Home Economics facilitates the development of knowledge and skills to assist with the growth of each student. We believe this is achievable by engaging and educating young people in a variety of home economics contexts such as food, nutrition and health.

It is important for students to be empowered to make healthy choices and take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing. We educate our students about the importance of nutrition in their diet and assist in the preparation of nutrition-based meals. Theory in Home Economics is reinforced with the practical component of food preparation.

Stressing the importance of safety, students are taught correct storage and handling operations for the various food types to avoid food spoilage and contamination. Every student must comply to a strict code of conduct for their own safety and that of their peers. Students will be taught correct care and handling procedures regarding kitchen equipment and appliances.

Students will be actively involved and work co-operatively with others in all practical sessions, complete each unit of the workbook to a satisfactory standard and participate in classroom discussion.

Learning another language is a wonderful experience for students as it broadens their view of the world, allows them to learn how languages work and also improves their English literacy skills. Students also develop understanding and respect for other cultures, people and their ideas and ways of thinking.

All Year 7 and 8 students at Cobden Technical School have access to an amazing Indonesian classroom which has Indonesian language and cultural posters for reference. There are also items from Indonesia including musical instruments, toys, books and puppets from Indonesia. Students are introduced to the culture and people of Indonesia through language tasks which are engaging and fun. One feature of the Indonesian curriculum is the use of film as text, where students are able to watch, enjoy and analyse Indonesian movies.

Students are introduced to the Indonesian language in Year 7, where thery learn numbers, greetings, pronouns, basic introductions and the use of nouns, adjectives and verbs. This is achieved by a variety of language tasks that cover the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking in Indonesian. The topics covered include transport, daily life, places in the city and food. In Year 8 students expand their vocabulary and grammar skills through the topics of family, school, colours, telling the time, hobbies, sport and body parts.

A sister school has been established with a junior secondary school on the island of Java, and reciprocal visits will be made by students and teachers between Australia and Indonesia. Students who study Indonesian in Years 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 are encouraged to apply to participate in the biennial Indonesian Tour. Students in all year levels are encouraged to apply to host a student from our sister school during their week long visit to Cobden Technical School every second year.

The Mathematics’ program a Cobden Technical School covers the AusVELS curriculum and focuses on improving each student’s skills and understanding of :

  • Number and Algebra.
  • Measurement and Geometry.
  • Statistics and Probability.

The Maths Department places a strong emphasis on students’ bookwork and organisation, where thinking strategies and problem solving techniques are developed and articulated. By establishing these skills in Year 7, students are equipped for study in their later years including VCE and beyond.

We structure our Mathematics curriculum to meet the individual needs of our students. We use a mix of hands-on activities, textbook questions, handouts and incorporate ICT  activities, such as Maths 300 and Mathletics to engage students and individualise pathways.

To monitor each student’s progress, assessment is completed prior to, during and after each topic. Homework tasks focus on further strengthening each student’s skills  and compliments the activities being undertaken in class, as well as revising basic arithmetic and previously learned topics.

Junior school Metalwork

In Year 7, students are introduced to the knowledge and skills of the metalwork industry. Students cover areas of safety in the workshop and the appropriate use of tools and equipment before any practical work is commenced. Once students have…

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Junior school Music

Classroom Music

  • In Year 7 and Year 8, students will:-
    Concentrate on developing basic skills on the keyboard, guitar and drums.
    Be introduced to music theory, learn how to read bass and treble clef and basic music notation.
    Learn pieces for…

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Junior school Physical Education

We are very proud of our comprehensive Health and Physical Education program at Cobden Technical School. The Years 7 and 8 programs enable students to develop physical skills through active participation in a broad range of activities.

These activities include…

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