Another example of the S.O.L.E. philosophy was in Visual and Creative Arts where some of our students participated in a sequence of S.O.L.E. art projects with Amy from the Incinerator Gallery in Moonee Ponds. (photos on the right)
Many schools across the world are setting goals to enhance the curriculum with a focus on science & maths. The acronym “S.T.E.A.M.” is used to refer to the curriculum areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths.
Here at Belle Vue Park Primary School we are innovative and an example of this is our S.T.E.A.M. strategy which provide our students with a variety of fantastic learning opportunities across these areas.
Many of the activities are based on the S.O.L.E. philosophy where students learn together and have greater control, involvement and choice in their learning.
We have offered:
Part of the S.O.L.E. philosophy supports the notion of allowing students greater freedom and choice in their learning - in other words to trust the students.
An example of this was a partnership with Aberfeldie and Spotswood Primary schools to establish a S.O.L.E. connection where year 5 and 6 students met together to research and investigate what coding was. We ran S.O.L.E. inquiry sessions to gather our collective knowledge and the students selected a number of coding programs to investigate.
The students quickly established a rapport with each other and it was great to observe them mixing so well with the students from other schools learning with and from each other. Each school hosted visits and the students organised their groups. (Photos on the left show some of the students from these sessions).