Mission Heights Junior College

Term 2, 2019 DEEP Options

Please read through the DEEP descriptions below for 2019. The DEEP courses are listed in Terms, by category (Discovery, Enrichment, Essentials, Passions, Sports and Learning Advisors), and then by alphabetical order.

Please note that courses with charges are only available to students who have paid their compulsory fees and previous DEEP fees.

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Monday

Discovery
At Mission Heights we want you to explore new areas of learning so that you may discover and grow your grain of Greatness. Each discovery course may only be selected once per year.
Beginners German (BGER2)

If you're ready for another language challenge, why not try German? This is a basic beginners class for those who don't know any German at all. You will learn a little about Germany, and basics in the German language.

Beginners Russian (BRUS2)

Are you interested in learning a new language? Interested in Russian culture? In this DEEP you will learn the language - to speak and to read, as well as the cultural ways of the language.

Chess (CHES2)

Are you wanting to learn how to play Chess? In this DEEP you will do just that. You will learn the strategy and tactics behind the game and master the different moves of play.

Chinese Calligraphy (CCAL2)

You are going to explore different forms of traditional Chinese art, such as Chinese calligraphy and ink wash painting. You will learn how to handle the brush and to use strokes and lines to form Chinese characters and pictures in style. Inspiration will come from well-known artists' work and your own imagination! All are welcome.

Google Slides Beginner to Expert (GOGL2)

Do you know how to set up master documents, indent, create links, add bullet points, high-resolution images and masks? Come and join step-by-step tutorials for mastery of Google slides and more!

Keyboard for Beginners (KEYB2)

Interested in increasing your music knowledge? Learn basic chords, note names, note values, treble and bass clefs, 4/4 time signature, and to read simple music in this beginners keyboard DEEP.

KNEX Challenge Year 7 and 8 Only (KNEX2)

Students will work in collaborative problem solving teams. This is a hands on inquiry based DEEP course that will develop your skills and knowledge of STEM related concepts. Known to be the worlds most creative construction toy, K’nex is put to the test in this architectural class! Put your fine motor and spatial skills and creativity to great use by exploring basic engineering and design concepts and principles to solve problems/challenges.

Pin Bracelets (PINB2)

Have you ever wanted to try something crafty? During this session you will be designing and making your very own pin bracelet. You decide what you'd like your design brief to look like - get into action -and start creating!

Police Officer 101 (POLI2)

In this DEEP you will learn the different roles of a Police Officer and how to become one. You will learn how to be a responsible member of the community. Ways of preventing crime will also be discussed.

Soap Making (SOAP2)

There is a charge of $35 for this course.
Are you interested in making your own soap and other bath products? Do you like natural products similar to those from Lush? In this DEEP, you will learn the science behind soap making. You will make and package your own soap to take home or give away as gifts. Learn these skills so you can further make products at home.

Enrichment
Enrichment courses are designed for students who have found and want to continue to grow an area of strength. Some enrichment courses require a commitment for more than one Term. Please read the course descriptions for details.
English Academic Competitions (EACO2)

This DEEP is open to all Year levels. The focus of this DEEP will be the following competitions: ICAS Reading, ICAS Writing, and the Great Kiwi Competition - English. If you are attempting any of the Academic competitions, dive DEEP into practice, get teacher support during school time. You should have registered for at least 2 of the competitions. Exams supported are provided.

Maths Problem Solving Mathex (MATX2)

This is an enrichment DEEP for Year 7 & 8 students who love maths problem solving and are high achievers in maths. Their e-asTTle maths score is 5A or above. This will prepare you for MHJC Mathex and Auckland Mathex.

STEM Global connections (SGCO2)

Hands-on projects & inquiry learning around the world through STEAM Foci; design, create, explore, civilisations & cultures, inventions / innovations (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math).

Student Newsletter Team (SNEW2)

MHJC will be producing a second newsletter run entirely be students. If you are a keen writer/ photographer/ editor, have exciting ideas to share with the students at MHJC, and you have an interest in news media, sign up to be a part of the newsletter team! This will be a 2 Term commitment.

