Each year SCIL hosts many hundreds of educators and leaders from around Australia and the world, who come to see a post-industrial model of schooling for themselves at Northern Beaches Christian School in Terrey Hills in Sydney.
Our Snapshot Tours give visitors a taste of the rich learning environment at NBCS; a combination of re-imagined physical space, learner-owned technology, personalised learning, collaboration and innovation.
Snapshot Tours run for 1.5 hours. Due to high demand, we request that no more than 3 people per school participate on a tour. RSVP is essential.
For larger groups, or schools who have already visited, please contact us for more information regarding a personalised tour.
Alternatively, for a more in-depth visit, please consider a full ‘Immersion Day’ where we take your team behind the scenes and into the change journey itself. These days allow an immersive investigation of flagship learning programs at NBCS, with facilitated debriefing and bespoke consultation.
The Zone: The shared Stage 3 (Years 5-6) learning area has had a significant redevelopment. This is a prime example of reconfiguring and transforming an existing space to facilitate open plan learning. There are LCD screens, walls that you can write on, big square bean bags, lime green sofas and a wide set of stairs that are used as working space.
Community Sports Centre: As a result of the BER grant, NBCS has been able to create an indoor sports centre, with multi-use basketball court, gym, outdoor seating and learning areas with a great view of the beach volleyball court, and a multimedia research centre. Underneath the Community Sports Centre we have developed a new TAS area set against a beautiful bushland backdrop.
Rhythm & Blues: Specialised learning space for Music focused on cultivating student communities.
Video: SCIL Building
Stephen Harris, Principal of NBCS, gives a short tour of the SCIL Building, an open-plan, multi-modal learning space for student-directed learning. It features spaces and furniture than foster a range of learning modes and styles.
Our vision for the SCIL Building was, “learning spaces across the SCIL Building will challenge your thinking about the way students learn and the way schools should operate, providing room for new ideas, new thinking and new technologies.”