During Term 4, 2015 schools in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia were approached to participate in the second year of the I2S2 program.

Brisbane Cluster teacher professional development held at Glenala State High School

Promotional information sessions were held in Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Brisbane, Muswellbrook, Quirindi and Gunnedah with the aim of increasing the number of participating schools.

By the beginning of 2016, the following statistical data was reflective of schools that had confirmed their participation in the program.

CLUSTERS 12 INQUIRIES implemented Years 5, 6, 8, 9
SCHOOLS 45 Indigenous students 1312
TEACHERS 140 Non-Indigenous Students 4026
CLASSES 209 Total Students 5338

The distribution of participating schools across three states during 2016 is detailed below.

Cairns Brisbane
Balaclava State School
Cairns West State School
Gordonvale State School
Yarrabah State School (Primary)
Yarrabah State School (Secondary)
St Michael’s Catholic Primary
Gordonvale State High School
Smithfield State High School
Richlands East State School
Hymba Yumba Community Hub
Glenala State High School
Rockhampton Mackay
The Hall State School
Crescent Lagoon State School
Mt Archer State School
Rockhampton State High School
The Cathedral College Rockhampton
Mackay Central State School
Mackay West State School
Victoria Park State School
Mackay State High School
Pioneer State High School
Mercy College
Beenleigh State School
Marsden State School
Waterford West State School
Kingston State School
Loganlea State High School
Marsden State High School
Beenleigh State High School
Muswellbrook Gunnedah
Muswellbrook South Public School
Muswellbrook Public High School
Walhallow Public School
Werris Creek Primary School
Quirindi Public High School
Gunnedah South Primary School
Gunnedah Public High School
Newman Port Hedland
Newman Primary School
South Newman Primary School
Newman Senior School

Baler Primary School
Cassia Primary School
South Hedland Primary School
Port Hedland Primary School
St Cecilia’s Catholic School
Hedland Senior School

Teacher professional development was delivered to new teachers through the eight hours after school modal. Existing teachers from the pilot year of implementation of the program attended in their second year, for an additional four hours of development during Session 3 and Session 4. The sessions included are detailed below.

Teacher Professional Development Session Time allocation
Session 1 - Program Overview/Cultural Awareness Week 1 - Monday
(2 hours)
Session 2 - What is Inquiry? Week 1 - Tuesday
(2 hours)
Session 3 - Unpacking the Inquiries Week 3 - Monday
(2 hours)
Session 4 - Unpacking the Inquiry -
Suggested Learning Experiences and other support material
Week 3 - Tuesday
(2 hours)

Two new inquiries were implemented in 2016: Year 6 Let's Stick It Together and Year 9 Burn and Grow. The rollout of the teacher professional development occurred in a different manner in 2016 due to teacher feedback and review of 2015 processes.

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
8 hours teacher PD Year 5
Year 6
Year 8
Year 9
Inquiry implementation Year 5
Year 6
Year 8
Year 9
Class visits Year 5
Year 6
Year 8
Year 9

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