Touch Typing (TTYP2)

Touch typing (also called touch type or touch keyboarding) is typing without using the sense of sight to find the keys. This course is for Yr 7 and 8 students only. Specifically, a touch typist will know their location on the keyboard through muscle memory. This course will use online platforms and games to develop this essential digital skill.

Essentials
Your Learning Advisor will guide you into an Essential course, based on your learning needs
ESOL - Monday Beginners (ESLM2)

ESOL classes have been prepared by Mrs Clansey, in consultation with Whanau teachers.

Steps to Literacy (STEL2)

Students are preselected for this class.

Learning Advisor
Learning advisor groups.
Passions
Passion courses are about you designing your programme to reflect your interests to allow students to personalise and exciting learning program. Passions may be selected for more than one Term if desired.
Active History (AHIS2)

In this DEEP you will learn about historical events through participating in role plays, escape rooms and history mysteries. Each week you will enter a different time period and historical event in order to develop your historical knowledge.

Kapa Haka (KAPA2)

You will look and learn the different forms of performing arts that are involved with kapa haka and have a better understanding of the items performed on the stage eg: haka, moteatea, waiata tira, poi, waiata aringa.

Library Club (LICL2)

Are you interested in reading books? Interested in sharing books with others. In this book club you will be doing just that! You will be reading books in the library and then writing book recommendations for fellow students.

Mindful Colouring (MCOL2)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
Mindful Colouring asks us to focus on how we choose and apply colour in a design to bring our awareness to the present moment. This process is similar to meditation, we let go of any thoughts about tomorrow or yesterday, or what we are going to do when we finish. You will be able to take home a Mindful Colouring book once fee is paid.

Trivia (TRIV2)

Would you like to become more knowledgeable about the world around you? In this DEEP you will test your knowledge and your competitive streak while completing a number of trivia quizzes. Expand your knowledge, then challenge yourself and your friends! As an outcome, you will work towards competing in a class quiz at the end of term, with a chance to create your own quiz for your whanau.

X Factor (XFAC2)

Do you have the X Factor? This DEEP is for those of you who love to perform - both singing and dancing. Here you will be mentored on both choreography and vocals to help you develop and perfect your own performances. This can be performed at school events (Talent Quest, Santa Show, etc.).

Sports
It is important that you consider all 4 Cornerstones when designing your personalised DEEP learning programme. Please make your selections from the list below remembering that you can only select up to two sports courses per term.
Beginners Kung Fu (BKUN2)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
Are you interested in learning the sport of Kung Fu? Then this DEEP is for you! Learn all about the sport through a completely hands-on and practical session.

Beginners Netball (BNET2)

Are you a keen netball player? Or maybe you have never played netball before but want to learn how to? If so, then this DEEP is for you! In this DEEP you will learn the rules of netball while developing your skills. The outcome for this DEEP is that we will have our own netball tournament in which you will be able to compete.

Girls Badminton (BADG2)

Are you interested in Badminton? Then this is for you! Come and develop your skills, learn the game, and perfect your shot! Skills will the learned through playing singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Opportunities to move further on to tournament level to represent the school are possible.

Man vs. Wild (MANV2)

Want to Grow Greatness Bear Grylls style? This could be the DEEP for you. A mixture of classroom based theory lessons, mixed with practical sessions in the Tāne Bush. This DEEP will try to give you some basic survival / outdoor ed. Skills.

Strength and Conditioning (STRE2)

In this course you will be specifically training to support the needs and demands of your chosen sport. This DEEP will extend your capacity to express yourself physically and mentally at a high level of sports performance. This is an Enrichment DEEP course and will involve physical challenges that will push the body. This DEEP is good preparation for those students that already play or wishing to play at ASB College Sport level or someone trying to make the AIMS team.

Traditional Games (TRGA2)

Connect with some cultural roots by learning how to play a range of traditional games like Tapuwae, Kabaddi, Kho Kho and more!

Tuesday

Discovery
At Mission Heights we want you to explore new areas of learning so that you may discover and grow your grain of Greatness. Each discovery course may only be selected once per year.
Beginners Russian (BRUS2)

Are you interested in learning a new language? Interested in Russian culture? In this DEEP you will learn the language - to speak and to read, as well as the cultural ways of the language.

