Communication helps to construct all learning and is central to the capacity to demonstrate and convey what one has learned in different contexts and to different people. This domain assists students to understand that language and discourse differ in different disciplines and that there is a need to learn the particular literacies involved in each.
Design, Creativity and Technology
Students develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours related to investigating and designing using appropriate planning processes and design briefs; creating and developing ideas, applying information, and seeking and testing innovative alternatives; producing, including the selection and safe use of appropriate tools, equipment, materials and/or processes to meet the requirements of design briefs; analysing and evaluating both processes and products including, where relevant, any broader environmental, social, cultural and economic factors.
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
The knowledge, skills and behaviours in this domain enable students to use ICT to access, process, manage and present information; model and control events; construct new understandings; and communicate with others. Students use ICT and strategies to monitor learning patterns, to process data to create solutions and information products that demonstrate understanding, and to share their work with others in ethical, legal and respectful ways.
This domain encompasses a range of cognitive, affective and metacognitive knowledge, skills and behaviours which are essential for effective functioning in society both within and beyond school. The study of thinking enables students to acquire strategies for thinking related to inquiry, processing information, reasoning, problem solving, evaluation and reflection.
Tournament of Minds
Every alternate your Bourchier St. P.S enters teams into an enrichment program called the Tournament of Minds during Term 3. Tournament Day is like a sports day for problem solvers and creative thinkers and is especially challenging for these students. This is an Australian wide challenge.
Teams of seven students have six weeks to prepare a solution to a set problem prior to Tournament Day. It is an ideal opportunity for developing teamwork, performance skills and time management strategies. The challenge always brings lots of excitement and satisfaction.