Good News Lutheran School
Good News Lutheran School is leading the way in innovative curriculum design that successfully integrates the Digital Technologies Curriculum in meaningful ways. The school’s technology curriculum is showcased through channels including Queensland College of Teachers and the Digital Technologies Hub. As an Apple Distinguished School, Good News Lutheran School also demonstrates exceptionally high standards. Through classroom learning, students at the school have developed essential skills of collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking. Examples of class projects in 2019 include Year 1 children creating a mini-city and programming BeeBots to successfully navigate the streets; Year 2 children involved in a STEM pilot program, “Day in the Life”, initiated between Australian Power Institute and Good News, which is now being rolled out across Australia; Year 2 students developing push and pull toys as part of their STEAM studies; Year 3 students working with local historians to timeline the local area development; Year 4 students creating digital resources to raise awareness about endangered animals; Year 5 students following a Design Thinking process to create working arcade games using cardboard and Year 6 students programming EV3 robots to mimic the movements of animals within their geography studies.