Saturday, 28 May 2016

School asks students to compose good morning song

Article courtesy of North Coast Times. Picture: Martin Kennealey. Raudhah Soffian and Habir Jumani’s rendition of a motivational song has been uplifting and encouraging students at Clarkson Community High School.


CLARKSON Community High School’s remix of a motivational song has resonated in overseas education forums.

In step with the school’s invitational theory approach to learning, staff asked head boy Habir Jumani and student councillor Raudhah Soffian to compose music for The Invitational Good Morning Song.

Principal John Young said a video of Habir playing the drums and Raudhah on the guitar and vocals, posted on the school website this month, quickly got students and others talking.



MPs visit school and inspect new areas

Article courtesy of Lucy Jarvis, North Coast Times

POLITICIANS came out to play in Clarkson recently, joining students at a high school playground.

With the suburb part of their electorates – thanks to recent boundary changes – Pearce MHR Christian Porter and Ocean Reef MLA Albert Jacob teamed up last month to explore the area.

Clarkson Community High School principal John Young, teaching staff and the student leadership group gave the pair a tour of the grounds, including the nature playspace that opened last year.



HumVee Pays a Visit to Clarkson

Year 12 Automotive students and their teacher Mr. Steven Bishop from Clarkson Community High School enjoyed a special treat today when a full military spec Hummer, or HumVee, paid a visit to the school.



Making Systems Theories Work Through an Invitational Framework.

Visible Learningplus is a professional development program for teachers that explores how evidence can be used to create innovation in the learning environment. Their work is focused on AITSL chairman John Hattie’s research and the principles of Visible Learning and visible teaching. This outstanding research involved millions of students and represents the largest ever evidence-based research into what actually works best in schools to improve learning.

Principal John S. Young is featured on their website after writing a paper describing theories of practice that have guided reform at Clarkson Community High School. You can view the article by clicking here.


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