This term the OC is taking part in the World’s Biggest Classroom, an exhibition program that provides NSW schools the opportunity to showcase student work across a variety of curriculum areas. This year’s theme is 30 Spectacular Years! With the help of our super creative Miss Beker, our class has begun a visual arts project which aims to demonstrate the significant moments in history and the changes from past to present from the last 30 years.
Today the OC received some special visitors to help us with our work on the Newcastle Herald writing competition. We were joined by several students from Islington Public school who kindly agreed to be interviewed by our students about their backgrounds, journeys to Australia and experiences in a new country. The students all come from refugee backgrounds and came to Australia to live in a country free from war, violence and poverty. We were very grateful to have these students share their incredible stories with us and I know Chris and Allan (our journalists) will do an amazing job writing this article for the Herald.
Look out for the Tighes Hill Tribune, to be published in the Newcastle Herald on Thursday 5th September.