Global Expeditions 2018
Your passport to learning
At Whitsunday Anglican School we are very proud to be able to offer a range of Global Learning experiences to our community that take the classroom into the world. The life-skills participants develop through leadership, cultural, language and service experiences cannot be gained sitting behind a desk. They are gathered by travelling as a member of a team, whilst exploring new cultures. We are pleased to offer the following Global Expeditions in 2018:
France | Vanuatu | Tanzania
France (Language Immersion)
When: 21 June - 16 July
Where: Paris and Montpellier
Cost: $5,800 approx
Who: Year 9 - 12 students in 2018, Staff & Parents
On arrival in Paris, we will travel to Montpellier, a university town in the South of France where students will be in Homestay (in pairs) and parents will stay in a hotel with Whitsunday staff members.
The students will have French lessons in the morning for 5 days in a ‘Language School’ with teachers catering to their levels (beginner, intermediate). After lunch (catered by the school) we will travel to various landmarks near Montpellier (Montpellier Mini Train Tour, Pont du Gard, Cassis – sea cruise, Arles Arenas, Saint Guilhem le desert village…). After our week in the South of France, we will catch the High Speed train to Paris for the remainder of our stay where we will stay at a Youth Hostel specialised in catering for language study tours from abroad (FIAP). In Paris we will visit the Eiffel tower, the Louvre Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arch of Triumph with the Champs Elysees Street, Versailles Palace and we will enjoy a cruise on the River Seine.
This will be the trip of a lifetime for our students and parents. France’s weather is beautiful in summer and our expedition coincides with the last week of school (and Sales) and the first week of the French summer holidays.
Vanuatu (Service Learning)
When: 25 September - 5 October
Cost: 2800 approx.
Who: Year 11 & 12 students in 2018, Staff
Staying at Hideaway Island Resort outside Port Vila, a beautiful location seemingly away from the outside world. Participants will partake in their Open Water SCUBA Diving course (a certificate for life qualifying you as a certified diver able to dive anywhere in the world and putting you on the path to extended diving possibilities) encompassing theory, pool work and diving some of the best known and popular dive sites in Vanuatu. Other possible activities may include a visit to Mele Cascade Falls or the Blue Water swimming hole, and the possibility of visiting a working coffee plantation. Service Learning opportunities may be held in nearby villages, which may include painting of the local school, spending a day at the school participating in sports and cultural events and/or a mosquito net donation program.
Another opportunity may be possible of an overnight trip to the volcanic island of Tanna, for some service learning at a school there and a 4WD trip to the volcano across the volcanic plains.
Tanzania (Personal Challenge)
When: 20th June - 7th July, 2018
Cost: $8000 approx.
Who: Year 11 & 12 students in 2018, Staff & Parents
Fly from Brisbane to Tanzania, Africa. 3 day wildlife safari through Tanzania. 7 day hike to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m elev). 3 day recovery on the island of Zanzibar off Tanzania. Return flight to Brisbane. This is the third time the school will climb Mt Kilimanjaro and we cater for students in Years 11 and 12 in 2018 and their parents/families if they would like to join. This expedition is a personal, physical challenge to most and a great experience for family bonding.