Studies of Asia Program – Making Lanterns

How fortunate we are to have such talented children at our College! Please visit our FB page to see photos of Year 1 making Chinese lanterns as part of their Studies of Asia Program. See more photos on Facebook!...

Jelly Day

This year was the first year we have had a Jelly Day and it proved to be a hit for the young students as well as the older ones too! Book week is in full swing at the Junior Campus and having a Jelly Day just adds to the fabulous activities of the week. Thank you to all the hard working P&F committee members that helped make the jelly as well as helping at the stall. As always, thank you to the wonderful SRC who helped and gave up their lunch and recess to assist us. It was wonderful having the opportunity to also get their feedback on future events that the P&F could promote. Thank you to the wonderful student and parent community who supported this event to make it a huge...

High School Musical Jr

Congratulations to all of the students involved in the Year 10 production of High School Musical Jr. It was a fabulous show filled with joy and entertainment! Thank you to all who attended the performance and also to staff, students and families for all of your support. Well done Year 10...

Old Scholar of St George College Wins Gold !

MEN’S SPRINT – Pedalling Towards Success We are delighted to share the success story of Jeone Park. One of the College’s proud old scholars, who won a gold medal at the World Juniors in Kazakhstan!     Strong rides by Conor Rowley (VIC) in the quarter finals saw him close but defending champion Jeone Park (KOR) proved to be too strong. A long sprint by Rowley in the 5-8 final almost earned him the win but in a close finish he was just edged on the line. Rowley finished in seventh position. Park claimed gold ahead of Jiri Janosek (CZE) with Moritz Meissner (GER) the bronze. David Albano Link to Article Apologies for the old photo – now updated!    ...

Communities Making a Difference Review led by Dr Neville Highett

 Continuous Improvement Model that focuses on teaching and learning To be read in conjunction with Letter to Parents, Students and Staff dated 21 August 2015. AISSA’s Paper found here describes four school review models that form part of a continuous improvement approach. Each of the four models has a strong focus on enhanced teaching and learning. Each model is described in some detail and includes a précis and comment on its relevance or application to schools in the Independent sector, particularly for AISSA’s non-systemic schools. Dr Neville Highett’s External Review – Communities Making a Difference Review is a powerful tool in accelerating school improvement initiatives. Dr Highett was recently the Principal of Immanuel College and is the current chair of The Education and Early Childhood Services Registration and Standards Board of SA. The Board is confident this is an investment towards a very bright future for this College. The initiative will also provide our incoming Principal, Mrs Kadis, with the ideal platform for improving educational standards to new levels of excellence. Continuous Improvement...

Pre-school Fire Station Visit

We visited the Adelaide Metropolitan Fire Station on Wednesday 12th August. We dropped, rolled and crawled our way through our excursion learning about fire safety! We dropped, rolled and crawled our way through our excursion learning about fire safety! We met firemen and women who taught us all about the important work they do and how we can keep ourselves safe in fiery situations. We each had a turn at squirting a fire truck hose and watching the firemen drop down the fireman pole. We had a fantastic...

Advertiser Article: St George forges a bond with Chinese

Advertiser Article: St George forges a bond with Chinese ST George College students were busy making new friends from China’s Hangzhou Chongwen Experimental School last week. The 29 visiting Chinese students from Years 4­-6 were matched up with students from the Mile End school to share lessons and activities that included cooking, Greek dancing, physical education and a trip to Cleland Wildlife Park. Acting principal Stephanie Kosmetos said this was a new education exchange program with China for students in the primary school. St George’s Year 4­-6 students are able to study the Chinese language. It’s been a good experience for the children. Our students have been homestay families to the children, and as a result, they have established really good friendships. Ms Kosmetos said the program would be an annual event each August. MAR­TINA SIMOS ED­U­CA­TION WRITER Published in the Advertiser: Education on 18 August 2015 Read the article by clicking the link...

