Curriculum Mattters

Fantastic Face to Face!

As Term 2 comes to a close, we can reflect on what an experience it has been. The transition to Genesis@Home learning and return to face to face lessons highlighted how much we really value having our students in front of us, in the classroom every day. While curriculum content can be delivered effectively online, it is the classroom environment that builds relationships, understanding and confidence, influencing student engagement and consequently positive social and academic outcomes.  

The teaching team has been diligently working with their departments and students to identify gaps in knowledge and understanding that may have occurred due to time off campus. This has been addressed through the revisiting and consolidation of concepts, access to Flourish sessions (before school in L3 Monday to Thursday) and identification of core topics requiring revisiting, prior to the resumption of units in 2021. 

Our students have worked conscientiously through their assessments over the past couple of weeks.  We are incredibly proud of the efforts of all our students and celebrate significant growth experienced in the areas of resilience, independence and digital citizenship.  

Weeks 9 and 10 have provided the opportunity for many Middle School classes to work on collaborative projects with an intentional focus of being hands on and highly engagingThe expressions on our students faces in the images below say it all. 

I encourage all our students and families to take some time to rest, reflect and recharge ready for whatever God has planned for us for the second half of 2020. 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straightProverbs 3:5-6.

Fiona Hogan

Director of Middle School Innovation & Learning