Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can a student fail the Exhibition?
The process of undertaking the Exhibition is very valuable, however the finished result does not affect their move into or placement in middle school.
How can I help my child feel successful during the Exhibition?
Please see the section of this website we have developed all about to best support your child from home.
Do the students still have normal mathematics and English Lessons during the Exhibition?
Mathematics is taught as usual throughout the Exhibition right up until the two final weeks. English (Speaking, listening, Reading, Writing, Viewing & Presenting) is integrated into the Exhibition. Students will also have English lessons which focus on researching, interviewing, and citation skills, which links in with the Exhibition. For English as an Additional Language learners (EAL) see below.
What happens to students who have special English as Additional (EAL) lessons with Ms. Kristi during the Exhibition?
English as Additional Language (EAL) Beginner and Intermediate students will continue to attend English support lessons throughout the entire exhibition. They will also be closely monitored by Ms. Kristi and the Homeroom teachers during this unit. The schedule for EAL Advanced students will change as exhbition approaches. Ms. Kristi will work as a facilitator for the Exhibition groups and be heavily involved in working in class to support EAL students who will be working in mixed ability groups. She will still work with small groups of EAL2s in her classroom each week, but the number of pull-out sessions will decrease as the exhibition deadline approaches.
What happens to students who usually have other learning support lessons with Mr. Stefan during the Exhibition?
Students who work with Mr. Stefan will continue to receive the same level of support as before. His schedule will remain in place and he will also be available to help monitor Learning Support students while they work in their exhibition groups to ensure they are meeting all their goals. IS THIS STILL TRUE?
Do the students still have specialist lessons (e.g. PE and Art) during the Exhibition?
Yes, however during the final Exhibition presentation week, there may be some scheduling changes.
How are the Exhibition groupings decided?
An important element of the Exhibition is that students inquire about something they are passionate about. So we group students by issue and not by friendships. The teachers try to ensure the groupings are such that there is minimal frustration and a good balance.
What will my child learn from the Exhibition?
This question is perhaps best answered by watching this video . The exhibition is an extremely rich opportunity for the students to develop important life long learning skills such as: problem solving, collaboration, thinking outside of the box, research, resilience etc.