Some people arrive in Australia seeking a better life for themselves and their families. Others leave Australia to seek their fortunes elsewhere. The movement of people in and out of Australia is one way in which we are connected with the rest of the world. My thanks to the parents who are sharing their stories of migration with us.
In class, we have looked at the paintings of Jeffrey Smart. He was an Australian who decided to spend most of his life in Italy. He admired an artist of the Renaissance called Piero della Francesca.
On the weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald celebrated the work of Jeffrey Smart who died almost a year ago. You can see some of his paintings at http://www.smhshop.com.au/art/smart.
Do you like his paintings? Is there one you like better than all the others?
Our theme this term is "Global Connections":
How is Australia connected with the rest of the world?
If you are a mum or dad who was born, or who has lived, in another country, I would like to invite you to visit our class and share with us some of your life experience:
The children would very much like to hear from you. If you can spare 30-60 minutes of your time, please contact me either through this website or in person. mjp.