Posted on 08 November 2019
“Ormiston College was already at the forefront of cutting-edge technology in learning… It’s now taken its innovation to a whole new level.” The Educator August/September 2017
In 2015, The Educator Magazine launched a campaign with the intention of showcasing schools in Australia that were at the absolute forefront of change and innovation. The Educator sought information from schools that would demonstrate, without doubt, that their implementation of 21st century technologies was revolutionising their teaching and learning curriculum within their school.
In that inaugural year, Ormiston College was named as one of the most innovative schools, not only by The Educator but in partnership with Digistorm Education and Schoolbox. The College was selected from just under two hundred entries across Australia for this prestigious Innovative Schools List.
In that same year, Ormiston College was honoured to be selected as a fully-fledged Microsoft Showcase school, receiving both national and global recognition.
With the encouragement from that recognition, our exploration of tech-enabled learning continued. Numerous changes, along with the introduction of meaningful technology, made the improvement of student outcomes from Prep through to Year 12 very evident. As a result, the College was again named as a Winner of The Innovative Schools Award for the second year in 2016.
Continuing with revitalised and modified subject content, plus proven pedagogical implementation, outstanding improvement continued on throughout the student body. It was by embedding techniques in all areas of the curriculum and working towards relative and significant digital solutions that gained the third consecutive Award in 2017.
Members of College staff had also received recognition for their outstanding contribution to innovative educational leadership. Significantly, as a fourth time Winner of the prestigious Award, in 2018, staff were again invited to present at the Global Educator Leadership Summit. Ormiston College being the only school that has received the Awards each year since its inauguration.
The annual Innovative Schools Award defines excellence in the K – 12 education sector. To be acknowledged and selected as one of the Australia’s top schools from its inception was certainly an honour.However, to remain in that position, whereby we are continually being recognised for progressive development and further improvement in the teaching and learning at the cutting-edge of technology, proves that Ormiston College is delivering the very best in education. We were delighted to again receive the Award for 2019.
Being Greater Brisbane’s first Microsoft Showcase School and having many staff members as qualified Microsoft Innovative Education Experts, plus numerous educational leadership awards: it is no surprise that the College is receiving global recognition as one of Australia’s high-profile schools, providing students with the very best 21st century competencies.
It is the intention of Ormiston College to ensure students are future ready, which has called for a complete recreation of our learning process. We are providing those innovative learning tools by teaching the digital competences, plus collaboration, resilience, good communication skills and the culture of lifelong learning, we feel confident that students of Ormiston College will be successful in this ever-changing world.