The Specialist subject teaching begins bright and early here at Altona College. We are lucky enough to have teachers that specialise in the teaching variety of speciliast teaching area.
We strongly believe that providing these experiences is for students at an early age is vital for engaging them in learning.
Our Kitchen-Garden program begins in Prep and continues to build right up until Year 6. Food Technology is compulsory for all Year 7 after this.
Students in Year 5/6 participate in Art and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) which enables them to experience the basics in Wood Technology and design before taking on Wood Technology in Year 7.
Visual Art, Music and Italian are also subjects for all Year 7 students.
Electives Program begins from Year 8
In Year 8 we introduce our electives program "Discover your Passion".
Students in Year 8 and 9 select 4 elective subjects each year which allows them to have some input into their learning from earlier than most schools. Subjects have been created from all disciplines including the Arts, Technologies, Science and Health.
In 2019 some of the elective options are: