Our Gobal Connection
We were recently very proud to be invited to present at a conference in Vancouver Canada to outline the pedagocical practices used at Grovedale West Primary School. The Principal and Learning Specialist shared the school's practice with educators from America, Canada, Finland, Uruguay, New Zealand and other countries. We are now pleased to be involved in continued collaboration with teachers from the attending countries using Google Hangout technology to collaborate in learning. Our students are learning to be deep thinkers and to know themsleves as learners which is enbaling them to more activley engage in authentic learning experiences.
Our year 5/6 students have been developing a learning model that can be used throughout the school for students to understand themsleves as learners and to recognise the supports and opportunities available to them. They have engaged in comprehensive analysis of how we learn and have shaped this model though an authentic collaboration with their teachers. The model was shared in Canada and there is considerable interest in the work of the students and is a great example of student agency and voice in learning.
Thinkers and Winners at the Geelong College Challenge
Congratulations to our students who represented GWPS at the Geelong College Challenge. After winning the Technology Challenge and the Problem Solving Challenge they came second overall which was an outstanding effort having competed with many other public and private schools.