Flourishing Communities - Empowered Learners Create Powerful Learning

Coordinator: Pam Ronan

During the scenic bus trip to the Adelaide Hills, delegates will enjoy an overview of initiatives that are supporting flourishing communities in rural and regional South Australia, driven by Catholic, Independent and State schools working together.

We will visit Cornerstone College Middle School and St Francis de Sales College Year 12 Centre at Mount Barker, then return to Adelaide Oval via the historic town of Hahndorf.

We will also hear about innovative programs being run by Hills schools.

Cornerstone College Paideia

Cornerstone College Paideia, founded in 1990, is a coeducational Lutheran Secondary College located at the gateway to Mount Barker in the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Situated on 16 hectares, amongst beautiful natural surroundings and with its own wetland, the campus provides an ambience that is conducive to learning. In 2014, Year 7 students were introduced to the campus as part of extending Middle Schooling. Here you will experience how students can flourish in a purpose-built space and place both inside and out. The Middle Years Learning Centre (Paideia) harmonises with the environment and enhances the learning experience.
Sponsored by AQUABUBBLER

St Francis de Sales College

Every space is a learning space. St Francis de Sales College has adopted a flexible learning style approach to our Year 12 Centre. With a limited budget, emphasis was put on an open space environment that could be re-invented for specific audiences and purposes. Passive supervision of students on study lessons, café style conversation spaces, computers and formal classes all share the same space at the same time.

Students flourish within this environment and it prepares them very effectively for tertiary study. St Francis de Sales College is an R – 12 Catholic co-educational college nestled in the scenic Adelaide Hills.

Students travel across the hills and beyond to attend the college and community partnerships are a strong feature of the college’s learning and wellbeing program.

Sponsored by AUSCO

This page last updated: Tuesday 13 May 2014