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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…

The year nines are here!

While the Learning Hub staff are forming teams with teachers from a wide variety of faculties, increasing¬†the amount of cross-curricula learning happening at Wirreanda; the year nine cohort are actively involved. We are trying to imagine the future of learning at Wirreanda by examining ways we can use the flexibility inherent in the Australian Curriculum…

Hub & Spokes

The Learning Hub by it’s name alone suggests a place that people come to, a place that draws people, perhaps by invitation and the reason to be there is for the learning. When I look at a definition for hub, this is what I find: “the effective centre of an activity, region, or network” Yet,…

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…

Term 3 TeachMeet

We ended our term with another TeachMeet where a number of teachers presented new strategies and programs that enhanced student learning. Our program offered a wide range of sessions- including a showcase of feedback for learning strategies that teachers have been developing through their Feedback for Learning Professional Learning Communities. Mr Menzies brought some students…

Week 2: Naplan Preparations

The biggest event this week was the transformation of the Learning Hub space into a supportive area for students in Year 9 to do their Naplan tests. On Tuesday of this week we trialled the Learning Hub as a space to run the Naplan tests. It worked really well. Desks were moved in for the…

Getting into the Swing

The Learning Hub is noticeably busier now that classes are in full swing with diverse learning activities taking place. Health classes are starting their year with in-depth plans for health improvement throughout the year and are using a variety of media tools to document these plans as well as displaying their current health status using…