The time has come for your child to choose electives to study in Stage 5 (Years 9 and Year 10). Students have experienced a ‘taste’ of some subjects throughout Years 7 and 8 and through that experience and the process outlined below, are hopefully able to make informed choices. The elective courses are in addition to the core subjects and at San Clemente students in Stage 5 can study two elective subjects.
The process will proceed in line with the following;
- Term 3 – Week 4 – Monday 7 August – Elective Presentations delivered by teachers of Elective subjects. Elective Booklets will be distributed to all Year 8 students at this time with further information and a link to Elective information through video format will be made available through the San Clemente, school website
- Term 3 – Week 4 (Tuesday 8 August) – Elective choices will be made available on the Tuesday morning via Edval (same process as sport submissions) and are to be submitted by Tuesday August 16
- Following the Elective Presentations, parents and carers can submit questions to teachers and Leaders of Learning about subjects and selections via email.
- Term 3, Week 5 (Tuesday 15 August) – Deadline for student submission of Elective choices in line with directions for this process.
Every effort will be made to place students in the courses highest on their priority list, but sometimes circumstances will dictate otherwise. Although the courses in the Elective Booklet are offered to San Clemente students, the number of students who choose a course and the availability of staff to teach courses can determine whether or not the school is able to offer the subject the following year.
Some important points:
- Every student in Year 9 and Year 10 will be studying Religious Studies, Mathematics, English, Science, History/Geography/Civics and Personal Development/Health/PE. These are mandatory courses.
- Each student will study two elective subjects but must select three in the Electives process. Students are
- advised to make their choices realistic. Every effort will be made to meet their first choices.
Bernard Burgess, Principal
Design and Technology
Industrial Technology - Timber/Metal
iSTEM (integrating Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)
Marine and Aquaculture Technology
Physical Activity/Sports Studies (PASS)