Immersion Days at NBCS
Each year SCIL hosts many hundreds of educators and leaders from around Australia and the world, who come to see our post-industrial model of schooling for themselves at Northern Beaches Christian School in Terrey Hills in Sydney.
The school has gained a reputation for the design of learning spaces and furniture, rethinking pedagogy and leading change across the learning community. This has lead to many educators and leaders contacting us and seeking to learn more.
We have created our Immersion Day program to allow you and your team the opportunity for genuine insight into how people, places, and pedagogy can be transformed for a new era.
We carefully frame the day within a design process that leaves you with key insights or ideas relevant to your own journey.
An Immersive Experience
During an Immersion Day at NBCS, you will see our flagship programs in action, gaining authentic perspectives from students and staff during a ‘deep-dive’ tour of the school, spanning Primary and Secondary. Highlights of the tour include:
180 students + 6 teachers in 1 space = unstoppable learning (Years 5-6)
A dynamic program incorporating Project Based Learning in Year 7.
A self-directed integrated program for Science and Geography (Year 8)
Rhythm & Blues
Specialised learning space for Music focused on cultivating student communities of practice
Greenway Design Studio
Specialised learning space for Design & Technology focused on cultivating student communities of practice
We include in the tour a guided exploration of the key technologies we use to facilitate personalised learning.
- BYOD: Bring Your Own Device
- Moodle / Learning Management Systems
- Google Docs
These technologies are made intelligible using Dr David Thornburg’s taxonomy of virtual space.
Expert Input from NBCS Senior Leadership
Your team will be personally hosted by Anne Knock or Steve Collis, both educators and part of the Senior Leadership Team at NBCS.
Anne or Steve will facilitate a process so that, rather than become overwhelmed, your team can identify key insights that will translate with clarity into your unique context.
When you book your team in for an Immersion Day, we will work with you to understand your critical agenda and shape our approach to the day accordingly.
$1,650 for the an Immersion Day experience (10am-3pm). Lunch, refreshments and related resources are provided.
An Immersion Day experience allows you to bring up to 7 participants.
Meet, greet, tea and coffee.
Introduction to the SCIL Design process.
Preparation for the tour: key concepts, context, and history.
Immersive tour of the campus
Immersive tour of digital/virtual learning spaces
Use the SCIL Design process to locate points of clarity arising from the tour.
Organise a time
Please contact us to discuss your context with us, and to arrange a suitable date for you and your team to visit NBCS: