Caloundra City Private School Podcasts

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Episode 14 - Learning the Japanese Language

24, October 2017

In this episode Tracy Burton explores the benefits of learning a language. Here at CCPS our students are given the opportunity to study the language of Japanese through to Year 12. The importance of learning a language cannot be underestimated – the learning goes beyond the written and spoken word, where students learn valuable cultural and contextual knowledge about this important country in our region. In additional to learning the subject, our students are given the opportunity to engage with students from Japan through the many study tours we host as well as travel to Japan to visit our associated schools. So what are the benefits of learning a language? 
Later in this episode I chat to two of our senior students currently studying Japanese, and we were fortunate enough to host a tour doing the recording of this podcast so you will hear from the students a Junior High School is Nagano. First up, I speak to our wonderful Japanese teacher Ms Michiko Matsumoto.

For more information about the subject of Japanese, please contact the school's administration.

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Episode 13 - Sport Psychology for Teenagers

30, August 2017

In this episode, Tracy Burton interviews three CCPS Year 12 students who are working hard to become professional athletes. She is also joined by Dr Geoff Lovell, the Deputy Head of School, in the School of Social Sciences and Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

USC offers the ‘High Performance Student Athlete Program’, specifically designed to assist students to achieve excellence in both their sport and tertiary studies.

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Episode 12 - Improving the Well Being of Teenage Girls

03, August 2017

In this Episode, Tracy Burton interviews Linda Stade, the Research Officer at Santa Maria College, an all girls school, in Perth. Through her Santa Maria Education blog and Facebook page “Knowing Girls”, Linda shares valuable information on the latest research relating to educating and raising girls. If you would like to follow Linda’s blog, visit the Santa Maria College website or checkout her Facebook page “Knowing Girls”. Links are provided below:

santamaria.wa.edu.au/knowing-girls/

www.facebook.com/linda.stade.writer/

#Interview by Senior Teacher, Tracy Burton
BA Arts (Communication – Theatre/Media), Grad Dip Ed

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Episode 11 - Antipodeans Abroad

10, July 2017

Every two years, Caloundra City Private School offers its Senior students the opportunity to participate in an Antipodeans Abroad expedition. The programs aim to “empower students to take ownership, learn vital life skills and develop a better understanding of themselves, the world and their place in it.”  In November last year eighteen CCPS students and three members of staff completed a twenty-two day, student led expedition to Vietnam. Beginning in Ho Chi Minh City, our students travelled by boat, train, bus and taxi as they trekked the jungles, walked the busy city streets and built infrastructure for an impoverished Primary school, ending their journey in the country’s capital, Hanoi. In this episode, Tracy chats with three CCPS students who completed the expedition, as well as one of our Senior Teachers, Mr Tim Ricketts, who helped facilitate this rich learning experience.

If you would like to learn more about the Antipodeans Abroad program visit: www.antipodeans.com.au

Interview by Senior Teacher, Tracy Burton
BA Arts (Communication – Theatre/Media), Grad Dip Ed

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