Secondary School

Secondary School

Secondary School

Ilim College offers a strong and secure academic environment in order for students to excel and achieve their best with an emphasis on each student attaining excellence. Ilim College students are held accountable for their learning and regular feedback is provided to parents in the form of: regular letters going home, phone calls, parent teacher interviews and information nights.

The College provides a curriculum program for students which is stimulating and hands-on. Ilim College runs five period days with one hour periods. This allows students to have more hands-on time within the classroom where effective learning takes place.

The program provides:

  • A nurturing and safe school environment where students become confident learners.
  • Students exploration and encourage one another’s learning.
  • A broad range of quality elective programs allowing students to take a personal interest in different areas of their learning.
  • an emphasis on catering for the various learning styles of the students and developing a hands-on program where all students are engaged.
  • an extensive co-curricular program to foster the development of the whole person.
  • ESL and special needs programs to support those students in need.

Ilim College offers many subjects in each year level and all core subjects are based on the Australian Curriculum. Academic competitions are constantly being offered such as ICAS and Westpac. Furthermore committees, clubs and lunchtime activities are offered to students throughout the week. Furthermore Ilim College offers iAdvance which is a tutoring service for selected students to improve in their academic levels and assessments. Overall all students are encouraged to achieve their best and become confident individuals.

YEAR 7

Year 7 is a transitional year where students move from the Primary School into Secondary Education. As such emphasis is placed on preparing the students for a successful secondary education. The students are supported and enriched as identified by the assessment records obtained during the enrolment process and teachers early evaluations. All students in Year 7 are required to cover the same curriculum, however academically advanced students are exposed to a richer and in-depth coverage of the curriculum content. The College also assists students who are eligible for English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Special Education. These programs provide students with support to acquire the set objectives in literacy and numeracy.

The aim of the wellbeing programs are to teach students how to approach others and develop positive relationships, identify problems, cooperate, negotiate and manage conflict non-violently and how to resist negative peer pressure.

Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Quran
  • Islamic Studies
  • LOTE (Arabic & Turkish)
  • Physical Education - PE (Theory and Practical)
  • Art
  • Information Technology
  • Personal and Social Development - PSD
  • English as Additional Language (Offered to New Arrivals to the Country)

Co-curricular Activities

Swimming is seen as an essential skill and as such the school has developed a swimming program for students in year 7 & 8 to develop their swimming skills and water safety awareness. The Year 7 students also participate in a three day camp to develop bonding skills and to familiarise students with the importance of team work for survival and success.

YEAR 8

The Year 8 academic program builds on the skills and knowledge taught in Year 7. All students in Year 8 are required to cover the same curriculum, however academically advanced students are exposed to a richer and in-depth coverage of the curriculum content. The elective program develop the students’ skills and knowledge in the area of Art, Information Technology, Drama and other areas of interest to the students. The College also assists students who are eligible for English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Special Education. These programs provide students with support to acquire the set objectives in literacy and numeracy. The Quran and Islamic Studies programs target the students’ needs in terms of spirituality and growth.

The well-being program in Year 8 aims at bringing awareness of bullying and equipping students with the skills to resist and cope. Other areas taught are, anger management, goal setting and study skills. Acquiring skills in these areas is seen as elementary at this stage of the students’ development.

Core Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Quran
  • Islamic Studies
  • LOTE (Arabic & Turkish)
  • Physical Education - PE (Theory and Practical)
  • Personal and Social Development - PSD
  • English as Additional Language (Offered to New Arrivals to the Country)

Electives

  • Jewellery Box Creations
  • Performing Art: Drama
  • Athlete of the Year
  • Games Development
  • Media: Advertising
  • Students complete an elective per semester.

Co-curricular Activities

The students participate in the swimming program which is a continuation of the Year 7 program. The camp at Year 8 is designed to reinforce the objectives and targets of the wellbeing programs and to assist students in becoming well rounded individuals. Students develop their public speaking skills and gain confidence in speaking in front of their peers. Teams are established and trained to participate in debating competitions and other public speaking events. Students’ social skills are further developed through participation in the Iftar program and other after school functions.

YEAR 9

The Year 9 program is designed to suit the needs of the students at this challenging stage of their lives. Students are exposed to various pathways and are encouraged to participate and experiment in new studies through the elective program. Careers advice and information is provided to students to enlighten them about future pathways and employment. Students continue to participate in extension and enrichment program in various subject areas. The consultation with parents and students becomes extensive in Year 9 as to ensure that the pupils are guided in the right pathway.

The well-being program for Year 9 concentrates on providing the students with mentoring skills. Time management, stress management, event organisation and fund raising projects are embedded in the program with the intention of bringing maturity and responsibility to the Year 9 students early in their life.

Core Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics (Enrichment)
  • Science (Enrichment)
  • Humanities
  • Quran (Streamed)
  • Islamic Studies
  • LOTE (Arabic & Turkish) (Streamed)
  • Physical Education - PE (Theory and Practical)
  • Personal and Social Development - PSD
  • English as Additional Language (Offered to New Arrivals to the Country)

Electives

  • Art: Painting
  • Textile: Craft
  • Business Studies
  • PE: Sport Science
  • Media: Cinema Studies
  • Human Rights Defenders
  • Students complete an elective per semester.

Co-curricular Activities

The Year 9 students participate heavily in sporting programs. Members of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) train the students in football in preparation for the Bachar Houli Football Competition. The students participate in camps and sleep-over activities where an emphasis is placed on assisting the students with their academic programs (tutoring) and sporting activities.

YEAR 10

The Year 10 program is a combination of the VCE and core subjects. Students are engaged in the Senior School programs where they attend assemblies and take part in various activities to forge a pathway. Students who were engaged in the Enrichment Programs in Year 9 are given the opportunity to pursue studies from the VCE course. All other students are enrolled in the Electives Program (2 per semester) to expose students to a variety of subjects that may be pursued in later years. Students are exposed to extensive careers counseling through individual and group information sessions throughout the year. All students participate in the Work Experience Program which allows them to experience the rigours of a professional career.

Core Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics / Mathematical Methods
  • Science (General or Rotational - Geology, Chemistry, Physics & Biology)
  • Humanities
  • Quran (Streamed)
  • Islamic Studies
  • LOTE (Arabic & Turkish) (Streamed)
  • Physical Education - PE (Theory and Practical)
  • 1 VCE Subject (Select students - Unit 1 & 2)
  • English as Additional Language (Offered to New Arrivals to the Country)

Electives

  • Art: Ceramics
  • Design: VCD
  • Science: Forensics
  • Community Service
  • Turkish Enhancement
  • Students complete an elective per semester.

Co-curricular Activities

The Year 10 students are engaged in public speaking programs such as debating and the Masjid Khuttbah program. The camp at Year 10 aims at developing the independence and self-reliance capacity of the students. The students are engaged in numerous sporting competitions such as soccer, football, netball, table tennis and other popular sports.