Chinese Cooking (CCOO2)

There is a charge of $35 for this course.
This DEEP will teach you how to make traditional Chinese food. You will learn the tricks behind making amazing dumplings, fried rice, and spring rolls. You will work towards learning cooking safety to utilize at home and be able to cook traditional meals on your own.

Literacy Puzzles (LITP2)

In this DEEP you will work to improve your literacy and vocabulary skills through completing different puzzles and small scale games. These will include crosswords, anagrams, word puzzles etc.

Mindful Reading (MREA2)

Are you struggling to relax? Need to new way to wind down? Do you also like reading. Reading can be a great form of relaxation and staying connected with yourself. In this DEEP you will be reading as a way to practice mindfulness.

Music Through STEM (MUST2)

How does science, technology, engineering and maths affect music? As it turns out, we wouldn't have music as we know it without STEM! In this DEEP, you will learn about how advancements in STEM have resulted in advancements of music and music technology. An outcome of this course includes learning how to operate sound technology and creating music through technology.

Pin Bracelets (PINB2)

Have you ever wanted to try something crafty? During this session you will be designing and making your very own pin bracelet. You decide what you'd like your design brief to look like - get into action -and start creating!

Reading Auto/Biographies (AUTO2)

You only get one life but you get to live it many times over through the eyes of the people whose life stories you read. You learn from their experiences. Also, even if don't like their stories, at least you know what not to do in life. This DEEP is all about "Life; as seen through another set of eyes.

Rummage and Recycle - Crafting (RUMM2)

Do you like crafting and re-using materials? Finding new uses for old products? Have things at home that you'd like to make new creations out of? In this DEEP you will learn how to make new products out of old. Be ready to bring items in from home to use.

Enrichment
Enrichment courses are designed for students who have found and want to continue to grow an area of strength. Some enrichment courses require a commitment for more than one Term. Please read the course descriptions for details.
Advanced Guitar (AGUI2)

This is for students who know how to play the guitar. This is to further improve your playing and further learn how to read music to broaden your playing abilities.

Aspiring Leaders (ALEA2)

Come and find out the secrets of leaders and grow the leadership qualities in you. We will also help you to strengthen your interpersonal skills, public speaking skills, overall confidence in effectively dealing people with a growth mindset… and much more.

Enrichment Algebra (EALG2)

Are you wanting to further advance your Algebra skills? Learn cool tricks and strategies to improve? This DEEP will teach you more about Algebra, challenge you, and further advance your skills.

Essentials
Your Learning Advisor will guide you into an Essential course, based on your learning needs
ESOL - Tuesday Beginners (ESLT2)

ESOL classes have been prepared by Mrs Clansey, in consultation with Whanau teachers.

Steps to Literacy (STEL2)

Students are preselected for this class.

Learning Advisor
Learning advisor groups.
Passions
Passion courses are about you designing your programme to reflect your interests to allow students to personalise and exciting learning program. Passions may be selected for more than one Term if desired.
Active History (AHIS2)

In this DEEP you will learn about historical events through participating in role plays, escape rooms and history mysteries. Each week you will enter a different time period and historical event in order to develop your historical knowledge.

Algebra for Beginners (ALGB2)

This class is for Year 7 and 8s ONLY. Are you wanting to get to grips with the basics of algebra? Develop building blocks to algebra by becoming familia and confident with the basic rules.

Choir (CHOI2)

If you are interested in singing in a group, you will enjoy this DEEP. You will learn basic vocal warm-ups, technique, and group singing dynamics.

Environmental Beautification (EBEA2)

In this course you will learn about plants and work to create an edible school garden. You will also work in the gardens to create an enjoyable, welcoming, and friendly school environment to further establish pride of our property.

Tournament of Minds (TOMS2)

There is a charge of $25 for this course.
If you think outside the square, love to solve demanding and open-ended challenges then TOM is for you. Tournament of Minds is an opportunity for students with a passion for learning and problem solving to demonstrate their skills and talents in an exciting, vibrant and public way. Pre-requisite: The ability to pay the entry fee if selected in the team - $25 and if we proceed to nationals/internationals - travel costs and accommodation.

