Collaboration & Experimentation
Transition between the various phases of schooling is becoming easier for our students with the new structure
With a team of teachers specifically working on developing a unique learning experience for Years 5-8, now more than ever, is an exciting time to be a part of our school.
Our orientation activities for Years 5 and 6, ensure transition to the secondary years is planned and staged for all students. Since introducing this program, our students are more equipped and enabled to navigate the demands of Year 7.
How does collaboration and experimentation translate into learning?
New approaches such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education, digital technology (our iPad program), increased use of specialist secondary staff and the introduction of project based learning principles (PBL) are changing the way students and staff are engaging with learning in this section of the school.
Cross-grade collaboration is about learning together, pooling knowledge, putting forward solutions and eventually reaching a learning outcome.
Experimentation is facilitated by group discussions, brainstorming and cross-referencing, testing, journaling and prototyping ideas and eventually finding solutions to challenges.