The Learning Hub vision & what we are all about
Welcome to the Island Bay School Learning Hub web page & thanks for visiting! My name is Karin Grice and I am the Learning Hub coordinator. I have 2 children at Island Bay School, and I also take a Digital Photography class for Freedom Friday afternoons. I have a passion for film + photography, and this will be reflected the Learning Hub blog. Please do come in and introduce yourself, I would love to meet you!
The Learning Hub is located at the heart of Island Bay School and provides a vibrant & inviting space where everyone in our community can come together to learn. We support a wide range of educational, social & practical activities in a multi-purpose learning environment which includes state of the art technology, a modern kitchen, coffee machine, library, meeting room & lounge.
The Learning Hub is driven by 4 key ideas which underpin our approach to learning and the nurturing of strong relationships with our local and wider community:
1. A valuable resource for our teachers & students, providing:
- Facilities for small collaborative study & research groups (extending knowledge directly connected to in class inquiries)
- A technology rich space that can be used for small & large group presentations
- A suite of modern teaching resources for teachers & students to access (see Learning Hub Resources tab)
- An ideal venue to host invited guests & keynote speakers to Island Bay School
- A perfect space for our garden club to meet, Freedom Friday activities & baking projects & activities
- A relaxing space for our children & school community to come together and play educational games (see Educational Games tab)
2. An inviting & inclusive space where parents/caregivers & subject matter experts can join us in sharing their interests, expertise & specialist knowledge with us.
3. A social, meeting & networking space where Parents are invited to use the Learning Hub from 9:00am - 9:30am every day of the week to partake in a hot drink and catch up with friends. We also have a coffee machine available for parents and guests to use, with Nespresso cups of coffee costing just $1.00!
4. The Learning Hub is fully resourced venue well equipped to cater for local & wider community groups who wish to meet and gather for educational purposes.
It is also worthy of note that The Learning Hub is also an emergency response communications center for the South Coast.