FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Winter, PBL and 21st Century Learning
by Mr Tony Kent
I think winter may have arrived - which gets us thinking about winter uniform that becomes compulsory on Monday. It’s perfect timing! I know that both Primary and Secondary have been sending home reminders on this, so I won’t repeat what has already been said. Suffice to say, we want our students to be proud of their school, and one way to express this is through the appropriate wearing of our uniform. So, as the adjustments are made, ties and jumpers and winter dresses are made ready, please instil in your children the value of wearing our uniform well – with pride – not only does this represent the school but it also shows how students represent themselves.
As shared last week, we hosted a rather significant professional development event for teaching staff here at CCAS on Monday through Wednesday this week. More than 100 teachers (from across NSW), including 25 CCAS staff, where immersed in the world of Project Based Learning (PBL), a recognised mode of delivery of 21st Century Learning. It was a very positive in service and we look forward to the value that this will provide for our students here at CCAS as we continue to develop in this space.
Next week we follow this up with a visit from Professor Nick Salmon from Harvard University, who will spend next Thursday working with staff and administration to develop future directions in learning spaces to support PBL and related 21st Century Learning opportunities. Don’t forget the parent information night, which is scheduled for 7:00pm in the Library. This is an opportunity to hear from a global leader about the future directions in education and their implications for our students here at CCAS. https://www.facebook.com/events/934275993399518/
Another week of learning has flown by. Thank you all for your ongoing support. By the way, did you fill out the parent survey? It’s not too late – we would love to have your feedback. The link and login details were emailed to you last Thursday.
Enjoy the newsletter.