Below are short student reflections written by some of our Year 10 students:
"Buongiorno. Venerdi scorso, il dieci, la classe di Italiano dell’ anno dieci è andata a Lygon Street per conoscere l’immigrazione italiana e cultura del caffe`. Prima abbiamo fatto un giro e guardiamo Lygon Street e siamo andati in posti diversi, come la piazza, un negozio di macchine da caffe`, e un negozio sportivo. Poi siamo andati al Museo Italiano per conoscere l’immigrazione italiana. A Museo italiano guardiamo un film e abbiamo ascoltato un discorso in italiano. Piu tardi siamo andati a Brunetti’s per pranzo, ho mangio una pizza e una cheescake, era molto buono. Poi siamo andati a Museo Italiana e abbiamo visto tutto il museo. Mia parte preferita era la pizza a Brunetti’s perche` era davvero squisita e non troppo cara. E` stato una gioranata molto divertente e ho imparato molto sulla cultura e migrazione di italia. Grazie!"
"Hello. Last Friday, the Year 10 Italian class went to Lygon Street to learn about Italian immigration and coffee culture. First we visited Lygon Street and went to different places like the square, a coffee machine shop and a sport shop. After that, we went to the Italian Museum to learn about Italian immigration. At the Italian Museum, we watched a film and listened to a speech in Italian. Later we went to Brunetti’s for lunch. I ate a pizza and a cheesecake, it was very good. After that, we went to the Italian Museum for a tour. My favourite part was the pizza at Brunetti’s because it was really yummy and not too expensive. It was a very fun day and I learned a lot about Italian culture and migration. Thank you!"
"Ciao comunità Siena College venerdì 10 marzo ci siamo recati in autobus in via Lygon per conoscere l'emigrazione italiana in Australia. Per prima cosa, siamo arrivati in piazza Italia prima di camminare lungo via Lygon. A Lygon Street abbiamo visto molti negozi e siamo entrati in un delizioso negozio di alimentari che ci ha reso tutti molto affamati. Abbiamo visitato il museo italiano dove abbiamo appreso dei migranti italiani e di come hanno iniziato la loro vita in Australia. A causa della nostra fame, abbiamo visitato Brunetti e abbiamo avuto un'ampia scelta di cibo fantastico. Ho preso una pizza margarita e un cannolo. Dopo il nostro delizioso cibo siamo risaliti sull'autobus e siamo tornati a scuola alle 3."
"Hello, we took a bus to Lygon Street to learn about Italian migration to Australia on Friday, 10 March. First, we arrived at the Piazza Italia before walking down Lygon Street. At Lygon Street, we saw many shops and went into a delicious food store which made us all very hungry. We visited Museo Italiano where we learnt about Italian migrants and how they began life in Australia. We then got hungry and visited Brunetti's, which had a big selection of food choices. I got a Margherita pizza and a cannoli. After our delicious food, we took a bus to head back to Siena College."
"Ciao! Venerdì dieci marzo noi siamo andati una gita italiaai nella città. Noi siamo andati a Lygon street e piccola Italia per esplorare la cultura e il negozi. Era molto interessante perché noi abbiamo visitato i diversi ristoranti e bar e gli abitanti del Lygon street. Mi piace la passeggiata in Lygon street e le domande nei nostri libri con miei amici e professoressa perché e molto divertente e emozionale imparare. Dopo, noi siamo andati al museo italiano e abbiamo ascoltato una presentazione di immigrazione in Australia e Carlton per gli italiani. Ho imparato che gli italiani sono arrivati in Australia perché era necessario e per amore, lavoro, opportunità e per avventura di ‘gold rush’. Mi è piaciuto la presentazione!
Alle dodici noi abbiamo pranzato al Brunnettis! Io ho mangiato un calzone spinaci con tre formaggi e era molto delizioso! La mia amica ha bevuto un grande ‘iced coffe’ e una pizza con salsiccia. Noi abbiamo amato questa parte della gita.
In fine, il mio momento preferito era ho esplorato Lygon street e la cultura italiana a Melbourne con miei amici. Grazie per un’ ottima gita!"
"Hello! On Friday, 10 March, we went on an Italian excursion to the city. We went to Lygon street, also known as Little Italy to explore the culture and the shops. It was very interesting because we saw the different restaurants and bars, and the people of Lygon street. I enjoyed walking around Lygon Street and working on the activities with my friends and teachers, which was very fun and exciting. After that, we went to the Italian Museum and listened to an amazing presentation on Italian migration to Australia. One thing I learnt was that the Italians arrived in Australia because of work, love, the adventure of the gold rush and various other opportunities. I really enjoyed the presentation!
We then had lunch at Brunettis! I ate a spinach calzone with three cheeses and it was very delicious! My friend had a large iced coffee and a sausage pizza. We loved this part of the trip!
My favourite part was exploring Lygon street and the Italian culture in Melbourne with my friends. Thank you for a great trip!"
The Year 7 French students have had a fantastic start to the school year, settling in well to their language studies. From day one, they have shown great enthusiasm and dedication to learning French, which has been a joy to see. Throughout the term, the students have covered a range of topics, including basic greetings, introductions, and creating usernames and passwords in French. They have also been introduced to contemporary French music artists, which has allowed them to explore the language in a fun and engaging way. In addition to learning new vocabulary and grammar, the students have participated in a range of listening, reading, and oral activities. These activities have helped to develop their language skills and build their confidence in using French in a range of different contexts.
As the term drew to a close, the students were given the opportunity to learn about some of the Easter traditions in France. They enjoyed completing a range of interactive and engaging activities, which helped to reinforce their language skills while also learning about the culture of another country. It has been wonderful to witness the Year 7 French students working hard, demonstrating their passion for the language and culture of France. We are confident that their enthusiasm and hard work will continue throughout the year, as they further develop their language skills and knowledge of French culture.
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Year 7 French students on their excellent progress so far, and wish them all the best for the remainder of the school year. We hope that they will continue to enjoy learning French and that they will take advantage of the many opportunities available to them to explore and experience the richness of the French language and culture.
Year 8: A Pathway to Cultural Enrichment and Language Proficiency
The Year 8 French students have been eagerly engaged in their language studies during Term 1, demonstrating an admirable level of curiosity, enthusiasm, and commitment. They have approached the subject with a keen desire to learn and explore the intricacies of the French language and culture.
Throughout the term, the students have covered a range of topics, including revision of greetings and grammar, to talking about family and pets. They have honed their language skills and expanded their vocabulary through a combination of reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities, all of which have been tailored to their proficiency level.
During Holy Week, the students were introduced to some Easter traditions in France. They watched videos that highlighted the unique and fascinating customs observed in France during the Easter season. The students were encouraged to share their observations and thoughts about the videos. Additionally, they completed fun and engaging activities that helped them to learn the vocabulary related to Easter traditions in France.
The Year 8 students have shown a pleasing level of growth and progress, developing their language proficiency and understanding of French culture. We are confident that they will continue to thrive in their language studies, building on the solid foundation they have established during term 1. We look forward to seeing their continued progress in the coming months, and we are excited to see the doors that learning French will open for them in the future. We wish them all the best for the rest of the school year.