Sports
It is important that you consider all 4 Cornerstones when designing your personalised DEEP learning programme. Please make your selections from the list below remembering that you can only select up to two sports courses per term.
Callisthenics (CALS2)

Looking to improve your own strength and develop lean muscles? In this DEEP you will work to do this through exercise using your own body. No extra gear, nothing!

Just Dance (JDAN2)

Shake your hips and wave your hands in a fun filled dance activity for one hour. You will also have a chance to choose your own song and dance to selected songs as well.

Netball Refereeing (NREF2)

Are you interested in learning how to be a netball umpire? Wanting to learn the basics that would help you land a part time job when you are older? In this DEEP you will learn all the rules in the Netball book and how to implement them in games situations.

Rounds (ROUN2)

This DEEP is designed to improve your ball kicking skills with a combination of skills, drills, games and challenges.

Running (RUNT2)

Are you a keen runner? With the passion to overcome obstacles as you are running. Then this DEEP is for you! In this DEEP we will look into different running techniques as well as improving our long distance fitness. As an outcome we will be entering into a running event! If you choose this DEEP you will be RUNNING every week. This is NOT a walking DEEP.

Wednesday

Discovery
At Mission Heights we want you to explore new areas of learning so that you may discover and grow your grain of Greatness. Each discovery course may only be selected once per year.
Chess (CHES2)

Are you wanting to learn how to play Chess? In this DEEP you will do just that. You will learn the strategy and tactics behind the game and master the different moves of play.

Chinese Student Support and Enrichment (CHIS2)

This DEEP course is especially for Chinese students who have moved to New Zealand recently (in the last 5 years). Through this DEEP course, you will be able to access the support of other Chinese students and a Chinese teacher. This support will be in the form of new friendships, help with your class learning and to help you develop an understanding of New Zealand culture and etiquettes in social situations Through this class, you will also have the opportunity to get involved in Chinese language and cultural activities and competitions.

Discovery Mindfulness (DMIN2)

An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation

Drawing Comics (DCOM2)

Comics is powerful medium you can tell a story or express ideas; be it a creative art form to capture a thought, or simply a fun way to see the world. No matter if you are advanced or inexperienced, this art course will let you explore - or consolidate - some of the techniques of drawing with inking pens to create lines, shapes, spaces (layout), patterns, shades, contrast, etc. Then you will go deeper to look at deeper features such as the use of symbolism and humour. Come and develop your own style of comics!

Google Slides Beginner to Expert (GOGL2)

Do you know how to set up master documents, indent, create links, add bullet points, high-resolution images and masks? Come and join step-by-step tutorials for mastery of Google slides and more!

Tai Chi (TAIC2)

This DEEP is all about an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defensive training and its health benefits. Understand how our body works in terms of energy flow. Learn the exercise to reinforce our flow of energy. Learn to optimise our physical condition through pacifying our mind. Learn discipline, harmony and balance.

Enrichment
Enrichment courses are designed for students who have found and want to continue to grow an area of strength. Some enrichment courses require a commitment for more than one Term. Please read the course descriptions for details.
Advanced Debating (DEBA2)

For anyone who is keen to join the school debating team at either the Year 9 and 10 Auckland Secondary schools debating competition or Year 7 and 8 Eastern Zone Intermediate debating competition.

Advanced Mindfulness (ADMN2)

Did you complete a Discovery Mindfulness DEEP course in 2018? Enrich your understanding and practice of mindfulness with this DEEP.

Classroom Spelling (CSPE2)

This DEEP will focus on Classroom Spelling & ICAS Spelling Competitions. Have you been good at spelling? Do you want an opportunity to showcase your skill and be competitive? This is your chance. You should be enrolled for these two academic competitions. Note: This is not for students who are wanting to improve their spelling.

Design and Visual Communication (DVC) (DVCD2)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
Have you ever wanted to develop your design and drawing skills? In this DEEP you will have the opportunity to build and develop a range of design skills. You will be provided with design tools that enable you to design and draw different 2D and 3D shapes.

Orchestra (ORCH2)

This DEEP is for students who have had previous lessons with their instrument. Are you keen to put you skills to work in a band? Then this is the DEEP for you! Auditions will be carried out in the first DEEP sessions to make sure you are proficient with your instrument.

