This week we are excited to welcome international students from China!
Students are already immersed in Primary and Secondary classrooms across Duncraig.
We hope they enjoy their time as St Stephen’s students over the next few weeks.
Making the most of our PK – 12 model, T4 and T5 Homerooms recently spent time at the ELC as part of their Service Learning. The ‘big kids’ talked about their recent trip to South Africa and even taught the ELC a new South African song! Students then spent time playing, dressing up and reading, giving the ELC students an opportunity to show off their work.
Year 10 students rounded out Term 2 with a week of work experience, learning about the world of work first hand. Students were introduced to various roles including physios, vets, engineers, electricians and chefs, just to name a few. Thank you to the employers who provided a placement for our students and ensured they had both meaningful work and interesting insights into the workplace.
During the holidays a group of our musicians travelled to China to rehearse and perform in “Tutti Festiva”. http://www.tuttibeijing.com/ They spent hours honing their own music skills in masterclasses as well as performing in festival honour groups with students from other Australian and Chinese schools. The festival was held at Kaiwen Academy – a new K-12 school built to educate 2000 students…as well as amazing Performing Arts facilities it also has an ice hockey rink… http://cy.kaiwenacademy.cn/en/
Educationally, this tour was an incredible opportunity for our musicians to reach the next level with their musicianship. The Tutti faculty included professional musicians working at elite levels as professors, conductors, composers and performers in Northern American, Chinese and Australian universities.
As well as creating lifelong memories such as performing on “The Great Wall of China” and listening to Beijing Opera and other musical performances from the faculty, our students, staff and school contributed to “The Dandelion Project”. This charity funds the education costs (including music) for the children of migrant workers as they are ineligible to access an education in Chinese schools. Overall, we were part of a $13500 donation!
Andre and I loved taking these wonderful musicians away to China. They were superb ambassadors for St Stephen’s School. We are very proud of what they achieved and we are excited to see how their experiences will feed back into the Music program. We would also like to acknowledge the wonderful work of Don Candy, who prepared the Classical guitars so well for the tour.
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Three of our senior students have been selected to feature their artwork in the prestigious 2019 St George’s Art Exhibition. Be sure to visit St George’s Cathedral to see their stunning work on display before the exhibition closes on Sunday!
Will Boutle Year 11
Tascha Cox Year 11
Olivia Roberts Year 12
Over the holidays, a group of Year 10 and 11 students seized the opportunity to conduct service learning on a global scale as they travelled on the 2019 Indonesian Service Tour. Volunteering at the Bali Life Foundation, Suwung School and Kuta Womens Centre students were able to connect with the locals while learning about Indonesia’s rich culture. We have no doubt our students have created memories that will last a lifetime.