Online Learning Not New for HS Students!

Online learning is not a new concept for all High School students. At the start of this academic year, as many as 30 high school students have been taking online classes with Global Online academy. 

Course taken include:

  • Gender Studies
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • 9/11 in a Global Context
  • Linear Algebra
  • Medical Problem Solving
  • Arabic Language through Culture II
  • Japanese Language through Culture II

In addition to these, some of our High School students have been taking IB Diploma courses supported by an online learning platform called Pamoja. Each week students gain access to new online learning activities which guide them to engage in a specific part of the syllabus. Students have flexibility in determining how and when to complete these tasks. They also interact with other students online and receive feedback on assessment tasks from their Pamoja teacher. Occasionally students participate in live lessons with their Pamoja teacher and can ask questions in real time.

Who made my clothes? – The Fashion Revolution

Who made my clothes? was the theme of a grade 9 design trip to the Vietnam Fashion Revolution Exhibition at the Vietnam Women’s Museum. The exhibition highlights the working conditions and resources utilized to produce clothing. Joining the global movement, this show is Vietnam’s contribution to Fashion Revolution Week. We were lucky enough to be welcomed by one of the country coordinators, who spoke with students about fast fashion and its greater implications on our world. 

This trip is a launch into Grade 9’s final unit of the year considering SDGs 8 & 12.

“Fashion Revolution Week is our #whomademyclothes campaign in April, which falls on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1138 people and injured many more on 24 April 2013. That is the day Fashion Revolution was born. During this week, brands and producers are encouraged to respond with the hashtag #imadeyourclothes and to demonstrate transparency in their supply chain.” –https://www.fashionrevolution.org/about/

Grade 9 Media class and Grade 11 DP Art also made the trip to the Vietnamese Women’s Museum to learn about Fashion Revolution. The art class explored the space and watched the films created by designers who care about the impact that the fashion industry has on our planet. The exhibition is on view until 28 April.