The Learning Village Arrives in North Brisbane

Genesis Christian College recently opened The Learning Village, which includes the complete refurbishment of Year 2 and 3 classrooms. The new precinct is set to amplify the delivery of high-quality curriculum in modern specialist facilities.

The Learning Village consists of eight new general learning areas (classrooms), each with its own unique colour scheme. Additionally, large flexible learning areas have been created that allow modern pedagogical approaches to be implemented while establishing enhanced connection between classes. Another important feature is the abundance of natural light to “bring the outdoors inside”.

One of the most exciting aspects of the new development is the increased room sizes – going from a minimum of 68m2 to 90m2. Larger floor space means lots more room for collaborative learning, establishment of “learning zones”, introducing “learning communities” to connect four individual classrooms into flexible learning environments and two large “wet areas” for multi-faceted use with everything from creative play in mind through to room for parent collaboration and information sessions.

Large glass sliding doors connect our classrooms and give teachers the ability to build relationships and differentiate learning groups. Design flexibility means we can effectively utilise teachers, teacher aides and parent helpers in the teaching and learning process – we believe in a whole “community of learners”.

Critical to our design-thinking of the Learning Village is play-based and outdoor learning providing a very seamless connection between the natural and built environments; between outside and inside. The buildings are designed to look out onto our future purpose-built “outdoor learning environment” that will incorporate landscaping design to facilitate nature-play, curiosity and risky play. Intentional transition through large glass sliding doors will enable our youngest learners a natural flow from play-environment into constructivist learning.

The Learning Village allows our teachers to design classrooms of their choosing. The new design will provide opportunities to our LOTE and Learning Enrichment and Extension programs through dedicated class spaces and by inclusively integrating these areas into students’ existing learning environments.

At Genesis, we know that learning happens on a range of levels – individually, small groups, large groups and whole communities. The development of quality relationships at every level is essential to quality learning outcomes. Our Christian culture is visible and intrinsic to all that we do; with a very high level of pastoral care for our whole community being a focus. Our new Learning Village encapsulates all these important aspects of our approach to teaching and learning.

Learning at Genesis has each individual child’s development at heart. We value a sense of wonder, discovery and inquiry in children, as this not only allows a deeper, more meaningful, intrinsic learning experience; but additionally allows for children to be extended into higher order and critical thinking skills.

For more information on or for a personal tours, please contact our Enrolments team on 3882 9000.

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