School @ Work Tour Mornings 2015
Join the Principal and Heads of School for Morning Tea and guided tours of our classrooms in action. Learn more about our internationally acclaimed programs and view our spacious, state-of-the-art facilities from the Early Learning Centre to the newly refurbished Science Wing.
Our next School @ Work Tour Morning:
Thursday 30 July - 9:30am – 11:00am
Register to attend or book a Personal Tour here.
09 June 2015
The 9Ways Centre at Oakleigh Grammar was developed to cater for a particular phase of Schooling in line with the developmental needs of students entering that phase in the Middle Years. 9Ways has nine foci which represent specific experiences outside the regular class-room. The benefits of Learning experiences outside the traditional classrooms cannot be underestimated.
As a school Leader, I have on the whole supported overseas family holidays [ unless the students are in their final two years prior to graduation] as the learning benefit of those family experiences often outweigh the negatives in terms of 'in - school' learning experiences forgone. Sometimes there is a frustration by some staff over missed scheduled classes but the reality is that experiences outside of the classroom can and often does have a lasting impact on students lives.
Purposeful experiential learning is clearly in the best interests of young people - where there is a clear learning objective with knowledge that the 'hands on' and the 'sensory' experience has huge impact.
I applaud those School Leaders who see beyond the inconvenience of missed scheduled classes and who have policies in place that actually support our students and their families in experiencing the world through 'doing' 'visiting' 'touching' 'hearing' 'smelling' and these Leaders know that these sensory experiences will ultimately develop that child in a positive manner.
I now look forward to wishing our Year 11 students a wonderful time at their impending snow - skiing trip to New Zealand and in true fashion of Leadership modelling - I will be enjoying my family's next venture during the School Holiday period in Vietnam and Cambodia [ focussing on an expected highlight which will be experiential learning in a cooking School in Hoi An ].
If you'd like to know more about the Early Learning Centre, Junior, Middle or Senior School, we offer personal, guided tours of our school grounds and classrooms in action from Monday to Friday.
Our Heads of School invite you to book in for a tour with them.
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