St Brigid's / ASMS school visits
Rachel recently visited St Brigid’s School in Kilburn and was taken on a guided tour through the school’s facilities. Although St Brigid’s is slightly out of the Adelaide Electorate, many children from the area attend the school.
They have recently undergone a major redevelopment to various areas of the school including the classrooms and library as well as a brand new multi-purpose hall.
Rachel particularly liked the ‘open- learning’ concept, where large sliding doors make up one wall of the classroom allowing it to open out on to a paved area where fresh air and natural light penetrate the room. This new design also gives teachers the option of taking classes outside.
This concept has been proven to increase student focus making for a more productive educational experience. The students at St Brigid’s also maintain a vegetable garden, with the produce grown being used at the schools ‘breakfast club’ that runs once a week.
Rachel loved the innovative approach St Brigid’s has taken in the design of their school and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to tour the premises.
Rachel also visited the Australian Science and Mathematics School (ASMS) in Flinders University. ASMS is a specialised science and maths school for year 10-12 students who have a keen interest and aptitude in this area.
This style of senior school with a targeted curriculum is much like the Liberal Party’s policy at the 2010 election for a second campus of Adelaide High School. As the Liberal Opposition drafts election policies for the 2014 Election, Rachel will again strongly advocate the need for a second city campus of Adelaide High School.
St Brigids - Outside Leaning Area
St Brigid's - Innovative Classroom
Australian Science and Maths School
Australian Science and Maths School - Students Using Technology