2024 Semester 1 Spark Learning Expo | Event Wrap + Photo Gallery

Today, our Years 5-6 students showcased the culmination of their hard work from two terms of special Spark Elective classes at the Spark Learning Expo.

After a semester of inquiry-based learning, they eagerly presented their projects and business ideas to peers, parents, carers, and the broader Canterbury community.

Our students covered the Spark subjects: $20 Boss, Community Awareness Adventure, Techno Tales: A Journey Into AI-Powered Sci-Fi Creation, 3D Movie Animation, Mission To Mars, Profit From Plants, Fast Fashion, Recycle, Repurpose & Reinvigorate, Industrial Technology Skills, Creative Communities, Bodywise Explorers, Junior Creators Learning Lab, and Digital Technologies.

The FULL Photo Gallery can be found on our Facebook Page HERE. 


What is SPARK?

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

Each semester, our students choose a particular 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 to embark on their learning journey as part of their ‘World Ready’ Canterbury education.

When does SPARK occur?

SPARK happens once weekly, with students encouraged to continue learning beyond the classroom.

How does SPARK link to the curriculum?

SPARK focuses on the Australian Curriculum’s general capabilities, 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.