To be posted on your blog:

  1. A reflective journal post about the previous week's activities. You should respond to any comments made by students and teachers.

  2. An answer to the critical question.

  3. One comment on another student's reflective journal. See the allocation list to find out whose blog you should comment on each week (on the Blog List page).

  4. Any other tasks listed on the calendar above.


  • Students will write a reflection each week on their blog.

    Reflect on your experiences over the week:

    • How have they influenced your perception about the week’s theme?
    • What new information have you learnt?
    • Were you left wondering anything – do you have questions that are unanswered?

Click here to see an example of what your blog should look like.


Students will answer assigned a critical question on their blog in specified weeks. The question is designed to stimulate your thinking, use evidence to support your argument and include your own opinion. Homegroup teachers will assess and comment on all answers.
What are we looking for in a critical question response - the rubric?

A guide to planning your response to a critical question:

A guide to critical thinking:
Below is a model answer for the first Critical Question:

John, Jane and Tamar want to see that you have taken the time to do the following:

Respond to the question in the following manner:
  • Form an opinion.
  • Support your opinion with evidence drawn from the experiences that you have had during the week [classes, trails, skills workshops] and additional research [library, internet, etc.]
  • Consider the quality of your evidence –
    • Are there any gaps?
    • Is there any bias?
    • Have you used any stereotypes?
    • What would make your evidence stronger?
  • Take a moment to acknowledge a different perspective – if someone didn't agree with you – what might their opinion be?
  • Remember to review your work –
    • Does it make sense [does your argument flow?]
    • Have you checked for spelling and grammar mistakes?