The Multimedia Program at GWPS provides students with the opportunity to build their knowledge of broadcast media, connecting content studied in the classroom with the application of newfound media skills. Combining exploration of local and global issues through a media lens with targeted technical instruction, the program allows students the opportunity to incorporate interests outside of the classroom to an educational context and exposes them to the role that media organisations play in creating an engaged and informed society. The Multimedia Program supports and extends student learning, by utilising a wide range of technologies to organise and share learning in a rich, meaningful way. All lessons occur within the regular school hours (not before or after school).
GlenTV: A Multimedia-based innovation program encapsulating the TV News production process. Combining technical instruction in camera operation and audio-visual editing with analysis and critique of the features of TV Journalism, and connecting to local and global issues, students refine broader communication skills including active listening, effective speaking, and creative collaboration. At the conclusion of the program, students apply their skills to create an informative TV News broadcast.
Podcasting: A Multimedia-based innovation program encapsulating the audio recording and broadcasting process. Unpacking and analysing the structural and audio elements of podcasts and radio broadcasts, students expand their understanding of how to control and manipulate their voices to engage and entertain an audience. Through consolidation of relevant writing, speaking, and editing skills – including technical instruction in the use of GarageBand – students apply their knowledge to create and broadcast their podcasts.
Online Newspaper: A Multimedia-based innovation program encapsulating the Print & Online Journalism production process. Combining the identification and application of the features and structure of a variety of newspaper articles with exploration of issues affecting news journalism in the 21st century, students also refine broader multimedia and communication skills such as scripting and recording interviews with students and teachers. Additionally, the program provides students with the opportunity to transfer existing and newfound literacy skills to new contexts, applying their knowledge through the publishing of multiple news and feature articles.
There is no cost to the students for this program.
The program is offered to all year levels within the school terms outlined below:-
Term 1: Years 5 & 6
Term 2: Years 3 & 4
Term 3: Years 1 & 2
Term 4: Years 5 & 6
There are limited places in this program and students are invited to a meeting during the first week of term (as outlined above), where the application process will be explained to them. Online applications are then open to all students within the given Year Level range, and are due to be returned on the Friday of that same week.