When do the children access the Media Center?
Grade 1-7: Attend a 1 hour lesson every alternate week (Gr R 30 min every alternate week), where they work on integrated computer-based lessons in the well equipped media center. The children are also able to access a diverse catalogue of books, which they are able to checkout, either during their lesson time, before school, at break times or after school. The Media Center remains open until 4 pm Mon - Thurs and 3pm on Fridays, for children wishing to find a quiet space to complete homework, study, or read. A highlight of the year is the Grade 3’s Library night where they come to school on a Friday evening, dressed as their favourite book character and enjoy a variety of activities including a scavenger hunt, a book quiz and this year, an escape room, with their teachers.
Our Vision: - Allow learners to confidently develop their abilities in the usage of technology, and apply this in a holistic way in their everyday lives.
- Embed creativity, communication, critical thinking and collaboration through learner-centered, engaging, and fun educational activities.
- Employ dynamic and innovative use of technological integration.
Fish Hoek Primary School is a Google School. This means that all our children have access to the Google for Education apps and Grades 4 - 7 spend most of their time in the Media Center using the Google apps, including Google Classroom. At Fish Hoek Primary School, we acknowledge the need for a more technology-rich approach to learning and have answered that need with a bank of Chromebooks that are timetabled for each class to work on them in the classroom, either for classwork or on our online math-based program, Matific. Our plan is eventually to have a bank of Chromebooks per grade that teachers can use to embed technology and 21st century skills, like critical thinking, collaboration and creativity, into their classrooms.