How does Southern Highlands Christian School make an assessment fun? They turn it into an evening ball!
One of the subject areas for PDHPE (Personal Development, Health and Physical Education) is dance. Students are taught several dance routines and are assessed on the outcome. To take this one step further and provide a practical application for the learned skill, the school decided to hold a formal ball last term, so the students had a real life scenario in which to practice their newfound talent.
In keeping the costs minimal to parents, the criteria for dress was ”formal wear purchased at an op-shop”. This not only relieved parents of the stress and expense of buying a new outfit, it also helped students use their creativity while supporting local charities.