Turramurra North Public School
Location: 237 Bobbin Head Rd, North Turramurra
Level: Primary School, Kinder to Year 6
Enrolment: 295 students
Turramurra North Public School is a welcoming community school with spacious, well maintained grounds in the village of North Turramurra. Their dedicated and caring teachers are actively engaged in ongoing personal professional learning.
The school has established itself as a leader in the provision of learning with contemporary pedagogies, excellent use of learning environments, collaborative teaching practices, 1:1 devices in Years 3-6 and 1:2 in K to Year 2. Their inclusive community enables balanced, happy, confident, and actively engaged learners.
Turramurra North Public School identified a need to move from a traditional, industrial-age model of teaching to a 21st-century pedagogy model of education. They have focussed on embedding the 4C’s through 1:1 iPads that has transformed students to be actively engaged as learners in Years 4-6. The community was engaged in learning about SAMR and TPACK and staff have initiated collaborative teaching practices.
The library was repurposed to create a flexible learning space. Learning experiences cater to diverse learners, centred on students as owners of their learning. Staff engage in PL which centred on creating authentic learning experiences through REAL projects (rigorous, engaging, authentic, learning), and exhibitions of learning that fostered students as leaders of their learning. Embedded in their practices is student-led conferences, the use of critique and feedback to produce quality learning outcomes.
Turramurra North Public School's learning journey continues to evolve. Their community collaborates to ensure that the students are equipped for the challenges of tomorrow through deep, authentic learning experiences and effective collaborative teaching practices that are centred on developing students’ capacity to become successful learners.
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Guiding research or evidence
- Dr Kristy Goodwin
- SAMR Model
- Emma Marshall
- Ken Robinson
- Alan November
- Who Owns the Learning?: Preparing Students for Success in the Digital Age (Essentials for Principals)
- What is real learning? Carl Jarvis at TEDxPocklington Carl Jarvis
- Worst school in the country Hartsholme Academy
- Ron Berger
- Leaders of their Learning