Canberra Trip 2016
The weather in Adelaide gave us a great send off as we left GGHS at 3pm on our way across the border to Canberra. Stopping off briefly in Renmark to fill our tummies for the overnight ride, the Renmark Hotel made sure we didn't go hungry! We hopped back on the bus, settled in with a movie and some creative sleeping positions and waited for the sun to rise on the Eastern states. A fresh start in Yass with a much welcomed McDonalds breakfast, change of clothes and we were ready to start our first day in the nation's capital. Our morning was filled with exploration through the Botanic Gardens, marveling at being able to walk through a Tasmanian rainforest and an outback desert climate within a few hundred meters of each other! If the students weren't awake yet, the fresh morning spray of… Read more ...Canberra Trip 2016
Welcome to Koishikawa School
On Monday 8 August at 4.15pm we warmly welcomed 19 enthusiastic but tired Year 9 students and their teacher to Adelaide and Golden Grove High School. This is the first time we are hosting students from Koishikawa Secondary School. The students arrived by bus from Adelaide Airport, after a long 11 hour flight from Tokyo. A welcoming committee including staff, Student Voice President Ben, Vice President Talia and host brothers and sisters greeted our visitors on arrival. We were all excited to finally meet them. The red carpet was rolled out for our very special international visitors! Upon arrival, they were greeted by our Principal, Paul Wilson who formally welcomed all of our international guests. After a few photos were taken, it was time for the students to sit and have a few… Read more ...Welcome to Koishikawa School
Laos Expedition 2015
Non-stop shopping and eating are the themes for today. After copious amounts of food and drink, we
are now back at our hotel and packing as I write. We had a secret Santa presentation prior to packing. No better place than on the 12th floor of the
Sky Bar overlooking the skyline of Saigon. Lots of thought went into these presents, and it was a great way to finish such a wonderful month away. Dinner was a little out of the ordinary. We reserved a little place called Noir. It's the number 1 rated
restaurant in HCMC, and for good reason. We wanted to give the students
something different from burgers, rice or noodles, and different is what we
received. The Noir concept is built around iCARE values - it employs blind and visually impaired waiters and
waitresses. Dinner itself is served in a… Read more ...Laos Expedition 2015
Canberra Trip 2015
This morning was a later start, allowing students to quickly tidy their rooms
and pack their bags as we would be heading home on the bus tonight after
dinner. We started our last day of touring the Capital at the National Library.
A stunning building, we were led inside and split into two groups to explore
the behind-the-scenes workings of the library. It was fascinating to hear about
how records and books were kept in places like the morgue and train stations
before having a National library built by demand. Still contemporary, despite
being built in the 60's, the library houses over 2 million items, with a
further 7 million at other facilities! Taken downstairs to the archives, students were shown the old tube shoot system
where requests for books would be made and sent back up to the library… Read more ...Canberra Trip 2015
Arts Around the World Tour 2015 - USA
31 students along with 4 staff and 2 parents are currently in New York as part of the school's Arts Around the World Tour 2015. The students have been undertaking workshops and learning more about their particular Art genre. Some of the places visited and workshops undertaken in New York have included: * Tour of the famous Radio City Music Hall and a Master Class for the Dance students with the iconic Rockettes * Hands on training for Drama students at the New York Film Academy * A Broadway classroom in Stage Combat for the Drama students * 2 days of intensive training and coaching for our Music student at the world famous Manhattan School of Music * Workshops for the Visual Arts students at the Paley Centre for Media and at NY Museum of Modern Art * Dance studentsRead more ...Arts Around the World Tour 2015 - USA