What is Impact?
IMPACT is an online program which aims to develop 21st century skills. The program is part of Education QLD.
IMPACT has a number of courses that are specifically designed to develop different skills and each year Boonah SHS determines the best fitting program for the targeted students.
In addition to specifically developing 21st century skills and other skills specific to the program being delivered, IMPACT develops students ability to metacognitive awareness of their strengths and weaknesses; set learning goals; monitor their own learning process; to seek help when needed and to manage the time. The data from the IMPACT center indicates that it has a direct correlation to student achievement in online courses (Zimmerman & Schunk, 2001).
Who does IMPACT target at Boonah SHS?
Impact targets a small group of students, who achieve results in the upper 2 bands for NAPLAN.
Students are selected, by the year level deputy and year level coordinator, after consulting both NAPLAN data, attendance, A to E and other data.
What are the goals of the IMPACT at Boonah SHS:
Improve student and school outcomes—students confidence and performance improves as they ask questions, analyse and evaluate arguments, and explain and justify reasoning at an advanced level
Deliver the Australian Curriculum—students' cognitive skills and general capabilities are developed and transfer directly to curriculum learning areas.
Engagement and extension – by providing students with opportunities to be learn from expert teachers and develop additional skills, the aim is that students are better engaged in all of their school subjects.
How do you know your student has been selected to participate in IMPACT?
If your student has been selected to participate in IMPACT, you will receive a letter detailing the program and dates that times that the program will run. If you do not wish for your child to participate in the program, you will need to contact the program coordinator, Mrs Erin Kerr, to withdraw from the program.
2021 proposed schedule
Year 9 – to target NAPLAN - The domain that this group is overall weakest in.
Year 8 - Thinking Skills 7 and 8.
Year 10 – to target success as they enter senior - Thinking skills for years 9 and 10