Can you believe we go back to school this week?? After 5 weeks of Holidays, I am so relaxed but am also looking forward to getting back into it!
This is also an exciting time for the new Year 7 kids… coming from Primary school into High School! They must be excited and scared all at the same time!
As part of transition at our school, for the first time, we have developed a cross-faculty unit that will allow the Stage 3 students to come to high school and settle in with more ease.
The theme is based upon the text, “Where the Wild Things Are”, and the Project Based Learning Direct Question is:
What Kind of Wild Thing are you?
One representative from each faculty all sat down and brainstormed ideas for how this could be adapted to each of the syllabus outcomes in each subject area. Some teachers were reluctant and not sure how to approach this, but together we slowly made it all come together.
During Orientation Week the students will have mini lessons on how to cope with high school. These include internet logins, study skills and bullying classes. This week will also see the students go to the zoo and get in touch with their wild side. They will also watch the film, read the book and have a CSIRO science exploration day.
In my excitement, I developed this booklet for the Visual Arts Faculty….
What kind of Wild thing are you? Why don’t you build your WILD SELF….