Curriculum

Lower School Course Selection Booklets
YEAR 8 COURSE INFORMATION
Students complete subjects from learning areas outlined in the Western Australian Curriculum, which is inclusive of what is prescribed in the Australian Curriculum.
These are: The Arts English Health & Physical Education Languages Mathematics Science Society & Environment Technology & Enterprise
Below you will find the typical timetable structure. Students are automatically placed into classes for English, Mathematics, Science, Society and Environment and Health and Physical Education.
Students will also complete 3 elective subjects per semester (total of 6 electives).
English 4 hours
Health & Physical Education 3 hours
Mathematics 4 hours
Science 4 hours
Society & Environment 4 hours
6 x electives (one semester each) 6 hours
TOTAL 25 hours

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YEAR 9 COURSE INFORMATION
Students complete subjects from learning areas outlined in the Western Australian Curriculum, which is inclusive of what is prescribed in the Australian Curriculum. These are: The Arts, English, Health & Physical Education, Languages, Mathematics, Science, Society & Environment, Technology & Enterprise
Below you will find the typical timetable structure. Students are automatically placed into classes for English, Mathematics, Science, Society and Environment and Health and Physical Education.
Students will also complete 3 elective subjects per semester (total of 6 electives).
English 4 hours
Health & Physical Education 3 hours
Mathematics 4 hours
Science 4 hours
Society & Environment 4 hours
6 x electives (one semester each) 6 hours
TOTAL 25 hours

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YEAR 10 COURSE INFORMATION
Students complete subjects from learning areas outlined in the Western Australian Curriculum, which is inclusive of what is prescribed in the Australian Curriculum. These are: English Health & Physical Education Mathematics Science Society and Environment 3 x electives (year long)
Below is the Year 10 timetable structure for 2015. Students are automatically placed into classes for Mathematics, English, Science, Society and Environment and Health and Physical Education. Students can select their 3 elective subjects (full year duration).
English 4 hours
Health & Physical Education 3 hours
Mathematics 4 hours
Science 4 hours
Society & Environment 4 hours
3 x electives (year long) 6 hours
TOTAL 25

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Upper School Course Selection Booklet

This course booklet reveals potential, future pathways and provides information about university and Training WA entrance requirements.

The courses such as our Science Horizons and Engineering specialist programs place students in an enviable position of choice at all of the universities. Similarly, our Moore Academic Sport and Health enrichment program offer rich opportunities. These opportunities provide students with more choice, so they can select the university they want to attend. In addition, there are clear alternative pathways that lead to university entrance. Students can complete accredited Training WA courses as a means to entering university.

Our renowned, flexible and highly sort after Vocational Education & Training (VET) programs equip students for their futures beyond school. We are a highly revered and successful Registered Training Organisation and as a recent audit revealed are delivering the highest quality training to our students. We also enjoy many sound and revered partnerships with SWIT and many industry partnerships that offer placements to our students and support the school through scholarships and other rewards for excellence.

As we know every student in Western Australia is required to be in education, training and/or employment until the age of 17 years and 6 months and NMSHS offers senior school courses that broaden students’ choices.

During the year all Year 10 students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend an individualised course counselling interview with either one of our Deputy Principals or the Principal. Students and parents will receive information specific to the needs of the student. This is essential so that opportunities are discussed, understood and the choices realised.

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English learning Area

In the English Learning Area students develop knowledge of the ways in which language varies according to purpose, audience and context and can then apply that knowledge.

Teaching and learning programs will involve recognising, analysing, and building on students’ existing language competence, including non-standard forms of English.

Teachers draw upon the diversity of students’ backgrounds, teach students strategies for learning the language, and provide a range of learning experiences which expand from the familiar to unfamiliar and from simple to complex.

 

Course Name Course Outline
Yr 7 English Course Download Outline
Yr 8 English Course Download Outline
Yr 9 English Course Download Outline
Yr 10 English Course Download Outline
Yr 11 ATAR English course Download Outline
Yr 12 ATAR English course Download Outline
Yr 11 Foundation English course Download Outline
Yr 11 General English course Download Outline
Yr 12 General English course Download Outline

Mathematics Learning Area

In this learning area students learn how Mathematics is used in making decisions and solving problems. The Mathematic staff are passionate and skilled in numeracy with excellent achievement demonstrated continually by our impressive NAPLAN and Year 12 Achievement data.

