Week 16 News

In this week’s news:

  • Important dates
  • Curious Glass
  • Reconciliation Week Films

Important Dates

As we approach the end of term there are some important dates coming up. Please add them to your calendar.

  • 5/6 College enrollments close
  • 10/6 Courtyard Assembly at LTC
  • 17/6 Cross-line Testing begins
  • 24/6 Students Handback Day (student assignments)
  • 26/6 Students Unit Scores available (through BSSS)

Curious Glass – From the Cabinet of Curiosities

This wonderful piece of kiln formed glass has been created by Lake Tuggeranong College student Eli Williams as part of his assignment the “Cabinet of Curiousities”. Eli assembled two pieces of ordinary glass, like that found in a window and he placed a large dry leaf which has formed a bubble when fired at 820 degrees Celsius. If you look carefully you can see the remains of the leaf trapped forever inside the glass. The glass inclusion will form the basis of Eli’s investigative drawing in his Visual Diary.

Eli Williams

Reconciliation Week Films

As some of the formal activities for Reconciliation Week draws to a close, here at The LTC Blog we would like to recommend 6 films for families to watch, for reconciliation.

  • Black Divaz – Adrian Russell Wills, (SBS Ondemand)
  • Living Black – Pat Dodson (SBS Ondemand)
  • Teach a Man To Fish, Grant Leigh Saunders, (Vimeo).
  • Truth Be Told: Lest We Forget (SBS Ondemand)
  • Lousy Little Sixpence – Alec Morgan (SBS Ondemand)
  • The Beach, Warwick Thornton (SBS Ondemand)

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) started as the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation in 1993 (the International Year of the World’s Indigenous Peoples) and was supported by Australia’s major faith communities. In 1996, the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation launched Australia’s first NRW. In 2000, Reconciliation Australia was established to continue to provide national leadership on reconciliation. In the same year, approximately 300,000 people walked across Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of NRW, to show their support for reconciliation.

Today, NRW is celebrated by  businesses, schools and early learning services, organisations, and individuals Australia-wide. Hundreds of NRW events are held each year

Submissions to the blog welcomed, just send them in to richard.baldwin@ed.act.edu.au

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