Hands on Learning

Hands on Learning (HoL) is an innovative education program that caters to the different ways young people learn.

Two artisan-teachers work collaboratively with small groups of students on authentic building projects that provide a platform for students to engage, grow in confidence and achieve success at school. Students can see the tangible fruits of their engagement and hard work.

In 2020, the HoL program runs two days a week at our Tyabb Campus and one day a week at our Rosebud Campus, and we hope to see it run at Mornington in 2021. We believe that this program complements the wonderful programs Padua College currently offers, and is especially appropriate for a specific cohort of students.

HoL fosters strong, long term relationships that help young people develop the skills and abilities they need to succeed in work and life, such as collaboration, problem solving, communication, resilience and empathy.

Padua College supports the great work our HoL students are doing under the guidance of their artisan-teachers and we look forward to seeing it continue to grow and provide opportunities for our students to flourish.


Hands on Learning Website

In Term 3 2020 during Remote Learning, our HoL students saw first-hand the difficulties some families faced in isolation, and wanted to do something that might help others in some way.

The students were challenged to create a series of short videos designed to be viewed by pre-schoolers who are isolating at home.

The focus of this task was primarily to make links to the community but it also gave purpose to their tasks and an audience to whom the students could direct their efforts.

Explore this and more about the exciting things that are happening in HoL by checking out their website:

Hands on Learning Website

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