Language Matters! Inspiring Presentations at the 2019 Newman Symposium

This year's Newman Symposium theme of “Language Matters” has certainly allowed our students the opportunity to actively participate in a collaborative and inspiring range of unique learning experiences which embrace and promote awareness, understanding and appreciation of the International Year of Languages.

The Newman Symposium this year used a project based learning model in which students gained knowledge and skills by investigating and responding to a complex question, problem, challenge or investigation.

By providing students with a “spark of inspiration” through a diverse range of media and KLAs; including art, music and science, it effectively provided opportunities for our students to express and showcase their creativity and individuality. As they investigated and collaborated, whilst utilising and applying higher order skills and competencies, the students worked in groups and produced particular presentations to exemplify that “language really does matter…”