Learning Areas

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Design and Technologies

The newest Learning Area at the College is Design and Technologies, which forms new connections between the Food Technology and Textiles subjects, which share the core understanding and importance of sustainability. Depending on the choice of subjects, students have the opportunity to explore issues pertaining to current global concerns such as food miles, wastage, biodiversity, sustainable practices, fair trade, slave labour and sustainable fashion. Design and Technologies Information Guide


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DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

At the College, we are committed to providing a challenging, enriching and contemporary learning environment for students in the areas of STEM. We aim to foster ICT literacy and confidence in our students, so that they can use these skills in other subjects and other areas of their lives and we do this by encouraging creative, collaborative and critical ways of learning.Digital Technologies Information Guide


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ENGLISH

At the College, we aim to develop confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens who are thoughtful and ethical and who see themselves as active members of society. English teachers work with students to encourage analysis, understanding, communication and the building of relationships with others and with the world around them. English Information Guide




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HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

With schools playing an increasingly critical role in supporting students to make healthy lifestyle choices and to understand these choices on health and wellbeing, this Learning Area strives for participation from everyone. Therefore, the College offers an extensive and comprehensive Health and Physical Education program that is tailored to the needs of students at their various stages of development. Health and Physical Education Information Guide



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HUMANITIES

The Humanities Learning Area at the College helps our students to understand the way in which people and societies have organised their world under particular conditions and made meaning of it. Humanities curriculum across each year level encourages students to learn to question and analyse data through a variety of sources. Humanities Information Guide





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LANGUAGES

At the College, learning a language (Italian, Japanese or French) is seen as the gateway to becoming better global citizens with a broader understanding of the world, its people and cultures. Learning a language enhances learners’ cognitive development using analytical and higher order thinking skills and provides a context for critical thinking, peer work, problem solving and decision making. Languages Information Guide





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MATHEMATICS

Mathematics at Kilbreda College is taught as a whole class discipline. Students remain in their Homeroom groups and access a broad curriculum. Students participate in individual, small group and whole class activities. They play maths games and use interactive technologies that reinforce the learning in class. Each student is assisted to achieve her maximum potential. Mathematics Information Guide




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PERFORMING ARTS

The College has a vibrant Performing Arts curriculum that offers students the opportunity to explore experience and communicate their creative expression through Drama, Music and Dance. As well as being studied at the junior levels Drama, Music and Dance are subjects offered at VCE level where our students consistently excel and feature at Top Acts and Top Class concerts. Performing Arts Information Guide



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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Religious Education is at the heart of the school curriculum. Students have opportunities to explore tradition and practices, Church history, Christian values and morality and interfaith dialogue. An integral part of the Religious Education curriculum is our commitment to social justice. There are various ways in which students, staff and families engage in matters of social justice at the College and in the wider community. Religious Education Information Guide



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SCIENCE

Science is a dynamic, collaborative and creative human activity where students explore the unknown and conduct experiments to make sense of what they have heard and seen, be it in the classroom or beyond. At the College, we aim to foster curiosity and nurture a love of learning. Concepts are taught in relation to real world contexts and girls are repeatedly given opportunities to hypothesise, to plan investigations, gather data and draw relevant conclusions. Science Information Guide




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VISUAL AND CREATIVE ARTS

At the College, Visual and Creative Arts are valued as expressive, creative and communicative experiences that engage students in critical and creative thinking. We strive to inspire and nurture a love of learning in our students by providing specialist guidance in drawing, painting, ceramics, mixed media, printmaking, photography, visual communication and design and media studies. Visual and Creative Arts Information Guide