San Sisto College Carina Year 12 students are 'booking out' their new state-of-the-art quiet space this QLD School Library Week.
The modern senior quiet space is a room specially designed for the Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) Year 12 students, with the space - like a library - providing a peaceful place to read, reflect, and study.
The new light and bright quiet area includes floor to ceiling glass windows, calming green coloured walls, as well as comfortable flexible furniture and relaxation cushions and floor rugs. It's also connected to an indoor and outdoor dedicated Year 12 café area, providing a space for eating and relaxing.
San Sisto College Principal Warren Bath says, “the new senior spaces are adapting to meet the needs of an ever-changing contemporary learning environment."
“The College is committed to engaging with students and listening to feedback to inform the planning of new spaces to ensure that they meet the needs of the students," he says.
“This area is not only state-of-the-art in terms of infrastructure and design, but it's also ahead of the curve when it comes to the benefits to our senior students.
“Research shows higher noise levels at schools negatively impact on learning and productivity, as well as student and teacher wellbeing.
“In our Year 12 student's most important year, it's vital they have a space where they can reconnect with themselves, read a book, or do quiet study.
“The space not only aims to enhance student academic performance, but also caters to our senior student's wellbeing needs."
Year 12 Cultural Captain Lilly Davidson says the new senior quiet space encourages a love of reading.
“I find the Year 12 quiet space a great place to collaborate outside the usual classroom environment," she says.
“It's also a space where we Year 12s can break away from the hustle and bustle of the school day.
“I also enjoy using the quiet space for reflection and reading, which I find really beneficial in my senior year."