School cultural exchange stories

Mitchell & Quirindi High Schools

Mitchell and Quirindi High Schools share local experiences In this exchange, students join together to develop understandings of life in Sydney and country New South Wales. When the City of Blacktown formed a sister council relationship with Liverpool Plains Council,

Berala & Grays Pt Public Schools

Berala and Grays Point Public Schools explore Australian diversity. Students from Berala and Grays Point Public Schools have been involved in cultural exchange programs for some time. This year, the two schools with very different student populations have come together

Jannali High & Beverly Hills Girls’

Making a Difference! (2005-2007) Jannali High and Beverly Hills Girls have come together in Literacy and Numeracy Week to promote learning together. Both students and staff have found the experiences rewarding and the activities exciting. Last year, students from both

Campsie & Delungra Public Schools

Campsie and Delungra Public Schools conducted a country/city exchange aimed at developing understanding between students from different geographical and cultural backgrounds. Learning activities included school visits, sports activities, local culture and history, arts and crafts and email exchanges. Campsie Public

Grays Point & Auburn Public Schools

The schools initially devised a writing exchange consisting of personal introductions and stories about where they live and what they value about their community. These letters were exchanged over a period of time with increasing levels of personal information being

Ashfield and Bundeena Public Schools

Ashfield and Bundeena Public Schools conducted an anti-racism project aimed at developing understanding about Australia's cultural diversity and intercultural communication skills. The program included an exchange of letters between “buddies” followed by reciprocal school visits during which friendship groups engaged

St Joseph’s College & Wiley Park Girls’

This exchange was a Studies of Religion inter-faith project aimed at developing understanding about Christianity and Islam. In this project, senior students from a St Josephs College and Wiley Park Girls High School came together to learn about each others’ religions and cultures. St

Blacktown Boys High & Bundarra Central School

Blacktown Boys High School and Bundarra Central School conducted a rural / urban exchange aimed at developing students' understanding of cultural diversity and rural life. Learning activities included in this cultural exchange program included school visits, art and music workshops,

Student Partnerships Conferences

2007 On 3 September 2007 more than 300 delegates and presenters participated in the annual Cultural Exchange Student Partnerships Conference at Australian Technology Park, Redfern. The conference provided schools with an opportunity to showcase the cultural exchange programs they have

Galstaun College hosts interfaith dialogue

Respect, Understanding and Acceptance - 150 students come together for intercultural experience. In this program, around 150 Jewish, Muslim, Armenian, and Catholic students from four north shore schools came together at the Galstaun College in Ingleside for an innovative three-part intercultural