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Posted by Liz Eckert | Posted in INF536 | Posted on August 16, 2014

Liz Eckert’s scenario = getting to assembly with building works  blue coded notes from group members

http://thinkspace.csu.edu.au/lizeckert/2014/08/05/inf536-blog-task-2-2/= immersion task notes

 

Problems/challenges

  • getting ~700 students (5 year levels) to gym – narrow walkway past tech studies; long walk around edge of oval (access gym via builder’s gate)

  • notification of student names involved in assembly – dance & music.

  • settling students at start of assembly – leaders at front not sure about something/ looked like something wasn’t quite right/ready

  • messy ending to assembly – exchange group left, band started playing (not typical in past assemblies) and SEHS students started chatting/moving in seats to prepare to leave (none stood) as no clear instruction to remain while band played.

Things to follow up still

  • take photos of Gloucester Ave route (yrs 8,10, 11) to show what this route looks like (done 12/8)

    • talking to staff this week who took the Gloucester Ave route, students were pushed out to the footpath outside of the school and some of these chose to walk on the roadway.

    • There was also a bottleneck at the corner entering the gym (near the SEAL classroom)

  • what relief teachers get in their daily folder especially for assembly procedures

  • where is lone pine? (near corner of gym, between hill & yard doors; discovered by asking staff member who has been at SEHS longer than I have 12/8/14)

  • Home group locations

    • Yr 12 in FPU (above library) Yr 11 upstairs wing 2 & 3

    • Yr 10 upstairs wing 1 Yr 9 upstairs wing 3

    • Yr 8 downstairs wing 1

 

Possible solutions: – main challenge getting students to gym

  • split yr levels to access gym via oval & past Tech Studies This is a good idea – access to gym via a fairly direct route from home room.  Split according to home room location, rather than year level?

    • currently Oval = Yr 9 & 12, Tech Studies = Yr 8, 10,11

is this the best split of year levels?

Yr 8 = 128         Yr 9 = 127        Yr 10 = 146       Yr 11 = 152     Yr 12 = 113 SEAL = 21

Oval = 240 students

Tech Studies = 572 students

  • consider best entry to gym?

  • Currently Yr 9 & 12s by oval/yard & Yr 8, 10 &11 by hill

Maybe consider

    • hill Yr 8s & 12s maybe; yard Yr 10 & 11 oval Yr 9s & 8s?

  • would it be better to split by door entry for seating and therefore closest gym entry route?  I think it would.

    • Yr 8s = hill door = gym via tech  (yr8 at back of 2 sections, maybe better to come from Hill door)

    • Yr 9s = oval door = gym via oval

    • Yr 10s = yard door = gym via oval OR tech

    • Yr 11s = yard door = gym via oval OR tech

    • Yr 12s = hill door = gym via Tech

    • So options:

      • Yrs 8, 10, 12 via Tech (387 students) Yrs 9, 11 via Oval (279 students)

      • Yr 8 & 12 via Tech (241) Yrs 9-11 via Oval (425)

possible new routes

possible new routes

  • possible new routes on map.might need to re-draw maps so Yr 10/11 alternatives are clearer

    Good idea to indicate route on map – maybe these could be displayed in home rooms? and casual teacher folders?  

comments near photos

walkway between Tech Studies & Gloucester Ave. Two people can walk through but not easily carrying chairs

walkway between Tech Studies & Gloucester Ave. Two people can walk through but not easily carrying chairs

walkway between Tech Studies & Gloucester Ave. Two people can walk through but not easily carrying chairs this definitely looks like a single file access route

 

2014-08-12 15.35.27End of walkway between Tech Studies & Gloucester Ave heading towards steep ramps.

 

Steep ramps from near kitchens up to Music

Steep ramps from near kitchens up to Music

Steep ramps from near kitchens up to Music Are there people with disabilities who would not be able to use these access ramps?

Between Music (left) and SEAL (right, in last building, top of photo); top of ramps

Between Music (left) and SEAL (right, in last building, top of photo); top of ramps

Between last row of buildings (SEAL at far end of red/brown buildings) & north carpark. Gate from carpark to school is next to where photo was taken. Blue building is the gym.

Between last row of buildings (SEAL at far end of red/brown buildings) & north carpark. Gate from carpark to school is next to where photo was taken. Blue building is the gym.

Walkway down to gym; north carpark is to the right of photo, SEAL classroom behind photo. Hill Door is to the right; Yard door is past blue fencing to the left.

Walkway down to gym; north carpark is to the right of photo, SEAL classroom behind photo. Hill Door is to the right; Yard door is past blue fencing to the left.

  • Restricted access to the gym via the oval. Students and teachers must pass through the builder’s gate which the builders have authorised with consultation of principal during set times,mostly for assemblies. The builder’s gate is approximated on the school map.

Photos etc as per design brief – no additional comments on these photos

I came across this helpful link after reading Margaret and Heather’s blogs:  http://dschool.stanford.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/HMW-METHODCARD.pdf

which I am using to help me ideate.  It might help you too?

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