From the Head of Junior Secondary
We are looking forward to resuming face-to- face teaching next week on Tuesday 9 June for our Years 7-9 students. We are extremely proud of our students (and parents) who have persevered with remote learning and adapted to new ways of learning.
Our Years 7-9 team has learnt many lessons as well while delivering remote learning, and some of the tools and methods of delivery will become more commonplace in Years 7-9 classes moving forward. Some of these include an increased use of teacher video tutorials, to allow for flexible paced learning, and moving to electronic diaries. These will not replace physical diaries for students who wish to use a physical diary, but Google Calendar will now be utilised more widely and synced with our existing online classroom platforms.
Isochallenges have been a great and engaging way to extend and challenge students in a variety of curriculum areas. The Week 7 winners are Timothy for correctly solving a behemoth of an algebra equation, Cory for the Best Publicly Visible Artwork with his ‘Origami Butterfly Ball’, and Caitlin for the Best Family Meal with her ‘Pork Carnitas’. Congratulations to our winners over the isolation period. They will go into the draw for the grand prize to be drawn on Tuesday 9 June.
A video of all 16 Isochallenge winning entries will be available shortly.
Head of Junior Secondary
During online learning, Years 7-10 Design Technology students were presented with a number of design challenges where they had to create products with materials that they had at their house. It was amazing to see the wonderfully creative designs and products that the students built. Well done everyone.
This week Chloe and Bella have been working with each other at Bella's house. Having a friend with you is really fun and a good way of learning in a different environment. Although this has been fun, we both can't wait to get back to school and be in the classroom with all our friends.
I can't wait to get back to school and see my friends. I was starting to get into a routine at home, but I can't wait for things to get back to normal.
Alex - Year 7