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- School Visit A - Seaford 6 - 12 School
- School Visit B - Immanuel College
- School Visit C - Elizabeth Park and Parafield Gardens
Tuesday 7 September
All school visits include morning tea, lunch, transport and return to the Adelaide Convention Centre.
School Visit A
Seaford 6 - 12 School
Time: 8.45am - 4pm Cost: $150 pp
Speaker: Paul Deering- Action & Research - It takes both to make a great classroom and school
Seaford 6-12 School. Student Engagement as a priority for the education of young adolescents at Seaford 6-12 School. Seaford 6-12 School is a southern coastal school 30 kilometres south of Adelaide in a fast growing residentia larea. It is the only purpose built middle school in South Australia. It exists to address the recommendations from the South Australian Junior Secondary Review (Eyers et al, 1992). This review was commissioned in response to a growing concern with the education of young adolescents in South Australian schools. The middle schooling philosophy at Seaford reflects the work of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. This has provided a framework for Seaford to construct a learning environment that nurtures the most genuine aspects of middle schooling; engagement, teaming, technology, learning communities, curriculum integration, identity, belonging, relationships, relevance, connection.
School Visit B
Immanuel College Time: 8.45am – 4pm Cost: $150 pp
Speaker: Gary Stager- Ten Things to do with a Laptop
Immanuel College has a discrete Middle School, Years 7 – 9, which provides a smooth transition from traditiona lprimary schooling to senior secondary structures. For over ten years it has offered the International Baccalaureate Middle Years program which has lead to an ongoing development of inter disciplinary programs. Following Dr Stager’s Presentation there will be opportunities to tour the Campus or focus on a specific tour of the Middle School faculty and program. Participants may wish to engage in the Immanuel Journey program, a unique program for Year 9 students which focuses on the development from childhood to adulthood. The program builds on the seven stages of initiation used in traditional cultures. You may wish to look at our Exceptional Learning area that identifies students learning needs, which results in the development of individual learning plans. This will also look at programs for students with special needs but gifted and challenged. There will be an opportunity to investigate our Indigenous Leadership program that the College has been involved in for many years.
School Visit C
Parafield Gardens R-7 and Elizabeth Park C-7 School
Time: 8.45am - 4pm Cost: $75pp
Parafield Gardens R- 7 School is an accredited Save the Children United Nations Global Peace School located north of Adelaide. The Global Peace. School program supports a network of school communities that instil peace building and Child Rights understandings and practices into their ethos and daily operation. A quality Middle Years’ culture and practice has been developed to actively engage, support and challenge Middle Years students to achieve high standards. This is supported through a collaborative approach by a dedicated team of teachers focussing on curriculum knowledge and practice, as well as learning theory.
Elizabeth Park Primary School is in one of the most disadvantaged areas in Australia. The complex population of 290 students includes low socio-economic, 17% Aboriginal and 25% students with a verified learning disability. The school values of Care, Respect and Responsibility form the foundation of our whole school approach. Strategic priorities include Family Well being, Accelerated Literacy and targeted multi-disciplinary interventions, with an increased focus of Student Voice in a number of portfolios including the Middle Years Executive.