Years 2 to 6

Term 1, 2019: Saturday 9 February 2019 to Saturday 13 April 2019 (10 Weeks) 

All of the courses start at 1.00 pm and finish at 4.00 pm. The first Saturday of term will include an orientation for students and their parents, which will provide a chance for parents to meet with teachers.

In Term 1, we are pleased to offer the following packages:

  • Years 2 to 6: Two courses: Politics and People and Green and Growing

Courses are offered as a package, with two courses in each package, meaning all students enrolled will do both courses. NOTE: One Package not allowed. 

Each class integrates hands-on activities around an interesting and exciting central theme.  This term students will learn about:

POLITICS AND PEOPLE - PHILIPPA LAM

This term, students will learn and observe different political systems around the world examining history in Politics and People. They will be challenged to consider the benefits and limitations of each political systems and how appropriate they are to different countries and circumstances around the world. This will be facilitated by role-play scenarios, varying visual and physical resources and case studies of specific political situations.

In this course, students will begin by gaining an understanding of the different aspects of a society including the needs of the populous and how government can influence them. They will then gain a broad understanding of the range of the political spectrum by learning about fundamental terminology and ideologies used to describe governments. A focus will also be on the Australian government system, with role-plays of the different levels of governance for the students to participate in. The following weeks will include case studies of particular styles of government both in history and currently. These will include democracy, colonialism, monarchy, republics and dictatorships and over time. Students will learn how these governments produce varying societal attitudes and social structures. In the final weeks, in small groups, students will create their own population and government and showcase these in an exhibition that shows their understanding of the roles and influence of the government, on their own created populations.

GREEN AND GROWING  - JANELLE RYAN

From food and shelter to medicine and clothing, plants play a crucial role in our lives. In this course, students will learn about how we use plants, basic plant needs, how to create and label scientific drawings of plant and seed parts, and will study the processes of photosynthesis, pollination and germination. As Australia grapples with ongoing drought conditions, we will examine irrigation, hydroponics, organic farming and the effects of intensive farming on the environment. 

Hands-on activities for students will include watching seeds germinate, experimenting with growing conditions, creating a design for a water-efficient “edible garden” and presenting their ideas for an irrigation invention.  The adaptation features of plants in rain forest and desert environments will also be examined, and participants will research unusual plants such as the carnivorous pitcher plant and the Venus fly trap, as well as those which have medicinal qualities. 

The course will operate with 8 or more participants and spaces are strictly limited. Each class runs for one-and-a-half hours.

Cost: $484 inc GST 
* This fee includes all resources and materials.  

Enrolments close on Tuesday 5 February 2019. No student will be permitted to attend without prior notification. 

For further information, please contact the PLC Sydney Extension Centre or call (+612) 9704 5634.

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