On April 12, 15 students and 3 teachers from Firbank Grammar School visited the International Department.
David Zhai, VCE Coordinator, introduced their activities in the afternoon. There are many colourful activities for our Australian guests, such as Chinese culture experience, international curriculumn study, language practice, delicious food sharing and so on.
Australian students met with their Chinese school partners and walked around the campus. By talking with Chinese students, they knew more about Chinese culture.
During the study time, they went to different classrooms for different subjects, such as CFL, EAL, MM. Our Chinese teacher Kate’s wonderful teaching made students interested in the charm of Chinese language. Our EAL teacher David engaged students in the reading and made reading a lot of fun. Our PE teacher Yu showed different Chinese Gongfu and let students enjoy the beauty of Chinese martial arts, which also reflected the Chinese philosophy of mixing hardness with softness.
After colorful lessons, they used dancing, playing basketball, pingpang, playing Rubik's Cube to build their friendship with each other and to improve their language skills.
The international department will continue to have more exchange activities and build the bridge for our VCE students to study in the world famous universities and to achieve their overall development. We hope that by being immersed in the western culture, students can learn to be more independent , try to develop their agency and global thinking skills, which will be a big fortune for their future.