Learners at WSPS visit the Media Centre regularly and enthusiastically. It is a primary hub of the school and a place where the learners feel comfortable, relaxed and welcome.
The Library is well stocked with all of the latest fiction and non-fiction books that are within the learner’s interest and academic level. Grades 4, 5 and 6 have a scheduled lesson in the Media Centre each week while the Grade 7’s use the Media Centre independently for research or relaxation.
Grade 7 media monitors serve their peers with an extremely valuable service by shelving books, putting up displays and helping the junior learners to navigate the online catalogue and find books they are looking for. Anyone visiting the Media Centre in the afternoons will find a vibrant and friendly environment filled with children enjoying reading, learning and sharing ideas.
The Team Teaching Room venue allows for larger groups of people (children, parents or staff) to engage in presentations, large forum discussion, briefing sessions and meetings. It can seat 180. The benefits of larger group engagement on topics of interest are well documented and our team teaching room allows us to make use of this format. Fully equipped with all the technology required for effective presentations, this venue is a well utilised and vital facility.
The high value placed on the understanding of scientific method and the scientific approach to problem-solving is evident in the prominence of Science as a subject in the school curriculum. Our fully equipped science laboratory allows our children to fully explore the wonders of science in a controlled and stimulating environment. Exciting and sometimes entertaining experiments bring abstract scientific concepts to life and encourage our children to be more aware of the wonders of science all around them.
An understanding of the basics of technological systems, structures and impacts on the way in which we live are an essential part of the curriculum. Our Technology Centre is fully equipped with the tools and work space for our children to explore the mechanical and electrical aspects of technology. Emphasis is placed on practical application of technology concepts which proves both a popular and effective learning method.