Our innovative teaching and learning programs enhance educational outcomes for students and provide pathways to 21st century careers.
- Staff Implement pedagogies that are adapted to today’s learners and use technology to enhance learning
- As a Specialist School we promote science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) approaches to encourage collaboration, problem solving and critical thinking across the whole school curriculum
- We are committed to increasing the range of pathways for young people into post-secondary training and future careers.
The first stage of our significant building development has commenced and will include the following three spaces:
STEM Learning Hub
This collaborative learning space, allows for a range of pedagogies and learning styles in an environment, which motivates, challenges and supports the needs of all learners. The area will accommodate large groups of students as well as small group breakout spaces.
Features will include flexible working spaces designed around collaboration, mobility and choice, to promote cross-class and cross-disciplinary collaboration and interaction and to encourage the development of essential 21st century skills; collaboration, problem solving, creation, exploration, experimentation and innovation.
Students will be able to participate in online communities, social networking, inquiry based learning and game based learning.
STEM Innovation Centre
This space will include model technology enabled STEM labs emphasising interdisciplinary, hands-on inquiry based learning. Students will work in flexible spaces that allow an interdisciplinary approach to STEM problem solving. With access to an external courtyard space to further develop environmental applications in the area including:
- Applications of devices that respond to moisture, light, sound, temperature
- Working models of alternative energy devices such as wind powered pumps, solar power for vehicles, solar water heaters, pumps
- Floating devices such as a floating crane, dredge, floating dock, submarine, yacht using a fan as a wind source.
- Making closed and monitored environments for the propagation of plants
- Battery powered artefacts that might include simple robots, machines or vehicles.
- Model gliders and flying machines including glider and propeller driven devices that could lead into using drones
Technology Innovation Centre
Students will design and create solutions using computer aided design (CAD) applications, testing, analysing and realising solutions with advanced manufacturing methods. They will use a variety of kits and equipment and work in groups and individually to develop ideas, designs and prototypes.
Courses will combine advanced computer technologies, creative excellence and technical proficiency to provide innovative, project-based solutions. Student will have access to specialist resources including CADD software, Video cameras, Laser Cutter (fume extraction) and 3D printers, 3D scanners.