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Trinity News : November 2008
Refugees in the City Guest Speaker | Year 6 Junior School On Friday 12th September, Year 6 was fortunate to experience a special visit from Medecins Sans Frontieres, Australia (Doctors Without Borders). The visit supported the PYP Unit of Inquiry – Across the Border. Debra-Lee Holman, an experienced field officer, explained the history and purpose of the organisation. She detailed the work that she had been involved in and the impact that this has on the well being of the refugees in the organisation’s care. Year 6 learnt that MSF provides aid to those in need, regardless of their religion, race, gender or political situation. They provide assistance after natural disasters; offer medical aid to those affected by wars; organise feeding programmes for malnourished children; and treat diseases, including malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and cholera. The talk was certainly a humbling learning experience for all the students. Yahya Motawie (6Ch) and Mitchell Patel (6Du) Debra-Lee Holman explaining the role of MSF An Ancient Legend gives New Life to Mathematics Debra-Lee Holman explaining the methods of treating cholera 36 TRINITY NEWS Year 6’s Extension Mathematics group like to approach things a little differently. Legend has it that Princess Elissa escaped from Lebanon and fled to North Africa after her brother, the King of Tyre, killed her husband. Upon arriving on the shores of North Africa she was granted as much land as she could cover with an ox skin. However, Princess Elissa was quite crafty and she cut her ox skin into strips and encircled the entire hilltop, thus creating the city of Carthage. After hearing about the legend of Princess Elissa, the challenge was set for Year 6 to see who could cover the most area with their ‘ox skin.’ The class was split into groups and set to work. Groups were given a paper ‘ox-skin’ which they cut carefully into strips. Each group then had to try and show that they could cover the most area with their strip of ox skin, first in a regular polygon and then in an irregular polygon. Groups then reflected on the challenges they encountered and how they overcame them. Year 6’s group work and mathematical skills were well and truly tested! | Nadia Sarol An Evening of Eminence On Thursday 12th June, Year 6 impressed their parents with their costumes, bio-riddles and well-researched presentations, on a notable leader who had made a positive difference in the world. For the weeks preceding the presentation we had all been working hard in our PYP lessons, researching and writing our leader’s biography. By our presentation night we were up to the challenge of becoming them, in how we spoke, what we wore and the answers we gave to some very complex questions. We all showed the PYP attitudes of enthusiasm, commitment and independence throughout our project journey. Our parents have been able to see that we have grown into ‘Knowledgeable’ and ‘Open-Minded’ Learners. We would like to thank all of the parents who attended the night and supported us through our weeks of research. | Matthew Wonders (6Sc) and Daniel Weissberger (6Ch)