As you can see from these images, the students and staff at Broadmeadows Valley Primary School work within a very different learning space than which you and I would have most probably experienced as a student. These ‘flexible’ learning spaces allow the teachers and students to match the size, noise and resources of our school to the actuality of the learning experience.
For example, if our students were working in a small group on an explicit reading skill with a teacher, the teacher may choose to use a quiet, yet integrated teaching space like the ones found at the edges of the buildings (Learning Neighbourhood). If however, your child was working on a collaborative experience with a group, they would have immediate access to the open, stimulating, centrally located workspaces conveniently positioned to maximise supervision and access to resources.
There are three Learning Neighbourhoods in our school, each of them catering for the specific needs of that particular age group. The design of the furniture, provision of technology and layout of the space considers how students learn best.
Flexible spaces for specific needs!