SLAM has paused its After School Programmes to concentrate on the rollout of much needed Professional Learning of whole-of-school cohorts of teachers in the new Science & Technology Primary curriculum.
SLAM After School programmes have been trialled on location in primary schools, but it is our intention to re-start the programmes in SLAM Centres located in secondary schools that are part of a wider Primary/Secondary school community. Safe transport will be provided to bring primary kids to the Centre.
SLAM After School Programmes will engage kids in Years 5-8 in hands-on, experiential learning across all Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines within exciting and immersive projects that also include arts and humanities.
SLAM is an official Cisco Networking Academy and we intend to offer secondary school students extracurricular courses leading to industry-accepted qualifications
Afternoon SLAM activities will commence at 3.30 pm and kids can be picked up at 5.30 pm. Facilitation will be managed by professional teachers with no more than 15 children in a group. A proportion of activities over a Term will be conducted outside in the fresh air (weather permitting!).
The Centre will be managed and operate in accordance with the Out of Hours School Care (OHSC or OOSH) regulatory process, and is designed to be eligible for the Australian Government’s new Child Care subsidy which comes into place from 1 July, 2018.
Kids will work individually or in teams and receive instruction in the making of models; assembly of kits; coding; and related safety issues. They will be assisted with their understanding of the underlying curriculum fundamentals of each activity, and encouraged to ask questions and research on-line tutorials and links to improve their designs and performance of their models. Each team will be mentored in collaboration techniques (empathy, listening to others, etc) throughout the Programme.