Charles Campbell College is an extremely diverse R-12 college with at least 50 different cultural backgrounds represented within the college student body.
This term, the year 6 students (6A and 6B) are undertaking a PBL (Project Based Learning Unit) in exploration of the following question: What does it mean to be an Australian citizen and how can we participate as global citizens?
The students firstly analysed the relevant Civics and Citizenship Achievement Standard and formed questions suitable for eliciting information which would support in answering the afore mentioned question.
Students will use the information gathered from their Interview with Governor-General Mr Peter Cosgrove via Skype to critique the Australia Citizenship Test.
The official welcome to the Governor-General:
“Good Morning Your Excellency,
On behalf of the year 6s at Charles Campbell College we would like to thank you for allowing us the opportunity to ask questions and explore your role as the Governor-General. This term in Project Based Learning we have been exploring the question: What does it mean to be an Australian citizen and how can we participate as global citizens?
Understanding this question and its implications is extremely important for us seeing we come from such a diverse College and live in such a diverse country.
In preparation for this interview we have used the Achievement Standard to design effective questions, and we will be using the information collected to critique and potentially re-work the Australian Citizenship Test. We are very honoured to have you support and deepen our learning. Thank you for this opportunity.”
Below is the list of Questions asked by the ‘democratically elected students’;
In closing the interview, a student declared the following farewell:
We would like to sincerely thank you again for you being a part of our learning today and allowing us the opportunity to speak with you.
We would like to extend an invitation to you if ever you are in Adelaide to come and visit us at Charles Campbell College, as we would value being able to continue sharing our learning with you. We wish you all the best for your term as Governor-General.”
Congratulations to all the Teachers involved in the PBL areas and making the Interview a reality.
Well done to all the students for participating in the interview as audience members and especially to the students who asked the Governor General a question and spoke to him in such a clear and engaging manner.
See the below letter of thanks from the Governor General!