2024 Semester One: Canterbury Junior School Spark Learning Expo | 11:30am – 1:30pm, THIS Monday 10 June @ Canterbury Events Centre (CEC) | ALL WELCOME!

Your Open Invitation…

What: 2024 Semester One: Canterbury Junior School Spark Learning Expo.

Upper Junior School’s learning exhibition where all students have something to showcase based on their Semester One Spark Classes.

When: 11:30am – 1:30pm, THIS Monday 10 June 2024.

Where: Canterbury Events Centre (CEC) – Canterbury College.
– Entry via Junior School Gate, High Road, Waterford with plenty of onsite parking.

Who: For ALL Prep – Year 6 Students & Staff, Parents & Carers, Interested Community Members.

Prep – Year 4 Classes to attend during the day.

Hosts: Our Years 5 & 6 Student Group Presenters.

Cost: FREE!

Please Note: Some stalls will be selling items, gifts and foods that students have made themselves.

So parents, carers and students can bring a small amount of cash to purchase goodies to take home.

Dress Code: Students – School Uniform | Parents & Carers – Smart Casual.

RSVPs: Not Required – Please simply attend to see our excited Years 5-6 students’ wonderful Spark project presentations.


$20 Boss – Mrs Joelene Anderson

Community Awareness Adventure – Miss Courtney Jones

Techno Tales: A Journey Into AI Powered Sci-Fi Creation – Mr James Jenkins

3D Movie Animation – Ms Kristy Blinco

Mission To Mars – Mrs Sharna Te Hau

Profit From Plants – Mr Paul Penny

Fast Fashion – Ms Juanita Purvis

Recycle, Repurpose & Reinvigorate – Mr Ben Woolacott

Industrial Technology Skills – Mr Matt Beiers

Creative Communities – Ms Lauren Steer

Bodywise Explorers – Mr Michael Brown

Junior Creators Learning Lab – Mrs Emma Crooks

International Space Farm – Mrs Therese Higgins

Digital Technologies – Mr Ben Edwards

Contact: Junior School Admin – T: 07 3299 0847 | E:

OR Mrs Joelene Anderson, Coordinator of Academic Care: Years 5-6 –

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.