Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 5 Hansard (9 May) . . Page.. 1738 ..
seeing a familiar face on his home turf. We had a fascinating discussion about his previous teaching experience, when children were encouraged to engage in project-based learning, allowing a more holistic and real-life learning experience, rather than having silos of learning in separate and unconnected disciplines.
He showed me a book on birds that was produced by a former school he had been at in the UK. The students had worked on it from go to whoa. This covered developing the concept and engaging in brainstorming, teamwork and creativity. It included writing facts about the birds, the science aspect. It covered drawing the birds, which incorporated the art lesson, writing a creative story about the life of the birds—incorporating English grammar and creative lessons—all the way through to learning maths and economics by making the book a viable product to produce by calculating how many to print and how much to sell them for to make a profit.
It was a fascinating showcase of what project learning can look like in our classrooms. Mr Hewitt only commenced at Trinity Christian School this year, but I know that he has a big vision and big plans for his school. I wish him and the entire school community all the very best for this academic year. I do thank Mrs Hills and Mr Hewitt for their warm welcome to their schools.
MS BERRY (Ginninderra—Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Minister for Women and Minister for Sport and Recreation) (6.09): Sadly, the High Court has made its ruling today and found that Katy Gallagher is no longer eligible to sit in the Australian parliament. I am so disappointed for her, and I know that I am not alone in that sentiment. She has been a terrific local representative for 17 years and it is no surprise that she is being given a massive virtual hug over social media by so many people from within our own community and beyond.
Not only has she been a great local representative; she is a decent and kind human, well like and respected by many. Katy's statement following the ruling today reminds us all of her continued integrity and grace. We would all expect nothing less from our Katy. Katy is too good to lose, and I offer her my continued friendship and support no matter what she decides to do from here.
MS ORR (Yerrabi) (6.10): I rise to speak about the development of a linear park coming to Gungahlin town centre east. As members are already aware, Gungahlin is a rapidly growing area that will only continue to develop with the introduction of light rail. As is to be expected with a growing area, there is a lot of development being undertaken to provide the Gungahlin community with the facilities and infrastructure they need.
One example of this is the Gungahlin town centre east development. A development application for the Gungahlin town centre east development was notified in December 2016 and put forward a layout and zoning proposal for the area directly adjoining the