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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July 2019

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  • Parent Teacher Night Yrs8,9&10
  • Work Experience Year 10
  • Music 12 MUSIC Task 4:TASK 4B 1 ELECTIVE Year 12
  • English Advanced 11ADV Task 3:Module A: Multimodal 11
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  • Work Experience Year 10
  • Mathematics Extension 1 Task 3:Investigation Task Year 11
  • Physics Task 3:Depth Study Year 12
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education Task 1:Core Dance and Interview 11
  • Year 9 Forensics Cemetery Site Study
  • Debating
  • Years 9/10 Debating
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  • Work Experience Year 10
  • English Extension 1 12 Task 3:Critical Response with Related Text Year 12
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  • Work Experience Year 10
  • Mathematics Advanced Task 3:Investigation Task Year 11
  • Mathematics Standard Task 3:Investigation Task Year 11
  • English Advanced 12 Task 4: Module B: Critical Response and Discursive Writing Year 12
  • English Standard 12 Task 4:Module B: Extended Response and Discursive Writing Year 12
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education Task 2:Critical Analysis Year 12
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  • Work Experience Year 10
  • UOW Engineering Day Camp
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  • Dance Task 3: Interview, Logbook and Dance 11
  • Students start term 3 7-12
  • Sutherland North PS Athletics Carnival
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  • Modern History 11 Modern History 1 Task 3:Historical Investigation-Research and Essay Year 11
  • Modern History 11 Modern History 2 Task 3:Historical Investigation-Research and Essay Year 11
  • English 9G Task 6:Wide Reading 9
  • English 9Y Task 6:Wide Reading 9
  • English 9E Task 6:Wide Reading 9
  • English 9A Task 6:Wide Reading 9
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  • English 9M Task 6:Wide Reading 9
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  • Economic Activity @Taronga Zoo 12
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  • Kareela PS Athletics Carnival @Sylvania Athletics Track Yr 10 PASS

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