Our Electives Program is designed to broaden the students’ experience within and beyond the curriculum. It offers opportunities to extend or deepen their knowledge in a particular area of study or ignite a passion for a particular general interest. Staff, parents, past students and expertise outside of the immediate school community can offer a subject about which they are passionate and can offer specialist knowledge. We also offer Student-led subjects about which they may be experienced or passionate about.
As part of our Careers program, all Year 10 students are required to participate in a careers subject throughout the year. The Elective Program deliberately fosters Preshil’s enduring commitment to: making, choosing, building, playmaking and performing as described in the Preshil ‘Courage’ book.
Many costs of the program are subsidised by the program budget however some subjects have associated costs for specialised experience, special equipment, materials, excursion fees and transport as required.
Each term the program is able to offer students choices from a variety of subject areas including Sport and Physical Development, Health and Wellbeing, Community and School Partnerships and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths). Some students have pursued university courses for subjects they first became interested in through an Elective; eg, Engineering, Photography, Electronics, Filmmaking and Art.
|Street Art||Minecraft EDU||Visual Storytelling||Textiles|
|Lawn Bowls||Electronics||Arduino||3D Printing|
|Glass Making||Taekwondo||Sculpture | Modelling||Kitchen Garden|
|3D Photography||Poetry||Yoga & Mindfulness||Fundraising|
|Swimming||Soccer||Music Industry 101||Glass Art|
|Web Design||Theatre Sports||Photography||Photoshop|
|Fashion Illustration||The Art of Pastry||Fencing||Ten Pin Bowls|
|Writers Club||Game Design||Acting For Industry 101||Film Appreciation|
|Self Defence||Philosophy||Tennis||Rocket Science|
|Songwriting||Music Videos||Barista||Advanced Keyboard|
|Hip Hop Dance||Botany||Biological Illustration||French Conversation|
|Creative Writing||Journalism||DIY Science||many more…|
The Electives Program Enables Students To:
• make choices about their learning
• work at their own level on small projects
• explore a diversity of experiences and approaches
• engage with tasks that interest them and develop a positive attitude to learning
• plan what they will do by setting short-term goals
• locate resources required for the task
• develop a sense of personal responsibility and accountability
• communicate and work with their teachers/peers
• ask questions