Chinese Exchange Program

 

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)

  • Fly out of Australia on Friday 13th September (ideally night flight, arrive 14th September in Shanghai)
  • Stay with host family from 14th September to 20th September and attend Yang Xianjiang Senior School for the week with their host students.
  • On 21st September, the group would move on to Hangzhou (the most famous tourist city in China) where they would stay for two nights.
  • On 23rd September, the GSC group will travel to Shanghai (largest city in China) where they would stay for two nights.
  • On 25th September, they would board the bullet train and travel to Beijing where they would stay three nights. ( Approximately 5.5 hours)

Of course in each of these locations, they would explore all the sights as a group.

  • On 28th September they would fly home (night flight), landing on 29th September 2019.

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

 

 

Katrina’s Story – Science ‘Dissecting Eye’

In science class we are studying Light and Sound. To help enhance our understanding of this subject, we do lessons of theory and practicals. One of the practicals I have completed is the dissection of a cow’s eye to learn about all the parts of the eye and where they are located. For this, I worked in a group of three and we all had to work together to perform the dissection correctly and in order. While it was strange to touch and dissect the eye, I’m glad I took park in this practical. Participating in the eye dissection has benefited my life in science because it has helped me to better understand how the eye works, will help me in my future studies and was a really interesting experience.

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