Design2learn – What a transformation!

We are now in our third and busiest year of our innovative design2learn project where we have transformed traditional high school classrooms into inspiring collaborative 21st learning spaces. This project is not just about increased comfort and aesthetics of our learning environments. It is about enriching the learning experiences happening in those classrooms, and ensuring that our design facilitates the development of 21st century learning skills that motivate and engage our current generation of learners.

Research in Australia and worldwide shows that changes to the physical learning environment not only provides aesthetically engaging surroundings but has many other benefits, such as changes to student learning and improvements in the social, emotional and academic outcomes of students.

Use of colour, floor and wall coverings, technology including the use of personal devices, type of furniture, configuration of furniture, and flexibility are all key elements of our design2learn classrooms. Our new classrooms are motivating for students. Our new classrooms support collaborative learning and evolving approaches to teaching and learning. Students are encouraged to communicate with each other about their learning and utilise technology to improve and apply their skills in critical and creative thinking and problem solving to meet the demands of curriculum. The implementation of our connect2learn program where students bring their own contemporary digital devices to school for learning has complemented our design2learn project and allowed students to communicate about their learning using different modes.

Through this project we continue to provide quality educational experiences for our students.

The school is transforming and we cannot wait to show it off to our Gymea families.

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  • Half Yearly Exams Year 12
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  • CHS Swimming - SOPAC (Homebush)
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  • Dance Task 2: Practical Examination Year 9
  • Design and Technology - 12DAT1 Task 1: Case Study of an Innovation Year 12
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  • Geography 10E/10M Task 1:Geographical Issues Assignment Year 10
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  • School ANZAC Service
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  • School Development Day
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  • ANZAC Day Public Holiday
  • ANZAC Day Public Holiday
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  • Half Yearly Exams Year 11
  • 9ART.1 Visual Arts Task 2:Critical/History Study
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  • PDHPE Task 1: Half Yearly Examination Year 11
  • Community and Family Studies Task 2: Parenting and Caring Task Year 12
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