Month: October 2020

Perspectives

This week in the 3/4 neighbourhood we have been exploring perspectives. The students were inspired by our artist in residence Darren as we explored how photos tell a story. The stories we can tell through photography also include the perspective of the photographer and often include many clues, emotions and context. Students have been bringing …

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Artist in Resident – Darren James – Photographer

As part of our Artist in Residence programme we have been very lucky to have photographer Darren James working with the children. Darren has a strong interest in humanitarian aid and development, healthcare, cultural identity, climate change, education, environment, hard waste management and sustainability with a focus on Pacific island nations and South East Asia. …

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Redefining Working Needs and Expectations

What characteristics or motivations inspire people to continue… This week we welcomed our Artists in Residence, and also extended our thinking, discussing what types of characteristics people have to face disasters or catastrophes and then continue to face a new day and keep going. As a result of our discussions, we began to unpack other …

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Maybe if we were all quiet enough we could hear the Coronavirus

Last week, interesting theories, questions and wonderings with authentic potential were uncovered in our neighbourhood in connection to provocations connected to the artist in residence program. These artists have been specially chosen from our local community as part of our whole school wellbeing project and include a photographer, musician and dancer. We were able to …

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Week 4 Reflection

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas and cracks with gold. They do this to honour the cracks, dignify the scars and not hide them but most importantly to make the fractured object more beautiful and unique than it was before”. The journey towards the Princes Hill Wellbeing Arts …

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Asteroid Bennu

Hi everyone, Here are the links from today’s science wondering. https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2020-10-20/nasa-osiris-rex-landing-on-bennu-explained/12745804 https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2020/bennu-top-ten Enjoy!

The importance of trees in our lives and our Artist in Residence, Sarah Rowe

‘Trees are the largest manifestation of the life-force we see. No two trees are the same, like us. We’re all a little bit different inside and look a little bit different outside. You notice that more in winter than in the summer… Trees become friends.’ David Hockney Last week we realized that many students held …

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