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Opportunities to learn, in and outside of the classroom

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Opportunities to learn, in and outside of the classroom
by Heads of Learning (Years 7-9 & 10-12) - Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 12:04 PM

There are a number of times throughout any given term that we witness the impressive nature of our boys and the willingness of our staff to support our boys in all areas of College life. This term has been no different and throughout Term Three there have been a number of key events that reflect this. They include the annual Music concert and Globalisation week.

In addition to these events students across all year levels have participated in various incursions and excursions which have provided them the opportunity to apply their learning in and outside of their classroom. Currently our Year 7 students are involved in a Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) project. This builds on the STEM Making a Difference (MAD) showcase held earlier this term during National Science Week and is an example of our focus on project-based learning across Years 7 to 9. Julian Baldacchino Year 7, shares his perspective below:

Our Year 7 STEM experience has been extremely enjoyable and has improved the relationship between our group members. STEM gives us a chance to both bond with our peers and learn new information and skills that can be implemented in our school and community. The STEM question given to us, “How can we use STEM thinking to design a prototype to solve a social issue in our local community?” gave us such a large variety of topics to research and the privilege to choose whichever one best fits our interests. From all of the topics available we chose bushfires as they play a major role in our Australian society. We brainstormed and produced several ideas tied to bushfires. Some crucial advice would be to always be organised throughout this process. Overall, so far has been the most exhilarating experience throughout our time this year”