Primary Philosothon

I am very happy to report that the Art Gallery of Western Australia will be developing this program with us. I will be having meetings with AGWA staff later in June to discuss the format. I am thinking we will use some of the material I developed last year for a year 7 Extension program I ran for Magis students using Philosophy, art and Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences. The Philosothon itself will take place in the Art Gallery. People may be aware that AGWA have an exciting variety of new programs from America. Our students will have a brilliant opportunity to philosophise in the context of some great modern works.

Media Club

On Wednesday this week our first JTC TV Live Notices ran on Clickview. While we still have some technical problems we are working on, the film crew presented a very professional production. It is envisaged this will be a weekly event as we work through all the 'bugs' in the system and then train another crew to run more frequently. All the crew are extremely grateful to Cain Munns and Brad Tyrell who have been endlessly supportive of our efforts since the beginning of the year. All students from years 7 to 12 are welcome in the Media Club, no experience is required and we do run training sessions. The Club meets informally every Wednesday at lunch time in the Library at other times as the need arises. We film the JTC TV News on Tuesday after school in the Library. Interested staff, students or parents are welcome to watch.

Mock Trials

Teams Conscience and Compassion met Penrhos and Carmel College last night in the Supreme Court. Despite battling with illness and the spectre of looming examinations, our teams did brilliantly. Led by wily barristers Matt Lau, Annabel Beech, Genevieve Longman and William Paparo, sage solicitors Adrian Pearce and Will Williamson, and canny witnesses Jacob Donovan, Jessica Pham, Simon Stobie and Billy Bargmann with decorous Judge's Associates Mariah Mwipatayi and Btadig Taylor, John XXlll College was again breathtaking. Our team Compassion clearly defeated Carmel College while Team Conscience was narrowly defeated by the year 12 Penrhos Team. Congratulations to our wonderful students.

Annette Pedersen
Magis Coordinator