Imagine a classroom where every student is actively engaged in the progression of a lesson, where students take ownership over their own learning, and where critical thinking skills are in constant development. What you’re imagining is a Student Centred Learning environment, an approach to instruction that flips the traditional “sage-on-the-stage” teaching model on its head. This vision might seem idealistic — to cultivate that level of student agency, engagement, and intrinsic motivation is almost Utopian.
It is an ambitious goal: but a worthwhile one. With the right tools and the right mindset, it’s totally possible.
Findon High School is a BYOD school – all students in Intermediate and Graduate Levels (Years 9-12) need to bring their own laptop (or optionally borrow a daily loan laptop from ICT)
In 2021 all Foundation Students (Year 8) have the option of participating in the “Subsidised Laptop Program” where the school will supply a laptop to all foundation students with a parent/caregiver contribution of $300 payable over 3 years. The device will remain the property of Findon High School until at least the end of Year 10, and if a student leaves before that time the laptop must be returned or the full cost of the laptop paid. For more details of this program please contact the school.