St Patrick's College Townsville - Year 8, 2013 Information Evening Presentation
Curriculum Structure Year 8 2013
PrayerThank you, Lord for the breath of life; thankyou for the graces that we receive every dayas a College community.Help us to remember the greatness of thework which we have been asked to do withthe most precious of material: the heartsand minds of young people.We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen
Key IntroductionsMs Marcia Chock man - PrincipalMr Frank Greenleaf – Deputy PrincipalMiss Ellen Seaniger – Yr 8 Coordinator
Tonight’s Information Session1) Year 8 Subject offerings2) Year 8 Pastoral Support Structures
St. Patrick’s College offers Dedicated professional staff that give students their best and their time Small, caring environment Strong Pastoral Care Support Structures Multicultural School where Respect and Harmony are witnessed. Every person is Valued and Known Vertical House Structure to Home classes, Sport Houses achieves strong School Spirit Academic Focus catering for Highest Achievement 5th OP Ranking (OP 1-5) in Townsville District for 2010 Year. Innovative Curriculum Structure catering to Tertiary bound and Certificate Pathway students providing small focused classes Our students take leading roles in combined Catholic school Musical and Mulkadee Arts Festival, as well as the Vibe Alive Festival. 2012 - 2 senior students and teacher are representing Australia at World Water Environment Conference in South Korea 2011 - Year 12 student Melanie Ramana has won scholarship into Aeronautical Engineering University, Florida, US 2 - 2011 Year 12 students applicants for places in JCU Bachelor of Medicine program All OP eligible students offered tertiary places in 2010
Complete refurbishment of the Boarding School completed in 2011 Complete refurbishment of the library, 4 Science labs and Art Room for commencement of 2011 St. Patrick’ s College competes in the A division of schools for Athletics and Swimming Carnivals Our students are selected for regional and state Athletics Representative Teams We are a participant in A Tier of schools for Townsville Athletics and Swimming carnivals, currently placed fourth in Townsville District We provide education and leadership skills to girls from across the remote Aboriginal communities across the North, Far North and Cape York Peninsula. Our students will become the Indigenous leadership of remote communities moving forward We provide education to students from all regions of the Torres Strait islands. Commencing 2012, the school has 114 laptops housed in 6 mobile trolleys available for classroom teachers. Our campus will have full Wireless coverage in 2012 All Room 10 desktops have been replaced. 113 Desktops are available to students in the Art Computer Room Annex, Learning Support Room 16, Library Silent and Open Areas, Mathematics Room 23, the AV Computer Room as well as Computer Labs 10,11 & 12. (227 Computers for 300 students) 3 – 4 day Religious Education Retreat for each year level. St Patrick’s College is a school with a rich History, Heritage and a Culture of Success that gives all great confidence. For a school of 300 we punch well above our weight.
St Patricks College Ranked FifthWell done to St Patrick’s College, Townsville, on being ranked fifth among local secondaryschools, according to statistics supplied in the 2010 Year 12 Outcomes Report released by theQueensland Studies Authority on 31 May 2011. A significant 12% of the College’s OP-eligiblestudent population received OP scores in the range 1 – 5, as shown in the comparison table below. Rank School No. of No. of OP- % of Students Students eligible with OP 1 - 5 with OP 1 - 5 Students 1 Townsville Grammar School 46 134 34.3% 2 Cathedral School 18 63 28.6% 3 Pimlico State High School 36 186 19.4% 4 Ryan Catholic Community College 20 134 14.9% 5= St Patrick’s College 3 25 12.0% 5= St Anthony’s Catholic College 3 25 12.0% 7 Ignatius Park College 10 84 11.9% 8 Heatley Secondary College 3 26 11.5% 9 Kirwan State High School 17 150 11.3% 10 Thuringowa State High School 3 27 11.1% 11 Christian Calvary College 3 29 10.3% 12 William Ross State High School 9 92 9.8% 13 Northern Beaches State High 2 26 7.7% School 14 Annandale Christian College 1 14 7.1% 15 = Townsville State High School 3 43 6.9% 15 = St Margaret Mary’s College 6 86 6.9% Source: Queensland Studies Authority, 2010, Year 12 Outcomes Report, North & North-West Schools
(St Patrick’s College offers 18 OPSenior OP Eligible Subjects Subjects) English Social Sciences Legal Studies Economics Mathematics Ancient History Mathematics A Modern History Mathematics B Geography Mathematics C Study of Religion Accounting ARTS Sciences Visual Art Physics Drama Chemistry Biology Language Physical Education Japanese
SAS Subjects Religion and Ethics (St Patrick’s College Pre Vocational Mathematics English Communication offers 11 SAS Subjects) Information Communication & technology Recreation Business (TAFE - Accredited) Creative Arts – Visual Arts Creative Arts – Dance Science in Practice Early Childhood Hospitality Pathways to TAFE, Higher Certificates Direct Employment, Tertiary Education
TAFE PROGRAMS Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE offers programs throughout the school year 1 day a week OR 1 afternoon a week
What courses are available? Aged Care Engineering Art Food and Beverage A&TSI Studies Furnishing Automotive Hairdressing Beauty Horticulture Business Information Technology Child Care Justice Community Recreation Retail Operations Computer Aided Drafting Spraypainting Kitchen Operations Tourism (Cookery) Health Assistance Education Support (Teacher Aide)
Townsville Creative Technologies College (TCTC) Heatley Secondary College, through the Townsville Technologies College are offering nationallyaccredited, Vocational Education and Training (VET) Certificate qualifications in 2012 and beyond.
