Year 7 & 8 - A Collaborative Learning Community
The Gilap Wanga - Ngula wangingi mraata ba wanginyi - Learning Community celebrates diversity and enterprise. Gilap Wanga means ‘deep listening’ and this naming of the new learning area is a sign of respect to the traditional custodians of the land, the Boandik People of the South East region.
Year 7 and 8 students at Tenison Woods College learn in an environment known as the Gilap Wanga - Ngula wangingi mraata ba wanginyi - Learning Community. This precinct was opened in 2020, exclusively for students in Year 7 and 8 – as well as our Poplars Inclusive Education Centre. It’s the perfect environment for students transitioning from primary to secondary school.
Gilap Wanga is a space that will foster learning, collaboration and communication.
We encourage our students to harness their independence by using a contemporary learning structure and we believe that because each student is different, their learning program should be flexible to meet their needs. The Gilap Wanga - Ngula wangingi mraata ba wanginyi - Learning Community offers a completely customised learning program giving our students an edge. Research indicates that young people thrive when living and learning in an environment that optimises both choice and challenge. Our integrated wellbeing model responds to this and provides the conditions that best support positive mental health and overall wellbeing.