De­signed for learn­ing

The Cobram Courier - - SAN RUFINO OPENING -

A greater sense of com­mu­nity and to­geth­er­ness will be a sig­nif­i­cant beneàt for St Mary of the An­gels Se­condary Col­lege Year 7 stu­dents af­ter the open­ing of the school’s San Rufino Learn­ing Cen­tre.

The con­cept be­hind the new San Rufino learn­ing space has been care­fully planned with pur­pose­ful de­sign in fit­ting with the col­lege’s phi­los­o­phy of teach­ing.

Ken Wood­man from No. 42 Ar­chi­tects said, “The the­matic con­cepts for the Year 7 build­ing of­fer an over­all build­ing mantra of new be­gin­nings, a fresh start, and a sense of com­mu­nity.

“In Catholic tra­di­tion wa­ter is con­sid­ered the sym­bol of new life and be­gin­nings and this be­came the over­ar­ch­ing theme for the build­ing’s de­sign and fea­ture el­e­ments.”

St Mary of the An­gels Se­condary Col­lege as­sis­tant to the prin­ci­pal Learn­ing and Teach­ing Bev Thorp said, “At St Mary of the An­gels we en­gage in con­tem­po­rary prac­tices based on au­then­tic, re­search-based ped­a­go­gies to pro­vide our stu­dents with the best learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to en­able them to achieve their max­i­mum po­ten­tial.

“Part of this prac­tice is im­ple­ment­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive learn­ing spa­ces such as the de­sign spa­ces found in the new Year 7 Learn­ing Cen­tre. Shared learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences beneàt the learn­ing of both in­di­vid­u­als and the group by pro­mot­ing a de­sire for learn­ing as well as en­cour­ag­ing so­cial and emo­tional in­tel­li­gence.

“By pro­vid­ing flex­i­ble set­tings we can en­able group­ings of stu­dents ac­cord­ing to need, our teach­ers can work to­gether to iden­tify and re­spond to par­tic­u­lar stu­dent needs and stu­dents are able to de­velop deeper learn­ing by us­ing knowl­edge in dif­fer­ent and unique ways.

“We’re very pleased with the com­pleted San Rufino project. It has been very well re­ceived by our school com­mu­nity and we look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing to grow and de­velop dy­namic learn­ing spa­ces and op­por­tu­ni­ties in the fu­ture.”

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