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Wonthaggi Secondary College

“Achieving success in a caring and creative environment.”
12 June 2019

Asia Week 2019

It was that time of the year again. In Week 3 of Term 2, 2019, students at Wonthaggi Secondary College participated in a range of fun activities to celebrate the school’s annual Asia Week.

As always, the famous Asia Week fundraiser store was a bustle with customers in the canteen area Monday and Tuesday lunchtimes, operated by students themselves, selling everything from candy, to chopsticks to stationary. Every day of the week, a new quiz question about the Asian continent would pop up on the news feed, giving students the opportunity to win further prizes bought from Daiso. Thank you to the Library staff for hosting the quiz answer box!

Language lessons during the week took on various topics, from cooking, calligraphy, origami to geography as students engaged with the cultures of Australia’s near neighbours. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, a record-breaking 120 orders were made for Japanese obento (packed lunch) by teachers and students alike across McBride and Dudley campuses. It was very impressive to walk around and notice the widespread chopstick skills, smiles and shared love for food.

On Thursday, students were treated to the performance arts of this year’s featured country, Indonesia. Year 7 students attended a gamelan workshop, which featured a range of different instruments used in traditional Indonesian music. Years 8 and 9 students were taught a warrior dance from central Java, which included costumes and weapons! The guest performers congratulated all year levels for their participation, enthusiasm and abilities.

Asia week aims to cultivate a greater awareness of the cultures of Asia in our student cohort, particularly by extending and enriching existing curriculum and pedagogy at Wonthaggi Secondary College. All students at the school deserve warm congratulations on their achievements and participation during the week, which could never have succeeded so well without their enthusiasm and energy.

Congratulations to the Languages team also. Woohoo!!