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Year 7 2006 Information Evening. Lismore High School. VISION AND DEVELOPMENT FOR THE FUTURE.

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    1. Year 7 2006Information Evening Lismore High School

    2. VISION AND DEVELOPMENT FOR THE FUTURE To create a harmonious and productive school environment, which is realised through positive relationships, shared leadership and contribution of all in the school community and which ensures effective educational opportunities and outcomes for all students at Lismore High School.

    3. Learning is our future • Understanding and use of technology (e.g.. Developments in Information Technology (IT); • State wide testing in • Information Communications Technology (ICT); • Music Technology; • Film and Video in English and Drama

    4. Learning For the Future Lismore High School offers a selective curriculum which caters for students’ abilities and development for the future. Therefore our focus is to : • Prepare all students for the School Certificate and • Higher School Certificate • Develop core competencies and skills so that our students are able to enter university or the workforce. Emphasis is therefore placed on:

    5. Working with others and in Teams • Collecting, analysing and organising information • Communicating ideas and information in oral and • written form • Solving problems and working with mathematical • and scientific concepts

    6. 3. Developing the individual students’ abilities through: • A selective curriculum and pathway to university or the workforce • Gifted and talented programs, enrichment and extension classes through to Year 10 • A special GATT grant was received from the Federal Government which is being used to design Quality teaching units across all KLAs with a focus on varied talents of 2006 Year 7 students • Extension and acceleration for able students • Links to Southern Cross University

    7. Extending student abilities through extra-curricula activities: • Choir • Band • Debating • Sporting Teams • Competitions (Maths/English/Science/Geography/Computer Studies) • Participation in Youth Forums • SRC (Student Representative Council) • LEO (Leadership Experience Opportunities)

    8. 4. Ensuring a continuum of learning whereby skills and knowledge are consolidated and developed 5. A continued emphasis on literacy and numeracy developed for all students 6. Students choice is encouraged through elective options whereby interests and abilities are enhanced.

    9. Commerce Sports Science Technical Drawing Textiles Geography History Asian Studies Multimedia Students have a range of choices and options including : • Aboriginal Studies • Languages • Visual Arts • Photography • Drama • Food Technology • Design and Technology • Computer Studies • Technology Wood, Metal and Electronics

    10. Supporting Students –Welfare • RRISK • Anti-Bullying • Peer Support • Peer Tutoring • Guest Speakers • Year Excursions • Senior Study Day • Peer Mediation • Relationship Enhancement • Literacy Leaders • Peer Mentoring

    11. Rugby Union Water Polo Soccer Hockey Basketball Tennis Netball Swimming Softball Rugby League Choir Band Chess Club Baseball Sporting Activities

    12. Parent Participation • Creating a whole school community focus • Parents and Citizens • School Council • Canteen Contribution • Parents on committees

    13. Year 7 Foundation Year Development of core competencies and skills and knowledge. Emphasis on literacy and numeracy Knowing each student as a learner through flexible learning teams

    14. Transition Program Ensures smooth transition into High School Students are supported through orientation and peer support program Student understanding of our values, beliefs, standards and expectations

    15. LISMORE HIGH SCHOOLPHILOSOPHY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FACULTY PLANS Development of professional development plans, quality teaching programs and learning experiences MANAGEMENT PLAN [yearly] Annual School Plan STRATEGIC PLAN Flexible Plan over five years incorporating a whole school vision under ‘Leading and Managing the School’ STANDARDS, PRINCIPLES AND EXPECTATIONS CORE VALUES AND BELIEFS VISION AND PURPOSE To create a harmonious and productive school environment, which is realised through positive relationships, shared leadership and contribution of all in the school community and which ensures effective educational opportunities and outcomes for all students at Lismore High School.

    16. Links to Southern Cross University • Extension Classes – use of facilities • STARS - University Extension Programme • Playing fields project • Study Skills Day • Careers Market

    17. Emphasis on the Environment and Learning • Development of Learnscapes • Staff & Student surveys have been drafted • P & C have committed to financially supporting us • Learnscapes Plan in development

    18. Lismore High School • History of academic performance: • On of the best schools in the Region 3rd on • the North Coast in the HSC (Higher School Certificate) • including Private and Public Schools • Commitment to academic excellence • Comprehensive school welfare / caring and sharing • Academic and Cultural achievement • Development of contemporary curriculum model • Outstanding ELLA and SNAP results

    19. SIPA This is a research project led by Dr James Ladwig and Professor Jennifer Gore, as a collaborative effort between the University of Newcastle and the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET). Aims to understand and enhance the quality of professional learning, pedagogy and student learning in NSW public schools. SIPA is funded jointly by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the NSW DET as part of the ARC linkages program

    20. Lismore High School Contemporary Learning Model • Changing Syllabus requirements • Exhaustive Evaluation • Current Education Research • Changing Educational landscape over the last ten years • Focus: Continuity of skills and knowledge development: Strands for Extension, Core and Learning Assistance students

    21. Three Tiered Learning Model Strand Extension: Learning Centre Foundation Lessons Explicit Teaching Using Background Knowledge Learning Skills Communication Setting Criteria Discussion on Outcomes Ensuring Student Understanding of Criteria/Outcomes Evaluation Reflection Consolidation Feedback (student and teacher) Dialogue on Learning Student Focus Practice Demonstration of Outcomes Assessment Learning in Different Ways – Team or Independent Learning Projects Use of Technology Home Learning A Extension B Core C Learning Assistance Learning Assistance: Tutorial Centre; Stage Appropriate Outcomes

    22. Features of the Model • Based on a continuum of learning Years 7-12 • Maintains maximum student choice for School Certificate • Allows for acceleration • Allows flexible progression • Caters for individual student ability • Provides for academic extension and support for students needing learning assistance • Provides multiple pathways for students to cater for interests and ability levels • Based on NSW Department of Educationand Training Quality Teaching and Learning Model

    23. Careers Adviser • Mr Goldie has created and maintains the school website which can be accessed at • www.geocities.com/lishigh • There will be a link to this presentation from the site shortly

    24. Let us be judged by our actions