CONGRATULATIONS to July’s TOP WRITERS!
Well done to the many talented students who entered Writer of the Month in July.
HUGE congratulations to: Abby Humphreys (Year 12F),Ruby Weir (Year 12N),Anika Deshmukh (Year 11C),Eric Jiang (Year 9I), Morgan Staples (Year 9I) and Maleesha Dharmadasa (Year 8F). These students have each won a $50 (Senior) and $30 (Junior) voucher from Benn’s Books and gained 50 points for their house.
You can read their wonderful pieces on the ‘WOTM’ Google site HERE
Entries for the August competition need to be shared with your English or Literature teacher no later than 3.30pm, Wednesday 24 August.
Keep up the fantastic writing, McKinnon students!
Ms Liz Pentland
Writer of the Month Coordinator
YEAR 9 ENGLISH
From the beginning of Term Three, all Year 9 classes have embarked on a brand new English unit called Myths and Legends. We are really hoping that the students will enjoy engaging with culturally significant stories from a range of different cultures and eras, ranging from Indigenous Australian creation beliefs to Hawaii, ancient Greece and a galaxy far, far away.
Throughout human history every community has told itself stories of awe inspiring and terrifying events and demonic and heroic beings. Let’s cross between cultures and compare the most creative and destructive forces in the human imagination.
Mr Adrian D’Ambra
Year 9 English team leader