We feel like a school again. There are loud conversations in the foyer, laughter, quiet classes, noisy classes, robust conversations and best of all happy eyes (and, we assume, happy faces under the masks!).
Do what seems to work even if that involves playing games and odd sleeping hours. If you have what it takes, attend the online lessons. That is highly recommended. Join the rest of us stressed individuals.
Parents please take care of yourselves first. You are no value to your kids if you go under.
Please remember that you can always call if you have any concerns or matters to discuss.
If you imagine life on a spectrum with lockdown at one end, a camping trip to Alia’s bush property in Colac is as far on the opposite end as you can get without your feet leaving the ground.
by Hagan (English teacher) At the end of Term IV, we moved the bees from from their winter hive into a summer hive. The winter hive is smaller, so the bees don’t get too cold. The summer hive is larger, so the bees can keep cool by moving air through the hive. When it gets […]
The annual Alia Arts Night was locked down this year. Teachers from Art, Music, Drama and Media uploaded student work to Google Classroom, and invited students to take their families on a virtual tour of the work produced by Alia students. A small collection of the work is provided here.
By Joshua (Year 11) Despite ongoing efforts by members of the public to convince governments, businesses, and consumers to reduce their contributions to climate change, the crisis continues. Recent climate change protests, while in good spirit, have had no measurable effect on greenhouse gas emissions. No-one wants to sacrifice their own lifestyles if they don’t […]
A collection of student work from Term II and Term III, 2020.
This morning I attended an online whole school meeting. I came into the meeting to hear people saying it was Jono’s birthday, naturally we all then sang Happy Birthday to Jono. Bob (Principal) was singing too, but had his mic off. There were calls for him to then sing a solo – with his mic on this time. He was saved when someone called out that it was also Aidan’s birthday. We again sang Happy Birthday, this time Bob’s mic was on.
For the last few weeks of Term II Alia hosted a couple of student teachers from the Master of Teaching course at the University of Melbourne.
This was such a busy end to the year, we had to put it all into one blog post otherwise you’d never know it happened!