On Friday we hosted a special ‘International Day’ where the 4-6 students shared some of their work from our Term Two Inquiry topic that focused on Geography.
From 8:45 am to 10:25 am, Rob Henry, the creator of the film ‘As Worlds Divide’, came to share his experience of living with a remote tribe in the Mentawai Islands of Indonesia. We have been studying this film as part of our Inquiry topic and the students had lots of interesting questions they were looking forward to asking Rob. They also displayed and shared some of the reflections they made while watching the film. Parents were invited to come in during this time to listen to Rob and view the students’ work.
That afternoon we will had an International Expo. Students displayed their Inquiry projects where they have investigated the geography and culture of a country of their choice. Students presented their projects to small groups and parents were again invited to come in and view their work. Students had the option of bringing in some traditional food from their country to share with their audience.
We also cooked nasi goreng at lunch time, and students could enjoy for a gold coin donation. The 4-6 students helped prepare the food and parents were welcome to come in at lunch time to sample some of our cooking.
All money raised on the day will go to the Suku Mentawai Foundation, a foundation set up by Rob to support the preservation of the indigenous culture of the Mentawai Islands. More information on the foundation can be found at http://www.sukumentawai.org/en .