All Year 9 students will be exploring Multiculturalism and Intercultural Understanding for our Philanthropic project. On Tuesday 7th June we will be launching this project by visiting different places within Darebin.
On this day, each Year 9 tutorial group will be broken into 5 groups. Each group will have a specific destination within the Darebin area. They will need to work as a group to find how to get to each location by a certain time. Students will be making their way independently to each site, either walking or on Public transport. They will find out where they are going on the day. At each site they will meet with a Northcote High School teacher, and then participate in the activities at each site.
Once they are finished with the activities they will be dismissed from the site to get lunch from a café/shop in the Northcote/ Thornbury area. They will be expected to eat a ‘multicultural’ meal and take a selfie as evidence. By a ‘multicultural’ meal we mean something different to their own culture's cuisine, and not a fast food chain.
They will return to school by 1.45 and join their tutorial groups. During this time they will report back to their class about what they learned from the site they visited.
Each class will be awarded points for their participation, teamwork, timeliness, and other factors. The tutorial groups that gain enough points will be given a reward to be announced later in the term.
The purpose of this day is as preparation for a class project in Term 3, where students will be completing a project about raising awareness about an aspect of Multiculturalism & Intercultural understanding. Students will be developing important skills for City school in Term 4 when students will be moving independently around the city, either walking or on PT.
Cost – there will be a small cost for this excursion. Some of the locations charge an entrance fee so all student will need to pay a small amount to cover the cost for this. Any extra money that we have will be donated to a relevant organisation. The two charges (cost and donation) will be separated as the donation is entirely voluntary.
Students will need to have some extra money for lunch. They will be buying this independently and at their own cost.
If students have any food allergies that prevent them from eating out, then they can bring their own food. But we would ask that they remain with their group during the lunch period.
Transport and safety: Students will be travelling independently between school and the sites they are visiting. Some students will be walking, but most will need to catch public transport. So they will need a Myki card with credit. Safe and respectful behaviour is required at all times.
Students will be expected to stay with their group that has a minimum of 3 students. Each group will provide the teachers with a contact mobile number, and will be given a school mobile number to contact if required.
Activities: Students will be visiting a range of sites in the Darebin area to learn about Intercultural understanding and Multiculturalism in Darebin, and explore issues about identity and belonging.
These are the sites the students are visiting.
- Darebin Council Intercultural Understanding Centre.
- Darebin Ethnic Communities Council.
- Islamic museum.
- Chua Linh Son Buddhist temple.
- Darebin Parklands Indigenous Spiritual Healing pathway
We ask that students and families support this program. Families will need to approve and pay for this excursion by Friday 3rd June. Student that have not paid by this date will be doing an alternative program back at school. Please understand that we are not able to accept payments and approval after this time.
As the students will be moving independently through our community and visiting these places, it is vital that they are in full uniform and behaving appropriately. Please support us by making it clear that this is what is expected.
If you have any queries about this excursion please contact Sarah Green or Jamie Lethborg on 9488 2382 or email [email protected] or [email protected].