One of the most important aspects of providing an holistic education is to ensure all students are given opportunities to experience the world around them.
Each year our students are invited to participate in a range of interstate and overseas tours and exchanges, which offer additional breadth and depth to their interests and studies in music, language, sport, social justice, history and culture. These experiences allow students to encounter new parts of the world, connect with peers from across the globe and deepen their understanding of other people and cultures.
Language exchanges enrich students’ classroom learning by providing opportunities to experience the life and culture of the country studied, and recent cocurricular tours have seen our musicians perform at ANZAC Day ceremonies at L’Arc de Triomphe in Paris and Villers-Bretonneux. Our students regularly travel to represent the College, the state and the country in sporting competitions in everything from basketball to sailing, cheer sports and adventure racing.
Many of our social justice programs also have an international focus with students completing service activities with our partner schools and organisations in countries such as Nepal, Vietnam, Thailand and China. Our relationship with Warruwi Community School on South Goulburn Island, Northern Territory, provides a unique opportunity for students to connect with a remote Indigenous community and gain an understanding of their lifestyle and culture, and its similarities and differences to their own.
Participation in these programs provides students with lifelong friendships and memories, as well as developing independence and resilience, and challenging students to consider what it means to live as members of a global community.