Subjects & Books

Subjects Year 8 - Here you will find more about the different subjects offered
Subjects Year 9-10 - Here you will find more about the different subjects offered
Subjects Year 11-12 - Here you will find more about the different subjects offered
Booklist - Here you will find more about the booklist of the books & stationery required

Year 8 Subjects

CORE Subjects

  • Religious Studies
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Health & Physical Education

TASTER Subjects

  • Dance
  • General Music
  • Music-Band
  • Drama
  • Art
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Indonesian
  • Applied Technology
  • Textiles & crafts
  • Food studies
  • The Voice

Dance
In the classroom, students develop technical movement, dance and performance skills and explore choreographic techniques and ideas. They also come to understand the role of dance in society, by learning about a range of dance styles, from traditional to contemporary.

General Music
Music skills are further developed in theory, listening, special projects and performance on a large variety of instruments.

Music-Band
This course is provided as an opportunity to play instruments together as a College band. This subject is designed to be 'hands on' and develop the student's ability to play in small ensemble groups and class band settings. There will be a theory component to the course, but the theory is embedded in the kinaesthetic learning approach that this program provides.

Drama
Different genres of drama are introduced and students are given the opportunity to explore ideas, script them and present them.

Art
Year 8 continues to develop and explore skills, techniques and methods of working, using various media for 2D and 3D expression.

French
In the classroom emphasis is put on French as a means of communication. The student is encouraged to use the language, both written and oral, and to explore the language using song, film, poetry, newspapers and magazines as well as the more traditional textbooks.

Japanese
In Year 8 Japanese, students will build upon the knowledge gained in Year 7. Students will learn the script of Katakana as well as Kanji. Students will begin to read and write small sentences and gain confidence in speaking. Students will develop their knowledge of Japan through cultural investigations.

Indonesian
In Year 8 students will be introduced to Bahasa Indonesian through a variety of listening, speaking, reading and writing activities. In addition students will learn about the culture of the communities where the Indonesian language is used.

Applied Technology
Year 8 students will develop further skills in using materials and techniques. They also develop designing, making and appraising skills through project work, which is a major part of this subject.

Textiles and Craft
Students work with a variety of textile and craft mediums to produce items that they can wear, decorate their room with or give as presents. Projects include: tie dye pillows, cards, felt items and simple clothing. Students develop skills in machine use, hand sewing, design, fabric decoration, time management and product evaluation. Projects will be completed throughout the year.

Food Studies
Students participate in and enjoy a variety of practical food tasks. Dishes cooked range from pizza, tasty snacks, biscuits, pastries and simple nutritious meals. They also learn about menu planning, nutrition, budgeting, product creation and evaluation, as well as developing skills and techniques in food preparation. Projects will be completed throughout the year.

The Voice
This course is for those who love to sing. You will learn breathing techniques to support and create a depth of tone to your singing voice and you will also learn how to extend your vocal range. A variety of styles such as Jazz, Pop, Blues, Soul, Theatre and Classical music will be taught from the past and present. You will sing in small and large vocal ensembles and have the opportunity for performances throughout the year.

Year 8, 9 and 10
Each student studies both Core and Elective subjects.

  • Where courses have been written, the Australian Curriculum is the basis for our subjects.
  • Results in Australian Curriculum Subjects is based upon an end-of-year assessment of achievement against a published Standard. A "C" is the expected result and should be celebrated. An "A" or "B" is a much more rare result.
  • Students are also expected to continue their participation in the Reflection Day as part of a program that runs from Year 7, culminating in the Year 12 Retreat

Core Subjects Year 8
In addition to the Year 9/10 Core subjects, Year 8 students undertake a language. At the College, this is either: French, Japanese; or Indonesian.

CHANGE OF SUBJECTS
All change of subject requests must go to the Deputy Principal, Learning and Teaching for approval. All requests are to be made via a Subject Change Request Form and must have parent signature. These forms can be obtained from the Deputy Principals' Assistant, Diane Saltmarsh.

Year 9-10 Subjects

CORE Subjects
- Religious Studies
- English
- Mathematics
- Science
- History
- Health & Physical Education

OPTION Subjects

Science Faculty
- Agricultural Science
- Science Extended
- Year 10 Advanced Science

Mathematics Faculty
- Year 9 Mathematics Extended
- Year 10 Mathematics Advanced
- Year 10 Mathematics Methods TASC2C

Humanities and Social Science Faculty
- Business, Enterprise and Technology
- Introduction to Sociology and Psychology
- Year 10 Introduction to Sociology and Psychology TASC2C

English & LOTE Faculty
- English Writing
- Year 9 Japanese
- Year 10 Japanese
- Bahasa Indonesia
- Year 9 French
- Year 10 French

Arts Faculty
- Drama
- Dance
- Choreography, Technique and Performance
- Production
- Music
- Innovative Music
- Music Australian Curriculum
- Media Arts
- Visual Art

Health and Physical Education Faculty
- Human Performance
- Sport for Girls
- Sport for Boys

Technology Faculty
- Introductory Robotics
- Applied Engineering
- Design in wood
- F1 Engineering and Design
- Computer Graphics and Design
- Automotive Technology
- Design in Metal
- Food Studies & Hospitality
- Hairdressing
- Lifestyle and Fashion
- Technical Graphics

Information Technology Faculty
- Computing A
- Computing B

Year 9 and 10:
Each student studies both Core and Elective subjects.

