Immersions

What is the next educational horizon?

We regularly receive requests from other schools and educators to uncover how we search for – and find – the next educational horizon. We are happy to share what we discover, how we implement change and what we consider are some measures of success.

We offer close to 20 immersion options; so join us, and learn how your team can adapt these initiatives for your school community.

What We Offer

Learning Design

Choose from seven immersions in this area. Two examples follow …

Across each year level our learning and teaching teams design programs specifically to the needs of the cohort in their care. We utilise specific data sets to create innovative learning opportunities.

In another, explore our Horizon program: how we identified the need for this program, how we set it up, how we monitor and modify.

  • FIFA project based learning, Year 8
  • Horizon, Year 8 – 11
  • Team based planning, all years
  • Machine Mania, Year 7
  • Maker Space, Year 7 – 8
  • Specifically designed programs, all years
  • Rite Journey, Year 9

Let’s build a space

Since 2013 we have redesigned eight spaces across our two campuses, within budgets ranging from $20,000 – $200,000.  Each redevelopment reflects our belief in the direction learning design is taking us. These immersions provide educators and administrators with the tools to explore how they can redesign a single space to incorporate a richly collaborative and inspiring environment.

  • Mercy Centre, Year 12
  • Nganala, Year 9
  • Arts Centre
  • Science Centre
  • Duffy Centre, Year 7
  • Egan Centre, Year 7
  • Music Centre
  • Hair & Beauty, VET

Team Development

We value our people; and we have focussed on developing close-knit, close working teams across each year level since 2012. We foster staff collaboration, knowing it is a critical factor in every student’s capacity to meet their potential. We offer four presentations in this area where we explain how we created these teams, and how you develop skills sets amongst the team that lead to improved outcomes for students. This immersion also incorporates leadership development.

  • Individual year levels
  • Learning Diversity
  • Coaching and feedback program
  • Combined leader groups

Learning Walks

Over the past three years our principal, Darta Hovey, has conducted Learning Walks. These walks are an opportunity to see learning in action: we take you through open space areas during class time. Through these popular walks, parents and educators gain insight into our broader strategic direction… what we do, and why. We highlight the strategies used by staff to engage students, reveal our extensive range of learning areas and explain how they encourage multiple ways to interact.

Contact

Executive Assistant  Cat Forrest  |  02 6043 5515