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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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Receptions Navigating their First Year of Primary School

Schools are regularly celebrating student progress and achievements. Here is an example from Golden Grove Lutheran School, where they celebrated their Reception students and their families near the end of their first year of primary school. As part of our outdoor education program the Reception students experience an afternoon of fun and a BBQ tea…

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The Power of Yet – Telling the Story

Being involved in the performing arts gives students experiences that engage the whole person, through acting, dance and drama, while working together to create a live production with a powerful message. St Paul Lutheran School Year 5 &6 students performed recently in Division 3 Wakakirri Performance at the Entertainment Centre. Wakakirri is a performing arts and…

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Connecting through Art

For the Connected Schools Art workshops this year, Andrew Harten, Art Learning Leader at Endeavour College was inspired to explore our connections. Using the laser cutter machine in the Design and Technology Centre, he produced a large wooden jigsaw puzzle piece for all of the 180 primary students in selected classes at Golden Grove Lutheran Primary…

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Community breakfasts

Community and relationships are fundamental within and between our Connected School communities. Here is an innovative example from Golden Grove Lutheran School. The middle of each term  (MOT) is celebrated with a community breakfast for parents, students and staff. It is a joint venture between the parents and friends group and the school staff, where…

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