Specialist Programs2018-02-07T15:43:23+00:00

Specialist Programs

Music
Multimedia
Arts & Technology
PE/Sports
Performing Arts
Futures
Hands on Learning
Intervention

Our state-of-the-art facilities enable us to deliver innovative programs for students through local and international partnerships with various organisations and providers.

Music

All students from Prep to Year 7 will undertake the study of music with a specialist teacher.  Beginning in Prep, students will develop their understanding of music theory and performance and will experience music as a vehicle for enjoyment and communication.

Our state-of-the-art music facilities provide the perfect environment for students to compose, practice, record and perform with a variety of instruments.

Specialist music teachers from the internationally renowned Musical Futures program teach our students to learn music in our multimedia studio and performing arts theatre.

Musical Futures is an innovative, hands-on approach to music tuition, based on the philosophy that music learning works best for young students when they are involved in making and performing music themselves.

The program is designed for the middle years of schooling, focusing on 10-15 year old students, because this is the age when students tend to lose interest in learning music at school. The Musical Futures program now has a high performance element where students who excel or wish to excel in the studies of music can have more specialist support.

Our partner, Soundgarage, has the Australian licence to deliver the Musical Futures program in Australian schools.

Multimedia

Doveton College in conjunction with Doveton Live has a cutting edge multimedia program with student outcomes winning awards around the world. Programs include animation, documentary, working in a 3D Virtual World, 3D printing and audio visual creative outcomes.  Students invest in their innovative output with the results exhibited on the College Youtube channel, at school celebrations and film festivals.

The Doveton Live animation program implements cross-curricular teaching to produce sets, characters and stories encouraging multidisciplinary learning and understanding. The program has consistently produced work that has won a number of awards including multiple ATOM awards celebrating the best of Australian and New Zealand screen content from the education sector and screen industry professionals.

Doveton Live Virtual World Program engages students in field specific communication scenarios as well as development of tools for creating a variety of virtual environments. In addition, Virtual World is used to stage art exhibitions where finished student art work can be viewed in galleries designed and built by students. The practice and simulated experience in the Virtual World not only builds skills and self confidence but also emphasizes important techniques in design.

Students in the Doveton Live Futures Program are presented with an opportunity to engage with the community to produce documentary films. The program provides students with an experience of the practical challenges, opportunities and realities that arise during film making. The work produced has won ATOM awards.

Doveton Live presents student created multimedia art, wearable art, visual art, design technology, puppetry and sculpture at the end of each semester in an innovatively curated exhibition In A Frame. The exhibition is interwoven with student produced sound design, live projections, installations and a Virtual World viewing gallery.

Arts & Technology

With rich tasks across the College we engage students as active participants in their own learning journeys. Specialist programs allow our students to thrive. We offer a variety of specialist programs from the early years through to year 9.

Students in Prep to Year 6 will undertake studies in Art.

Students engage in visual arts, materials technologies specialisation, systems and engineering principles. Throughout the year students rotate through a number of learning tasks from each of these Design Technology and Arts streams over the year.

Subjects include:

Food Technology
Visual Arts
Design Technology

PE/Sport

Students take part in sports programs and skills clinics taught by top coaches from the community organisations we partner with.

Our specialist sports programs include:

  • Rugby clinics and an Access Rugby Program run by coaches from the Melbourne Rebels Rugby team

  • Active After School Program run by accredited sports coaches, and funded by the federal government

Futures

Year 8 and 9 students undertake the ‘Futures Program’ designed to engage students’ independent thinking and creativity.  Students will rotate through different blocks during the year.  Students will spend all day Wednesday working on the following themes. Following the completion of each block a seminar day will be held where students will come together to showcase their learning, hear from guest speakers and participate as a year level in group activities.

Year 8 units covered:

The Apprentice
War on Waste
Rock and Water
Relationships & Sex Education
Morals and Ethics
Healthy Lifestyle
Outdoor Education
Careers
Create
Doveton News

Year 9 units covered:

City Experience
Doveton Service
Rock and Water
Relationships & Sex Education
Morals and Ethics
Healthy Lifestyle
Create
Careers
Project Doveton
Class of 2018

Hands on Learning

The Hands On Learning program is an external classroom education program that caters for the different ways young people learn.

One day a week, two artisan-teachers work with a small group of students fostering teamwork and leadership. Students and teachers share a full day working together including, morning tea and lunch to complete different projects for the HOL house, for the school and for the wider community.

The Hands On Learning program helps young people develop the skills and abilities they need to succeed in work and life. They achieve success at teamwork, problem solving, communication, resilience, empathy and creativity.

Performing Arts

Performing Arts at Doveton College is an exciting journey that begins in Prep and continues all the way through to Year 9.

Our students learn to become all round performers. Starting at foundation skill level, students learn to become proficient at using puppets and masks to create characters for short performances.

Students learn to use both their voices and body language to express themselves in creative ways. Public speaking, mime, dance and singing are all explored in fun and exciting ways to create in-class and whole-school performances.

In the senior school specialist subjects, students learn industry skills such as how to design lighting for their own productions using our M2GO lighting desk. Students explore all of the stagecraft elements by taking on roles such as sound technician, backstage crew, ticketing managers and front-of-house.

Year 8 and Year 9 elective students produce their own whole school public performances each year and are responsible for all of the design components and creation, including all sets, props, costume and make up.

Students also have the opportunity to have their own work produced. Doveton College has already proudly produced many fantastic shows written and directed by students.

Intervention

At Doveton College we acknowledge that, no matter how good the classroom instruction, some students will require extra support to reach expected academic standards. We are proud to have an intervention team that meets the needs of these students. We offer intervention in areas of: EAL (English as an Additional Language), Literacy and Numeracy. Our Literacy intervention targets comprehension, and is based on Fountas and Pinnell’s Levelled Literacy Intervention (LLI). The program involves small groups of students working on authentic reading material with a teacher or support person. Numeracy Intervention at the College consists of two programs, EMU (Enhancing Mathematical Understanding) and GRIN (Getting Ready In Number). The intervention teachers work closely with the classroom teachers to ensure that together we can provide the best education for every student.