Chiara is actively searching for casual employment. She has attained her Driver's License (Ls) and will be looking at various work experience/volunteer options this year. (Last year she volunteered for 6 mths at the Regional library).
Chiara will also be coaching her sister's U6s soccer team.
Later in the year we will be pursue Open Learning pathways in preparation for University. Chiara is planning a gap year.
1. English Language Arts Grammar and Composition
English for Australian Schools - Ronald Ridout
Composition work is also to include regular written narrations from books set for history, religion, geography, literature and science.
To extend your writing skills in preparation for Uni, we shall use the lessons from Abandon Hopefully - Essay Writing and Term Papers.
Department of Ed. NSW; Spelling
Paragraphs or passages to be dictated from a section (two or three paragraphs) of a history, literature, geography or religion book that has been studied in advance, or Qld Reader
Each term select one of Shakespeare's plays you have not yet read. Discuss.
* The Harp and Laurel Wreath by Laura Berquist: Logic Stage
plus an individual Australian poet to be studied each term (your choice)
Also read and discuss some of the English Poets; Milton, Donne etc
2. Mathematics Mathematics.com.au
Daily lessons, completing half of all lessons by end of year.
4. Human Society and Its Environment Modern History
Modern Times - Paul Johnson
Story of the World Vol 4
Witness to Hope - George Wiegel
Church History - Fr Laux ; Relevant Chapters
Story of the Church - Dominica and Johnson; Relevant Chapters How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization
Current Affairs - Secular (ABC) & Church (L'Osservatore Romano)
Read the news daily and keep a scrap book of interest. Jotting responses.
Talk to mum and dad about current events.
Read Church news weekly and keep a scrap book and discuss with family incl siblings.
5. Languages Spanish 6. Technological and Applied Studies Computer Technology
Excel For Dummies
Word for Dummies etc
Building Skills- Main focus, working alongside Dad building you are going to learn so many wonderful skills that will be with you for life!
7. Creative Arts Picture Study
Term 1: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Term 2: Vincent Van Gogh
Term 3: Claude Monet
Term 4: A Child’s Book of Prayer in Art by Sister Wendy Beckett
Listen and Dance to various artists.
Classic, 60s, 80s etc.
Discovering Great Artists - Mary Ann Kohl and Kim Solga
The Usborne Book of Art - Fiona Watt
Learn folk songs.
Learn traditional Catholic hymns, including at least three in Latin
(1) Improve your cooking skills.
(2) Work on learning a practical craft - simple sewing, knitting; clay modeling;.
8. Personal Development, Health and Physical Education.
Term 1 & 4 - Swim Squad
Term 2 & 3 – Soccer Coaching