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Real world learning

The 'Science and Technology: School Playground Investigation' at Kahibah Public School (5 mins 35 sec) journey shows how science and technology can be brought to life through real world projects.

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Location: Frith St, Kahibah

Level: Primary School, Kinder to Year 6

Enrolment: 330 students – 5% of students identify as Aboriginal and 7% of students have language background other than English (LBOTE)

The journey

Kahibah Public School has a current enrolment of 326 students. 5% of our students identify as Aboriginal and 7% of students have language background other than English (LBOTE). Our students come from a diversity of socioeconomic backgrounds. Our team of 17 teachers strive to deliver quality differentiated learning to cater for the learning needs of all students. Inspired learning and teaching practices and innovative technologies are used to promote 21st century skills and to support the development of students as active, informed and responsible citizens.

At Kahibah Public School the students are always at the centre of every decision we make. When the time came for teaching staff to implement the new science and technology syllabus, we wanted to deliver a curriculum that was going to inspire and genuinely motivate our students. A project-based learning approach was designed to engage students in an investigation of authentic, real world problems. When students began investigating the school playground equipment and its safety fixtures, they soon began to realise that science is everywhere. The learning was successful in fostering future-focused skills including deep critical and creative thinking, collaboration among peers and effective communication.

Contact details

Classroom Teacher – Rose Burgin rose.burgin1@det.nsw.edu.au

Infographic

To access a visual representation of this journey, download the Kahibah Public School Real world learning infographic (PDF 35.03KB).

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