Blair met Hobby and Blinky!

We are thrilled to have Blair Williams featured in this month’s newsletter and blog. Blair is a Queenslander who is now a famous TV Celebrity in Sth Korea. He visited with us for a few days this week and met Blinky the Koala and Hobby the Korean Tiger. We will also be posting his live Christmas message to help promote our project and in particular the Travel Diary literacy component.DSC_0606

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Blair with Hobby and his passport.

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Blair playing music with Hobby

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Hot summers in Australia mean we definitely need to go for a swim sometimes!

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Blinky’s home in a gum tree!

Blair with Sarah from Chelsea Primary and Scarlett from the Global LYNCs Team

Blair with some of the Global LYNCs Team Sarah (Chelsea Primary) and Scarlett

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Merry Christmas from Blair and Scarlett!

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Blair and Scarlett visiting the State Library in Melbourne

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Blair underground in famous Flinders St Station

 

A Christmas Video Message from Blair – Click Here!

Miner’s Rest PS begins telecommunications

 

Miner’s Rest PS students engaged in telecommunications and loving it!   This  partnership evolved after a visit from Sinmyeong in 2015 following a visit to Sinmyeong Elementary in Korea by Principal Dale Power and teacher Megan Manson.  Miner’s Rest PS has a Korean language program and recently hosted a wonderful cultural day for the school community with the Miners rest linkassistance of Insun Chang, Victorian Korean language advisor.  Years 5 & 6 spoke about what Christmas looks like in the two different countries and sang them a Paul Kelly classic “From little things, big things grow”, which has been the highlight of Miner’s Rest music topic, ‘Australian Folk’. The students from Sinmyeong had the lyrics in English and followed them as the students sang.  The school aims to strengthen the partnership through the use of song to assist the Korean students to develop their English.  We look forward to the ongoing communication with Sinmyeong.  Miner’s Rest Primary movie