St. Paul's College Walla Walla has launched into a tremendously exciting time, as it explores the next generation learning opportunities - allowing students to shine their light though creative thinking, plus creativity and collaboration in the classroom.
The school's recent production of High School Musical was a wonderful example of students making their debut on stage, wowing sell-out crowds. For many, it was an enormous learning curve, discovering talents that they never knew they had.
"There are real tangible social advantages for students who develop performance skills," Jessica Cottrell, director, teaching & learning and creative arts, said. "Students are happier and build deep reservoirs of confidence and self-esteem, evident in many students who revealed new abilities and gifts."
The school is known for its strong agriculture, equine program and country goodness but there is also so much more on offer.
"With a very rich and broad curriculum focusing on skills-based learning, flexible learning environments and support for those struggling or with identified advanced learning needs, St Paul's celebrates the individual," principal Don Walkley said.
"To show our commitment to this environment and style of learning, we are currently in the process of building a new Learning and Teaching Hub due for completion this December. This new building will incorporate a library, break-out rooms, open-plan and technology learning space."