Monday, 30 January 2017

The Point of Departure

Today has been commonly known by many of the students as "Scary Day 1!" as it was the point of departure from their traditional understanding of how their classroom should look and operate.

Using the compass points thinking routine we were able to share with each other what we (N) Know about how our learning will work, (S) our Stance or what we believe we will do in the new space, what we are (E) Excited about and what we are (W) Worried about moving into the new learning space. We found that there were many common themes so we could address these together.

Working together as a stage students were able to unpack the "norms" for our learning space:

  • Respect for others
  • Respect for learning
  • Respect for space
What we have learned is that even though we are in a larger space, it presents us with many advantages. We are able to have more room for small group and individual activities along with whole stage workshops such as the announcement of theme for the Junior School Stage 3 production by Mrs Lee and Mrs Chuck.

We will regularly post updates from the learning space to ensure parents are kept up to date with what is happening.



Friday, 27 January 2017

The Stage 3 Learning Centre has arrived!

The New Year has come and so have the preparations for an exciting year in the new Stage 3 Learning Centre. This blog is designed to capture many of the joyful moments created whilst on our journey as learners. It will be the place we will capture news and curate resources needed for our learning.

This year, Stage 3 will explore how life has changed over time and factors that shape place, engage with research about the solar system and amazing adaptions. Students will discover and evaluate the cultural implications of Indigenous and Australian literature and critically evaluate these.

We will utilise problem-based learning, game-based and individual activities to allow learning to happen within a hands-on learning environment. 

Skills that will be developed beyond the KLA’s will include creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration. 

We are looking forward to the year ahead and the learning journey we are going to take together.