What a fantastic day was had by all at our Japanese Cultural Day today!
Students and families had a wonderful experience immersing themselves in a little Japanese culture, amongst the fun, food and games. Timing was perfect for the Japanese students from Ushiku JHS to join us in the fun. Congratulations to the Primary team lead by Alice Sensei for the huge effort involved in producing such an amazing event.
Over the past few days, we have been enjoying hosting a group of Principals from the Philippines, in support of the work coordinated by the Australian Foundation for Fostering Learning in the Philippines (AFFLIP). The group are here to observe and learn all they can about South Australian schools, and also share a little of their culture with us while they’re here. Yesterday they presented their National Dance to us.Read More
As part of our International Student Program, Reynella East College hosted a group of 9 students from Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea in August of this year. While here, they joined Year 6/7 classes for three weeks and got to know Australian life, culture and schooling. These students were part of a group of over 100 students from the Chungcheongbuk-do district who were divided into schools all over Adelaide as part of an agreement between the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) and the Chungcheongbuk-do Office of Education.
This agreement between the two departments also includes a ‘Winter Camp’ for 20 Australian students from January 3-19, 2018, and Reynella East College is offering 2 places. These students will be accompanied by 5 teachers from DECD schools. The program includes lessons (in English and some in basic Korean), cultural excursions and accommodation in a dormitory.
The cost of flights to South Korea is being supported by the Chungcheongbuk-do Office of Education, and Reynella East College will cover the remaining costs of the program (approximately $2,300 per student). This means that the main cost for families will be to cover passport application and any personal expenses while in South Korea.
To apply for this experience, students should complete a letter of interest which addresses the criteria explained in the application. Applications close Friday, October 27 (end of Week 2).
For more information:
Andrew Smith – Languages/International Coordinator
Congratulations to Caitlin Ducaine (Yr 11) who has been accepted to participate on a student exchange to the United States with Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd. Caitlin departs in August 2017 for 5 months to a destination yet to be confirmed. Caitlin is to be commended for her efforts with the application process which involved 52 pages of questions, 2 phone interviews, 1 face-to-face interview and two interstate pre-departure orientations. We wish you an amazing time in the US Caitlin and look forward to hearing all about your adventures.
For more information on this Student Exchange Program click here
Official Welcoming Ceremony for Mishima
Today we held an ‘Official Welcoming Ceremony’ for our Mishima visitors. Also in attendance were the students from the 2015 Mishima Scholarship programme including Ashley Morrissey from REC and students from other participating schools.
Mr Clayton Disley, Mr Andrew Smith and Ms Paula Wright officially welcomed Mishima staff and students to Adelaide and Reynella East College. Students were all very excited to be formally introduced to their ‘buddies’ for the next 5 weeks. Following formal proceedings, warm REC hospitality was shared over afternoon tea.
Today we welcome students from Mishima, Japan here for a 5 week study tour. We hope you have a great time at Reynella East College.
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For the first three weeks of Term 2 we welcome Mr.Yongyouth Metaweewinith, Miss Hathainat Montha, Mrs.Yupa Pornseth and Mr.Arjin Jaroonpol who are part of a delegation from Thailand visiting South Australian Government Schools. They will be visiting classes and learning about our school with a view to sharing their experiences in their own schools in Thailand. The project is part of Reynella East College’s International Programme’s growing relationship with Thailand.
Andrew Smith – International Education CoordinatorRead More
Today we welcome 8 Indonesian secondary teachers who are visiting REC (amongst other southern suburbs schools) over the next two weeks. They will spend eight days of this time rotating through a variety of secondary lessons to observe our teachers and students. We hope you enjoy your visit!
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Our international students have been having a fun time exploring Adelaide over the last couple of weeks.
Highlights include, Pt Noarlunga Aquatics Centre and a joint excursion with some Yr 11 students to the Museum and Art Gallery.