Day 5 – South Australian Museum & Greek Dancing

Museums play an important role in nurturing quality learning for children. The South Australian Museum is a natural history museum and research institution. Founded in 1856, the museum contains the largest collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural artefacts in the world. The Museum is one of the most visited museums in Australia and holds collections of national and international significance. Click below to read more and see some wonderful photos of our final day…   The aim of the museum is to: “To increase knowledge and understanding of natural and cultural heritage; to serve the community by acquiring, preserving, interpreting and presenting material evidence concerning people and nature; and to provide opportunities for study, education and enjoyment.”                               Traditional Greek dancing has a primarily social function. It brings the community together at key points of the year, such as Easter, the grape harvest or patronal festivals; and at key points in the lives of individuals and families, such as weddings.                       Our time together has sadly come to an end. We hope your time here has been filled with unforgettable memories that you will cherish for years to come. Thank you to the teachers and students of Chongwen School in China for coming to Adelaide and allowing us to share with you our proud culture. We would like to extend our deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to our guests for visiting us here at St George College. Finally, we would like to thank all of our teachers & students, our homestay parents and...

Day 4 – time to meet the wildlife…….up close!!!

The majority of animals at Cleland Wildlife Park live in their natural habitat. The animals are fully adapted to the park environment and accustomed to interactions with people. This not only allows great photos to be taken but also means you can actually pet and feed most of them! Click the link below to see more photos!    Location Cleland Wildlife Park is located within the Cleland Conservation Park  in the southern Mount Lofty Ranges. The Park conserves a large area of natural bushland and is approximately 25 miles south-east of St George College. The conservation park was named for Sir John Burton Cleland (1878-1971), a renowned naturalist, microbiologist, mycologist and ornithologist, and member of the Royal Society of South Australia. Neighbouring the Park is Mount Lofty, which is the highest point in the southern Ranges (727 metres or 2,385 feet). The summit has impressive panoramic views of Adelaide city and the western plains out towards the shoreline. Concentrated in the foothills is concentrated residential development (known as the Adelaide Hills). There are many wineries in the ranges. Two wine regions in particular are world-renowned: the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. Grapes are also grown in the Adelaide Hills and the Onkaparinga Valley. Animals & Park Map       Okay, now let’s see photos of our guests with the animals !!!                                                     Stephanie...

Day 3 photographs of our visitors – cooking classes!

We are delighted to provide Day 3 photos of our visitors – cooking! It is common for children to be apprehensive when sampling unfamiliar dishes and new tastes. An excellent way to overcome this is to involve them in the preparation of meals. After all, great food transcends all cultural boundaries, and sharing the food of your host country is the best way to connect with different people, cultures and the land.     Every parent knows that a child’s lifelong habits are formed early. This is especially true when it comes to food and eating! We consider that students are never too young to get involved in the kitchen.                   Encouraging an early interest in food can help broaden experiences for children in later life. Through self discovery, cooking enables students to learn how to enjoy a fundamental aspect of socialising.         Enhancing knowledge about where food comes from and learning to make healthy nutritional choices is becoming more and more important for our younger generation. It is also important to educate children early about the cornerstones of a healthy diet and set them up for a lifelong, positive attitude towards food. Stephanie Kosmetos ...

Day 2 photographs of our visitors from Hangzhou Chongwen School in China!

We are proud to present Day 2 photos of our visitors and friends from Hangzhou Chongwen Experimental School in China! The initial day one introductions were over and any apprehension had now well and truly been melted away. With the ice broken, our visitors were feeling more relaxed in their new environments. This was the perfect opportunity for our Physical Education and Sports Coordinator, Michael Rodas, to ensure our students received an energetic and fun packed lesson….        ...

