Innovative Learning Centre

In the Australian Curriculum, students develop ICT capability as they learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively in all learning areas at school, and in their lives beyond school. The capability involves students in learning to make the most of the digital technologies available to them, adapting to new ways of doing things as technologies evolve and limiting the risks to themselves and others in a digital environment.

Innovative Learning (IL) strives to be an active, creative and engaging learning area that fosters student’s capacity to be discriminating and informed producers, innovators and users of technology (21st Century Learners). This means being able to:

At Northfield Primary we strive to support students to be 21st century ICT literate learners. We do this by exploring and manipulating ICT resources, making new learning and recording our work. We collaboratively plan lessons that support investigations in the class room linked to current curriculum content.

We always have a strong focus on the literacy skills needed to successfully interact with ICTs. With a wealth of information, support and help available in the digital world, it is vital that students can read and interpret information, tasks, queries, help, guides and menu items.

There are many technical nouns used daily in task descriptors and program use. Students are actively encouraged to read, click and explore when using programs.


Library

On entering, a colourful, bright and friendly space welcomes you. We don't mind talking here because it is a learning space, although we do encourage quiet, inside voices. I open the library at 8.30am Monday - Thursday and stay open until 4pm. Parents/Caregivers are welcome to come to the library before class with their children while they choose their books.

We also monitor the school's print resources for teaching staff, so we do get very busy as things come and go.

Each class visits our library at least once a week, with their teacher, to return and borrow books.

Students are responsible for returning and borrowing their own books. I am here to help them with the library processes ot to chat about their books and help them find resources to support their studies.

Jan Hegarty
Resource Centre/Library Manager