Allegra School - Year 10's Botanic Garden Documentary Adventure

Year 10's Botanic Garden Documentary Adventure

At Allegra School Coffs Harbour we understand a little extra support, flexible learning opportunities in small classes and an environment free from prejudice can make a significant impact to a student's confidence, wellbeing and overall school experience.Allegra is a safe learning space for students who find studying and socialising in mainstream schools challenging. We welcome young people struggling with anxiety, depression or trauma, with neurodiversity (on the spectrum) or learning difficulties, who have experienced bullying or who identify as part of the rainbow community.

We believe a small school, makes a big difference. Allegra offers small classes in an adult learning environment. We prioritise personal growth, respectful relationships and instilling a sense of belonging. Allegra offers an inclusive and flexible learning environment tailored to support students in Years 9 & 10. The subjects are the same, it's the delivery that is different. Our goal is to provide young people with the opportunity to realise their potential on both academic and personal levels.

We are not an easy alternative. We are an opportunity to reset, reinvent and refresh your academic and personal goals and provide a support network to assist you working towards those goals. Our students are carefully selected, those willing to commit to bettering themselves while being supportive of others are more likely to be enrolled.While Allegra has a range of support services to assist students with barriers to learning, we do not offer one-on-one behaviour intervention or high levels of behaviour modification.

As an independent school we are a member of the Association of Independent Schools of NSW and our aim is to offer all eligible young people the chance to grow and mature while undertaking their high school education in a safe and supportive environment. At Allegra we seek to include those young people whose lives may be complicated, challenging or require a particular understanding in order to achieve success.
Year 10's Botanic Garden Documentary Adventure
September 18, 2023
Year 10's Botanic Garden Documentary Adventure

The wonders of nature came alive as Year 10 students embarked on an exciting journey during Science Week to create a documentary.  

This two-day adventure in the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden was a perfect blend of education and enjoyment where students, full of curiosity and enthusiasm, set out to create the first part of a wildlife documentary.

Divided into groups, students recorded the sights and sounds of nature at various stops throughout the garden. These stops served as living classrooms, where students could appreciate the intricacies of nature's design. From the unique 'snorkel' roots of Mangrove Forest trees to the industrious brush turkey mounds in the Coastal Sandy Forest, each habitat revealed its secrets. The Grandma Corymbia tree's hollows provided a glimpse into cohabitation between trees and creatures, while the Wet Ferny Forests immersed students in lush greenery.

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Notable sightings of koalas, powerful owls, and a variety of flora and fauna highlighted the need to preserve these habitats.

The journey will continue as Coffs City Council has invited our Year 10 students to their new editing suites at Yarrila next month. Students will craft their captured footage into an educational documentary, showcasing not only their passion for nature but also their filmmaking skills.

These experiences mark a memorable chapter in Year 10’s educational journey and we look forward to their upcoming documentary.

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