Design & Technologies
Design and Technologies, in which students use design thinking and technologies to generate and produce designed solutions for authentic needs and opportunities.
Technologies aims to develop knowledge, understanding and skills to ensure that, individually and collaboratively, students:
• Investigate, design, plan, manage, create and evaluate solutions
• Are creative, innovative and enterprising when using traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies, and understand how technologies have developed over time
• Engage confidently with and responsibly select and manipulate appropriate technologies − materials, data, systems, components, tools and equipment − when designing and creating solutions
• Critique, analyse and evaluate problems, needs or opportunities to identify and create solutions.
The Teaching and Learning Programme
All junior primary and primary classes have access to weekly browsing and borrowing sessions. This is a chance for promoting and sharing new or favourite books together, investigating authors and illustrators and also for learning about the organisation of our library. There are three "open borrowing sessions" each day when individual students may borrow or undertake research. As independent borrowers, students are responsible for their own borrowing and learn to use the Bookmark automation system. Class teachers and the teacher librarian also work together, cooperatively programming and planning Resource Based Learning units to design and implement learning tasks to develop information literacy.
Open Borrowing and Research
Every day the teacher librarian is available assist students with book selection. Junior primary students can choose a reading book for their guided reading folder and primary students can find books for reading pleasure as well as research.
Premiers Reading Challenge
The teacher librarian encourages all students to participate in the Challenge and is available to support their book selection. Books in our collection are identified with a PRC sticker
Information and Communication Technology
Libraries provide a range of resources and technologies for entertainment and information needs. Computers play a vital role in this. Both the library and the class rooms have computers with access to the internet. When undertaking a research task we encourage authenticity by asking students put information in their own words and to only present what they can understand.
Activities For The Non-Reader
The library deliberately attracts all students by providing novelty books, games, magazines, activities, puppets and soft toys. Displays set up by senior students with trails, quizzes and jokes also help attract and involve the wary child.
Library Support Team
Middle school students have an opportunity to apply to be part of the library support team as part of the leadership programme. The team assists with book selection and promotion, library organisation, special assemblies and displays.
Our library is a busy, happy and entertaining place where we help staff, students and the community feel welcome, independent and successful.
The garden and kitchen provide a real-life context for learning, interweaving the theories and practices behind growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing fresh, seasonal foods. Students learn to build and maintain a garden according to organic principles, and to grow and harvest a wide variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs. Our vegetable garden provides edible, aromatic and beautiful resources for the kitchen. Students learn about the natural world, its wonders and beauty and how to cultivate and care for it.
In the kitchen, students prepare a range of delicious dishes from their harvested, seasonal produce. The shared meal is a time for students, specialists, teachers and volunteers to enjoy the fruits of their labour, and each other's company and conversation.
Year 7 Momento Project
Every year the year 7 classes work on a memento that will remind the school of their year and at the same time will enhance the school's appearance.
Stay tuned for more Memento Creations!