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Global learning opportunities
A partnership between Castlemaine Sec-
ondary College and the Castlemaine State
Festival gave students an opportunity to
work with world-renowned artist, Heri
Dono last month.
Indonesian-born Dono's multidisciplinary
practice includes performance, installation,
painting, printmaking, sound and sculpture.
Castlemaine students learning Indonesian
from Years 7 to 12 and art from Years 7 to
WHEN IT COMES TO GLOBAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES,
CASTLEMAINE SECONDARY COLLEGE IS AT THE CUTTING EDGE.
STEVE HOLDEN REPORTS.
10 worked with Dono to create and print
images to fill 225 windows in the 1880s Con-
tinuing Education building in Castlemaine
as part of April's Castlemaine State Festival.
'The project provided a good synergy
with the school's philosophy of giving
students global learning opportunities,'
explained Castlemaine Secondary College
art teacher Clayton Tremlett.
'In the past 12 months, the school has
developed, or is the process of develop-
ing, partnerships with schools in France,
Indonesia and New Zealand, as well as a
Friends of Timor Group,' Tremlett said.
These partnerships provide a gateway for
global learning opportunities.'
The school's evolving work has been rec-
ognised by the Victorian Department of Edu-
cation and Early Childhood Development,
which has selected the school as one of 20 in
the state to conduct trials that will inform
state policy on intercultural studies. The field
trial will stimulate thinking, capture current
innovative practices, identify next practice
and share findings across the system.
It's no coincidence that the April Castle-
maine State Festival was called Pressing
Issues, said Tremlett: Central Victoria is
home to the highest concentration of print
artists in the country.
Pictured, Castlem aine Secondary College
students creating images during the
school's with Heri Dono for April's
Castlemaine State Festival.
Photo by Max Lesser.
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