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Grace Lutheran College opens The FLEX Centre

Grace Lutheran College has opened an innovative new building at its Caboolture campus. Called The FLEX (Flexible Learning through Exceptional Education) Centre, the building provides an exceptional space for teaching and learning, including a number of modes — from four classrooms to a large open presentation space.

Head of Campus at Grace Lutheran College Caboolture, Jason Miles, explains that the ambitions for the building were diverse.

“We wanted four classrooms, but we also wanted spaces where teachers are able to practice different pedagogies,” Mr Miles says. “We wanted a space that could open up to do exams and science presentations, and also parent presentations.”

Grade 12 Grace Lutheran student, Isabel, is excited about learning in the new centre.

“I feel like the space makes learning unrestricted,” she says. “The whiteboards cover the walls and the desks are like whiteboards too, so you can just keep brainstorming. It’s a different, but a really cool new way of taking learning.”

Grade 9 Grace Lutheran student, Hamish, agrees.

“It feels like the teacher really collaborates more with the group. It is more like they are part of us,” he says.

Collaboration for the design of building was key to its success, drawing on input from students and staff to visualise the project.

“We want to keep getting the ideas of people, keep bringing it together because the collaboration has been absolutely key in producing this building,” Mr Miles says.

He says the collaboration will “definitely be into the future, too”.

“I’m excited about what we can do in the future with other aspects of the master plan,” Mr Miles says.

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By Angela Sutherland
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