Creating contemporary learning spaces that support effective teaching and learning is a strategic focus at Matthew Flinders Anglican College. Here we feature specialist learning spaces that complement Flinders’ classrooms and learning precincts.
The Digital Zone
The Digital Zone at Matthew Flinders Anglican College is a dedicated space for Flinders students from Years 7 to 12 to explore areas of Digital Technology, Film, TV, New Media and Electronics. The space is used for programming, coding, robotics, gaming and e-sports.
The Digital Zone is also set up for filming and post-production projects and is one of the key venues for the College’s new IDEAS (Innovation, Design, Engineering, Art and Science) program for Middle School students in Years 7 and 8.
The space helps to facilitate high quality pedagogy across the year levels by providing students with state-of-the-art technology to support 21st century skill development.
The intention is for students to feel that anything is possible in this space and that they have the facilities, technology and teaching support to test their big ideas and processes, and create.
Read the news story about The Digital Zone here.
Flinders Outdoor Classroom
The Outdoor Classroom is one of the Primary School’s most popular learning spaces. An open-air nature space, it is fringed by rainforest and features tree log seats and recycled palette tables.
The Outdoor Classroom is designed to invite students from Prep to Year 6 to connect with nature on a deeper level by engaging in learning that flows out of the classroom door.
It also gives students the opportunity to develop Flinders learner traits of communication, collaboration, creativity, character, citizenship and critical thinking.
Teachers and students explore this space during class time, and undertake ‘hands-on’ extended learning and design thinking.
Students also use the space during lunchtimes to tinker, imagine, create and share ideas through the College’s long-running Maker Spaces program.
Read the news story about the Outdoor Classroom here.