Our School Day
At Maleny Independent School we encourage learners to take an active role in their school and greater community. They are invited to be involved in decision making and negotiation, to be part of conversations and relationships.They are held accountable for their actions and supported in becoming aware of associated consequences.
Our learners walk to the local community sports fields, creek and library. They are involved in daily real-world tasks such as grocery shopping, cleaning and gardening. Students are encouraged to climb trees, use tools, challenge themselves and manage risks.
Our small school is warm and inviting and offers a variety of spaces to learn and play. Our green space offers bean bags, cushions and lounge chairs to relax, read, learn or hang out. We also have a kitchen where we share mid-morning breakfast at least twice a week. There are no restrictions on the types of food that can be eaten at school. However, students are informed about the effects of certain foods and are encouraged to make healthy choices.
We aim to engage young adults in a way that prepares them for the real world, using real-world experiences and responsibilities.
“We believe that learning opportunities present through being curious.
From curiosity emerges questions, experimenting and reflection.
To make sense of what we are coming to know requires context within real-world experiences.”
Maleny Independent School delivers the Australian and Queensland Curriculum requirements with real world experiences that support meaning in the context of the learner’s life.
We believe in igniting curiosity through inquiry based learning with the support of teachers, specialists and mentors and aim to empower students to reflect on these learnings as they consider how they wish to be in the world.
The learning area subjects delivered at Maleny Independent School meet the Australian and Queensland Curriculum requirements. These include English, mathematics, science, humanities and social sciences (history, geography, civics and citizenship, and economics and business), technologies, health and physical education and the arts (dance, drama, music, media and visual arts).
Only one strand of the arts is required to be taught in high school. However, in recognition of the importance of creative inquiry as a way of making learning meaningful and memorable, we utilise the multi-modal Arts specialists within our community to afford maximum scope for student exposure to the various strands of the arts.
In addition, Maleny Independent School provides exposure to the Technologies learning areas to support students to make informed choices about their learning and interests beyond high school.
Maleny Independent School aims to provide exceptional educators and highly qualified specialists to support individualised learning pathways. Our teachers and multi-disciplinary specialists ensure coverage of all necessary curriculum subjects and provide for extension in specialist areas.
The learning area subjects explored at the Maleny Independent School align with the Australian and Queensland Curriculum requirements. These include English, Mathematics, Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences (History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, and Economics and Business), Technologies (all four contexts of Design and Technologies), Health and Physical Education (HPE) and The Arts (Dance, Drama, Music, Media and Visual Arts).
Note: Only one strand of The Arts is required to be taught in Years 7 and 8. However, in recognition of the importance of creative inquiry as a way of making-meaning, we utilise the multi-modal Arts specialists within our community to afford maximum scope for student exposure to the various strands of The Arts. In addition, the Maleny Independent School intends to provide exposure to all four contexts of Design and Technologies to support students to make informed choices of their learning and interests beyond Years 7 and 8.
Maleny Independent School aims to provide exceptional educators and highly qualified specialists to support individualised learning pathways. Our teachers and multi-disciplinary specialists ensure coverage of all necessary curriculum subjects and provide for extension in speciality areas.
2020 Key Dates
All the key dates for the year are available here, including the whole school camp.