Photos of Hills College Under 8s Day

JIMBOOMBA Hills College showcased how they are preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow with an under 8s day event on Friday.

With a focus on learning through language and culture, the event featured a range of activities including screened, screen less and robotic coding, artistic activities, and indigenous, Japanese and Chinese cultural activities.

Organiser Marion Zavattaro said it was important to teach kids basic coding skills from a young age and prepare them for more complex skills in future years.

“A lot of the jobs kids leaving year 12 will have do not even exist yet,” she said.

“This is why we are trying to create internationally minded and coding-savvy students, which is why we are exposing them to simple coding right from prep.”

Ms Zavattaro said many students were benefitting through the language opportunities offered at the college.

“We teach Japanese from year 3 to 12 as an elective and we started our Chinese bi-lingual program for prep, year 1 and year 2,” she said.

“Whether Chinese or Japanese we always incorporate culture in the language.”

Face painting, rides and other fun attractions were also enjoyed by students.