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From the Acting Deputy Principal

07.06.18

Teacher Professional Learning

This term, our teaching staff have been undertaking a project with LeadLearn Consulting to look carefully at our classroom practice. Our aim is to understand how we, as a learning community, can collaborate and work together to further improve our teaching, and ultimately, student learning. Students undertook the Classroom Climate Questionnaire from Curtin University, which examines a variety of domains of the student experience in the classroom and looks at how the student feels about those domains for that class and their preferred learning style.

Teachers have reflected on these results and worked together in staff meetings. With support from the consultants from Leadlearn, staff have discussed teaching practices and pedagogies that can inform improvements in the domains identified by the survey. John Hattie, in his research on teaching and learning, has identified teacher efficacy as a domain that has a large effect on student learning and it is this, which we have focussed on in staff meetings. The collaboration and enthusiasm for our craft as teachers has been of a high standard and we look forward to developing these ideas in our classrooms over the rest of the year.

 

Semester 2

Semester 2 commences on Monday 25 June, and students will be able to access their Semester 2 timetables on SEQTA from Friday 22 June. A reminder that Friday 22 June is also a student free day where our teaching staff will undertake preparation and planning for Semester 2.

 

Cathy Swain
Acting Deputy Principal