Technology at the
center of learning
in the making
Primary PCC Athletics Carnival Monday May 30th
Secondary PCC Athletics Carnival Tuesday May 31st
Meet at the office at 8.50am. Class runs from 8.50-9.45am.
Our second Digital Learning Conference was held on Tuesday the 2nd of May (College curriculum Day). It was a very successful day beginning with a fantastic plenary speech delivered by Andrew Douch, expert on technology in Education and the owner of Evolveducation. The plenary was entitled “The Intersection of Technology and Pedagogy” and was based on the principle that although the technology is important, it is how it is used that makes the difference. He spoke about challenges facing modern education and how we can best prepare our students for their futures in a technology rich world, especially given that much of the technology they will use is not even invented yet. He encouraged teachers to give the students authentic opportunities to publish their work-quoting Will Anderson (expert educator) “We need to move from hand it in to publish it”. The plenary speech was very inspiring and feedback from staff was that they are totally committed to raising the standard of education with technology within teaching and learning programs.
The Premier's Reading Challenge is on again for 2016. Students challenge themselves to see if they can read a set number of books before it finishes in September. Two thirds of the books must be on the Challenge booklists with the remainder being free choice.
On Thursday 28th April 7 of our Year 9 students very excitedly set out on their Outdoor Ed overnight hike, with Mr Brennan and Miss van Braam. They began with Lina and Preshena (the only two girls) leading the way, in charge of navigation. Visiting some of the Otway’s most beautiful locations, they quickly discovered the drought was taking it’s tole on this amazing National Park. Despite the lack of ‘falls’ the area did not disappoint, with Dylan eager to explore an exposed cave. Upon stopping for lunch, Mr Brennan and Adam found themselves losing their lunch to a local kookaburra. The afternoon presented some serious incline, which ensured everyone slept well for the evening.