Last week, the Senior School celebrated Humanities Week. On Monday 7 August, a range of Humanities activities were launched during assembly.

Firstly, guest speaker, Ian Travers kindly presented his experiences in the field of archaeology with the School, sharing many interesting images of his profession. Having worked in the UK, USA, Southern Europe and Africa, Ian is a consultant to government and private clients, managing archaeological investigations and heritage places. He is also the President of the Australian committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites, the body that advises UNESCO on cultural heritage.

During assembly, students who had participated in Humanities competitions were also recognised. Of particular note are students who received a High Distinction in the Australian Geography Competition: Caroline Sawers (Year 11), Sophie Turnbull (Year 10), Cluny Gilmour (Year 12), Tiffany Pham (Year 8) and Gabriella Tymms (Year 10). Furthermore the impressive efforts of Years 7 and 8 students in the Education Perfect Social Sciences Competition meant that the School finished 22nd globally and 2nd in Victoria. Beibei Zhang (Year 7), Paula Chen (Year 7) and Emma Turner (Year 7) were vital contributors to this ranking, answering over 1500 questions in just three days. Since the assembly, the results of the Australian History Competition have also been released with Allegra Dennison (Year 8) and Tiffany Pham (Year 8) being awarded a High Distinction in the Year 8 competition. Congratulations to all students involved.

Other exciting events during Humanities week included the Year 8 Medieval Day on Tuesday 8 August. Students were able to experience the traditions and customs of the Middle Ages, learning about weapons and battle, clothing and costumes and the games played during the time.

Furthermore, on Thursday 10 August the VCE Business Management Units 1 and 2 classes held a Market Day during lunch for the whole senior school. In groups of four, students needed to organise a stall, market it and manage an allocated budget. Some of the stalls included Kahoot quizzes competition, a fidget spinning competition, a trash and treasure stall and a wall lean competition. Special thanks must go to Mrs Tracey McCallum and Mr Tim Hay for organising this event.

Finally throughout the week all Form Groups competed in daily trivia quizzes during roll call with prizes awarded.

A sincere thank you must go to all staff in the Humanities Faculty whose teamwork and professionalism ensured that all activities were a success.

Mrs Katrina Davey, Head of Humanities