21st Century Learning in the Library

It has been a year of progressive change for the Library and the results so far are great to see. We have been busy culling the collection, making space for new books and resources, and last week we were able to donate old books to a grateful Sutherland Hospital. The back meeting rooms have been cleared and cleaned, giving us individual spaces for small discussion groups, debates or classes. Being able to use, move or store furniture as we need has also allowed us to create an examination room that provides for small assessments to take place in a contained and quiet area while still keeping the Library open.

A new set of leather lounges has led to some great reading while lounging and creates several new group spaces which students have eagerly taken up. As a space for 21st century learning the Library is now better able to accommodate silent or not-so-silent student activities, individual, small group and whole class needs, and students working hard or students reading, playing chess or enjoying a well-earned rest.

The most dramatic change of the year to date is currently taking place. Coming into the Library at the moment you would see many more tools and tarpaulins than you would normally expect and the marked absence of one of our dividing walls. Mr Hamlin and his Construction students have been busy taking down the old folding panels, ready for the wall they are now building. This will facilitate more permanent technology options and make our spaces even more flexible and versatile.

Libraries the world over are evolving. It is great to see Gymea Technology HS is part of this and is looking to how best mix the old and the new to engage, challenge and support our students.

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February 2019

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  • English Extension 1 12 Task 1:TASK 1 Imaginative Response and Reflection Year 12
  • Food Technology- 9FT2 Task 5: Yearly Exam Units 3 & 4 Year 9
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  • Preliminary Dance Pilates 11
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  • UOW Discovery Day Year 12
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  • Onstage - Drama Excursion
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  • Yr 12 Pathways Evening Year 12
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  • Technology 7TEA2 Task 1:Digital Citizenship Quiz Year 7
  • Technology 8TEA4 Task 1:Digital Citizenship Quiz Year 8
  • Technology 8TEA6 Task 1:Digital Citizenship Quiz Year 8
  • Callback 2019 11
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  • Technology 8TEA5 Task 1:Digital Citizenship Quiz Year 8
  • Technology 7TEA1 Task 1:Digital Citizenship Quiz Year 7
  • Technology 7TEA3 Task 1:Digital Citizenship Quiz Year 7
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  • Alan Davidson Cricket
  • Drama Task 1:Research Task Year 9
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  • English 8G Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 8
  • English 8Y Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 8
  • English 8M Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 8
  • English 8E Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 8
  • English 8A Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 8
  • English 7G Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 7
  • English 7Y Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 7
  • English 7M Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 7
  • English 7A Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 7
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  • Swimming Carnival Yrs 7-12
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  • Verbal Combat Yrs 7/8
  • English 7M Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 7
  • English 9G Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 9
  • English 9Y Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 9
  • English 9E Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 9
  • English 9A Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 9
  • English 10G Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 10
  • English 10Y Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 10
  • English 10M Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 10
  • English 10E Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 10
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  • English 9M Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 9
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  • HSC Forum @ Hazelhurst
  • Music 12 MUSIC Task 3:TASK 3A AURAL Year 12
  • Music 11 MUSIC Task 1:1A PERFORMANCE Year 11
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  • Shape 2018 HSC Seminar & Exhibition
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  • Museum of Ancient Cultures Yr 9 &11
  • Ancient History and Forensic Archaeology Excursion Yr 9 Forensics & Yr 11
  • Science Task 1:Electrical Design Year 9
  • Music 8G Task 1:PRACTICAL Year 8
  • Music 8A Task 1:PRACTICAL 8
  • Technology 7TEB6 Task 1:Promotional Prototypes Moodle Test 7

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