Classes are focussed on ability groups to cover the Western Australian Curriculum while providing extension activities and support where required. Students are provided with additional tuition during lunch breaks, online support, homework classes after school and practical projects to provide meaningful learning experiences in the area of Mathematics.

We utilise competitions in extended Mathematics and Problem Solving to develop the critical thinking skills of our students. This prepares them for the workforce and further studies by improving their ability to seek factual information and deciphering it to make logical decisions.

Feel welcome to contact the school at any time to arrange for additional support for your child or to make an appointment to contact class teachers.

Course Name Course Outline
Year 7 Mathematics Course Download Outline
Year 8 Mathematics Course Download Outline
Year 9 Mathematics Course Download Outline
Year 10 Mathematics Course 1 Methods and Specialist Download Outline
Year 10 Mathematics Course 2 Mathematics Applications Preparation Download Outline
Year 10 Mathematics Course 3 Essential and Foundation Mathematics Preparation Download Outline

Science Learning Area

Overview
The purpose of the Science Faculty is not only to ensure that students take a strong academic excellence into upper school but also to look to the horizons and beyond to investigate and understand science in the real world which they, as science enriched young adults, will be a part of in the future.
Science staff recognize that all students have specific characteristics and needs and our programs are designed to address the individual's needs to encourage students to reach their full potential.
Our Program
Science teachers have developed a strong academic program which incorporates investigations into real life issues thus helping to develop an intrinsic motivation within students to embrace a relationship with science while questioning, analysing and understanding the science in the world around them. As a result, many students develop an  interest in a career that utilises their science expertise.
The Lower School core areas represented in the Australian Curriculum Understanding strands are Biological Science, Chemical Science, Earth and Space Science and Physical Science. Scientific Inquiry and Human Endeavour are embedded in these content strands. The science stands are covered and developed sequentially from years 7 to 10 ensuring each subject is covered in-depth to develop a high level of understanding in preparation for Upper School Science.
The four strands are covered in all years from 7 to 10 and  take approximately one term to complete. All students in years 7 to 10 complete two common assessments in each strand. This allows for continual moderation and ensures students are placed in the class best suited to their learning needs.
In Upper School subjects we offer Chemistry, Biology, Engineering Studies, Human Biology and Physics. We also offer Certificate II Aquaculture for students from Year 10 to 12.

Course Name Course Outline
Yr 7 Science Course Download Outline
Yr 8 Science Course Download Outline
Yr 9 Science Course Download Outline
Yr 10 Science Course Download Outline
Year 7 Engineering Specialist Download Outline
Year 8 Engineering Specialist Download Outline
Year 9 Engineering Specialist Download Outline
Year 10 Engineering Specialist Download Outline
Year 7 Science Horizon Download Outline
Year 8 Science Horizon Download Outline
Year 9 Science Horizon Download Outline
Year 10 Science Horizon Download Outline
Year 9 Wetlands Download Outline
Year 10 Cert II Aquaculture Download Outline

Humanities and Social Sciences

The study of Humanities and Social Sciences helps students to broaden their understanding of other places and cultures, by asking questions about our world. It teaches them to deal critically and logically with information, and develop their understanding of patterns and processes that occur in everyday life. Students build skills in writing and critical thinking and are encouraged to think creatively. The humanities help develop informed and knowledgeable citizens, which are essential requirements for success in the 21st Century.
At Newton Moore Senior High School, the study of Humanities and Social Sciences consists of four key areas: Geography, History, Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business. Students develop increasing independence in critical thinking and skill application, which includes questioning, researching, analysing, evaluating, communicating and reflecting. They apply these skills to investigate events, developments, issues, and phenomena, in both a historical and contemporary context.
Please click on the links below to discover more details about the content covered in each year group.

Year 7
Civics and Citizenship            Economics and Business         Geography      History

Year 8
Civics and Citizenship            Economics and Business         Geography      History

Year 9
Civics and Citizenship            Economics and Business         Geography      History

Year 10
Civics and Citizenship            Economics and Business         Geography      History


During Year 11 and 12 students build on the knowledge and skills developed in lower school to study subjects at a higher level. ATAR courses offered to students in the Humanities and Social Sciences learning area are Geography, Modern History and Psychology.


Please click on the links below to discover more details about the content covered in each year group.

