Our Learning Environment
Gungahlin College's learning environment provides choices
Students and teachers can work together to select and manipulate the environments to suit their needs. The spaces have been designed to connect, extend and integrate learning experiences. People, resources, technologies and spaces work together to enable students to achieve success and build a positive relationship with learning.
A significant feature of our unique learning environment is our Night School program. Students are given the opportunity to participate in one of their timetabled classes on a Wednesday evening from 4.45-8.00pm providing great flexibility in their day to day timetable.
The design of our college is based on the idea that technology is compact and mobile. Laptops can be taken from space to space and outdoors. Learning with technology is not confined to a 'computer room'. Integration with extensive audio visual capabilities allows spaces to be easily transformed into areas for presentation and multimedia display. Mobile screening devices allow presentations to occur in any location.
Wireless technology throughout the college allow students to use technologies easily and flexibly. In addition to laptop storage and re-charging units within the collaborative learning spaces, powered lockers allow students to charge their personal learning devices.
Resource Nodes and Joint Use Library
Rather than being restricted to one library facility, our students have access to distributed resources using Resource Nodes. The Nodes offer flexibility for learners to manage their own learning in their personal learning time, and can extend to the surrounding spaces, such as the collaborative and external balcony areas if needed. Simply, students have access to Library resources in a variety of areas that can be used for quiet reading or study.
Learning is supported by a library resource model that offers students a variety of settings, all of which are important for achievement. This model also includes a more traditional library setting, where part of the College's library collection is situated within the public library which is built on the College site.
Our school provides students the opportunity to practice their skills in specialised environments that reflect tertiary and work settings. Some of these specialist spaces include:
- Facilities for specialised science activities with modern laboratories.
- Specialist Arts areas, including a Theatre, TV Studio and Photography Studio
- Facilities for Sport Science and Fitness activities included within an expansive gym complex
- Design and Technology areas include a Commercial Kitchen, Design Studio, Workshops for Wood and Metal and a Specialist suite for Mechatronics
These contemporary learning environments are of the highest quality, and are designed and equipped to industry standards. The specialist areas at Gungahlin College complement the schools overall design and make it one of the finest examples of Senior Secondary Education in the country.