This year's Newman Symposium theme of “Language Matters” has certainly allowed our students the opportunity to actively participate in a collaborative and inspiring range of unique learning experiences which embrace and promote awareness, understanding and appreciation of the International Year of Languages.
The Newman Symposium this year used a project based learning model in which students gained knowledge and skills by investigating and responding to a complex question, problem, challenge or investigation.
By providing students with a “spark of inspiration” through a diverse range of media and KLAs; including art, music and science, it effectively provided opportunities for our students to express and showcase their creativity and individuality. As they investigated and collaborated, whilst utilising and applying higher order skills and competencies, the students worked in groups and produced particular presentations to exemplify that “language really does matter…”
The Newman Symposium would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work of the Newman teachers. They have inspired the students in their learning this year. The support of the entire GSCC staff and the College Executive is also gratefully acknowledged.
The College is very proud of the learning showcased and thanks the parents and visitors for coming to the Newman Symposium for 2019.