GALLERY: Globally Called at San Clemente High School

An innovative Year 8 project, “Globally Called” has been initiated at San Clemente High School, Mayfield.

“Called to Act Justly” and “Globalisation” are topics in the Year 8 Religious Education and Geography programs respectively, and this Lent, teachers and students combined classes and explored the notion of being “Globally Called”. The culmination of the initiative was the presentation of the students’ learnings over the period of the unit. Each group had studied the activities Caritas was undertaking in selected communities: Peru, Nepal, Indonesia, Niger, Fiji and Indigenous Australia. The students set up ‘stations’ which included video displays, maps, photos, handouts, carefully considered slogans and even homemade biscuits! “Globally Called” links learning across key learning areas. Students undertake 'real life' assessment that connects with the broader community, including the Dominican Sisters who founded San Clemente, Caritas Australia and Catholic Schools Office personnel. Students are developing the critical skills such as problem solving, collaboration, critical and creative thinking, that the 21st century demands.

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Tracey Edstein

Tracey Edstein is the editor of Aurora Magazine, the official magazine of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.