iServi News | 13 November 2020 | Term 4, Week 5
Communication and Collaboration
Communication and Collaboration are key learning skills that are part of our Servite Way. We recognise these skills are highly sought after in the world, including contemporary and future workplaces. The Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration 2019 states the importance of young people being able to ‘relate well to others and form and maintain healthy relationships’ and to be able to ‘plan activities independently, collaborate, work in teams and communicate ideas’ because these skills can lead them to live fulfilling, responsible and productive lives.
At Servite, in supporting our students to become all they were created to be, we deliberately nurture communication and collaboration inside and outside of the classroom. Communication and collaboration work hand in hand with each other, one cannot exist without the other. Teachers provide opportunities for students to work together, to find solutions to problems by sharing their learning and knowledge, to listen to each other and provide feedback. Connecting with others in a digital space allows students to learn to communicate and collaborate successfully in different ways, which this year, has proven to be vital due to COVID-19 where much of the world has not been able to connect in a physical space.
In communicating and collaborating, it is our desire that students will not only grow in their learning, but that they will grow as whole people who can connect with others and develop healthy relationships, can express themselves and contribute to positive change in our society.
Mrs Monica Maxwell
(Acting) Deputy Principal – Teaching and Learning