Canterbury’s Years 5-6 Spark Program | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Semester 1, 2023 Spark Topic | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Do you love detective stories, watching Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) shows, or dream of being a forensic scientist?

Then this subject is for you!

Using crime scene activities and investigations, students can learn skills in data collection, observation, analysis and problem-solving.

They work collaboratively to find suspects and culprits via fingerprinting, fibre analysis, chromatography and other investigative strategies.

Students lead themselves through research and apply their knowledge of investigation techniques using critical thinking, analysis and communication through clear documentation.

The big question is: Who did it?


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.