History & Background to Hangzhou Chongwen Experimental School in China 崇文实验学校简介

Hangzhou Chongwen Experimental School 崇文实验学校简介 is a school within the Zhejiang province. The School is designed to educate students within smaller class sizes. It has attracted much attention with its unique design, the advanced level of education and its people-orientated management. HangZhou Chongwen Experimental School’s predecessor is Hangzhou Chongwen Academy which was founded in 1599. It was one of the four greatest colleges in late Qing Dynasty. “To ensure both teachers and students learning, development and growth occurs in a paradise!” is the everlasting principle of Chongwen Experimental School. In October 2002, the new School’s building was constructed at the south of the Qiantang River; covering an area of 30 acres. It was the first primary school designed for initiatives such as “Small Class Education“, and also the first primary school fully implementing the “New Class Education” in China. The School has a quiet and elegant environment, and is equipped with first class teaching facilities. Chongwen has a magnificent concert hall, a standard student experimental dormitory, an electric reading room with daily access, an immaculate canteen, a reading room with more than thirty thousand textbooks. Chongwen also has professional classrooms for music, art, science and other core subjects. Every classroom in Chongwen is equipped with interactive flat screen computer devices. The desks, chairs and information boards in each classroom are specially designed for “Small Class Education“. Every teacher is equipped with laptops and devices for their teaching and lesson planning. Today, the School operates 48 classes and boasts more than 1,420 students. The team of highly skilled teachers are continually developing and innovating teaching methodologies. Teachers in Chongwen make full use of...

A huge welcome to students from Chongwen Primary School!

St George College welcomes our young exchange students who have bravely stepped outside of their comfort zones to learn more about the world and themselves. Being an exchange student is challenging but it is also a rewarding and fun experience. Living like a local and becoming immersed in the culture provides a great opportunity for learning a new language and building self confidence. Click below to see photos of the day one introductions!  Gaining an international perspective is becoming more and more valuable in today’s competitive world and student exchange programs promote tolerance, maturity and independence. However, the greatest thing about participating in these programs is making new friends! St George College students are very excited to learn more about Hangzhou China! We look forward to making our visitors and fellow students welcome as we embark on a week of adventure and fun!     Thank you to all staff, students and parents who are participating. Thanks also to James Tan of CEI for arranging such a tremendous opportunity for all our students. Stephanie...

A big thank you to St Basil’s

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our proud sponsors, St Basil’s, who kindly donated $5,000 towards the students recent trip to Greece (click here for the article). It gives the College great pride to add St Basil’s to our current online list of sponsors (click here for the page). St Basil’s Homes (SA) believes that all people regardless of ethnicity, race, gender and age are entitled to high quality aged care. Staff work individually with each resident and family, in concert with health professionals, to ensure that needs are defined, understood and met.   St Basil’s residents have spent their lifetimes building families and communities; we remember this contribution with our gratitude and demonstrate our respect through our commitment to making sure that residents live well at every age, once they’ve arrived home with St Basil’s. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete the application form found here. Alternatively, please contact the HR Manager on 08 7424 0900 or via email...

Cooking and learning to write procedures!

Our students in Year 2 have been learning how to write procedures. Cooking is an excellent way to learn procedure writing – by designing and planning our own pizza bread and funny face biscuits, we learned the skills required to write a detailed procedure. Plus, it’s great fun too! We focused on the verbs needed to write a procedure and the correct layout, including ingredients and method. We also go to work on our food skills and preparation The best part of the lesson was definitely making and eating our creations! Thank you to the parents who volunteered their time to come and help us. Visit our FaceBook page for more photos!...

High School Musical Jr – 5, 6 & 7 August 2015 at 7.30 pm

High School Musical Jr – 5, 6 & 7 August 2015 at 7.30 pm Tickets are $10 and available at the Front Office of both the Senior and Junior Schools, or at lunch time from the Drama Room. Tickets are selling fast!!!! We look forward to seeing...

History Teacher David Albano – Looking back: Heading forward

Our history teacher David Albano was invited to present at the History Teachers Association of Victoria Annual Conference held in Melbourne on the 23th and 24th of July. David presented two sessions: how to engage students in a dynamic and relevant way, and the design and use of games to meet the history requirements of the Australian Curriculum. Both were well received – congratulations to David!   Further information about the HTAV can be found by following the link here....
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