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This term the Year 6 students have been learning about the history of migration and the impact on people’s lives. This experience culminated with a ‘live museum’ showcasing their extensive learning. Each student was allocated a migrant to study and presented this in live characterisation to the visiting classes, staff, and parents throughout the day. Thank you to all the Year 6 parents for taking time out of their day to visit this museum.

As part of this experience, students were dressed as their migrant, presented a one-minute monologue, and shared a display. The Year 6 teachers have been teaching these skills in class through Humanities and Social Sciences and English. This proved to be a wonderful exploration and representation of the diversity and richness of Australian culture. It was particularly evident just how much our migrant community have led large-hearted contributions to all levels of our society, including the political, sporting, and culinary arenas to name but a few. It was particularly moving to see how some students were able to research and share of their own family migratory story.

This migration unit promotes harmony and togetherness. Understanding can occur through storytelling, through community, and also through realisation of our intrinsic interconnectedness as individuals. We are all children of God as one shared humanity. Pope Francis expressed in Humana Communitas (The Human Community), that ‘our shared humanity demands a global approach to the questions raised by the dialogue between diverse cultures and societies.’ At its heart, Ignatian spirituality is a humanism that prizes learning from other cultures, seeks common ground between people, and defends the human dignity of all. We are at our best as a school community, and as a society at large, when we are able to honour and celebrate the rich tapestry of our shared humanity.

We wish all families a safe and enjoyable end-of-term break and look forward to seeing you all refreshed for what promises to be an exciting Term 4.

Mr Nic Boys
Head of Junior School

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