Sandringham Secondary College Year 9 Horizons Program

Year 9 Djeembana Program

Djeembana Program

The Djeembana program builds knowledge and understanding through real world problem solving and utilises and extends skills learnt in core subjects.
21st century skills

The world is changing rapidly; as members of our global community students need to be resilient, connected and creative problem solvers who are active citizens.

Djeembana focuses on contemporary issues and includes ideas and themes such as global citizenship, ethics, entrepreneurship and respectful relationships. Students will be immersed in these ideas by being exposed to diverse perspectives and information from a wide range of sources. They will further explore these themes and ideas during excursions, expert lectures and through working with peers and teaching staff.

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, rather teach them to long for the immensity of the sea.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Students will use 21st century skills to think deeply about an area of personal interest upon which they will focus. This focus will form the basis for a personal inquiry project which will extend students’ ability to communicate, research, collaborate and connect ideas. Newly formed understandings will be shared with the school community at the end of the project.

Creating academic excellence
and young people of great character