Year 7 Art

Theory and history study beginning with pre-historic art.
Practical work centred upon drawing skills with other media such as painting, printmaking and pottery incorporated.
The design elements and principles are heavily emphasised.

Year 8 Art

Year 8 Art builds on the processes and techniques developed at year 7 level. Some revision of the Art elements and principles will be necessary at the beginning of this semester long program, but these must always be emphasised and referred to in each lesson.
Artists and styles are the hub of this year level’s art work. Both theory and practical work examine a number of artists, discuss their respective lives and work and attempt to emulate their styles as a way of developing practical skills.

Year 7 students at Cobden Technical School are provided with many opportunities to challenge their learning and interact with their peers, both inside and outside of formal classes. One such opportunity is the year level camp.

The Year 7 camp is a three-day adventure at Port Fairy, mid-way through Term One. This camp provides a chance for students to mix with other students across their year level and bond with the Year 7 coordinators and welfare team. Students challenge themselves and interact with others in different groups. Activities include surfing, snorkelling, fishing, crabbing, a boat cruise and canoeing.

Year 7

In Digital Technologies, students engage in the processes of analysing problems, designing, developing and evaluating digital solutions, and creating and sharing information that meets a range of needs. Students are introduced to programming code in Javascript and/or Python through the use of online gaming. They are introduced to pseudo code and flowchart decision making. Students are introduced use the ‘Edison’ robot for Python programming and problem solving using its five sensors. Students are introduced to the concept of networks and digital components, and they learn about how computer systems interact. They also introduced to the impact of digitech on society, exploring privacy, online etiquette and encryption.

Year 8

In Year 8 Digital Technologies, students refine the processes of analysing problems, designing, developing and evaluating digital solutions, and creating and sharing information that meets a range of needs. Students revise and extend their programming skills in Javascript and/or Python through the use of several international online gaming platforms. They refine documented, pseudo code and create more complex flowchart documentation. Students develop their further ‘Edison’ robot logic and problem solving skills using Python programming. Students investigate types of networks and business digital components, and are introduced to large computer systems interaction. They revisit and further investigate the impact of digitech on society and are also introduced to multiple basic encryption methods.

Junior school Electrical

Year 7

Year 7 students will be introduced to the many wonders of electricity by undertaking the following areas of study:

  • Occupational Health and Safety in the workshop.
    Use of a soldering iron to solder electronic components.
    Basic electrical circuits.

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Junior school English & SOSE


The study of English is central to the learning of all young people. Through English, individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate and build relationships with others and the world around them. The study of English helps students develop the knowledge…

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Junior School Health Education

Students begin by exploring ways of dealing with change, especially the social and emotional aspects of transition from primary to secondary school, including the issue of bullying. Students quickly learn that bullying is not the ‘Cobden Technical School way’, with…

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