GRADES 11 TO 12 (SENIOR YEARS)

Years 11 - 12

Inquiry based learning events for students in years 11 and 12 broadly supporting the Senior syllabus objectives

COLLABORATION

Working together to survive on a deserted island will stretch students’ problem-solving skills and build team dynamics. Collaborative group activities give students opportunities to learn essential life skills working and communicating effectively together.

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COLLABORATION

Teams must work together to find a way to save “Humpty Dumpty” as he is dropped from a height down to the ground! The task is a teambuilding activity that involves collaboration, creativity and problem solving using only limited resources. This activity will illustrate the importance of listening to team members and involves project skills - designing and developing Humpty’s safe landing!

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COMPASSION

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion ~Dalai Lama In history there are many people who have made a difference through their compassionate actions. Students will choose a person of consequence to research highlighting how they embodied components of compassion.

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EMPATHY

Empathy is understanding another person's feelings or situation and imagining what it might be like to experience these things yourself. Can you put yourself in Derek Redmond or his Dad’s shoes?

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GRATITUDE

Expressing gratitude benefits the giver and receiver! In this activity the class express their gratitude for people, events and their surroundings. Using the Wordle tool to create a visual word cloud will be an innovative way to share appreciation.

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GRATITUDE

Did you know that studies have confirmed expressing gratitude makes us happier? This activity begins with a video experiment demonstrating the power of gratitude and then asks for students to replicate the experiment.

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HONESTY

Honesty and Integrity are valuable and necessary skills to flourish and succeed in life. But how honest is social media? This activity promotes a critical review of social media and the investigation of the lies that can be found on various platforms.

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HUMILITY

This activity is designed to explore what privilege is and how it can influence our experiences of life. With an understanding of privilege students are asked to consider traits of kindness and how humility, empathy and compassion can potentially counteract privilege.

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HUMOUR

Chatterpix is an intuitive, fun mashup of audio and visual communication that allows players to put mouths on photos and record funny voice overs. This activity requires students to use their sense of humour and create fun for others in their class for the sole purpose of creating laughter!

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MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

The Kindness Curriculum encourages the inclusion of ‘mindfulness meditations’ in daily activities. Children and students can engage in the practices independently or collectively to experience the current moment, ‘be present’ and integrate that awareness into everyday life. The activities are suitable for all ages!

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PERSPECTIVE

Debating is a great way to help students develop perspectives, points of view and on balance judgements as well as find their voice. Students will benefit from listening, speaking and critical thinking skills and justifying varying perspectives on a range of topical issues. Those students who are forced to argue against their natural point of view get opportunities to realise there are two sides to the coins!

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PERSPECTIVE

‘The Lab: Decoy' showcases an experiment to convey the power of perspective in portrait photography. This short video explores the perspectives of the photographer, and how their experiences create biases. But are they mislead? This thought provoking activity questions how experience, beliefs and perspective influence perceptions.

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POSITIVITY

Positivity is a helpful emotion! When you feel and act positively it is contagious, and others can ‘catch’ the positive emotions and vibes. Your positivity can support others to feel accepted, acknowledged and happier.

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SELF-ACCEPTANCE

Self-acceptance is embracing who you are, without any qualifications, conditions, or exceptions. This activity explores positive affirmations. Affirmations will help train your mind to stop over-focusing on the negative and instead embrace the good, valuable, or positive about yourself the less desirable!

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TRUST

If it seems as though fake news is everywhere. That may be because it is! How do you know who to trust? This activity gives students an opportunity to investigate fake news and look for strategies to determine authentic news sources.

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