The Junior Japanese students were set the task of creating a “Kyaraben” which is a style of elaborately arranged bento (Japanese boxed lunch) which features food decorated to look like people, characters from popular media, animals, and plants. The Junior Japanese students created these kyarabens at home in their online class during lockdown.
To wrap up the school term, French students were treated to a couple of excursions. The Senior class enjoyed a film at the French Film Festival, and the Juniors had a meal at Roule Galette on Flinders Lane.
by Hagan (English teacher) The latest honey harvest is in. Maddix (yr 9), Vincent (yr 12) and Amalina (Science teacher) seized on a sunny afternoon to climb up on the carport and make sure the bees don’t run out of space in their hive.
by Hagan (English teacher) and Senior English Homeroom Last Friday, after a long ride in a bus hired specifically for the occasion, the Junior and Senior students (years 7-10) all arrived at Nangak Tamboree wildlife sanctuary at La Trobe University in high spirits, with hopes of a grand day. We walked into the sanctuary surrounded […]
by Hagan (English teacher) As usual, Scott (Literature teacher) ran the Annual Alia Trivia Night last Friday, with questions prepared mostly by Ashlee (Accounts administrator). A lot of jokes were cracked and a lot of fun was had. Unsurprisingly, the night ran a bit behind schedule, but no one seemed to mind. We held the […]
Hagan Mathews (English teacher) William Wordsworth has a lot of poems in which he has stopped, arrested by a view, and written down some of his revelations about Nature and man. The Year 12 English class, for their first assignment of the year, need to do something similar. To get the creative mind turning, we […]
Hagan Mathews (English teacher) Last week the Junior HASS and English class (which is the same class) visited Wirrawilla Rainforest in Toolangi State Forest. The ostensible purpose was to study the rainforest ecosystem, and begin some short stories, but the true reason was so we could have a picnic and play around in nature. The […]
Hagan Mathews (English teacher) Each year the Year 12 group runs a number of fundraisers to pay for their end of year celebration. This year’s group has wasted no time. Within days of Term I beginning, Della (Year 12) had petitioned her bookstore employer to allow her to use damaged books in a book sale […]
by Hagan (English teacher) A year of challenge. A year of struggle. A year of working together, and working alone. A year like no other. Year 12. Oh yeah, and 2020. Congratulations to the students of Alia College who have come through this doubly unusual year. We wish you all the best in whatever comes […]
by Hagan (English teacher) Nobody knew if camp would happen this year. Restrictions might have prevented it, and if not restrictions, the difficulty of finding a place that could take 60 or so people at short notice. What do you do when faced with such uncertainty? Go with what you know. We’ve camped at Euroa […]