What if..... (WHAT2)

This is a DEEP course focused on Curiosity, Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving. Einstein once said “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” Curiosity is at the core of creative thinking. It's creative thinking combined with critical thinking that gives all of us the best chance at becoming super problem solvers. You will be given the freedom through problem-solving to explore issues you are curious about. Curiosity boosts creative thinking which in turn works with critical thinking to lead to better problem solving. Curiosity keeps the mind active, nimble and able to notice useful things!

Essentials
Your Learning Advisor will guide you into an Essential course, based on your learning needs
ESOL - Wednesday Intermediate (ESLW2)

ESOL classes have been prepared by Mrs Clansey, in consultation with Whanau teachers.

Steps to Numeracy (STEN2)

Students are preselected for this class.

Learning Advisor
Learning advisor groups.
Passions
Passion courses are about you designing your programme to reflect your interests to allow students to personalise and exciting learning program. Passions may be selected for more than one Term if desired.
Board Games (BGMW2)

Learn to play a variety of board games and maybe even find a new favourite to teach your family.

Kapa Haka (KAPA2)

You will look and learn the different forms of performing arts that are involved with kapa haka and have a better understanding of the items performed on the stage eg: haka, moteatea, waiata tira, poi, waiata aringa.

School Outreach (SOUT2)

In this DEEP, you will work with the local primary schools in the capacities they need. This might be reading with younger students. Assisting teachers with younger students with art projects. Any activities that local primary teachers may need assistance with in the classroom. WPAC - completing this DEEP for a term will go towards your 20 hours of community service.

The World's Countries (WORL2)

Travel the world during DEEP and learn about the different countries on our planet. You will have the opportunity to look at different flags and currencies. The cultures of foreign nations and where in the world these countries are will also be investigated.

Traditional Friendship Bracelets (FREI2)

Transform pieces of string into colourful creations! In this DEEP you will learn how to make a variety of friendship bracelets using simple knots and patterns. Once you have mastered the basics you will be free to experiment with designs of your choice. As an outcome, you will work towards creating a meaningful and original bracelet to give to someone as a gift.

Sports
It is important that you consider all 4 Cornerstones when designing your personalised DEEP learning programme. Please make your selections from the list below remembering that you can only select up to two sports courses per term.
Boys Badminton (BADB2)

Are you interested in Badminton? Then this is for you! Come and develop your skills, learn the game, and perfect your shot! Skills will the learned through playing singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Opportunities to move further on to tournament level to represent the school are possible.

Callisthenics (CALS2)

Looking to improve your own strength and develop lean muscles? In this DEEP you will work to do this through exercise using your own body. No extra gear, nothing!

Dance (DANC2)

Are you interested in learning dance routines? Looking to learn how to choreograph as well. In this DEEP you will work to learn and performance different routines. You will also be working with one of the top choreographers in Auckland!

Development Football (DFOT2)

This is open to both Year 7 and 8 students who are wanting to improve their football skills for the upcoming season.

Girls Boot Class (BOOT2)

This is for girls only! A fun fitness class with great music and a great instructor. Come join the fun and work to improve your fitness.

Rugby (RUGB2)

If you love the sport of rugby, want to learn new skills or even just how to play the game, this DEEP is for you. Here you will be working with coaches from Auckland Rugby to support your knowledge and development of the game.

Sports Fruit Salad (SPSA2)

Sports Fruit Salad- Are you a keen sports and games player? This DEEP will focus on recreation games and sports, looking into a new sport every week! As an outcome you will be running a recreation afternoon for a younger age group.

Ultimate Frisbee (FRIS2)

This DEEP is an introduction to Ultimate Frisbee. Learn the proper techniques behind throwing a frisbee and then the skills behind playing the game.

Wallpaper Art (WALL2)

Help create a paper cut collage to design your own wallpaper pattern. We will be looking at a variety of collage artists and creating different paper effects to use on our artwork. Your finished pieces can be made into placemats or even saved as a pdf file and taken to a printer to enlarge as a cool wall backdrop (this expense would be yours). Get retro, funky and creative with your art in this DEEP.