Geography
The study of geography draws on students’ curiosity about the diversity of the world’s places and their peoples, cultures and environments. It enables them to appreciate the complexity of our world and the diversity of its environments, economies and cultures and use this knowledge to promote a more sustainable way of life and awareness of social and spatial inequalities
Psychology
Psychology is the scientific study of how people think, feel and act. It aims to answer important questions such as what factors influence human development. While there are other disciplines that overlap with psychology's main aim to understand humans, psychology is rigorous in its use of scientific method. This allows for systematic exploration into the complexities of human behaviour based on evidence gathered through planned investigations.

Modern History
The Modern History ATAR course enables students to study the forces that have shaped today’s world and provides them with a broader and deeper comprehension of the world in which they live. While the focus is on the 20th century, the course refers back to formative changes from the late 18th century onwards and encourages students to make connections with the changing world of the 21st century.

Course Name Course Outline
Year 7 HASS Course Download Outline
Year 8 HASS Course Download Outline
Year 9 HASS Course Download Outline
Year 10 HASS Course Download Outline

The Arts Learning Area

Newton Moore Senior High School is committed to offering student every opportunity to explore and develop their potential in The Arts. The Arts promote life long learning through the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The Arts promotes visual literacy, which enables students to analyse and interpret the meaning of complex visual imagery that permeates the media and popular culture, while cultivating imagination, self-expression and creativity. We offer an extensive program catering for varying skills levels are invited to participate in one or more of the rich and diverse Arts experiences promoted by this Department. Dance Dance develops students’ confidence and self-esteem and is gaining a high profile within the community. Students participate in a wide range of performances throughout the year and are given the opportunity to audition for special projects. Skills are developed in a range of styles including contemporary, jazz, hip-hop and ballet. Drama Drama is an education tool and art form that explores human behaviour in social and historical contexts. It provides the tools and opportunities to develop strong communication skills and way of working as part of a team that underpin much of the workforce. Music Students from all years can enjoy and participate in a very active and highly successful Music Program. Wind Orchestras, Jazz Orchestras, Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Brass Ensemble and Choir provide students with many opportunities to participate in music making. Tuition is on all major woodwind, brass, percussion and string instruments. Visual Arts The schools Visual Arts Department is a highly successful and thriving area in the school. Courses include Art and Design, Craft and Design and sculpture.

Course Name Course Outline
Year 7 Drama Download Outline
Year 8 Drama Download Outline
Year 7 Band Course Download Outline
Year 8 Band Course Download Outline
Year 9 Band Course Download Outline
Year 8 Music Course Download Outline
Year 9 Music Course Download Outline
Year 10 Music Course Download Outline
Year 10 Music Specialist Course Download Outline
Year 7 Visual Art Course Download Outline
Year 8 Visual Art Course Download Outline
Year 9 Visual Art Course Download Outline
Year 10 Visual Art Course Download Outline

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Technologies Learning Area

The Technology and Enterprise Learning area encompasses subjects from the two distinct but related subjects of:

  • Design and Technologies, in which students use design thinking and technologies to generate and produce solutions for authentic needs and opportunities
  • Digital Technologies, in which students use computational thinking and information systems to define, design and implement solutions.

Students in the lower school years are introduced to valuable skills and knowledge that allow them to evaluate, analyse, design and create products using the technology process. Students learn to work individually and collaboratively to solve problems and manage projects in a range of different contexts e.g.

  • Digital Literacy
  • Food and Fibre production
  • Childcare and Community Services
  • Media
  • Photography
  • Gaming and Programming
  • CAD and Technical Graphics
  • Engineering principles and systems
  • Materials and technologies specialisations

The upper school subjects allow students to focus on areas of interest that lead into pathways for employment. Students develop and build upon their skills and knowledge from the earlier years and use the successes from these subjects for graduation. They also have the opportunity to participate in and achieve a nationally recognised certificate II in Business, Digital Media, Community Services, Hospitality, or Building and Construction.

‘Technologies provides students with authentic learning challenges that foster curiosity, confidence, persistence, innovation, creativity, respect and cooperation. These attributes are necessary when using and developing solutions to make sense of complex ideas and relationships in all areas of learning. Technologies helps students to be regional and global citizens, capable of actively and ethically communicating and collaborating.’ P10 k-10 outline. SCSA technologies overview rationale.