Courses on offer TCTC 2012: Certificate 1 in Creative Industries Certificate 11 in Creative Industries (Media) - Screen Certificate 11 in Creative Industries (Media) – Animation Certificate 11 in Music Certificate 11 in Information Technology ( Game Programming) Certificate 11 in Printing and Graphic Design ( Desktop Publishing)
Year 8 Curriculum 3 types of subjects will be offered to students in 2012: CORE subjects – 5 lessons/week Health & Physical Education- 3 lessons/week Rotating Term subjects – 2 lessons/week Elective Language subjects – 3 lessons/week
CORE SUBJECTS ALL students study 5 Core Subjects throughout the year Religious Education/Personal Development, English, Mathematics, Science and History-Geography Health and Physical Education for 3 periods per week throughout the year. Students will study one minor subject (2 lessons per week) in The Arts area and one minor subject (2 lessons per week) from the Technology area each term. ALL students MUST choose FRENCH, JAPANESE or LANGUAGE AND LITERACY (ALL are Full-Year subjects – 3 lessons per week). LAL (Language and Literacy) is available to students who require further assistance in literacy.
Year 8 – 2013 Rotating Term Subjects. 2 lessons/weekART Dance Drama Music Visual ArtsSubjects:Technology Information Business Hospitality Design &Subjects: Communication Technology Technology Education
Year 8 – 2013 Language Elective Line 3 lessons/weekLANGUAGE Japanese French Language &SUBJECTS: Literacy
The Pastoral Coordinator is responsible for:o v e r s e e i n g t h e p a s t o r a l we l f a r e o f s t u d e n t sma n a g i n g s t u d e n t d i s c i p l i n e i s s u e sc o mmu n i c a t i n g w i t h p a r e n t s a n d
Role of Pastoral Coordinator Gu i d e s t u d e n t s i n t h e t r a n s i t i o n f r o m P r i ma r y s c h o o l t o H i g h Sc h o o l Me e t wi t h n e w s t u d e n t s En s u r e n e w s t u d e n t s h a v e a ‘b u d d y ’ a n d r e c e i v e i n d u c t i o n t o t h e s c h o o l Re f e r p a t t e r n s o f b e h a v i o u r t o Co l l e g e L e a d e r s h i p T e a m Co l l e c t c o n f i d e n t i a l i n f o r ma t i o n a b o u t s t u d e n t f r o m p a r e n t s /c a r e r s a n d ma k e r e f e r r a l s t o s u p p o r t t e a m wh e r e
Role of Pastoral Coordinator Mo n i t o r i n f r i n g e me n t o f u n i f o r m a n d e l e c t r o n i c d e v i c e s p o l i c i e s Ov e r s e e P e r s o n a l De v e l o p me n t Pr o g r a m i n c l u d i n g He a l t h y Re l a t i o n s h i p s , Cy b e r s a f e t y , Dr u g s a n d Al c o h o l a n d Ca r e e r s Ma n a g e p a r e n t r e q u e s t s t h r o u g h a r e f e r r a l p r o c e s s Ma k e r e f e r r a l s t o Sc h o o l Co u n s e l l o r t o r e s o l v e f r i e n d s h i p i s s u e s
ActivitiesFirst Day Letter sent to student before school commences “Getting to Know You” Activities with Year 12 Students Timetable School Procedure Information Meet Home Room Teacher
ActivitiesRetreat3 day Retreat on Magnetic Island which focuses onFriendship.
ActivitiesCombined Pastoral EveningSocial Evening with Ignatius Park and St MargaretMary’s Colleges Bush Dance
ActivitiesPastoral DaySocial activity organised to celebrate the end of theschool year Skating Ten Pin Bowling Movies
ActivitiesYear 7 Visit Monday 29th October, 2012. School Bus collects students from their primary school Students attend classes Meet other students attending College next year.
The role of the Pastoral Coordinator is to support theindividual student ensuring their holisticdevelopment is being nurtured and shaped by thevalues of the Mercy Tradition, to achieve her fullpotential and to develop a passion for life and forlearning.