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Goolwa Secondary College is lighting up the future

3 December 2021

Goolwa Secondary College (GSC) continues to get ready to welcome year 7s and 8s in 2022.

An exciting part of this work has involved opportunities for prospective students to participate in activities that will be available to them as part of their studies at GSC.

Recently, GSC supported year 6s and 7s from feeder schools, including Goolwa and Port Elliot Primary, to attend the Lumination Skills Lab in Kent Town.

The Lumination Skills Lab demonstrates innovation across teaching and learning in STEM by engaging students in learning through digital formats and mediums.

The students had the opportunity to explore robotics, coding and immersive virtual reality. This allowed students to interact with, program, and provide instructions to robots, and even undertake a Virtual Reality spacewalk to make repairs to the International Space Station!

Josh O’shea Coulter, Assistant Principal at GSC, talked about the Lumination experience and the opportunities that new technology and innovation offers.

“Embracing technology and new and innovative approaches to learning and teaching is a really exciting opportunity. Digitisation, coding and virtual reality can underpin and enhance learning and training and can be aligned with industry sectors and industry opportunities. We will certainly be doing this at GSC. We have new facilities that incorporate everything the students have experienced at Lumination. We are going to embed this across everything we do at GSC whether it is in our Australian curriculum or in Vocational Education and Training (VET) through a Flexible Industry Pathway.”

“The facilities at GSC will enable students to undertake new and exciting pathways including paddock to plate agriculture and agri-tech, hospitality and cookery, maritime and construction, engineering, drones and drone technology!”

GSC is engaging with the local community and local industry through information sessions and events in Term 4 and is conducting a series of school transition days in November and December.

Exciting times ahead for GSC and the community of the Fleurieu Peninsula!

More information about Goolwa Secondary College is available on our website.