All VM Students will plan and implement group activities to promote health and wellbeing and evaluate the effectiveness of their activities in building resilience, and understanding, of their own personal character strengths. Students will be given the opportunity to improve confidence, to problem solve and develop strategies to overcome challenges. The planned activities can enhance social skills through recognising and accepting personal limitations and provide students with an opportunity to work on communication and teamwork skills as outlined in the Personal Development Skills study design. The activities expose students to recreational activities that help improve fitness and wellness.
Students will be led through the OHS requirements that are implemented by the business to ensure the safe operation of the facility. Students will participate in a risk assessment of the activities being undertaken, which is aligned to Work Related Skill outcomes. Students will use their experience to complete assessments in Literacy by using a variety of text types to reflect on the program.
This education and outreach program facilitated by The Young Worker’s Center is specifically designed to address the issues that young workers face when heading into the workplace for the first time, including:
Your rights at work, this module allows students to develop their knowledge of employment relations, workplace rights and minimum standards.
Safe at work, Students who complete this module will gain a practical understanding of Occupational Health & Safety procedures and how to keep safe at work.
Bullying & Discrimination at work, this module gives students an understanding of what constitutes workplace bullying & discrimination. Students also gain practical tools for responding to these issues when they arise. Social Movements & Campaigns, Students who complete this module will learn about various strategies for creating change in their communities. Students will have the opportunity to design and implement their own campaign, guided by Young Workers Centre staff.
Students will complete a series of tasks as they walk through the local area. Starting at Heathmont College students will walk go to Heathmont Station completing a series of tasks en route. Students will then catch a train to Ringwood Station where they will complete a series of tasks in the Ringwood area walking distance from Ringwood station.
This will support students in their understanding of the skills required on these excursions for future trips into the city. Also, students will learn about their local environment, both man made and natural, and investigate the culture of the area. This will support classroom learning.
Year 12 students will partake in a rafting journey along Warrandyte River. This excursion links with the Year 12’s first SAC and will be used as evidence in understanding Area of Study 1 (Relationships with the Outdoor Environment).
Students and staff will be meeting at RINGWOOD STATION (on the Eastland side) at 8.45am sharp. The group will then catch the 364 bus to the Warrandyte Bridge carpark where we will meet ‘Warrandyte Adventure Tours’. Students will catch the 364 back to Ringwood Station and will be dismissed at 3pm. If students are getting dropped/picked up directly from Warrandyte please make contact with Meg Dargan to confirm details at firstname.lastname@example.org
The year 8 outdoor adventure camp provides an opportunity for students to spend time in the natural environment, camping in tents, completing group activities to build belonging and teamwork, and participating in rafting, canoeing and bushwalking. This will take place at Lake Eildon and will be supported by specially trained outdoor education staff – Bindaree Outdoor Education.
Students will be required to set up their tents and camp on day one of the camp. The site of these camps will be the Eildon Caravan Park or Jerusalem Creek Campsite 7, depending on the rotation group each student is allocated to. All campsites are equipped with toilet facilities. The Eildon caravan park is further equipped with shower facilities and much more. Students will be rafting to the Breeze Caravan Park, bushwalking to the Jerusalem Creek Campsite and canoeing, completing group initiatives from the Eildon Caravan Park. Students will be required to pack up their tents and camping equipment at the conclusion of the stay.
Coaches will provide travel to and from the camp, and additional cars will be present, driven by teachers, for transportation in the case of extentuating circumstances and only with full permission of parents/guardians.
Camp attendees are encouraged to conduct a RAT on the morning of camp departure, and record a negative result, to come on the camp. If a student is feeling unwell on camp, parents will be contacted and they may be required to pick their child up.
In class students have created surveys on a city themed social issue and will be surveying members of the public to collect data that will inform their presentations that they will develop following this excursion. Students will likely conduct their surveys in Fed Square, Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne Central and Southern Cross Station.
Further location details:
- Train to Flinders Street Station, Fed Square, Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne Central, Southern Cross Station & train from Southern Cross Station
This incursion directly relates to the Year 8 Humanities curriculum of Medieval Europe and Black Death. Students will rotate through 4 sessions. These sessions include Crime & Punishment, Games & Dance, Weapons & Armour as well as Tournament.
Students will study and evaluate the health of our local waterway, the Dandenong Creek. Students will learn about the urban water cycle and freshwater ecology while completing a realistic scientific investigation including practical sampling of creek water and wildlife from a local site.
In class time, students will participate in water testing and sampling, working to plan, conduct and present their own findings, developing their knowledge of biological concepts and their scientific inquiry skills.
Students will be visiting KIOSC at Swinburne University (Wantirna Campus) to conduct experiments related to the Unit 3 Biology course.
Results collected on this day will be used to complete the SAC for this Area of Study.