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.
Blair with Hobby and his passport.
Blair playing music with Hobby
Hot summers in Australia mean we definitely need to go for a swim sometimes!
Blinky’s home in a gum tree!
Blair with some of the Global LYNCs Team Sarah (Chelsea Primary) and Scarlett
Merry Christmas from Blair and Scarlett!
Blair and Scarlett visiting the State Library in Melbourne
Blair underground in famous Flinders St Station
We have been hard at work, and have created a great new bilingual pamphlet with details about the project, and information about how to join in 2016.
You can access the pamphlet by following this link or going to the ‘introduction’ area of our blog.
Yesterday Daegu and Mildura linked up, and shared some cultural traditions, such as a lesson on a formal Korean bow.
There are two new power points about Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year in Australia available in our Resource link.
Wishing all of the Global LYNC teachers and students a very Happy Christmas and a safe and wonderful New Year in 2016.
Professor Ku missed out on seeing a kangaroo on her recent visit to Victoria … but there is even one in our office this week!
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 assistance 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