Syndicate Members

Room 9:  Dave Beehre (Lead Teacher)

Room 10:  Susan Naylor

Room 15:  Sonya Koshy

Room 16:  Mark Barlow

Syndicate Goal

Syndicate B aims to develop a collaborative team of teachers and students all working together to grow their knowledge and develop their learning.


As a Module 1 syndicate, our aim is to use the digital tools available to us in order to expand student's ideas and break down the "walls" in our classrooms. Our goal is to enable students to share their knowledge and skills, and work together to enhance their own understanding of the world they live in.


It is also our aim to grow responsible digital citizens who can operate with both skill and integrity in the digital world that is such a big part of, not only the world today, but also the world of their future.


We aim to develop young people who are articulate and confident learners, able to utilise and share all their skills and talents and who actively look for ways to develop and improve.

ALJ Synopsis

Our eyes are open, but do we see?

 The rationale behind this fertile question is to provide opportunities for students to learn more about themselves, their peers and the wider world in which they live, and beyond. As Andre Gide once wrote, "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." This year Syndicate B will investigate mankind's attempts to explore the world and the known universe, learn more about our environment and the impact the digital revolution is having on it. Along the way, we will investigate with a critical eye the psychology behind advertising and consumerism as well as immerse ourselves in the world of science where we will learn more about the eye, light and optical illusions. Throughout this journey, students will be encouraged to think, to analyse, to connect (sympathise/empathise), to synthesise, and to create new understanding for themselves.