Senior School



Mannum Community College’s Senior School Motto is “Learning for Life and Work” which incorporates Friendships, Students, Literacy and Numeracy, Developing Skills – Growing and Career Pathways. We aim to encourage and support all of our students to achieve their SACE by catering for their learning styles and career pathways. This may include main stream subjects and/or Vocational Education Training (VET) programs.

Mannum Community College Senior School comprises of Year 10, Year 11 (Stage 1 SACE), Year 12 (Stage 2 SACE) and Baseby HuB – Independent Learning Centre.

 

MCC 2020 Course Booklet


Year 10

The Senior School Years commence in Year 10 with students using the Australian Curriculum in English, Mathematics, History, Science, Health & Physical Education (HPE) and a choice of Food and Nutrition, Visual Arts, Dance and stage, Agriculture, Material Products (Woodwork, Metalwork, laser cutting, 3D printing and advanced technologies) and Construction. They also begin the journey into SACE with the Personal Learning Plan (PLP) which is a compulsory SACE subject.

In 2020 the year 10 Home group is led by Mrs Kaye Davey. Home Group is ten minutes twice a day (8.40am and 2.50pm) where students are marked on the roll and information is given to them.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care is lesson 6 on Wednesday’s were the above content is delivered to Year 10 students. At times the whole senior school consisting of Years 10, 11 and 12 will be together for these sessions and delivery of content. In 2020 the students will also be involved in Child Protection curriculum, Wellbeing and career planning lessons which will be taught by our home group teachers, leaders and external providers. Students will be exposed to and work through a number of interactive activities in relation to physical and social aspects of being an adolescent, personal rights, drug and alcohol awareness, study skills, and a range of career development focused content, which will better equip our students to make more informed decisions about their choices and decisions in life.

 

Year 10 subjects and teachers

English – Kaye Davey

History – Alyssa Quinn

Mathematics – Glenn Currie   

Science – Georgie McLaren

Physical Education – Bryan Wilsdon

Personal Learning Plan (PLP) – Correta Odera
Health – Bobbie Taylor

Food and Nutrition – Correta Odera

Visual Arts – Graeme Buchan

Dance and Stage – Monika Hatcher

Agriculture – Jacob Strauss

Design and Technology – Kieran Jaensch/ Mick Palmer

Construction – Kieran Jaensch  

Digital Media – Angela Groves

 

 

SACE Stage One

SACE Stage One is also known as Year 11. At Mannum Community College we commence Stage 1 in Week 8 of the previous year. Our students commence the compulsory Literacy and Numeracy subjects of SACE and have the opportunity to select subjects they are interested in and which align to the requirements of their chosen pathway beyond school. Subject counselling processes are conducted with students and parents in the year before to ensure students are selecting the right subject combinations to set up their remaining schooling and beyond into chosen pathways. Students also have the opportunity to explore Vocational Education Pathways (VET) courses, these are a great way to gain recognised national qualifications while still in school in selected pathways, while working towards SACE completion. Students use the data and information collected throughout their PLP subject in Year 10 to help inform subject selections for stage 1 and potential career pathway ideas beyond school.

Home Group and Pastoral Care in 2020 is Led by Miss Coretta Odera. Home Group is ten minutes twice a day (8.40am and 2.50pm) where students are marked on the roll and information is given to them.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care is lesson 6 on Wednesday’s were the above content is delivered to year 11 students. At times the whole senior school consisting of Years 10, 11 and 12 will be together for these sessions and delivery of content. In 2019 the students will also be involved in Child Protection curriculum, Wellbeing and career planning lessons which will be taught by our home group teachers, leaders and external providers. Students will be exposed to and work through a number of interactive activities in relation to physical and social aspects of being an adolescent, personal rights, drug and alcohol awareness, study skills, and a range of career development focused content, which will better equip our students to make more informed decisions about their choices and decisions in life.

 

Stage 1 Subjects and Teachers

Essential English – Kaye Davey
*** Community Studies – Kaye Davey
*** Material Products (Woodwork or Metalwork) – Mick Palmer

*** Creative Arts – Graeme Buchan
Essential Mathematics – Glenn Currie
Mathematics – Glenn Currie
General Mathematics –Glenn Currie
Integrated Learning (Sport) – Bryan Wilsdon

Integrated Learning (Tech) – Mick Palmer

Outdoor Education – Bryan Wilsdon

*** Modern History – Alyssa Quinn
*** Food and Hospitality – Correta Odera
*** Child Studies – Correta Odera
*** Chemistry – Jacob Strauss
*** Biology – Jacob Strauss
*** Physics – Jacob Strauss

*** denotes that the subjects are combined with Stage 2 (Year 12) classes

 

 

SACE Stage Two

Stage Two is also known as Year 12. Students are required to complete the compulsory Research Project for stage 2 in Year 11 at MCC. This provides students with greater flexibility with subject and VET course selections in Year 12. Students generally undertake 4 to 5 subjects at stage 2 level to achieve either the required 70 credits for SACE completion or 90 credits towards obtaining at Australian Tertiary Entrance Rank (ATAR).

Through a comprehensive the use of career plans developed in the PLP at Year 10, Year 11 interests and subject success and intensive course counselling with staff, students and parents, they make informed decisions on what subjects they need to complete their SACE. Students need to be aware that they need to attend school full time and engage in their learning.

