New Horizons Program extends learning for students
Arden keeps students learning right to the end of the year through its annual New Horizons program which is offered to all Year 5 – 6 students. Program founder, Year 5 teacher, Mrs Marilyn Cox explained: “The program was originally designed to provide students with opportunities to extend their learning beyond the classroom. Over the years it has continued to encourage children to explore many different areas of interest. Each year a fresh and vibrant program is developed. The week-long program can ignite new sparks for learning now and in the future.”
Students are offered a range of workshops to choose from, with choices as varied as Digital Claymation, Cooking, Lego Robotics, Barefoot Bowling, Dance, Drama, Fencing, Impasto Art, Karate and Bike Riding.
This successfully run program involves a partnership between the Arden Staff, parents, students and many different workshop facilitators. Some workshop tutors run local businesses or are themselves artists with expertise and experience which they willingly share with Arden’s young learners.