Day 5 – South Australian Museum

Museums play an important role in nurturing quality learning for children. The South Australian Museum is a natural history museum and research institution. Founded in 1856, the museum contains the largest collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural artefacts in the world. The Museum is one of the most visited museums in Australia and holds collections of national and international significance. Click below to read more and see some wonderful photos of our final day… The aim of the South Australian Museum is stated to be as follows: “To increase knowledge and understanding of natural and cultural heritage; to serve the community by acquiring, preserving, interpreting and presenting material evidence concerning people and nature; and to provide opportunities for study, education and enjoyment.”  ...

Day 4 – meeting South Australia’s beautiful wildlife – up close !!!

The majority of animals at Cleland Wildlife Park live in their natural habitat. The animals are fully adapted to the park environment and accustomed to interactions with people. This not only allows great photos to be taken but also means you can actually pet and feed most of them! Click the link below to see more photos!     Location Cleland Wildlife Park is located within the Cleland Conservation Park  in the southern Mount Lofty Ranges. The Park conserves a large area of natural bushland and is approximately 25 miles south-east of St George College. The conservation park was named for Sir John Burton Cleland (1878-1971), a renowned naturalist, microbiologist, mycologist and ornithologist, and member of the Royal Society of South Australia. Neighbouring the Park is Mount Lofty, which is the highest point in the southern Ranges (727 metres or 2,385 feet). The summit has impressive panoramic views of Adelaide city and the western plains out towards the shoreline. Concentrated in the foothills is concentrated residential development (known as the Adelaide Hills). There are many wineries in the ranges. Two wine regions in particular are world-renowned: the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. Grapes are also grown in the Adelaide Hills and the Onkaparinga Valley. Okay, now let’s see photos of our guests with the animals...

Day 3 – Physical education lesson with Michael Rodas – Scooter Board Activities !!!

Regular Physical Activity….. It helps build and maintain healthy bones and muscles in children. It helps reduce the risk of developing obesity and chronic diseases later in life, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It also reduces feelings of depression and anxiety and promotes psychological well-being. Most importantly, it is a fun way for us to bond with our visitors! Check out the photos of our students and guest students having fun by joining in with the scooter board...

Day 2 – After some study, we have some fun!!!

The initial day one introductions were over and any apprehension had now well and truly melted away. With the ice broken, our visitors were feeling more relaxed in their new surroundings! Click to see photos of Day 2 !!!   Joining in lessons with your buddy is great fun and students feel more confident integrating into normal classroom activities. Buddies help their new friends settle into South Australian school life; by showing them around the school and making lots of introductions. So, let’s turn our attention to Greek dancing! OPA! FACT: Greeks love to dance! Greece is one of the few countries in which folk dancing is as popular today as it was at its inception. From the islands of Crete to Thrace, each region has their own unique folk dances, some more popular than others. Music and dance are among the most beautiful parts of life and, throughout history, music has played a key part in almost everything that Greeks did. Whether it’s fast, slow, or medium paced – there is nobody that can stop themselves from jumping off their seat and joining a circle of friends to the sound of Greek music! Traditional Greek dancing has a primarily social function. It brings the community together at key points of the year, such as Easter, the grape harvest or patronal festivals; and at key points in the lives of individuals and families, such as weddings. Folk dances were most commonly held in lieu of grand and extravagant celebrations, and were also used in wartime preparations as a means to give soldiers the confidence they needed before going out to battle. Plato...

Welcome to our visitors from Guangdong Country Garden School in China!!!

A huge welcome to our visitors from Guangdong Country Garden School in China! Everyone here at St George College has been eagerly awaiting your arrival – and now you have arrived it is an absolute pleasure to finally have you with us. 热烈欢迎来自中国广东碧桂园师生来校参观。 圣乔治学院的每一位师生因你们的到来倍感荣幸。 Although we have an exciting week planned for you, we would also like to ensure that you relax and unwind so that you can enjoy the beautiful sights and natural attractions that South Australia has to offer. 我们在为你们的学习周做了充分准备的同时也会保证带你们领略美丽的南澳风光,希望你们能度过轻松愉快有意义的一周。中澳文化交流活动给了学生机会去体验不同的文化, 宗教和地域背景。 这充分的给了学生们机会更好的体验多元文化。 Click to see photos of the day one introductions!  Welcome to our brave young visitors who are visiting from Guangdong Country Garden School (广东碧桂园学校) in the Shunde District, Foshan City, just south of Guangzhou, in the People’s Republic of China. Exchange programs expose children to different cultural, religious and geographic backgrounds and in doing so provide an opportunity for students to develop a greater understanding of cultural diversity. 文化交流活动是通过学生之间互相尊重,了解新文化来帮助建立积极良好的关系。这有助于学生在这个多元文化和全球化经济的社会中拓展知识面和掌握新技能。 Exchange programs assist students to develop positive relationships through building mutual respect and understanding for new cultures. This helps children to develop the knowledge and skills needed for participation in our multicultural society and success in our global economy. All of us at St George College are very excited to learn more about Guangdong Country Garden School in China! 圣乔治学院的每一员同时也都非常兴奋,积极的去全方面了解广东碧桂园学校。 A little about Guangdong Country Garden School… 以下是关于广东碧桂园学校的简介: The School was founded by the Shunde Property Development Co Ltd on September 1994 as a non-profit co-educational private boarding school. 广东碧桂园学校是一所非营利性的全寄宿制民办学校。学校是在1994年由顺德碧桂园物业发展有限公司投资创办 学校占地380亩。 目前有从年龄3岁到18岁不等的4300多名学生。 The School is located in the Shunde District, Foshan City, just south of Guangzhou, in the People’s Republic of China. The School’s 4,300 students, aged between 3 and 18, are spread across an enormous campus of 33...
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