Global Studies with Mrs. Buckland and Mrs. Withers
1. focus on the analysis of events, activities, ideas, trends, processes and phenomena that are apparent across national boundaries and cultural regions.
2. are examined from many disciplinary points of view:
* the social sciences
* the humanities,
* the Arts, and
* the Sciences—(i.e.: environmental studies and public health).
3. help to foster a sense of global citizenship, allowing students to function in an ‘increasingly globalised world’ by understanding both the specific aspects of diverse cultures & traditions as well as commonly experienced global trends and patterns.
Languages Other Than English (Italian) with Mrs. Kouris.
Italian belongs to the ‘Romance’ family of languages and is closely connected to its ‘sibling’ languages of Spanish, Portuguese and French. It also has many commonalities and connections with English, sharing many Latin-derived words and using the same Roman alphabet. Overall, the Italian language is not linguistically or culturally ‘distant’ for English-speaking learners. Words are pronounced generally as they are written, which is especially helpful in the development of listening and speaking skills.
The Performing Arts (Music) with Mrs. Mitchell.
In Music, students listen to, compose and perform music in a wide range of styles from diverse cultures, times and locations. Listening underpins all music learning. Students compose and perform music using the voice, body, instruments, found sound sources, and digital technologies. Learning through Music is a continuous and sequential process, enabling the acquisition, development and revisiting of skills and knowledge.
The Visual Arts with Mrs. Hughes.
Learning in Visual Arts involves students making and responding to artworks, drawing on the world as a source of ideas. Students engage with and develop knowledge of visual arts, skills, techniques and processes, and use materials as they explore a range of forms, styles and contexts.