AROUND THE CLASSES
Kindy begins the term with stories of finding treasures in the landscapes of our lives. Class ½ explore the imaginations that lie in the landscape of our mid mountains environment as well as the history and culture of place. Class ¾ delve into an artistic exploration of Ancient Egypt and what it can meet in the unfolding life of the 9/10 year old. Class 5/6 spend their first week at the Snow, followed by a lesson on The Dragon of the Pacific, experiencing something of the “otherness” of the Asian cultures. In high school, year 7/8 work with Romeo and Juliet and a study of contact and colonisation, comparing the Americas and Australia. Year 9/10 finalise preparations for their upcoming community service trip to Vanuatu, and they study Changing Rights and Freedoms comparing the civil rights movement in the United States with that in Australia which was kicked off by the Freedom Rides. Science in high school this term is human physiology in year 7/8 and the physics of transport and communication in year 9/10. In music, class 9/10 place finishing touches on film edits while 7/8 launch into Indian music.
WELCOME TO OUR JAPANESE STUDENTS
A very warm welcome to our Japanese students who arrived yesterday. Also to their teacher, Mr Nishida. This week 6 families in the school host students visiting from Japan. We will have opportunities for sharing through the week. THURSDAY AT 11am, we will have a PEACE CEREMONY where we will have a brief but beautiful commemoration of Hiroshima Day. This will be followed by a taste of Japanese food. Children still need to bring their own lunch. We need to parents to help with the barbecue and preparation of food on Thursday, please let Lynn know if you can help. Thank you to our host families for supporting this cultural exchange week and making our visitors feel welcome.