Innovation HUB (Specialist Classes)
Because of our size WIS is able to offer an exciting range of specialist classes for our students. These are led by highly qualified and enthusiastic teachers. Students learn all of the Specialist subjects. They will have two lessons a week of one subject area for a 6 week period before rotating to the next subject area until all 6 subjects are explored.
Each term we also offer extension lessons in Technology, Science and The Arts. All students are encouraged to apply and those selected spend one afternoon a week in their chosen subject for that term. This provides an opportunity for students to extend their skills and knowledge in a particular field and allows them to take part in projects that would not be possible with a full class. Students can apply as many extension classes as they like each term although they will only be able to take part in one per term. Not all students will be chosen for an extension, however, those who applied in one term but didn’t get in will have priority next term.
i-HUB is proud of our student achievements ranging from successfully competing nationally in RoboCup and Maggi Cook Offs, to winning in the Regional Science Fair and Super-Arts competitions. Most importantly we aim to give all our students an introduction to skills and attitudes that will equip them to move onto secondary and beyond with a thirst for life-long learning.
Digital Technology introduces them to programming and film-making. Students have the opportunity to program robots to complete tasks and to compete against each other. They also get involved in making short stop animation films.
Culinary Arts promotes healthy food choices and hygienic practice in creative cooking contexts. Students learn to follow recipes and make a range of healthy meals and snacks which they can then make for you at home! We encourage healthy food choices and develop a range of cooking skills.
Design and Construction
Hard Materials Technology uses a wide range of wood, metal and plastics in projects where the students design and build. They learn to use the various different machine and tools in the Hard Materials room in a safe manner. Students also learn to follow instructions and use a plan to build increasingly complicated items.
Visual Art and Design
The spacious Art and Design Room not only houses the usual drawing, painting and 3-D modelling but also now includes computer enhanced design work, photography and printmaking. Students work in a wide range of mediums and are encouraged to explore their creativity. Some of the students’ beautiful art work is displayed around the school.
The Performing Arts program draws on a full range of instruments and props to give students the chance to move from the basics to sophisticated stage performances. They have the opportunity to try out our keyboards, ukuleles and boom-whackers as well as get lessons in singing and drama. Choir is also run as an extension in term one.
Last but not least the Science laboratory is fully equipped to deliver stimulating lessons focussing on chemistry and physics experiments that would be hard to do in a regular classroom. Students have an opportunity to experience High School style science lessons in an engaging and supportive environment.