2023 Semester 2 Spark Learning Expo | Event Wrap + Photo Gallery

Yesterday we held our 2023 Semester 2 Spark Learning Expo in our Canterbury Events Centre – open to all students and their families to attend.

Our talented Years 5-6 students set up their booths, displaying what they had learnt or created in their respective Spark subjects over this semester.

The Spark booth topics were: $20 Boss; Medieval Madness; Recycle, Repurpose & Reinvigorate; Plants For Profit; Epic Engineering; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Mission To Mars; Pottery With A Purpose; 3D Movie Animation; Arts Renewal: Bookbinding & Decorating; and That’s Constructive.

Please visit our Facebook Page to view the full Photo Gallery.

What is SPARK?

SPARK is an elective-based ‘hands-on’ curriculum for Years 5 and 6 students that is unique to Canterbury.

Each semester our students choose a special subject to study.

Then students from both year levels are combined into the same classroom and taught by relevant staff.

SPARK is about building curiosity, encouraging students to try something new, and providing an exceptional opportunity for them to embark on their own learning journey, as part of their ‘World Ready’ Canterbury education.

When does SPARK occur?

SPARK happens once per week, with students encouraged to continue their learning beyond the classroom.

How does SPARK link to the curriculum?

SPARK focuses on the Australian Curriculum’s general capabilities, looking at critical and creative thinking, personal and social capability, ethical understanding and intercultural understanding.

How can I see my child’s learning?

The Junior School hosts a learning exhibition at the end of each semester, where all students will have something to exhibit based on their SPARK sessions.