Techno Club provides a fun way for children to learn and grow their technology skills. The program teaches students important computer, IPad and digital photography skills necessary in today’s technology based environment.
Students can have fun taking photos and short videos of each other to create an imovie. The children’s imovies are based on the “You Can Do It” virtue.
At our Techno Club group session, children improve their computer skills, develop confidence and engage in interactive learning – all in a social context. Techno Club is an inspiring club and provides students with the basic skills for computers and IPads. The children learn in a fun environment and in a hands-on way.
Students at South Ballajura Education Support Centre participate in a bike education program that runs all year. The program is designed to teach students not only how to ride a bike, but how to ride safely by following the road rules.
We have a new bike track equipped with real street signs and road markings allowing the children to become familiar with the road rules in a safe environment. To motivate all students to be more active, we have a range of equipment such as a hand pedal trike, scooters and amazing ponies that students can self-propel!
We introduced the Drumming Club at our school about 4 years ago during this time we have seen it grow from 10 students to almost 30 students.
The students learn drumming techniques and rhythm structure in a fun and easy way.
One of the many benefits of our Drumming Club is our mainstream and Education Support Centre coming together as one, working together in harmony.
Students with communication difficulties, whether from disorders like autism or ADD, emotional or language problems drumming gives a voice to those who struggle with one of the most important life skills.
In Drumming we use five core elements:
Core Rhythms- interlocking rhythm songs that promote teamwork
Rhythm Games- having fun, promoting cooperation and understanding boundaries.
Discussion– personal reflection and moral reasoning utilizing personal experience.
Improvisation- building self confidence and key social skills.
Our Performances- recognition and connection to the community, in turn giving them positive self-regard and positive regard and reappraisal from others.
Jiggle Jam provides students that have various levels of disabilities (physical and intellectual) a pathway to benefit physically and mentally improving their fine and gross motor skills.
Jiggle Jam teaches children body movement, patterning, sequence, moving to a beat and most of all improves their cardio and physical fitness in a fun, safe fully choreographed music fitness routine.
Jiggle Jam is also backed up by video, (accessible throughout the whole campus) which gives the students full visual assistance. This helps students learn, take part and remember the moves.
The Dance Group also takes part in Yoga normally 15 minute sessions. Yoga has many benefits for children with disorders. Yoga tones muscles, enhances balance and stability and develops body awareness. Yoga also improves confidence and self esteem, learn self control and self calming techniques.
Sensory Integration: soft music, smooth mats, inside voices allows nervous energy to be released from the body. Yoga also provides coping techniques through breathing, engages the emotional brain and helps our students develop awareness of their emotions.
It is designed as a program to promote social and emotional regulation by taking on certain roles by students within the Lego Club. The roles in the club are ‘builder’ – they only build, ‘engineer’ – they oversee the project, ‘supplier’ – they only supply the lego to the builder. Each job is the only role the students to do in a particular session. This promotes patience, sharing and communication within the 3 student group. The group is managed by an adult who is the leader, and only the leader can change the process.
Creates opportunity for students to use Computational Thinking. This leads to solving problems by breaking down complex problems and developing solutions. Students work ‘hands-on’ in small groups combining learning areas such as Maths and English with ‘Robotics’ while finding solutions. The four cornerstones of Computational Thinking are decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction and algorithm