Remember the work we did on Rosa Parks?

Posted onDecember 3, 2012 
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December 1st 2012 was the 57th anniversary of the arrest of Rosa Parks. 57 years ago Rosa refused to move from her seat to the back of the bus.

It was only 57 years ago that it was legal to tell someone just because of their skin color they had to give up their seat. Discrimination like this was widely accepted, it took one brave person to stand up and fight it.

President Obama visited the bus Rosa Parks was arrested in. It’s a powerful photo.

Don’t forget the recent past.

Visit this link for more on Rosa’s story.

Happy New Year everyone …

Posted onDecember 31, 2011 
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It’s nearly time to say goodbye …

Posted onDecember 18, 2011 
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I cannot believe that it is the last week of school.  I cannot believe that I have to say goodbye to all of my students.  We’ve been together for two years; we’ve laughed, learned, joked, played, camped, cried, lifted and supported each other along the way, and I am going to be very sad on our last day.

I am also happy to know that they are all ready for the next step in their education.  They are all deep thinkers, motivated students, caring empathic individuals who are enthusiastic about their next educational step.  I’m happy that they’re all ready for their secondary school lives!

It’s been a wonderful two years of teaching for me.  A great school and a beautiful bunch of students.

Happy holidays all :)  Cathie x

 

Cyber Bullying Digital Project

Posted onNovember 30, 2011 
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Pollution Digital Project

Posted onNovember 25, 2011 
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by Cody, William and Diandra of 6Cathie

Racial Tolerance Digital Project

Posted onNovember 25, 2011 
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This Digital Project also began with students watching the Tropfest video ‘Mankind is no Island’.  These students responded with this video; the message being acceptance and tolerance.

SRI LANKA by Samindi …

Posted onNovember 17, 2011 
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SRI LANKA
SRI LANKA IS MY COUNTRY. SOME PEOPLE CALL IT  THE PEARL OF THE INDIAN OCEAN BECAUSE IT IS AN ISLAND WHICH IS SURROUNDED BY THE INDIAN OCEAN.  SRI LANKA HAS A LONG HISTORY AND IT IS VERY BEAUTIFUL.  THERE ARE NINE PROVINCES AND TWENTY FOUR DISTRICTS.  INDIA IS THE NEAREST COUNTRY TO SRI LANKA.  THERE ARE SINHALESE, TAMILS, MUSLIMS AND BURGERS. THEY ARE VERY UNITED.  SRI LANKA IS FULL OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND THEY ADD BEAUTY TO MY COUNTRY.  OUR STAPLE FOOD IS RICE.  OUR ECONOMY DEPENDS ON AGRICULTURE AND TRADE.  TEA, RUBBER, COCONUT AND CINNAMON ARE OUR MAIN EXPORT ITEMS.  BUDDHISM IS THE MAIN RELIGION IN SRI LANKA.  SRI LANKA IS DEVELOPING DAY BY DAY.  SRI LANKANS ARE VERY HOSPITABLE.  SRI LANKA HAS A VERY GOOD CLIMATE SO MANY FOREIGNERS LIKE TO LIVE IN SRI LANKA.  THE PRESIDENT OF SRI LANKA IS MAHINDA RAJAPAKSHA AND HE ALWAYS TRIES TO KEEP OUR COUNTRY CLEAN AND BEAUTIFUL.  SRI JAYAWARDANAPURA KOTTE IS THE CAPITAL OF SRI LANKA.  I THINK IAM LUCKY TO HAVE A COUNTRY LIKE THIS.  WHAT A GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY IT IS!

Largest natural harbour:
TRINCOMALEE IS THE FIFTH LARGEST NATURAL HARBOUR IN THE WORLD.

Most populated city:
COLOMBO, WESTERN PROVINCE WITH 642,020 PERSONS LIVING IN THIS CITY.

Largest national park:
WILPATTU NATIONAL PARK NEAR PUTTALAM WITH AN AREA OF 131.693 HECTARES.

NATIONAL SPORT-VOLLEY BALL
NATIONAL TREE-NA TREE
NATIONAL BIRD-JUNGLE FOWL
NATIONAL FLOWER-BLUE WATER LILLIE

AREA-65,610[SQ.KM]
TOTAL POPULATION-18,732,300
DENSITY-299[PERSON PER SQ KM]
LITERACY-87.2[PERCENT]
CURRENCY-SRI LANKAN RUPEE

BY SAMINDI 6CATHIE

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