iServi News | 10 September 2021 | Term 3, Week 8
We have a very contemporary philosophy around learning which supports strong student engagement and the provision of authentic learning opportunities.
In delivering a dynamic and engaging educational environment at Servite, we aim to create an energy and excitement about new learnings. We nurture a lifelong yearning in our students to explore fresh ideas, personal transformation and renewal.
In growing learners ready for life, we aim to generate opportunities for deep learning. We develop our students as creative, confident, collaborative and communicative individuals with the capacity to make a positive impact on our society.
We understand that learning happens anywhere, anytime. We develop virtual and physical spaces and systems that support individualised learning opportunities at point of need.
This vision for learning has driven our desire to shape our places and spaces to support student engagement in learning that will set them up for future success in a very dynamic world. We continue to roll out our Masterplan at our Tuart Hill site which will soon see students accessing the balcony extension to the Alexis Building and the removal of the internal stairs to facilitate improved collaborative break out spaces for students.
As you know, our vision also led us last year to secure a 65 acre rural campus at Nannup in south west Western Australia. Our southern Servite campus affords students the opportunity to connect with the Nannup community and to fully engage in the local environment. It exposes them to new learnings and growth experiences that will help shape them as whole persons.
We have worked through an intense renovation programme of the site over the past months to support quality learning and accommodation environments. We have been thrilled at the usage of the site this far for a variety of different camp and retreat experiences.
We continue to develop learning, community and ministry programs across the years that harness the unique attributes of the Nannup local area and community, including most recently a focus on our Year 9 students. As these students prepare for life in the senior years at the College we want to best prepare them through opportunities to utilise their learning skills and attributes in a really authentic way.
Under the guidance of Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning Mr Peter Jones, along with a broad range of dedicated staff, we are shaping up a very exciting program for our Year 9 students that will see them access the Nannup site for a period of time in Term 4. This program will be fully embedded in the curriculum and achieve the required learning outcomes in a very genuine way that will positively impact the local community around them.
In targeting our Year 9 students for this initiative, we understand that they are developing into young adults with the increasing capacity to manage their own learning and lives. We want to support them in growing their sense of independence and self-regulation. We aim to encourage them to discover new knowledge in a myriad of ways as part of their lifelong learning journey. We strive to connect our students’ learning to their interests, dreams and real-life experiences. Certainly, access to a rich array of real world learning opportunities at our Nannup campus will support this contemporary learning philosophy.
We look forward to working with families of our Year 9 students to provide input into the development of this exciting initiative for next term. We also look forward to providing you with regular updates on the progress of the programme and the ongoing development of the Nannup campus.
Of course, we will continue to provide student access to our wonderful Nannup resource across other years. We want all of our students to utilise this excellent resource to support their ongoing learning and development.
2022 College Leaders
The selection process for the Head Girl and Head Boy for 2022 has been finalised and I thank all members of our learning community for their input.
We are pleased to make the following announcement:
2022 Head Girl: Kailee Young (SM6)
2022 Head Boy: Sam Lufumpa (AN4)
We congratulate Kailee and Sam and wish them both all of the very best in their leadership roles for next year.
Mr Jeff Allen