EDUCATION REIMAGINED: THE FUTURE OF LEARNING
I have just read a very interesting article called “Education Reimagined: the future of learning”. Basically the article is about the significant change to the delivery of learning that has resulted due to the impact of the response to COVID. It talks about 3 phases of change being Disruption – the shift to remote learning, Transition – the return to schooling and Reimagining Learning – the changes that are made to learning as a result. As a system we have certainly worked through the first 2 phases (and may again if a second wave occurs), but now our focus is on what the lesson of the changes are for the way we develop and deliver learning in the future. The article also focusses on the need for Deep Learning, a process defined as the process of acquiring the 6Cs. These are a set of global competencies or the skills and attributes needed for learners to flourish as citizens of the world, encompassing compassion, empathy, social and emotional learning, entrepreneurialism and the related skills to be successful. It talks about how learning design needs to address these 6Cs.
The 6 Cs are:
· Character – the ability to be proactive in life and towards learning, being positive, showing persistence and resilience, empathy, compassion and integrity
· Citizenship – showing a genuine interest in in global perspectives especially around human and environmental issues, equity and an understanding of and empathy for different values and world views
· Collaboration – the ability to work with others and in teams for specific outcomes, to develop positive interpersonal (including social, emotional and intercultural) skills
· Communication – the ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences and reflect on and improve communication processes, and, the ability to voice opinions in a positive way
· Creativity – the ability to ask good questions and to turn ideas into action
· Critical Thinking – the ability to evaluate information, discuss, reason, debate, make connections, see patterns, experiment reflect and take action on ideas
Our several years of development in areas such as Growth Mindset, Resilience, Stretch Thinking, Proficiencies in Maths (Fluency, Problem Solving, Reasoning and Understanding), and, specific elements of English including Reading and Writing, along with a school focus on the 4 school Values, and the key strategies in the LDAM project, see our students well on the way to acquiring the 6Cs for a positive and successful future.
SHINING LIGHT AWARDS
Students have been working very hard all term and we want to make public acknowledgments of the work. Because we are not holding assemblies we have not been distributing Shining Light awards but there is a solution! Every even week Friday I will be distributing Shining Light awards to students over the new paging system. I will also include recipients at the bottom of my article in each of the newsletters.
Welcome back to Helen Jefferson who returned to work in the Canteen this week. This is a very big thank you to Kylie Barnes-Sparks, Judy Hart and Linda Batten who have very capably managed the Canteen in Helen’s absence. Kylie will continue to support Helen on Fridays for the remainder of the term until Helen is able to organise more volunteers. (So if you are interested in volunteering in the canteen, please let our admin staff know!!)
This is also a very big welcome to Dylan Burdett who is our new Groundsperson. Dylan also works as the Groundsperson at Macclesfield and Old Noarlunga Primary Schools. Dylan works on Mondays and Thursdays.
FRIENDLY REMINDER - DOGS NOT ALLOWED ON GROUNDS
This is a friendly reminder that due to a number of safety reasons dogs are not allowed anywhere on school grounds at any time, both during school time and outside of school, (eg picking up/dropping off at OSHC or when using the oval for sport or weekend activities). Thank you for your cooperation.
STUDENTS LEAVING AT THE END OF THE YEAR (OR BEFORE)
In the first 2 newsletters in Term 4, you will be given the opportunity to complete a placement request form for your child for 2021 regarding friendships and teaching styles dependent upon needs. This year has seen quite a disruption to enrolments in the school due to the impact of COVID. For this reason we are having to look at numbers more closely a bit earlier than we would have in the past. So rather than waiting until Term 4, if your child(ren) will be leaving either before the end of the year or at the end of the year, could you please contact the front office, either via phone on 8322 3677 or via email on email@example.com. It would also help us to know in which school your child(ren) will be enrolling. I thank you in advance for your support in this matter.
RECIPIENTS OF WEEK 6 SHINING LIGHT AWARDS
9N Riley & Alex 9W Kourosh & Charlize 9S Noah & Jayden 4E Gemma & Cooper 4W Luke & Maelie 2N Kialee & Logan 2S Xavier & Charlotte 3S Ellie & Alex 3N Kira & Jagger 6W Izabella & Camden 6E Elliot & Matilda 7E Charlotte & Angus 8E Jasmine & Leo 8W Cecily & Braxton 7W whole class 6AS whole class 6AN whole class Japanese Evie 9N, Marley 6W, Darius 8E & Billie 3S Music Olivia 6W & Emily 6W