"I absolutely love the new classroom. I think it’s awesome that we get to pick where we sit and who we sit with. I also like how colourful it is. I’m very grateful we have such a wonderful classroom."
"Our classroom feels like home and makes work easier."
"I love that there are whiteboard tables and very comfortable seats."
"The new furniture is comfortable and I love all the different levels of the tables and chairs. I actually want to come to school because it makes me feel relaxed and comfortable."
Our students have been thrilled to be the pioneers in experiencing the benefits of flexible learning areas.
The spaces created using the bright modular furniture, allows a mix of social and collaborative learning, student-directed and teacher-directed teaching and learning, independent learning, project work and relationship building. The result is an engaging and motivational educational setting that we are all excited to be a part of.
Students are given the autonomy to choose their own seating arrangements depending on their preferences. For example, many students prefer to read on the floor or on our low slung lounge chairs, whilst others prefer to sit at a desk. Collaborative learning can be brainstormed on the whiteboard desks or on the back of our shelving units, which are also whiteboards.
The furniture is quickly and easily rearranged, allowing flexibility from one lesson to the next. We are still learning how to best use the space and adapting to the tote trays being away from our desks. We are working on being more organised and ensuring all our equipment is within arms’ reach at the start of each lesson. A taste of what will be expected of us in Year 7.