The Truth Behind…

Connected to our inquiry topic of 'truth', the writing focus for SNC this term will  be on creating information reports related to a science topic or question that they are interested in learning more about. Students were encouraged to brainstorm all the ideas they had about physical sciences, biological, chemical , earth and space sciences... Continue Reading →

Respectful Relationships in SNC

'Respectful Relationships' is another part of the weekly timetable in 456 SNC. These sessions happen usually once a week, and often have a reading, writing or philosophical focus. This included at the start of the year, we began with a 'thinking routine' - the ‘Thinking Compass’. Students were asked to list the following, using 'N/E/S/W' (This... Continue Reading →

The truth? You can’t handle…the truth!

Last week in our philosophy lesson, Su Nei Cieli continued exploring the concept of ‘truth’.   Students were asked to come up with a definition of 'truth'. A seemingly easy task? We discovered it was trickier than you think. Here's what our philosophers started with: Truth is being honest to your values. You want to... Continue Reading →

The (honest to goodness) truth!

Philosophy throughout the past three weeks has connected to a provocation  - 'what is stranger than fiction?' where our 456 SNC philosophers have been discussing the concept of 'truth'. We started with a story 'The Honest To Goodness Truth' by Patricia Mckissak and Giselle Potter. It is about a girl who decides to only tell... Continue Reading →

Inquiry and authentic action in SNC!

You may have heard that we’ve begun the year looking at concepts connected to ‘civilisation’, ‘sustainability’ and ‘dystopia’. “Civilisation is basically a community. It’s built on top of a culture of being ‘zen-ish’, you know, being nice, respecting and accepting of other”. Dystopia is the opposite of a utopia, for example a world that is... Continue Reading →

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