Category: Projects and Activities

STEM in the Hub

During this term STEM activities have been thick on the ground in the Hub ranging from local primary students making chocolate moulds and musical instruments to lunch time programming. Along with these activities students from the Wirreanda Unit have been in the Hub once a week to make squishy circuits. Squishy circuits involve conductive and…

So you think you provide quality feedback?

A recent series of Professional Development workshops have challenged my thinking about how we provide students with feedback which has ultimately led me to question its purpose. If you were to ask teachers, I believe the majority would acknowledge feedback as an important aspect of a learner’s future growth and development. But, I wonder how…

Student Leadership Shining in the Hub

In 2016, student voice at Wirreanda has received a substantial push into the light, providing many different avenues for students to be involved in decisions about their education. Monday 9 May was Student Leadership Day, where students identified as potential leaders came together in the Hub to drive action at the school. To start with, our…

Zombies and the opposite.

How do we use popular culture to engage students in learning concepts beyond the appropriate culture? 8 C were in the hub this week completing their Geography task about surviving a zombie apocalypse. To escape from the zombies was the imperative for them to learn how to read topographical maps, as well as planning ways…

Learning Hub 2016 Term 1 Week 2

Staff and students were both involved in new learning in the Hub this week. Staff were introduced to the Elevate program – a program delivered by students, to teach students quality study habits. This program is to be delivered to all Senior School students throughout Wirreanda. It is a program that practices what it preaches and…