Year 10


The English curriculum is built around the three interrelated strands. These strands are Language, Literature, and Literacy which are interwoven representing a focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. Each program of study focuses on developing a student’s ability to critically and creatively think as well as developing their intercultural and ethical understanding while building on their personal and social capabilities.  For further information, please contact the HOLA (Head of Learning Area) of this department.


Mathematics in Year 10 follows the Western Australian Curriculum and contains work from the Number & Algebra, Measurement & Geometry, and Statistics & Probability strands. For further information, please contact the HOLA (Head of Learning Area) of this department.


The three strands of the curriculum, Science Inquiry Skills, Science Understanding and Science as a Human Endeavour are interrelated, and their content is taught in an integrated way. In Year 10, students explore systems at different scales and connect microscopic and macroscopic properties to explain phenomena. Students explore the biological, chemical, geological and physical evidence for different theories, such as the theories of natural selection and the Big Bang. Students develop their understanding of atomic theory to understand relationships within the periodic table. They understand that motion and forces are related by applying physical laws. They learn about the relationships between aspects of the living, physical and chemical world. Students continue to develop their understanding of the scientific method and their ability to complete and analyse experiments. For further information, please contact the HOLA (Head of Learning Area) of this department.

AHC10216 Certificate I in Agrifood Operations

The training and assessment for AHC10216 Certificate I in Agrifood Operations is delivered under a third party agreement with Activ Pathways RTO 51960.  At the time of publication, no agreements have been entered into with a Registered Training Organisation for the delivery of this qualification. On the basis of interest from students in the AHC101216 Certificate I in AgriFood Operations, the school will initiate a formal partnership agreement with an RTO for the delivery of the qualification.

This qualification is an entry-level qualification aimed at individuals entering the agriculture, horticulture and conservation and land management industries. It allows individuals to develop basic skills and knowledge to prepare for work by undertaking a range of simple tasks under close supervision. Students complete a full Certificate I qualification over 1 Year.

Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS)

The Humanities and Social Sciences, enable students to develop their critical thinking and skill application ready for life after school. We focus on skills such as questioning, research, analysis, evaluation, communication, and reflection through investigation of events, developments, issues and phenomena in both historical and contemporary contexts. The four subject areas covered in HASS are Geography, Economics, History and Politics and Law.  For further information, please contact the HOLA (Head of Learning Area) of this department.


The units are designed to continue to develop skills in the reading, writing, listening and performance of music, which will greatly assist their instrumental lesson within school hours each week. Students will focus on the minor scale and will extend their compositional skills and use the Sibelius notation program to compose formal art works using a variety of techniques.

This specialist course is compulsory for students already receiving tuition on a musical instrument through the Instrumental Music School Services (IMSS) Program. Students studying an instrument privately are also recommended to select these units and are encouraged to be involved in an ensemble. For further information, please contact the Music Department.


The Engagement program has been set up to inspire young minds to shine by empowering students to develop their strengths, build resilience and shine. The program is split into three distinct areas, Literacy, Numeracy and Educational Support. Identified students have an individually structured program, developed to meet their individual needs. Please contact Charlotte Edwards for more information (


Year 10 French, Italian and Japanese are offered to students as year-long continuing courses. Students should continue in the language they studied in Year 9 (Japanese, Italian or French). Learning a language helps to improve communication, employability and English language skills. Studying a foreign language opens your mind to other cultures and world views. A bonus of 10% is added to your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) scores when studying a language in Year 11 and 12. For further information, please contact the English Department.

Physical Education

Students will select, use and evaluate individual movement skills and sequences and implement tactics appropriate to a range of sporting contexts based on previous performances. The complexity of skills performed increases, with a focus on applying appropriate technique. Students will also demonstrate ethical behaviour in competitive contexts and apply skills and strategies to improve team performance. Students will participate in a range of sporting contexts such as volleyball, tennis, gaelic football, invasion games, athletics, soccer, gridiron and badminton. For further information, please contact the Physical Education and Health Department.

Health Education

Students explain the impact of social and cultural influences on personal identity and health, safety and wellbeing, including stereotypes and gender, diversity and cultural differences. They analyse media messages about health and propose and evaluate interventions to improve individual and community health and wellbeing. Students evaluate the impact of emotional responses on relationships and apply skills and strategies to promote respectful relationships, such as taking action to address disrespect or other inappropriate behaviour. For further information, please contact the Physical Education and Health Department.

Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education aims to develop an understanding of our relationships with the environment, others and ourselves. It provides students with an opportunity to develop essential life skills and physical activity skills while developing a positive relationship with nature. Students participate in a variety of hands-on activities including camp cooking, snorkelling, first aid and mountain biking. The course culminates in an overnight camp in which students get to apply the skills learnt within the course.  For further information, please contact the Physical Education and Health Department.

Eastern Hills Sports Academy

The Eastern Hills Sports Academy is a program which engages students in high-quality sporting environment to improve sporting performance and develop teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills. The Sports Academy encourages students to actively engage with their local community through sport while promoting lifelong participation and learning. Students entering Year 10 have the option to choose the Boys Football Program, Girls Football Program, Basketball Program and Netball Program.

Students within the Sports Academy are expected to demonstrate positive behaviour standards both at school and while representing the school at interschool competitions. An application process may be conducted to determine the suitability of students wishing to enter the Sports Academy. For further information, please contact the Physical Education and Health Department.


Year 10 consists of Arts courses in the areas of Media Production, Visual Arts, Creative Art, Computer Graphics and Drama.  Students who have been successful in lower school Media will also be invited to the Advanced Media Production program, which is a yearlong course where students will engage in high-level technical and creative filmmaking activities. For further information, please contact the Arts Department.


Design and Technology

Year 10 Design and Technology units consist of Woodwork, Metalwork, Technical Drawing, Photography, Electronics, Jewellery and Mechanical Workshop.  For further information, please contact the HOLA (Head of Learning Area) of this department.

Home Economics

Entertaining with Food
Students will learn about preparing foods that are commonly used when cooking for social gatherings. They will develop their preparation skills through designing their own meals, build on their nutrition skills and investigate why we choose the foods we eat.  Students will continue to develop their practical skills in preparation for upper school courses.

Cultural Foods
Students will discover new taste sensations as they prepare foods from countries all around the globe. Knowledge of cultural factors around the world influencing food choices and what people eat will be developed along with the opportunity to taste international foods from a range of different cultures and cuisines.  Students will develop a wide range of advanced food preparation skills as they design and prepare their own meals.

Fashion Journey
Students will extend their sewing knowledge by creating a range of their own products.

Through investigation into the fashion industry and textile trends, students will create their own designs and produce a range of accessories, clothing and other textile-based items. Students will be able to give their items their own creative flair.

Childcare classes learn about pregnancy, infancy and early childhood. They will develop their understanding of parenthood and child development. Students will have the opportunity to take home the virtual babies for a night and participate in creating playgroups with our local community families.

Digital Technologies

Learning in Year 10 Digital Technologies continues to focus on further developing understanding and skills in computational thinking such as precisely and accurately describing problems and the use of modular approaches to solutions. For further information, please contact the HOLA (Head of Learning Area) of this department.