Hymba Yumba Independent School named as a 5-Star Innovative School
11/01/2021

By thinking creatively, these schools are improving learning outcomes and preparing students for life beyond the classroom

Online PR News – 01-November-2021 – St Leonards, NSW – For a second consecutive year, Hymba Yumba Independent School has been included in The Educator’s 5-Star Innovative Schools 2021 list, which recognises the country’s thirty-five most forward-thinking schools.

“Australia’s schools are on an exciting journey of transformation. Whether they’re taking an imaginative approach to pandemic-enforced restrictions or continuing along a long-term path of change, The Educator’s 5-Star Innovative Schools prove that innovation isn’t solely about improving immediate academic outcomes,” says The Educator team. “It’s also aimed at equipping their students with the ability to thrive in the modern world; setting them on a path of lifelong learning; nurturing tomorrow’s leaders; and developing caring, responsible citizens with the critical thinking skills needed to solve real-world problems.”

“Entries were open to all schools in Australia that could demonstrate innovation and creativity that is driving the education industry forward. From teaching approaches to learning spaces and curriculum design, the Innovative Schools report showcases the institutions that are shaping the educational landscape of the future. The Educator’s seventh annual Innovative Schools list reveals these schools making the most profound and exciting impact in K-12 education.”

Hymba Yumba Independent School (HYIS) in Springfield, Qld continues to be an innovative, exciting and admirable First Nations School of Excellence that offers endless opportunities for jarjums.

With education, technology, opportunity, and the emotional and psychological wellbeing of its jarjums in mind, HYIS has implemented programs that allow them to show leadership skills and become positive role models to their peers. HYIS has been integrated into a 1:1 Microsoft school, while jarjum-led or -inspired programs have been run, including Dog Therapy, Dadirri (Indigenous meditation), and the TICASA Art Gallery and Coffee Shop.

HYIS has also partnered with local, national and global organisations to provide students with real-life experience, lifelong skills, accreditations and opportunities. To provide innovative education, HYIS has finished the construction of a new STEAM building, while its original building is undergoing full refurbishment to allow for flexible spaces.

To view the full report and to find out more about Hymba Yumba Independent School, click HERE.

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