Dear CCS Parents and Guardians,
Zero Waste Bali and CCS present Progress over Perfection: a Zero Waste Event with guest speakers, live on-stage demonstrations and exciting workshops. More details on event program, ticketing and opportunities for involvement (student and staff) will follow in the first week back after the break.
In leading up to this exciting event, Zero Waste Bali has offered the CCS community a special discount on all purchases at their stores. Simply mention the discount code “CCS Rocks” when paying at any of the Zero Waste Bali stores (see www.zerowastebali.com for store locations) to receive 15% off your purchase before the end of June.
Year 4 went on a field trip to the mangrove forest in Serangan to look at how natural cycles affect living things. We listened to a presentation in the Climate Change and Forest Fire Centre, then spent time observing how the mangroves protect the shoreline, provide protection for small marine creatures and put oxygen into the air through their odd root system. We walked along the boardwalk and saw how the changing tides have an effect on this area of Bali. – Mr. Greg Vercoe.
Year 9DH finished off their Middle School English studies with a debate on ‘Was the dropping of the Atom bomb on Hiroshima justified?’ This debate was part of our film study unit of Spielberg’s “Empire of the Sun.” The debate allowed students to showcase their understanding of persuasive techniques, presentation, and collaborative planning skills. Students also made conscious decisions to dress up for their roles as either supporters or opponents of the bomb and presented impassioned, well planned, dramatic arguments and rebuttals. The power of story, dialogue and drama should never be underestimated as a way for creating emotional links to the subject matter, nor should the power of discussion and argument as ways of moving students from surface to deep learning. – Ms. Joe Zeiler.