A6 Service Learning

A6 recently went to Bethanie Age Care in Kingsley as part of their Service Learning programme accomanied by Mrs Libbis and Mrs Yan.

Service-learning is an approach to teaching and learning in which students use academic knowledge and skills to address genuine community needs.

Below are a few photos of the students.

“Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.” – Peter 3:8

 

 

C7 Service Learning Excursion to CATA – Creative and Therapy Activities

As part of their Service Learning C7 visited CATA today. CATA provides innovative services and creative opportunities that promote people’s lifelong wellbeing in a safe, enjoyable and supportive environment.

Students talked to clients who were busy engaged in pottery, arts and crafts.

It was a fun time for all.

“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” – Philippians 2:4

 

Year 7 ‘Getting to Know You’ Day

Today, the new Year 7 cohort for 2018 met with fellow students, and staff. This is the first time they been together on campus for the first time!

Mr Bruce Titlestad, Dr Liz Criddle, Mrs Tracey Gray, Mr Richard Deck and Mrs Suzy Mettam were there to greet families as they arrived.

After activities in their new homerooms the students went off to explore the campus.

“Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.” – Romans 15:7

 

 

 

 

A7 Service Learning

Today as part of their Service Learning,  A7 and Mr Jakeway visited CATA at Warwick Community Centre.

CATA, Creative and Therapy Activities, provides innovative services and creative opportunities that promote people’s lifelong well-being in a safe, enjoyable and supportive environment.

The students involved were:

Thomas Garnett

Tiana Rasdien

Emma Cornelius

Lee Ditmanas

Nataya Naumovski

“And do not forget to do good and share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” – Hebrews 13:16

Service Learning Excursion for C5

On Thursday C5 went on a Service Learning Excursion to St Nicolas Anglican Church in Warwick.

What is Service Learning you may ask? Its a form of experiential education where learning occurs through a cycle of action and reflection as students. . . seek to achieve real objectives for the community and deeper understanding and skills for themselves. In the process, students link personal and social development with academic and cognitive development. . . experience enhances understanding; understanding leads to more effective action.

Student Benefits of Community Engagement

Learning Outcomes

  • Positive impact on students’ academic learning
  • Improves students’ ability to apply what they have learned in “the real world”
  • Positive impact on academic outcomes such as demonstrated complexity of understanding, problem analysis, problem-solving, critical thinking, and cognitive development
  • Improved ability to understand complexity and ambiguity

Personal Outcomes

  • Greater sense of personal efficacy, personal identity, spiritual growth, and moral development
  • Greater interpersonal development, particularly the ability to work well with others, and build leadership and communication skills

 

“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.” – Acts 20:35