Clarkson Community High School

  1. Performed by Viviann Nou, Kaiza Metuariki, Porscha Gurung and Diamond Angel-Lawrence

    The song was written a good morning song for students in Invitational Education schools by Dr Sarah M. Butzin an award-winning teacher, academic and author in the USA. Dr Butzin is the creator of Project CHILD instructional system and the founder of the Institute for School Innovation in Tallahassee, Florida. The intentionality of care, optimism, respect and trust (I-CORT) helps to ensure each member of the school is contributing to a positive school climate.

    As an invitational school all teachers and their students should be consciously inviting with themselves and others. It is important that teachers actively model the intentionality of inviting acts and equip students to do likewise. Providing a positive school environment to target improved cognitive and emotional development becomes less of a challenge with the implementation of the theory and practice of Invitational Education.

    The original performance of this song was featured in the Community News:

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  2. The book by Hattie and Zierer, 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning (2018) is a focus for school improvement at Clarkson in 2018 linking invitational theory to the thinking that is necessary to make the learning visible. Visible Learning is about the thinking teachers do to make the learning more effective in the classroom.

    Our preliminary work using Mindframes to create a greater focus on intentionality has shown that there is significant improvement in engagement and outcomes when both teacher and learner have a clear understanding of the intention of the lesson and its delivery.

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  3. “Student voice means sharing thoughts, ideas, beliefs and opinions in a safe environment based on trust and respect.”

    “Teach the Teacher” (TtT) is a program designed by the Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC), which empowers students to have their voice heard within their school. Clarkson Community High School (CCHS), based in north metropolitan Perth, has adapted the TtT program to suit its contextual needs. CCHS is the first known school to run their own adaptation of TtT within Western Australia. The video featured gives a brief overview of how we are currently using this program within our school.

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  4. By Principal John Young

    Invitational Education is based on five propositions: Intentionality, Care, Optimism, Respect and Trust (I-CORT). In 2015, I was very fortunate, and just outside of New York, I went to a conference on Invitational Education on Long Island, and at the conference, I was introduced to the I-CORT song.

    When I returned to Perth, Western Australia I was fortunate enough to work with two very talented Year 12 students Habir Jumani and Raudhah Soffian, to re-record Dr Sally Butzin’s, I-CORT jingle as a ‘Good Morning’ song for our school. The morning song was very well received—not only throughout the Clarkson community, but by all our friends worldwide through the International Alliance for Invitational Education.

    This move illustrates how Invitation Education is implemented and enjoyed at our school.

    Movie: Produced by Year 12 Photography and Information Technology students. (except aerial video)
    Music: Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule The World. Licensed from Universal Music Group and BMG Australia.

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  5. This year our Year 11 ICT Certificate 2 students were fortunate to be given the task to build a top spec PC for use by our senior school 3D Design, Photography and ICT classes.

    The main brief was the machine must be capable of displaying and editing 4K video at 60 frames per second to cater for our new video cameras, and in addition create an instructional video to show future year groups how to build computers.

    Not only was this a rare and fantastic opportunity to create a cross-curricula resource for many students, completing this rich task also allowed the builders to achieve six competencies in their Certificate course - way above what was required to pass the units - as well as learn professional video production values and techniques.

    Clarkson Community High School is very proud of their achievements and the quality of the video they produced. Well done to Jaylen Worsfold, Cyrus Northey, Sean Mills and Leahcim Peke!


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Clarkson Community High School

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We are a faculty-based community high school providing high-quality education in Years 7 to 12 in the North-Western coastal suburbs of Perth.

Inviting students to learn is an emphasis at Clarkson Community High School, with an Invitational Education…

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We are a faculty-based community high school providing high-quality education in Years 7 to 12 in the North-Western coastal suburbs of Perth.

Inviting students to learn is an emphasis at Clarkson Community High School, with an Invitational Education focus on high-quality teaching and curriculum activities that engage and extend students.

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