St Michael's Students Visit Nadi (ISN) - Fiji
In the end of February 2012, 13 students and 2 teachers travelled to our Sister School in Fiji on a student based exchange for 10 days. The aim of the trip was to expose the students to another culture, but also observe another culture which is diferent to our own. It was to encourage open-mindedness with other cultures. The students visited an orphanage and passed over items that had been kindly donated by school families. They also visited Plantation Island, a Fijian chapel and several villages.
The students also stayed with host families for the 10 days. Some of these students had recently visited last year from Fiji.
International Student Exchange
We welcomed six students from International School, Nadi to St. Michael’s in the beginning of Term 4. The students were here as part of the home stay experience which, as sister schools, we are promoting. They spent time attending school and visiting the sights of Adelaide. The group was accompanied by Neville Marks and a teacher from ISN Miss Sisi. They shared about their country, school and culture whilst they have learnt about us.
International School Nadi (ISN) - Fiji
In 2011 St. Michael’s and the International School, Nadi (ISN) entered into a sister school relationship. Through this relationship we aim to encourage and develop in our students and communities, international mindedness. Through school visits, contact via ICT, teacher and student exchanges it is expected that intercultural understanding will be fostered.
During the last week of second term six teachers from ISN were our guests. They visited classrooms, spoke about their lives and communities and shared some of their culture. We now welcome Timoci Saukuru (Mr. Tim) who will be teaching for the first three weeks of term 3 in Mrs. Eddie Geering’s yr. 6 / 7 class. Eddie is in Nadi teaching in Mr. Tim’s class at this time.
It is hoped that during 2012 some of our students will be able to visit ISN and experience Fijian culture.