Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52ISSUE THREE October 2016 19 “Most Likely to Succeed (MLTS) offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of — if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools” The Peninsula School this term hosted an open screening for the multiple award-winning edu-documentary, “Most Likely to Succeed”. Staff, parents and colleagues from local schools came to hear more about the film makers ‘no holds barred’ approach to the need for change in schools to better reflect the changing job market in the 21st Century. VERY few film-makers will ever know what it is like to see their films up on the big screen. It takes a lot of trial and error and wheeling and dealing to get close to even a small theatrical release. This is why holding our 4th Annual Red Carpet Night for Unit 3 & 4 Media Studies students at the Dromana Drive-In this year was so incredibly special. Each student was able to share in a cinematic experience that so few of us are ever likely to have, and I can promise you - it’s exhilarating! While the audience snuggled up in their cars, or braved the weather outside in the deckchair cinema, they were treated to the wild imaginations of the Media Studies students. The Peninsula School at the Drive In 4th Annual Red Carpet Night for Unit 3 & 4 Media Studies Leading the Way Using the acclaimed San Diego school High Tech High as an example, we were inspired by the passion of the staff and students alike in their quest to create long-term projects which foster a sense of creativity and imagination. This project-based learning approach allows students to develop future-forward skills such as communication, collaboration and innovation. Many of the ideas presented in the film are already on display at The Peninsula School such as the inter- disciplinary projects that capture maths, science, English, humanities, art Movie night inspires staff Award-winning documentary screens at TPS From beautiful stop motion and hand drawn animations, narrative driven comedies and dramas to documentaries and mockumentaries, music videos and even experimental Super 8 films – the talent that many of these students possess astounds me every year. An inadvertent thrill of each Red Carpet Night is seeing The Peninsula School talent in each and every film. Students, teachers, friends and parents all have their moment on celluloid. The surprise of seeing multiple faces you recognise (and never knew could act!) makes for some of the most memorable highlights of the night. There is something really heart-warming about our Peninsula School community all coming together to enjoy these films that so many people collaborated together on. A big ‘thank you’ must go out to Paul and Josh Whitaker for making all of this possible. If you missed Red Carpet Night this year, never fear! It will be back - bigger and better - next year. Perhaps it will be you up on the big screen, part of the mise-en-scene, next year. Brendan Carroll Drama Faculty and technology all in one lesson. We also see innovation as a future job- skill and the idea of learning through making will be highlighted in the Makerspace room which is due to be operational in 2017. As we continue to research learning styles, the learning environment and world of the future that our students will be living in, we realise there are many opportunities for us to do things differently, to improve, to ensure our students will thrive when they leave our School gates. Alison French Director of Communication and Community Engagement