It’s been another busy week at Garnsey Campus with Year 11 students on the scene in Canberra on a week-long Geography excursion; Year 10 students participating in a 3-day leadership retreat at Camp Rumbug near Foster; Book Week activities, including a challenge to all students to read a ‘challenged author’; musical performances in the Chapel on Thursday evening; and our staff compliance day today, when all staff update first aid, anaphylaxis and child safety accreditations.
Year 12 student, Darcy Wade, continues to inspire us all, winning ‘Young Rider of the Year’ for Showjumping at the Equestrian Victoria awards evening on Saturday. Congratulations Darcy!
We also said goodbye to our French Exchange students this week. I’ll leave you with their fond words of farewell.
À la prochaine!
‘You welcomed us to your school for the past 5 weeks and we are really grateful it was fantastic but sadly we have to leave.
Thanks to this opportunity, we have met wonderful people who made our stay even better. The beauty of Victoria’s Landscape amazed all of us. We discovered Melbourne and Australian’s wildlife. Also, this experience helped us to improve our English and some of you taught us some slang, which was very funny such as “no whackers”
School here is really different from ours, we discovered uniform and learnt how to tie a tie! Also we were surprised by the diversity of subjects available here such as media or food tech.
Furthermore, we had fun playing on the school soccer teams and almost all of us had the chance to see a footie game which we found really entertaining.
We are grateful to our host families, which became like a second family for us. To the school and our teachers who gave us the possibility to discover the Australian school system. And the last but not least we would like to thanks all the friends we have made. We all agreed to say that the past few weeks really went too quickly and we would love to stay longer with you. This experience helped us to mature and has broadened our horizons and we encourage everyone to do the same and come to France.
Victoire, Marine, Julien, Diane, Claire, Roman and Matheo