GSC CHINESE EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Gleneagles haS formed a Sister School relationship with a school in China. Our Sister School is Yang Xianjiang Senior School is located in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province which is just south of Shanghai. Yang Xianjiang Senior School is a well-regarded school where students have to meet high academic standards to enrol.
GSC has commenced planning our first exchange to China and we are really excited! We plan to have the exchange every two years (2019, 2021….).
Our students would travel to China September in 2019.
The 2019 program could look like (the exactly dates will not be confirmed until the air tickets are fully paid)
Of course in each of these locations, they would explore all the sights as a group.
Our current discussions are for Chinese students to travel from China to visit our school in term 1, 2019. GSC families would host the students for about a week and the students would attend school with their host students. After spending a week with us, the Chinese group would then go on to travel as a group and explore Melbourne/Sydney.
Once we identify the tour group, we will refine the program by asking the students to research the locations and contribute to the itinerary. Ms Zhang is very familiar with the proposed locations and will guide the process.
We anticipate the cost of this exciting program would be around $3000 for international return flight, all accommodation, all meals, domestic transport (private coach, bullet train) and all the sightseeing tours. The final price will depend on the number of students going.
Students would also need to obtain a visa for approximately $130, a passport if they don’t have one ($139 if under 16 years old, which lasts five years or $277 for a 10 year passport if over 16) plus travel insurance. Students would also need spending money for gifts/souvenirs and incidentals.
The group will have the opportunity to work together to raise funds towards these costs.
For more information, contact:
Ms Yingji Zhang
Chinese Exchange Coordinator
As a Year 11 student, I have studied Media since Year 9 and plan to continue in Year 12. I was part of a student team that produced ‘Bollywood Zombies,’ our major film production in 2010. I learned about the full process of creating a film, from pre-production to post-production. During the year, we produce short films for competitions such as the ACMI annual ‘Screen It!’ film contest. I have begun planning for my major short film project I will be entering in next year’s ACMI ‘VCE Season of Excellence Top Screen’ contest. I have used industry-standard equipment to produce high-quality photographs, films and podcasts – just like the professionals! I have a passion for the media industry and hope to get a career in film, television and/or radio.