Year 5 students at The Cathedral School were filled with excitement as they set foot into their new flexible learning classroom space last week.
The new space exemplifies the latest in classroom design research, and moves away from the long held single-cell industrial approach that has dominated educational spaces in our schools. The new flexible learning space designed for the Year 5 students has given the teachers and students the opportunity to work in a variety of teaching and learning modes.
Principal Mr Ian Gamack said “The space provides opportunity for small group or whole class work as well as technology stations and quiet areas, where students can work individually, collaboratively or as a class group.”
“While teachers across the school have embraced the need to adapt their classroom practices and layouts to ensure optimum learning, this is the first time that a space has been specifically designed to maximise these opportunities for our students” continued Mr Gamack.
Friday will be an action packed day for the students of The Cathedral School as the Junior School celebrates Harmony Day and the students of the Middle School focuses on the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence.
Even though the two celebrations focus on different themes, they both reinforce the same message of inclusiveness, working together as one community and that everyone belongs which is also in line with The Cathedral School’s ethos.
The Harmony Day celebrations will commence in the Junior School at 8.45am with all students taking a tour of displays that parents have put together from five different continents (Africa, Asia, Australasia, America and Europe).