When you enter our learning spaces be prepared for unexpected surprises.
Traditional student desks have been replaced by innovative, flexible learning environments.
When considering the design of our learning spaces we asked ourselves:
- How do children learn best?
- What do we want the students to be able to do in this space?
Typically, you will find collaborative clusters, quiet retreats, whole-class meeting spaces, and areas for problem-solving, design and creation. Although there are dedicated spaces for technology, the underlying philosophy at Good Shepherd is that technology is agile in its application and can be integrated into the learning in any of these spaces.
Changing the way a classroom is designed changes the teaching and learning too. When you visit a classroom it can be a challenge to find a teacher’s desk and that’s intentional.
Our teachers work alongside the learners. Removing the barrier of the traditional teacher’s desk enables teachers to actively move amongst the students throughout the day, while still being present in the learning at all times, guiding and supporting each child right when they need it.
Large covered deck areas at the front and back of the school provide additional outdoor learning spaces, catering for a variety of learning styles and emphasising the importance that Good Shepherd places on engagement with nature.
Ultimately, the school’s learning spaces support our mission to enhance creativity and collaboration.
Purpose Built Classrooms
Bright, modern spaces incorporating writable surfaces to capture the learning.
Different Learning Environments Support Differing Learning Styles
Spin desks enhance student engagement and increase concentration.