  • Where courses have been written, the Australian Curriculum is the basis for our subjects.
  • Results in Australian Curriculum Subjects is based upon an end-of-year assessment of achievement against a published Standard. A "C" is the expected result and should be celebrated. An "A" or "B" is a much more rare result.
  • Students are also expected to continue their participation in the Reflection Day as part of a program that runs from Year 7, culminating in the Year 12 Retreat

Elective Subjects

  • Students undertake three (3) electives from the subjects described throughout this handbook.
  • Students are advised that a balanced curriculum from the Key Learning Areas is desirable.

CHANGE OF SUBJECTS - ALL YEAR LEVELS:
All change of subject requests must go to the Deputy Principal, Learning and Teaching for approval. All requests are to be made via a Subject Change Request Form and must have parent signature. These forms can be obtained from the Deputy Principals' Assistant, Mrs Saltmarsh.

To download the Subject Handbook Year 9-10 as a PDF, please click here.

Year 11-12 Subjects

Religious Education Faculty
- Studies of Religion TASC3C
- Religion in Society TASC2C
- Making Moral Decision TASC2A
- Youth Ministry and Spirituality Options
- Community Service Learning TASC2A

Faculty of Science
- Physical Science TASC3C
- Physical Science Foundation TASC2C
- Life Science TASC2C
- Biology TASC3C
- Environmental Science & Society TASC3C
- Chemistry TASC4C
- Physics TASC4C

Mathematics Faculty
- Essential Skills TASC2C - Numeracy
- Workplace Maths TASC2C
- General Mathematics Foundation TASC2
- Mathematics Methods Foundation TASC2C
- General Mathematics TASC3C
- Mathematics Methods TASC3C
- Mathematics Specialised TASC4

Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty
- Introduction to Sociology and Psychology TASC2C
- Psychology TASC3C
- Sociology TASC3C
- Modern World History TASC3C
- Ancient Civilisations TASC3C
- Geography TASC3C
- Accounting TASC3C
- Economics TASC3C
- Business Studies Foundation TASC2C
- Business Studies TASC3C
- Legal Studies TASC3C
- Legal Studies Foundation TASC2C
- Working with Children TASC2C
- Philosophy TASC3C

English & LOTE Faculty
- English Literature TASC3C
- Essential Skills TASC2C - Literacy
- English Level 3 TASC3C
- English Writing TASC3C
- English Foundations Level 2 TASC2C
- English Applied TASC2C
- Japanese Foundation TASC2C
- Japanese TASC3C
- French Foundation TASC2C
- French TASC3C

Arts Faculty
- Drama Foundation TASC2C
- Drama TASC3C
- Theatre Performance TASC3C
- Dance TASC2C
- Production
- Dance TASC3C
- Music TASC3C
- Contemporary Music TASC2C
- Music Technologies TASC2C
- Art Production-Foundation TASC2C / Art Production TASC3C / Art Studio Practice TASC4C
- Media Production-Foundation TASC2C / Media Production TASC3C

Health and Physical Education Faculty
- Sport Science Foundation TASC2C
- Sport Science TASC3C
- Health Studies TASC3C
- Physical Recreation TASC1C
- Athlete Development TASC1C
- Outdoor Education TASC2C

Technology Faculty
- Design and Production TASC2C
- Computer Graphics & Design TASC3C / Computer Graphics & Design - Foundation TASC2C
- Food & Cooking Essentials TASC1C
- Food and Nutrition TASC3C
- Technical Graphics FoundationTASC2C / Technical Graphics TASC3C
- Workshop Techniques Introduction TASC1C
- Housing and Design TASC3C
- Automotive & Mechanical Technologies TASC2C

Information Technology Faculty
- Computer Science TASC3C
- Essential Computer Skills TASC2C / Computer Applications TASC2C
- Work Readiness TASC1-2C

VET Opportunities
- Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry)
- Certificate II in Salon Assistant
- Certificate I in Animal Studies (online)
- Certificate II in Animal Studies (online)
- Certificate III in Sport and Recreation (Distance)
- Certificate III in Early Childhood Care and Education (online)
All change of subject requests must go to the Deputy Principal, Learning and Teaching for approval. All requests are to be made via a Subject Change Request Form and must have parent signature. These forms can be obtained from the Deputy Principals' Assistant, Mrs Saltmarsh.

To download the Subject Handbook Year 11-12 as a PDF, please click here.

Booklist

Booklist
Currently the 2017 booklist are not out yet and you are advised to contact the Caritas office on (03) 6424 7622 or admin@sbsc.tas.edu.au.

Textbook & Stationery List
All students are required to have an iPad with a cover. A 16G iPad 2 is sufficient. These can be purchased from any source.

E-Books will be installed on students iPads at the beginning of Term 1, the cost of the E-Book is under the compulsory items to be ordered on the stationery listt.

You may wish to purchase these from Birchalls or alternatively these may be purchased wherever stationery is sold.

Please return your completed booklist to the College by: Wednesday 9 December 2015
Please note: Textbooks may not be available for the start of the College year if textbook & stationery lists are received after the 9 December 2015.

Late Orders
Are to be posted to: Birchalls - PO Box 170, Launceston Tas 7250
- Received before 20 January 2016 will be sent to the College on book sales day for collection. A special order will be processed for any items that are out of stock and parents will be expected to pay for these items on book sales day, with the missing items sent to the College for collection.
- Received after 20 January 2016 can be collected at the College once they have been packed and distributed.

Returns or Exchange

  • Items will only be accepted for return or exchange until 22 February 2016.
  • Items will only be accepted for return if in mint condition.
  • Stickered / named items will NOT be accepted for return.

If you have any question please have no hesitation in contacting Birchalls on 1800 806 867.

Packs can be collected on: Wednesday 27 January 2016 between 9.30am - 5.00pm from the Genesis Centre or mailed to your home address free of charge.