As a new school, with our first Year 7 students commencing in 2018, we have set our sights very clearly on preparing our students for a future which is quite different to that which we know now. A future which will see our first students graduate from Year 12 in 2023.
Our vision is, that we prepare our students by equipping them with the capacity to be leaders and contributors in the 22nd century. We call this #School22. This underpins all that we do as a school in the 21st century with a clear focus on equipping our students for the future.
A future of lifelong learning well beyond their formal education at Googong. #School22 is not just about learning or the classroom. This is a focus for the whole School, for teachers and students. One where we develop teachers as: coaches and mentors; collaborators and forward planners. This will enable us to provide students with authentic, experiential learning where they need to create and innovate in a globally relevant school.
Our approach across each year level in the Senior School is not to have students learn in isolation. Instead, we will adopt a project-based learning approach. This dynamic classroom approach will provide students with the opportunity to actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge. This approach will see teachers operate as: coaches and mentors; collaborators and forward planners; project designers and subject specialists.
Project-based learning will allow for a variety of approaches across curriculum areas. This will involve the integration in curriculum areas such as:
- STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics
- STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics
- HASS – humanities and social sciences
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