Thursday

Discovery
At Mission Heights we want you to explore new areas of learning so that you may discover and grow your grain of Greatness. Each discovery course may only be selected once per year.
Baking (BAKH2)

There is a charge of $35 for this course.
Do you have a sweet tooth and love to bake? Enrol in baking and learn how to make delicious cookies and cakes. Sweet treats and good eats in the kitchen! Payment for this class needs to be made before class starts. As an outcome, you will be able to take recipes home to make for your family.

Beginners Dance (BDAN2)

Do you love dance? Looking to learn the skills and techniques to be able to perform? This DEEP is for you!

Beginners Mechanics (BMEC2)

Do you have a broken bike, scooter, skateboard at home you wish you had the skills and knowledge to fix yourself? Do you have a interest in learning the basic mechanics of a 2-stroke engine - pulling it a part, reconditioning it and putting it back together. This is the DEEP course for you! This DEEP is a practical course; you will be getting your hands dirty.

Beginners Russian (BRUS2)

Are you interested in learning a new language? Interested in Russian culture? In this DEEP you will learn the language - to speak and to read, as well as the cultural ways of the language.

Chinese Craft and Culture (CRAF2)

You will experience ancient Chinese arts, such as Chinese calligraphy, Chinese water colour painting, origami, and even making your own dragons. You will enjoy many hands-on activities and showcase your crafty creations to your friends and family. All are welcome.

Fun Learning with Cards (CARD2)

Learn different card games and increase your strategic understanding. These games will include Uno, playing cards, flash cards for spelling or basic facts practice, Crazy 8s, Spit, Hearts, Go Fish, Spider, etc

Mindful Reading (MREA2)

Are you struggling to relax? Need to new way to wind down? Do you also like reading. Reading can be a great form of relaxation and staying connected with yourself. In this DEEP you will be reading as a way to practice mindfulness.

Pen Pals (PENP2)

Letter writing is a diminishing yet valuable skill. Students will be encouraged to share their views, experiences and feelings on a myriad subjects with people from all parts of the world

Zentangle Creations (ZENC2)

As an extension of colour creations, this is an opportunity to let your pen flow with unlimited lines and shapes to create art. Learn the basic steps in zentangle art and then challenge yourself to create your won wicked masterpieces. For those lacking in inspiration, options and ideas will be given. It's the perfect 'chill out' relaxing type of art you can do and there are no right or wrong ways. Just guide lines which help you create.Paper and pens provided.

Enrichment
Enrichment courses are designed for students who have found and want to continue to grow an area of strength. Some enrichment courses require a commitment for more than one Term. Please read the course descriptions for details.
Math Academic Competition (MACA2)

The academic competitions focussed on will be ICAS Maths, The Great Kiwi Competition Maths, Australian Maths. If you are attempting any of the Academic competition, dive DEEP into practice, get teacher support during school time. You should have registered for at least 2 of the competitions.

Math Word Problem Solving (MWOP2)

This is open to all Year levels. In this DEEP you will learn the techniques behind solving word problems in maths. Way to not be confused by wording and simple and fast ways to find solutions. Interested in maths! This is for you!

Musical Theatre (MUTH2)

Do you enjoy acting and singing on your feet? If you do then this is the course for you!

Essentials
Your Learning Advisor will guide you into an Essential course, based on your learning needs
ESOL - Thursday Intermediate (ESLH2)

ESOL classes have been prepared by Mrs Clansey, in consultation with Whanau teachers.

ESOL Advanced Writing (ESAH2)

ESOL classes have been prepared by Mrs Clansey, in consultation with Whanau teachers.

Steps to Numeracy (STEN2)

Students are preselected for this class.

Learning Advisor
Learning advisor groups.
Passions
Passion courses are about you designing your programme to reflect your interests to allow students to personalise and exciting learning program. Passions may be selected for more than one Term if desired.
Board Games (BGMT2)

Learn to play a variety of board games and maybe even find a new favourite to teach your family.

Environmental Beautification (EBEA2)

In this course you will learn about plants and work to create an edible school garden. You will also work in the gardens to create an enjoyable, welcoming, and friendly school environment to further establish pride of our property.

