ENRICHMENT PROGRAM INFORMATION:
Providing outstanding opportunities for our students is something that MEC prides itself for. Each Enrichment Program has been specifically designed to inspire and extend students in their chosen passion. The Enrichment Programs on offer for 2023 are:

  • AFL / AFLW
  • Basketball
  • Media
  • Performing Arts
  • STEM

ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FORMAT:

Each Enrichment Program will run independently for one hour per week across the full year as an extra-curricular activity. Each program will be comprised of a mix of students from years 7, 8 and 9 and will be capped at approximately 25 selected students. Students partaking in a program attend the session in place of their timetabled class at that time. At times, the program may include a full day or part day excursion that the students are expected to attend in place of their timetabled classes. Successful applicants will be required to keep up to date on any classwork missed during their enrichment sessions. Students are committed to their Enrichment Program for one year and can take part in only one Enrichment Program at any given time. Students may choose to apply for an alternative program in following years.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Due to the specific nature of the Enrichment Programs applications are crucial to ensure the most suitable students are selected. Interest, ability, skill level and commitment all contribute to the suitability of the student and should be highlighted through the application process. Students may apply for multiple Enrichment Programs but they will only be selected for one. Interested students can apply by completing the online application form found under the Enrichment tab on the College website.

APPLICATION TIMELINE
Applications Open: Monday, 19th September
Applications Close For  Year 7 2023 by Friday, 7th October:

Applicants for the AFL/AFLW and Basketball Enrichment Programs will be invited to attend a trial session to assess their suitability for the program following the closing date of the applications.

Payment is not required until confirmation of acceptance into an Enrichment Program during Term 4.

Basketball

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Program outline:
The Mount Erin college Basketball Enrichment Program is a performance program in association with high level coaches linked to Basketball Victoria.

The program aims to:

  • Engage students in physical activity as a way to promote healthy lifestyles, relationships and mental health.
  • Give students access to specialised basketball coaching and, as a consequence, improve students’ performance.
  • Provide students with opportunities to access external resources within the field of basketball.
  • Provide students with the opportunity to experience high-level training, strengthening and conditioning and use this to build persistence, resilience and confidence.

The Basketball Enrichment Program philosophy is based on the four cornerstones:

  • Enjoyment/Fun
  • Basketball skills development
  • Fitness from strong work ethic
  • Personal Development

Proposed Activities:

  • Weekly coaching provided by Frankston Basketball Association
  • Fitness and Nutrition support

Annual Cost: $200
Which includes

  • Coaching
  • Training T-Shirt
  • Basketball
  • Basketball Stadium Visit

PERFORMING ARTS

Program outline:

The Mount Erin College Performing Arts Enrichment Program allows students to explore a range of performing arts-based disciplines where they develop and apply a range of technical skills in order to create and performances for the stage. They will be provided industry-standard training in areas of acting, movement and dance, devising and writing, and producing.

The culmination of the students work from across the year will be showcased in a gala.

Proposed Activities:

  • Introduction to movement and dance basics
  • Devising physical theatre and musical theatre
  • Scriptwriting
  • Production areas (i.e. lighting, sound, costume, set)
  • Acting techniques

Annual Cost: $250*

Which includes

  • Resources for equipment/props
  • Incursion & Excursion costs
  • Workshops
  • Showcase

 

STEM

Program outline:

The Mount Erin College STEM Enrichment Program encourages students with a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to engage in the problem-solving process using STEM concepts. Students will work through the development life cycle to create solutions to real world problems, for example, they may design a mobile app to help people decide if something is recyclable, bicycle-powered safety lights, or a compostable plastic.

 

Proposed Activities:

In Semester One, students will:

  • Participate in Engineering Challenges
  • Identify a problem in the community and analyse how they might have a positive impact on this situation through the development of a tool, structure, or other product.
  • Design their tool, structure or product, including creating a budget for building a prototype.
  • Build, test and modify a prototype of their design.

 

Annual Cost: $200*

Which includes:

  • Engineer’s roll/pencil case
  • Excursion costs (one offsite per semester)
  • Resources for the Engineering Challenge
  • Base level resources for prototype/final product development

AFL / AFLW

Program outline:

The Mount Erin College AFL / AFLW Enrichment Program is a performance program in association with high level coaches.

 

The program aims to:

  • Engage students in physical activity as a way to promote healthy lifestyles, relationships and mental health.
  • Give students access to specialised AFL coaching and, as a consequence, improve student’s performance.
  • Provide students with opportunities to access external resources within the field of AFL.
  • Provide students with the opportunity to experience high level training, strengthening and conditioning and to use this as a means to build persistence, resilience and confidence.

 

The AFL / AFLW Enrichment Program philosophy is based on the four cornerstones:

  • Enjoyment/Fun
  • Football skills development 
  • Fitness from a strong work ethic 
  • Personal Development. 

Proposed Activities:

  • Weekly coaching
  • Fitness and Nutrition support

 

Annual Cost: $200

Which includes

  • Coaching
  • Football (Size 4 or 5 depending on age)
  • Excursions

Media

Program outline:

The Mount Erin College Media Enrichment Program provides students with an opportunity to use an inquiry- based approach to strengthen skills to develop, create and apply their understanding to three core areas of media:

  • Radio and Podcasting
  • Film and Documentary
  • Print and Zine

 

Students will rotate through each media area and by using a hands-on, student-centred approach they will be given specialised industry standard training as well as opportunities to learn through experience in professional settings (such as radio stations). In addition, students will use real-world and relevant topics to drive meaningful media productions.

Proposed Activities:

  • Introduction to the media forms
  • Exploring real-world / community issues
  • Accepting varied roles and responsibilities to create and develop a media-based project
  • Excursions to professional venues
  • Workshops

 Annual Cost: $250*

Which includes

  • Resources for equipment / props
  • Incursion & Excursion costs
  • Workshops
  • Showcase

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