Category: Resources

Enhancing Literacy Opportunities School-Wide: Oracy & Sentence/Thinking Stems

In Week 4, during the Learning Hub Staff Professional Development session, myself and Melissa Mulholland presented to staff about ways in which we can facilitate effective use of language in our classrooms to encourage students to improve their literacy and be critical thinkers at the same time. The concept this stems from is Oracy and…

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…

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…

It’s time to vote!

There were a number of Literacy Week activities occurring throughout the school and in the Learning Hub this term. One particularly popular competition was ‘Caption This’. Students across the school, submitted entries to the competition and this week, it was time to vote! Students used sticky dots to indicate their favourite, one winner was announced…

Research in the Hub

Recently, a large number of our Year 10 and 11 students attended the SACE Research Project Expo where students were able to speak to students from across the state about their projects and experiences undertaking the course; teachers from other schools; and key organisations students could access. Whilst there, students attended a fantastic seminar by…