Focused study space

to aid concentration

Focused study space to aid concentration

The Learning Centre is a vibrant and productive initiative that operates in the Hill Campus Library every afternoon after school. It is a place for students to study, receive subject specific assistance and further develop their learning.

Now in its fifth year of operation, the Centre is run by teachers across a range of subject areas. It aims to provide a focused study space to aid concentration along with the opportunity to ask questions to assist with the completion of tasks and further develop understanding of concepts and theories.

Students are encouraged to use the Centre as best suits their learning needs. Some senior students timetable these sessions in to their study planners while other students drop in for help on a needs basis. Other students choose to attend for a number of sessions with a particular subject specialist to clarify and refine understanding of a particular skill or part of the curriculum. Some students choose to use this time to complete their homework in the afternoon in this focused working space.

Teachers share their expertise and advice in these sessions and it has been a pleasure to see students’ confidence develop, their skills improve and the gratitude they express from this learning opportunity. Students benefit from advice about time management and study strategies; organisation; the benefits of working collaboratively and with specific goals in mind; they feel supported and empowered to take control of their own learning experience.

In addition, we have expanded the Learning Centre in 2017 to include a Homework Centre specifically for students in Years 5 and 6. This is staffed by Stage 3 teachers and operates in the Margaret Mitchell Room every afternoon from 3.15pm – 4.15pm.

After School Homework and Academic Study Assistance (Hill Campus)

Years 5 and 6 students can take part in homework club in the library after school. A wide tutoring and assistance programme for Years 7 to 12 operates after school and provides senior students support, growth and extension of their academic programme.

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