sarah.s@edumail.vic.gov.au

Fusion Handbook P-12 Recording Studio & News Soundcloud

Fusion Dance/Drama

What is Fusion Dance/Drama ?

A program that develops confidence, creativity, and enhances physical and verbal expression. By learning and implementing established dramatic arts techniques and drawing from a wide array of dance styles, our learners have the opportunity to emulate the work of influential artists and develop original works of their own, performing for a wide variety of audiences. Students also have the opportunity to observe professional artistic performances, analysing and drawing inspiration from those works.

Curriculum structures

Students study the majority of the standard Year 7 and Curriculum, however they will do one less Art/Technology rotation per semester and do not study a second language. Students instead study two additional subjects:

  • Dance - in this subject, students explore a range of movement techniques and styles, as well as completing a component on anatomy and kinaesthetics. Students collaborate on a creative choreography unit, refining original pieces, culminating in formal performances.
  • Drama - students explore a range of dramatic techniques, including character development, vocal expression, blocking, mise en scene, set design, costuming and props. Through a range of performance activities and analysis of professional examples, students develop and refine their own performances, design complementary stagecraft choices, and provide meaningful feedback to enhance the work of fellow students, taking on roles as an actor, director, and designer.

For More Information

Please contact Sarah Davies, davies.sarah.s@edumail.vic.gov.au


S.T.E.M.

STEM is everywhere. Our health, safety, relationships with family and friends and even our jobs are shaped by the innovation in technology that we discover in science. Economies are built around new technologies that help to find new and better ways of doings things. STEM skills are becoming increasingly important in the workforce as employers are aiming to recruit technicians and trade workers with STEM skills.

The success of VCE maths and science subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Math Methods and Specialist Math are often developed from an earlier age. The STEM programs aims to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of these 4 disciplines. Knowledge that can turn into innovation, innovation that becomes influence. We at Narre Warren South P-12 College are providing the opportunity to students that have a keen interest in the maths and science subjects to expand their horizon. To not only learn the skills that come from the understanding of STEM subjects but to think and relate those skills to society.

The STEM program will start from Year 7 where students will be work on developing skills in problem solving, analysis and interpretation of data, as well as enhancing their own skills to help them in their future careers.

Each term there is a major project that is undertaken. This project will encourage the students to solve authentic problems and work together in teams or even as a class to build real solutions.

You can learn more about the STEM program here. Stem Program

S.T.E.M Brochure

PTS. Pathways Through Sport

Welcome to the Pathways Through Sport (PTS) Program – a specialist sport program for capable athletes from all sporting interests commencing Year 7 in 2018. This program will develop the athlete in a holistic way: academically, athletically and by developing leadership ability.

The Pathways Through Sport program at Narre Warren South P-12 is focused on developing students’ academic success through their sporting interests and achievements. It will run with one home group that follow their own timetable and offers an integrated sport themed curriculum. The program also contains a competitive physical activity environment to develop student athletic ability during physical education classes, as well as exposing students to a variety of educational and practical experiences to shape their future sporting pathways and potential through the PTS program specific subject.

The cost for this program is $400 which will cover excursions, training sessions and access to sport science facilities.

Structures

  • Body Systems – 3 Hours a week, 1 Single and 1 Double
  • Recreation and Leisure – 2 Hours a week, 1 Double

Learning Focus

  • Body systems Lab reports
  • Environmental Issues
  • Musculoskeletal quizzes
  • Camping
  • Cardio-respiratory research project
  • Athlete Nutrition
  • Hiking
  • Fitness testing
  • Coaching
  • Training Program Reflection Diary
  • Umpiring
  • Athlete Recovery

For further information, please contact the College narre.warren.south.p12@edumail.vic.gov.au

VAMM Visual Arts Multi Media

The Visual Arts and Multi-media program at Narre Warren South P-12 College is focused on fostering and developing the talent, passion and skill of students within the many facets of the Visual Arts. Students attend core subjects whilst developing their practical skills and are encouraged to adopt more abstract thought processes through their studies of the Arts. Students will explore hands on skills through teacher expertise and external providers such as practicing artists and tailored excursions to galleries to maximise their exposure to artistic processes and ideas. They will be encouraged to follow an artistic process in the completion of their artworks which may take on a variety of forms from two dimensional work, sculpture, installation and digital media. Each semester students will showcase their work in a public forum and celebrate achievement and success with their peers and family. Ultimately, the program will extend students skills in the Visual Arts and Multi-Media and is designed to foster confidence, curiosity and imagination.

For further information, please contact the College narre.warren.south.p12@edumail.vic.gov.au