Throughout 2015-2016 Grace Primary is starting the journey to familiarise and implement ‘The Australian Curriculum: Technologies’. This Key Learning area is composed of two distinct but related subject areas.
- Design and Technologies, where students can use design thinking and technologies to generate and produce solutions for real world problems, and
- Digital Technologies, in which students use computational thinking and information systems to define, design and implement digital solutions.
At Grace Primary, we aim to ensure that all students benefit from learning about and working with traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies that shape the world in which we live.
Technologies is a problem solving area where students start to draw on a range of skills and seek out various resources. Students are encouraged to be innovative, independent and collaborative. The practical nature of the Technologies learning area engages students in critical and creative thinking.
Robotics Club-Technologies in Action
Robotics Club at Grace Primary uses the motivational effects of robots to inspire students to explore science and technology. Robotics Club is a club for students interested to learn how robots work in a fun and highly energised environment together with like-minded peers. It is a team based environment where students are inspired to spark their interest in the Technology while also building awareness of Science, Engineering and Mathematics. Students are immersed in critical thinking, problem solving and a great amount of teamwork – all skills which are essential and prepare them for life-long learning.
In November of 2014, under the guidance of teachers, Ms Lewis and Mrs Jennings, the Grace Primary team took out the Research Challenge Award in the First Lego League Competition.