Kinnoull News

Year 11 Geography fieldwork visit to Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct

On Friday 13 October our Year 11 Geography classes ventured into the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct to complete their fieldwork relating to tourism on a local scale. The day involved the students investigating the characteristics of the region and the strategies implemented to maintain this as a world-renowned sports and entertainment destination. Heading down from Flinders Street Station through Birrarung Marr, students visited the Melbourne Park complex, the MCG (which was a buzz of activity preparing for the Melbourne Marathon), AAMI Park and the Collingwood Holden Centre.

Students observed, surveyed, recorded, sketched and photographed the area, and collected primary data to be used in their fieldwork report. The grounds of Yarra Park was an ideal location for lunch and a kick of the football. After observing and assessing the precinct, the students have a broader appreciation for it as more than just somewhere to go to work, watch the football, soccer, cricket and tennis. They will now be able to use this understanding to provide recommendations for future improvements to make this area even better.

Mrs Georgina Dwyer
VCE Geography Teacher

Year 10 History visit to the Jewish Holocaust Centre

As part of the Year 10 World War II History course, students learn about the Jewish Holocaust including the political, economic and social conditions in Germany before 1939 which led to Hitler’s rise to power. The study then focuses on the anti-Jewish laws passed from 1933, the establishment and nature of the ghettos, resistance throughout the Holocaust and then the Final Solution. The visit to the Holocaust Centre provides the students with the privilege of hearing a survivor’s story, which serves to highlight the way in which human rights can be so easily ignored when prejudice is able to flourish. Szaja Chaskiel spoke frankly about the killing of his parents, the Catholic priest who gave himself and other Jews shelter, his struggles in the Lodz ghetto and his liberation from Buchenwald by the allies. The students then viewed the various exhibits in the museum. The visit concluded with the lighting of a memorial candle in honour of the more than six million innocent people who lost their lives during the Holocaust.

Year 10 History students with Szaja Chaskiel, Holocaust survivor.

Mrs Christine Thompson
Humanities Learning Area Leader

Year 11 History Vietnam Veteran Incursion

As part of the Year 11, Unit 2 History Course the students undertake a review of a Cold War conflict. The Vietnam War is the context we review at De La Salle. To gain a greater understanding of the causes, nature of and effects of the war, Mr Ray Weston from the Vietnam Veterans’ Association spoke to the class. Ray reflected with the students about being called up, experiences in Vietnam, the anti-war movement and finally post-traumatic stress. It was a moving and fascinating discussion and we sincerely thank Ray for being so open about his life. Ray also presented the College with the small white cross adorned with a poppy in remembrance of Corporal John William Norris, who was killed in action on 25 July 1966.

Mrs Christine Thompson
Humanities Learning Area Leader

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