Mindful Colouring (MCOL2)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
Mindful Colouring asks us to focus on how we choose and apply colour in a design to bring our awareness to the present moment. This process is similar to meditation, we let go of any thoughts about tomorrow or yesterday, or what we are going to do when we finish. You will be able to take home a Mindful Colouring book once fee is paid.

RockQuest (ROCK2)

RockQuest DEEP is for any aspiring songwriter/musician where you will work on writing, composing and performing your own original songs. You do not already have to be in a band to be part of this DEEP, but competency on the drum kit, keyboard/piano, guitar, bass or vocals is required. Only Year 9s and 10s can enter RockQuest, but Year 7 and 8 students are also welcome to develop songwriting skills for the future. An outcome of this DEEP is that you can enter the RockQuest or Tangata Beats competitions (or both) which will be held in May.

School Outreach (SOUT2)

In this DEEP, you will work with the local primary schools in the capacities they need. This might be reading with younger students. Assisting teachers with younger students with art projects. Any activities that local primary teachers may need assistance with in the classroom. WPAC - completing this DEEP for a term will go towards your 20 hours of community service.

Short Film Workshop (SFIL2)

Love watching short films? Wanna make some of your own? This is a crash course for you. We will go behind the scene and explore the related skills and gain some insights and techniques in plot designing and developing, script writing, storyboarding, scene-shooting, camera angles, etc. You will then go hands-on and show off your creativity - making your short films!

Superhero Film Genre (SUPE2)

Seven of the 11 top-grossing films of 2017 were superhero movies, based on characters first introduced in comic books. This DEEP will be for those who want to explore the code and conventions of the superhero convention and study how social issues of the times gave birth to various superheroes we know now...from Captain America to Black Panther....

Time Craft (TCRA2)

There is a charge of $15 for this course.
Have you ever wanted to design and make a clock? In this DEEP you will have the opportunity to use your knowledge in Maths and Art to design, personalise and make your own clock. You will be provided with the clock mechanism and you need to decide what you'd like your design brief to look like - get into action -and start creating!

Sports
It is important that you consider all 4 Cornerstones when designing your personalised DEEP learning programme. Please make your selections from the list below remembering that you can only select up to two sports courses per term.
FIT4LIFE (FIT42)

A holistic approach towards improving health and self esteem by way of scientific research, self reflection and mindfulness.

Girls Self Defence (GSDE2)

This DEEP is only for girls. In this class you will learn the basics of different martial art sports. You will also learn how to protect yourself.

Speed Walking for Fitness (WALK2)

Are you wanting to improve your health? Spend the hour DEEP session improving your base-line fitness and enjoying the outdoors? For this DEEP you must be in your PE gear and sport shoes. You must be willing to walk for the entire one-hour session.

Sport Through Leadership (SLEA2)

In this DEEP, you will learn the basic skills of coaching and deliver games to local primary schools. WPAC - the hours you spend out working with younger students will go towards your community service hours.

Sports Fruit Salad (SPSA2)

Sports Fruit Salad- Are you a keen sports and games player? This DEEP will focus on recreation games and sports, looking into a new sport every week! As an outcome you will be running a recreation afternoon for a younger age group.

Table Tennis (TTEN2)

This DEEP is all about Table Tennis. Come and learn the skills, rules, and techniques involved in the sport. You will spend time learning new skills every week but also have time to complete in an in-house tournament.

Friday

Discovery
At Mission Heights we want you to explore new areas of learning so that you may discover and grow your grain of Greatness. Each discovery course may only be selected once per year.
Enrichment
Enrichment courses are designed for students who have found and want to continue to grow an area of strength. Some enrichment courses require a commitment for more than one Term. Please read the course descriptions for details.
Essentials
Your Learning Advisor will guide you into an Essential course, based on your learning needs
Learning Advisor
Learning advisor groups.
Learning Advisor (LZZZ2)

Learning Advisor Class for Friday. All students should select this as this is a place holder for Friday learning advisor classes.

Passions
Passion courses are about you designing your programme to reflect your interests to allow students to personalise and exciting learning program. Passions may be selected for more than one Term if desired.
Sports
It is important that you consider all 4 Cornerstones when designing your personalised DEEP learning programme. Please make your selections from the list below remembering that you can only select up to two sports courses per term.