At Forest Hill College, we are committed to taking time to ensure all our staff are up to date with the latest teaching practices.
During today’s Curriculum Day, our staff collaborated on understanding the Victorian Curriculum at a deeper level, and looked at how we can provide opportunities for our students to demonstrate the achievement standards whilst promoting curiosity and creative thinking. Using 21st century learning technologies, our staff began the day with a choice of keynote addresses from some of the world’s best minds in education.
These talks concentrated on how schools need to adapt to the disruption the technological revolution has brought to society. Curiosity and creativity came to the fore following this as staff began to pull apart the Victorian Curriculum and put it back together to create a giant map of learning from year 7 to year 12. At the same time, staff rotated through sessions on Reading to Learn, a high-impact literacy teaching strategy we are embedding across all Learning Areas at the College.
In the afternoon, using the work from the morning session, staff collaborated on developing learning experiences for students that promote innovation, curiosity and passion. At the same time, staff could opt into sessions on the latest in EdTech, to ensure we are maximising the use of technology in the classroom.
I would like to thank our staff for continuing to be open to new and innovative practices and to our parent community for supporting this learning through Curriculum Days like today.
In an exciting development, we can now formally announce a partnership between Nunawading Spectres, Sport Star Academy and Forest Hill College to introduce basketball to our Sport and Performing Arts Academy for 2018. Students wishing to participate are asked to attend our annual Pre-Selection Day on Thursday 24th August.
Forest Hill College is very fortunate to have US Basketball import, Dain Swetalla joing our Academy team.
After graduating college in the US in 2008, Dain played extensively in Europe, including Romania, Spain, Serbia and Portugal. In 2013, he was one of six players chosen to be drafted into the NBA D-League. Dain comes to FHC with broad experience both on and off – court.
In other sport news….Please see below advertisment from the Vermont Eagles.
Do you know any current Year 7 boys who will be looking for a club in 2018?