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
 Zines  ETextiles  Drama  Publishing
 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