Course Name Course Outline
Year 7 Design & Technology course Download Outline
Year 8 Design & Technology course Download Outline
Year 9 Design & Technology course Download Outline
Year 10 Design & Technology course Download Outline
Year 7 Home Economics course Download Outline
Year 8 Food course Download Outline
Year 9 Food course Download Outline
Year 9 Food to Share course Download Outline
Year 9 International Foods course Download Outline
Year 7 Digital Literacy course Download Outline
Year 8 Media course Download Outline
Year 9 CAD course Download Outline
Year 9 Game Making course Download Outline
Year 9 Multimedia course Download Outline
Year 9 Robotics course Download Outline
Year 9 Photography course Download Outline
Year 10 Game Making course Download Outline
Year 10 Robotics & Digital Media Download Outline
Year 10 Cad & Photography course Download Outline
Year 10 Cert II Community Services course Download Outline
Year 10 Cert II Business course Download Outline

Languages Other than English Learning Area

Languages
An exciting opportunity is being offered to students of Newton Moore Senior High School through the addition of Japanese to its Languages program. In 2014, Year 8 students will have the option of choosing to study either Indonesian or Japanese. Students will then be encouraged to continue their studies in Year 9 with the aim of eventually completing their selected language at a senior school level. (Don’t forget about the LOTE bonus to ATAR!) JAPANESE Within the Japanese program, students will engage in not only language focussed lessons, but also the Japanese culture and history. Students will venture into the world of anime and manga, origami and Japanese cuisine, to name a few of the programmed activities. Opportunities will also be given to participate in a variety of excursions and overseas trips, as well as the opportunity to host students from Japan.

Course Name Course Outline
Year 7 Indonesian course Download Outline
Year 8 Indonesian course Download Outline
Year 9 Indonesian course Download Outline
Year 10 Indonesian course Download Outline
Year 7 Japanese course Download Outline
Year 8 Japanese course Download Outline
Year 9 Japanese course Download Outline
Year 10 Japanese course Download Outline

Health and Physical Education Learning Area

Overview
The purpose of Health and Physical Education (HPE) is to deliver a flexible and wide range of learning and sporting experiences. The students are provided with a broad range of knowledge and skill that provides a basis to career and lifestyle pathways. Knowledge gained in class is applied to practical and enjoyable situations with an emphasis on movement and personalised learning. Students are exposed to unique and challenging programs that are designed to extend the individual. Programs
Health and Physical Education staff have developed strong, relevant programs that challenge students. Each program has a specific focus that meets the need of the individual. Students are able to develop their knowledge and understandings of key physical concepts as well as extending their interpersonal and self-management skills. Health and Physical Education also provides a sporting enrichment program that endeavours to develop leadership qualities. Also at Newton Moore SHS, Health and Physical Education caters for all academic levels and needs with our upper school providing stage 1 through to stage 3 units. Health and Physical Education faculty has a dedicated, energetic, enthusiastic and experienced staff. This allows for the fostering of a unique relationship with students. The range of skill and knowledge evident enables for flexible and relevant curriculum to be taught. The staff encourage and support students to become independent learners and make informed decisions about their own lifestyle choices. Staff expertise covers a variety of sporting contexts including AFL, cricket, triathlon, soccer, orienteering, athletics, volleyball, basketball and outdoor education. Links and/or Partnerships with community, state or national bodies: Bunbury Tenpin Bowling Bunbury Indoor Beach Volleyball Clontarf Football Academy Bunbury Triathlon Club South West Sports Centre Yallingup Surf School Bunbury Surf Life Saving Club School Sports WA South West Football Development Netball Academy Adam Road Primary School Bunbury Volleyball Association CalmBunbury TAFE School Drug Education and Road Aware Bunbury Police Department Football West Waratah

Course Name Course Outline
Year 7 PE course Download Outline
Year 8 PE course Download Outline
Year 9 PE course Download Outline
Year 10 PE course Download Outline
Year 7 Health course Download Outline
Year 8 Health course Download Outline
Year 9 Health course Download Outline
Year 10 Health course Download Outline
Year 9 Recreational Fitness course Download Outline
Year 9 Recreational Sports course Download Outline
Year 9 Community Recreation course Download Outline
Year 10 Personal Fitness course Download Outline

Career and Vocational Education (CAVE)

Overview
The purpose of Health and Physical Education (HPE) is to deliver a flexible and wide range of learning and sporting experiences. The students are provided with a broad range of knowledge and skill that provides a basis to caal and enjoyable situations with an emphasis on movement and personalised learning. Students are exposed to unique and challenging programs that are designed to extend the individual. Programs

Course Name Course Outline
Year 11 & 12 Cert II Skills For Work course Download Outline
Emp Advantage course Download Outline