BANB7 is a child centred, technology rich, 21st century learning environment which provides, care, education and health services.
Our high quality, dedicated staff believe all children are competent, are rich in potential and re-present their learning in many ways. We are committed to delivering a curriculum that fosters discovery, inquiry, creativity and curiosity for all learners at any time, within and beyond the school environment. Children have many opportunities to become independent learners at BANB7 through learning how to learn and developing planning and communication skills while interacting successfully locally and globally.
As a community we have developed the Capabilities and Dispositions we want of our children. As a staff we have developed 6 Principles for Effective Learning that will drive all the work that we will do.
The new school design has enabled us to challenge traditional thinking about school and the learning environment. Innovation, risk taking and improved learning outcomes are key words for us. Our teachers are called ‘Learning Advisors’, our buildings are known as ‘Neighbourhoods’, our classrooms are ‘Studio’s’ and classes are ‘Home Groups’.
The flexible learning spaces, which are technology rich, have been developed to provide learning experiences for the differing needs of children. We believe in 21st century learning that connects children with real world experiences to improve their literacy and numeracy. For example: Our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program, TV Studio and Radio Station. We are working with our children on ECO Literacy in our undeveloped areas to create a forest area and a wetland area.
With such cultural diversity at BANB7 our specialist programs of Music, Visual Arts and Physical Education enables all our children to express themselves in a range of ways.
Our Children’s Centre is a place of engagement, learning and care for children and families from birth to 5 years, which offers a range of services and programs. We are an outreach of the very successful and well known Learning Together Program. Our Community Development Co-ordinator and Family Services
Co-ordinator have commenced and will develop programs and services in response to community needs and aspiration.
Please make an appointment for a tour today and discover the BANB7 difference.
Principal, Blair Athol North School
BANBi FM is our school radio station run by the students and will soon provide both live and pre-recorded broadcast around the school on FM radio and through internet streaming.
The station will allow students an opportunity to present programs with a variety of focus and interest areas. The station provides a multitude of learning opportunities across the curriculum, with a strong emphasis on literacy (oral language skills, interviewing, persuasive language, information reports) and deepening their understanding of music in context, specifically musical genres and making appropriate musical choices for public broadcast.
The station is still a work in progress as we develop our radio skills through live lunchtime broadcasts and establish an understanding of the equipment and software.
The TV Studio is a very exciting project where children will collaborate in real life learning situations and take on roles such as TV Presenter, Roving Reporter, Camera Person, Sound Technician, Video Editor and Director.
It will involve children working in teams, developing literacy’s during production of programs such as script writing, story boarding and post production including cutting and editing video, adding sound and voiceovers.
Eventually we would like to stream live programs over the internet.
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program
Growing, Harvesting, Preparing, Sharing
At Banb7 we are lucky enough to be part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. We have a fully equipped kitchen with a kitchen specialist, Jodi and our garden has been developed with fruit, vegetable and herb beds, and a chicken coup to provide eggs for our cooking. Our garden specialist is Tom.
The program involves children working collaboratively to build and maintain a garden (on school grounds) according to organic principles, and to grow and harvest a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs. Children will then prepare a range of dishes using the fruits, vegetables and herbs that they have grown.
There are a number of benefits for children that go beyond children enjoying healthy food, but include learning new skills, learning about different cultures, developing teamwork and self esteem, gaining knowledge in environmental sustainability and building knowledge in the link between the garden and the table.
We would like to thank James Potters Landscaping Company ‘Dirt’ for the design and getting donations from companies such as Bunnings, Jeffries and the Port Adelaide Enfield Council.
Download SAKG Foundation Philosophy (PDF, 1MB)
Download SAKG Program Co-ordinator Report (PDF, 303KB)
The school has a canteen. Children or parents order lunches from 8.35am till 8.55am in the canteen, but late orders may be accepted. The canteen provides a wide range of foods and drinks and often promotes ‘specials’. The canteen is open recess and lunchtime. Canteen price lists are available on request from the canteen. If your child forgets their lunch or lunch order they will be sent to the canteen to order lunch. An account will be sent home to you. It is suggested that children do not bring excessive amounts of money to school.
Download Canteen Winter Menu (JPG, 422KB)
|Parent Representative||Diaa Watts|
|Community Representative||Shaun Harris|
|Staff Representative||Josh King|
|Children’s Centre Representative||Kim Coyle|
|Business Manager||Sue Sellen|