Innovative Schools 2020 Winner
St John’s for the first time has been recognised nationally as a Winner of the Innovative School Award by the Educator Magazine. This award is in recognition of St John’s innovative and progressive approach to the delivery of teaching and learning not just in 2020 but well beyond.
For the sixth annual Innovative Schools report, The Educator invited submissions from K-12 schools across Australia during a four week period in August-September 2020. Over 300 entries were received from a diverse range of schools around the country representing both public and independent, single-sex and co-educational, urban and regional/rural communities. Submissions were reviewed by an internal editorial panel with St John’s featuring in the top fifty schools being recognised as an Innovative School 2020.
The Educator Innovative Schools report seeks to showcase those schools at the forefront of change and innovation. From new learning spaces to curriculum design, use of technology and more, these schools are trying new approaches to teaching and learning that are shaping the educational landscape of the future.
The Educator reported “this year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced Australian schools to implement massive changes to their existing models as face to face classes shifted online. While this no doubt posed enormous challenges across all areas of education, parental engagement and student wellbeing, some schools saw some unique and exciting opportunities to innovate and improve the way they deliver teaching and learning, not just in 2020 but well beyond the pandemic.”
Congratulations to St John’s!