Opening future doors
DURANBAH Public School has opened its doors to the future with the teachers and students embracing a new learning environment.
The small school hosted an open day last Wednesday when principal Chris Pritchard revealed to visitors the recently upgraded infants classroom.
The classroom has this year been refurbished and now includes an iPad bar, reading pods, a lounge area and interactive TV. The revamp brings the classroom into line with those at some of the larger schools.
“We’ve revamped the infants classroom into a modern learning environment,” Mr Pritchard said.
“Instead of the traditional desks and chairs we’ve got a place for them to work on iPads, there are lounges in there. We’re looking at things a little bit differently.”
Mr Pritchard said the changes had been welcomed by the students and the plan is to introduce similar facilities in the school’s second classroom.
“They really enjoy it, they can rotate through different activities in different areas,” he said.
“Eventually we’ll do the same for the primary classroom.”
The Duranbah school caters for students from kindergarten through to Year 6 and currently has about 30 children enrolled.
Mr Pritchard said the open day had provided those considering enrolling their children at the school for the 2017 with an opportunity to check out the facilities.