Korean Traditional Games PowerPoint resources in use.

Mildura South Primary School and Daegu Hyodong Elementary School used ZOOM to share a game of Yutnori and some insight into traditions. The students explained the gifts, taking turns to present and explain the slides, and ZOOM was used to share a movie and soundtrack effectively by using the SHARE tool. The PowerPoints used in this link have been kindly made available to the project, and can be accessed on our resources page:  http://globallyncs.global2.vic.edu.au/resources/powerpoints/  

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Publication of Images

Schools/teachers participating in the Global LYNCs Project are fully responsible for distribution of permission forms at a school level for reproduction of images involving students in the linked classes in the monthly newsletter and on the blogs.  From time to time images may be used for other non-profit educational purposes such as teacher training.    For safety reason no student’s name will appear beside their image in a way that might identify them. Many schools already have a general process in place for students around publication of images.

Here are the DET forms for distribution to students at a school level when you join the project:


International Classroom Telecommunications Professional Learning Activity

Professional Learning Activity

DET Victorian teachers and leaders

International Classroom telecommunications with South Korea –emerging research

Professor Keong Ku

Date: Monday 9th November

Time: 3.45 pm – 5 pm

Via Polycom and MSLYNC

Booking link and dial in details:





Did you know?

The national flower of Korea is the Hibiscus syriacus (known in Korea as ‘Mugunghwa’). Theflower’s symbolic significance stems from the Korean word mugung, which means “eternity” or “inexhaustible abundance”.

The national flower of Australia is the Acacia pycnantha (commonly known as the GoldenWattle). The Australian coat of arms includes a wreath of wattle, and the green and gold colours used by Australian sporting teams were inspired by the colours of wattles.mugunghwa

ROK-VIC Teacher Exchange Program.

The Department of Education and Training partners with the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and Asia Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) to facilitate the ROK-VIC Teacher Exchange Program.

The Program aims to promote mutual understanding between the two countries through the exchange of teachers and to provide participating teachers and schools with opportunities to teach abroad and build a network with foreign schools.

The program is a reciprocal exchange program that involve Korean teachers being placed for three weeks in a Victorian host school where they observe classes, co teach and gain insight into school operations. Participating Victorian teachers arrange homestay for the Korean teacher during their visit and later go on a return exchange to Korea for three weeks.

Details regarding the 2016 program, including specific dates, are yet to be finalised but applications to participate in the program will be advertised through DET mail and be made available on the DET website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/principals/management/Pages/educators.aspx

Victorian teachers interested in finding out more about the 2016 program can send an email registering their interest to Daniel Yong at: yong.kean.k@edumail.vic.gov.au with ‘ROK Exchange Enquiry’ as the subject.

Japan and Shepparton meet for the first time!

Hokuzan High School in Japan and Shepparton High School hosted a virtual class on Monday September 14. The majority of the class involved introductions and greetings, but the it provided a great opportunity to practise both English and Japanese language skills.

In Shepparton the students had cards written in Japanese, but used English to communicate with Hokuzan. J-pop was mentioned in the introductions, and both groups were fans!

Japan and Shepparton meet via Polycom.

Japan and Shepparton meet via Polycom.

"Konnichiwa!" "G'day!"; the students greet each other in their virtual class.

“Konnichiwa!” “G’day!”; the students greet each other in their virtual class.

Superintendent has first hand experience with Global LYNCs Daegu Pilot Program.

Mr Woo Tong-Ki, superindendent of the Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education took part in a linkup between Saeron Elementary School and Chelsea Primary School on September 15th, with students at both ends dressing up in their finest hanboks.

The students taught each other traditional dances and songs, including a performance of Waltzing Matilda. Lots of preparation was put in by teachers to showcase their passionate classes. The students then broke off for a quick rehearsal on mute before giving their final performances, which gave a nice insight into the parallels between cultures as the students prepared informally in groups.

Superintendent Woo Tong-Ki visiting Saeron Elementary School in person, and visiting Chelsea Primary School Virtually.

Superintendent Woo Tong-Ki visiting Saeron Elementary School in person, and visiting Chelsea Primary School Virtually.

The students perform traditional dances

Students at Chelsea PS perfom Waltzing Matilda