This fortnight in Cultural Studies we have investigated the variability of art in the Philippines.
A highlight of our learning has been the ability of our students to compare and describe their past knowledge of the beliefs and practises of the countries we have studied, like Thailand and Japan, and confidently comparing them with what we are learning about the Philippines today.I am always impressed with the insightful and thoughtful contributions of our students as this highlights the depth of their learning regarding their cultural understandings.
Year 1,2 & 3 students learnt about and made the beautiful Sarimanok Bird and its symbol of representing good luck in the Philippines.
Our Senior classes, years 4,5 & 6 learnt about the Parol star and its significance at Christmas time. We discussed the comparisons between our Christmas and the Philippino traditions.