Throughout Week 3, students from across the College participated in a range of activities and competitions to celebrate WA HASS Week 2018. On Monday, the week began with students from Pre-Primary to Year 12 invited to taste test some traditional Indigenous foods, including damper prepared by students in Year 5 and 6 and kangaroo, emu and crocodile sausages. Students were also given the opportunity to have a go at some dot painting while listening to some indigenous music and watching some animated Dreaming stories.
On Tuesday, the focus turned to Civics and Citizenship, with our Senior School mock trial team performing a mock trial for a student audience in the New Norcia building. Wednesday saw students come in out of the cold at lunchtime to play a range of HASS games including Australian animal etchings, grid-referencing battleship and the Stock Market Game. On Thursday, students were treated to the opportunity to compete in a grid-referencing orienteering challenge around the College, while Junior students were invited to play some Geography games in Fitzroy. The week’s activities ended with a Horrible Histories Film Festival in Subiaco where students could spend their lunchtime enjoying the film while munching on some popcorn.
As part of HASS Week 2018, students from Holy Cross College were invited to take part in the Student Voicecomponent of the WA HASS Week Conference. Grace Beasley, Alex Rankin, John Topliss, Logan Chilman, Zoe Watts and Tiara D’Lima presented at the State Library Theatre on the Year 9 City Project. They described the range of big questions they have engaged with over the past three years and the different highlights of the week outside of the classroom, engaging with all areas of the HASS Curriculum.
Throughout HASS Week, House Tutor groups competed in daily quizzes with McCormack House being especially successful. A big thank you to all staff and students who participated in HASS Week. We look forward to an even bigger HASS Week next year!
Ms K Taylor
Learning Area Coordinator – Humanities and Social Sciences
5 August 2018