iHub Matters Term 2 Week 6

Wednesday, 05 June 2024
Neurodiversity Week

Recently the iHub joined in BDC’s support of National Neurodiversity Week. It was wonderful recognising and celebrating the rich variety of character and abilities that individuals possess. Within the iHub there were neurodiversity books on display, informative presentations on our TV monitors throughout the library, and one of our small rooms was transformed into a sensory space. Sensory spaces can provide a calm area to facilitate self-regulation, and provide for students that feel overwhelmed in a regular study or teaching space. It was well-used by students, and some staff who took small classes or groups in - taking advantage of the comfortable and flexible seating, softer lighting, and quiet. [insert 3 images: ND week book display 1 and 2; and iHub sensory space]

National Reconciliation

Each year, from the 27th May to the 3rd of June, BDC celebrates Reconciliation Week. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum (27th May 1967), and the High Court Mabo decision (3rd June 1992). Within the iHub we featured books from our library collection that introduce students to the background, history, social and political context of reconciliation in Australia. The power of visual displays, and providing resources relevant to current studies and events is immense. Our networked TVs in the iHub featured commentary and examples of current books in our collection - to inspire further reading of First Nations Storytellers.

Week 6 visits: Luka Lesson (Poet) and Lee Constable (Author)

In Week 6 we are very pleased to host two amazing visitors to BDC. Luka Lesson (Stage name for Luke Haralampou), is an award-winning Slam Poet who works actively with young people to develop their power of expression, and to utilise the form of the spoken (and written) word as a means of empowerment and a form of self-determination. Year 9 are undertaking an engaging writing workshop on Thursday the 6th of June.

Our second visitor, Lee Constable is a science communicator, television presenter, children's author, and biologist who has written books on sustainability and science. Lee will be talking with Primary students in the iHub on Wednesday the 5th. How wonderful that our students have opportunities like these to inspire them!


Freddy Cruwwys, Ben Caesar, Owen Smith, Ronan Guerin and Clayton Van Dartel have made the final for the AEL (Australian eSports League) competition for the second time in a row in the Australia-wide Rocket League competition! They took out Term 1 and want to make it two wins in a row. Back to back!

Relive the action from round 3 here https://clickv.ie/w/1IVx (password is bdc)

The live link will be shared from the final when it goes live on Saturday 8th June!