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STEM and Future Learning

While the government has an educational focus nationally on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths), people may think about it as a political ‘hot potato’. At Connected Schools, we believe in the merit and authenticity of the STEM approach to learning. With the understanding that children learn best through making connections across many learning areas to their…

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Enrichment Program: Experiencing Sports for the Vision Impaired

This term, the Enrichment activity was focused around gaining a greater understanding of inclusivity in sport. Students experienced what it is like to be vision impaired by wearing blindfolds or restricted glasses that simulate vision loss. Students from Good Shepherd, St Paul, Endeavour and Golden Grove participated in modified sporting activities, such as blind cricket, blind tennis, goalball and…

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Kindergarten Update

The 2017 Kindergarten year has started well, with our 77 children settling in well. The majority of parents come to the kindergarten because it offers Christian preschool education or they have heard from friends that it is a good kindergarten with a diverse and engaging program. Many parents start their connection with the kindergarten, by…

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Moderation

Assessment is a fundamental element of teaching pedagogy. It is part of the construction of understanding process including what we want the students to learn, how might they learn best and how we will know what they have learned. Teacher judgement is at the centre of assessment and reporting against achievement standards. Quality and consistency of…

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A Revolution by Design: Spaces for Learning

If you were to look into any of our Connected Schools, you would find something unique, something quite different to our adult experience of education. There is a revolution happening. Our Connected schools are places of learning which focus on the needs of learners in creative and comfortable ways.  Providing flexible learning spaces, our schools acknowledge and…

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Staff connections

2017 has started well in our Connected Schools. One of the first shared events occurred even before students came to school when staff from all of the Connected School sites met together. Over 175 teachers and support staff met at Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School, where Pastor Greg Fowler led worship, assisted by a music team…

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Best Science Excursion Ever

To conclude their Science unit on “Heat” the Year 3 teachers at St Paul Lutheran Primary School wanted to provide their students with authentic experiences to measure and explore the way heat is created and transferred. Enter Gavin Marcus and his magnificent team of scientists at Endeavour College, Mawson Lakes. Cleverly utilising Year 9 Endeavour…

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Connecting over Christmas Carols

  On a warm, windy afternoon, staff and students from Connected Schools added to the Christmas cheer for Mawson Lakes Community Carols on Sunday 4 December. Amongst the students, Michael Richardson, now in Year 11, experienced the whole journey – from Salisbury Lutheran Kindergarten, Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School and Endeavour College. It was the…

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Arts Showcase

Scrumdiddliyumptous was the word as people of all ages flocked to the annual Endeavour College Arts Showcase styled in a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory theme. Students from Connected Schools visited during the day viewing their jigsaw puzzle piece all connected together and participated in a treasure hunt through the gallery. Many students also brought along their families to enjoy…

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Performing Arts Workshop

On Tuesday, 15 November, St Paul hosted a Performing Arts workshop for the Connected Schools group. Five students from St Paul participated as well as students from Good Shepherd, Golden Grove Lutheran and Endeavour College. We started off by doing activities to get to know each other, and then we split into three groups based…

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