Dominic has a casual position as assistant groundskeeper at a local school 2 afternoons a week.
Dominic will be looking at various work experience/volunteer options this year.
He already has a position with a local plumber.

1. English
Language Arts
Grammar and Composition
English for Australian Schools – Ronald Ridout
Composition work is also to include regular written narrations from books set for history, religion, geography, literature and science.

To extend your writing skills, we shall use the lessons from Abandon Hopefully – Essay Writing and Term Papers.

Department of Ed. NSW; Spelling

Modified Cursive.
Copy daily from favourite poems, prayers, Bible passages or the Shakespeare play being studied.
Recommended Resources
The Harp and Laurel Wreath by Laura Berquist

Studied Dictation
Paragraphs or passages to be dictated from a section (two or three paragraphs) of a history, literature, geography or religion book that has been studied in advance, or Qld Reader

Creative Writing Writing Club and continue working on your individual novel. To hand in at least one typed/edited page per week.

LogicThe Fallacy Detective – Nathaniel Bluedorn

Each term read one classic children’s book, one saints book and additional history and geography book aloud outside formal lesson time.
1) Classic Literature
Term 1: Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Term 2: Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
Term 3: Ivanhoe by Walter Scott
Term 1: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Term 2: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
Term 3: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
or other classic literature of your choice such as selection from the Classical Christian list

You shall also analysis a selection of titles using study guides. Guides such as; Sparknotes, Cliffnotes and Cliffnotes essay questions also Torino Novels, Glenco Literature and Biblimania.

Each term select one of Shakespeare’s comedies. Read together and discuss.
Tales From Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
Other choices from Library
Audio CD – Jim Weiss

* The Harp and Laurel Wreath by Laura Berquist: Logic Stage
plus an individual Australian poet to be studied each term (your choice)

2. Mathematics
Daily lessons, completing half of all lessons by end of year.

3. Science
Nature Study
Various Australian nature study books
Extra Reading – Insect Adventures by J.Henri Fabre

Singapore Science – Chemistry Insights

4. Human Society and Its Environment

GeographyWorld Physical Geography- Brenda Runkle

Economics Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?

Modern 20th Century History (Terms 1, 2 & 4)- Story of the World Vol 4 with relevant living books, Modern History and Geography titles.

Australian History (Term 3)
Australia – Manning Clark
Read, Written Narrations.
Extra Reading

5. Languages
LatinFirst Form Latin DVDS

6. Technological and Applied Studies
Computer Technology
Excel For Dummies
Word for Dummies etc

Building Skills– Main focus, working alongside Dad building you are going to learn so many wonderful skills that will be with you for life!

7. Creative Arts
Picture Study
Term 1: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Term 2: Vincent Van Gogh
Term 3: Claude Monet
Term 4: A Child’s Book of Prayer in Art by Sister Wendy Beckett

Music Appreciation
Listen and Dance to various artists.
Classic, 60s, 80s etc.

Discovering Great Artists – Mary Ann Kohl and Kim Solga
The Usborne Book of Art – Fiona Watt

Learn folk songs.
Learn traditional Catholic hymns, including at least three in Latin

Practical Work
(1) Improve your cooking skills.
(2) Work on learning a practical craft – simple sewing, knitting; clay modeling;.

8. Personal Development, Health and Physical Education.
Term 1 -4 – Swim Squad.

Religious Education – Didache’s Introduction to Catholicism
Spiritual – Louis de Wohl books and various saint books.