As part of the learning and innovation portfolio, it is wonderful to witness contemporary learning modes and programs within our LEQ community. In upcoming updates, LEQ will showcase our collective innovations in learning spaces, curriculum design, structures, and processes.
Recent visits and collaborations with St John’s LPS (Bundaberg), LORDS, Trinity L C, St Andrews LC, Grace L P S, Faith LC Plainland, Faith LC Redlands, and St James LC, highlighted how our schools unanimously agree on how to establish learning communities to design fit-for-purpose schools. It is evident that these schools establish communities of blue-sky thinkers and then wrap this around a trusted methodology for implementation.
Principal of St Andrews LC, David Bliss, kindly shared his reflection delivered at the official opening of the St Andrews LC Centre for Creative Industries. David states that “Instilling curiosity in students encourages their desire to learn. When students are magnetised by a new idea or a new situation and are compelled to explore further, regardless of external rewards, they can be said to be truly motivated. This is also God’s will for us – we are born curious and creative, with gifts and talents to explore and embrace. Curiosity is a heightened state of interest resulting in exploration. Its importance in motivating scholarship cannot be ignored. Curiosity is also a critical component of creativity. Fostering curiosity and creativity in today’s learners is a challenge.”
Our schools exhibit an authentic amalgamation of disciplines, purposeful learning space design, and creative and brave changes to structures, with a strong emphasis on the student, at the heart of all our decision making.
Director of Learning and Innovation