At Mannum Community College we commence Stage 2 in week 8 of the previous year. We do this to give students the opportunity to be introduced to their new subjects and make a start on the first tasks for the big year ahead.

In 2019 we had 100% SACE completion of all students eligible to complete in 2019. We work hard with our Year 12 students to assist them achieve their desired results and get to that next stage of life, be that University, Vocational, Trade or Employment pathways. Students achieve their SACE in a variety of ways including SACE accredited subjects and VET Courses. In 2019 we had 8 students successfully apply for University Pathways and receive first round offers into their first choice course of preference, which is great result for both our school and students.

Home Group and Pastoral Care are taken by Correta Odera. Home Group is ten minutes twice a day (8.40am and 2.50pm) where students are marked on the roll and information is given to them. Pastoral Care is lesson 6 on Wednesday’s with the focus on team building, social skills, etc.

 

Stage 2 Subjects and Teachers

English – Kaye Davey
*** Community Studies – Kaye Davey
*** Material Products (Woodwork or Metalwork) – Mick Palmer

*** Integrated Learning (Tech) – Mick Palmer

*** Integrated Learning (Sport) – Bryan Wilsdon

*** Creative Arts – Graeme Buchan
General Mathematics – Glenn Currie

Essential Mathematics – Glenn Currie
*** Food and Hospitality – Correta Odera
*** Child Studies – Correta Odera
*** Chemistry – Jacob Strauss
*** Biology – Jacob Strauss
*** Physics – Jacob Strauss

*** Modern History – Alyssa Quinn

Research Project – Kaye Davey

*** denotes that the subjects combined with Stage 1 (Year 11) class

 

 

We also have wonderful School Support Officers working with our teachers and students to give assistance to students with learning and behavior challenges.

Bindi Barker our Aboriginal Community Education Officer (ACEO) also assists our Aboriginal students, families and staff with support, guidance and encouragement. Charly Elliker is our AET Aboriginal Education Teacher for the whole school, she also supports staff teaching students of Aboriginal heritage.

 

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Students have the opportunity to participate in VET Courses in areas of interest, gaining national formal qualifications, which also counts as credits towards completing their SACE. Students have access to the range of courses on offer by the Murraylands Student Pathways alliance, delivered by a range of different RTO’s. Students either attend training day workshops or complete work online. At Mannum Community College our students are accessing courses with the help of the Australian Governments Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS) which helps to subsidise training costs.  VET is very important as without this option for students some of them would not successfully complete their SACE.

 

Murraylands Student Pathways (M-SP)

A partnership made up of Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) secondary schools, provides a wide range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses to Year 10, 11 and 12 students in the Murraylands Region.
The job-related courses increase pathway options for students through the provision of VET choices linked to the Industry Pathways Program. In collaboration with the Lower Murray Trade Training Centre / Trades School for the Future, M-SP provides curriculum and learning choices and support all students in government schools and non-government schools to achieve the SACE and to provide pathways that can support all students to further education, training and/or employment.

M-SP VET courses are hosted by the Lower Murray Trade Training Centre and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and are available for students from DECD and non DECD schools to enroll in. Students stay enrolled at their Home School, and attend the Host School or RTO for their M-SP VET course.

Registered Training Organisations (RTO) eg. TAFESA

Students have access to a range of courses funded through the TGSS system. Students undertaking the SACE have the ability to access the DSD Department of State Development initiative, Training guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS).  Students can access the courses face-to-face, through workshops and online learning platforms (Moodle).

Open Access College

Students can access subject courses through Open Access College in consultation with both MCC Senior Leader and OAC Counsellors for subjects/course not offered at MCC.


BASEBY HuB – Independent Learning Centre

The Baseby HuB is an Independent Learning Centre in the Baseby Cottage. The purpose of the Baseby HuB is to encourage youth who have disengaged fromtheir learning to return and compete their SACE.

Baseby Hub runs 5 days a week lead by Charly Elliker, who works closely with students, families and teachers to encourage, engage and assist the students to re-engage and connect with their learning.

In 2020 Baseby Hub has 20 enrolled students from Years 8-11 who will be working with Charly on re-engaging them with their education and extra support with their learning and life skills.  Students work through a number of tailored curriculum outcomes while working towards their SACE completion in a variety of flexible ways.

 

Student School Leaders

Students at Mannum Community College are represented by two School Leaders. 2020 School Leaders are Jett Driscoll and Chelsea Jarrad who will be working throughout the year with staff, students and wider community on events and activities. They will also be members of our Student Representative Council (SRC).

 

 

House Captains 

ARNOLD                                                                      BASEBY

Chelsea Jarred                                                             Maddi Cook-Palm

Joshua Stokes                                                              Ella Deramore-Denver

Kelita Stokes                                                                Mylie Dabinett

Mary-Jane Strauss                                                        Joseph Ward

 

RANDELL 

Max Bormann

Kai Gurr

Ebony Weber

Tyson Goodfellow           


Useful Websites

SACE Board – http://www.sace.sa.edu.au
MSP -
https://www.murraylandspathways.com/
ICAN –
http://www.ican.sa.edu.au
TAFESA –
http://www.tafesa.edu.au

 

 



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