Identity – Who Am I?
My Asia Pacific Neighbours
This term students in 5EZ are building their intercultural understanding. This is an essential part of living with others in the diverse world of the twenty-first century. It assists young people to become responsible local and global citizens, equipped through their education for living and working together in an interconnected world.
Intercultural understanding combines personal, interpersonal and social knowledge and skills. It involves students in learning to value and view critically their own cultural perspectives and practices and those of others through their interactions with people, texts and contexts across the curriculum.
We have been working on a variety of tasks such as discussing and sharing our own heritage and exploring the cultures of others. We have a few exciting things coming up towards the end of the term. For example, our story telling morning on the 25th of March and looking into life in Papua New Guinea.
We plan to share photos and work samples on this page soon, so please come back and visit soon.
5EZ and 5KB Skyping with PNG
Wednesday 2nd April
Today we were very lucky to Skype with 6 students from an international school in Papua New Guinea. The children were very excited before and after. We hope to continue this and build our communication and relationship with this school.
We found out a lot of information about their lives at school and their community. Some facts are;
school starts at 8:15 and finishes 2:15
they play many sports such as netball, cricket, softball and rugby league
they eat many different things such as vegetables, some meat and they love Australian meat pies
they have about 25 students in each class and about 230 students at their school
the students there are unable to go out on excursions because Tabubil is surrounded by mountains and rainforest. There is only one road, one end goes to the mine and the other the port on the river. You can only fly or boat in and out.
Tabubil is in the west of PNG. The town is very far away from the capital city Port Moresby.
The main animals found in their area are snakes and insects.
It rains a lot there and they have an average of 8 metres of rain per year.