Introducing ISWA's 2018 Cultural Exchange to Shenzhen, China

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26 May - 2 June 2018

It is with much excitement that we introduce the inaugural ISWA Student and Teacher Exchange Programme to Shenzhen, China in the last week of this academic year. This unique educational experience is open to ISWA students in years 7 -10. We are delighted to announce that we have 15 students attending the inaugural exchange programme.
This trip is a remarkable opportunity for our students and teachers to gain an insight into school, education, culture and life in China. It also provides the framework for connectedness and networking. The programme is a great cultural fit for ISWA as an international school that promotes international mindedness and global citizenship. 
The Trip Co-ordinator will be Mr Craig Skinner, Head of Secondary, accompanied by Ms Carolina Bertoncello, Head of Spanish. Students and staff will be ambassadors for our school. 
The students will be billeted to Chinese school families with the expectation that this will be reciprocated when the students visit ISWA. 
I am honoured to have been invited to address a group of Government and Private School Principals and Parents on International Education, Australian Education and ISWA whilst in Shenzhen. 
It is a wonderful opportunity to increase the school’s profile in China and to strengthen the educational connections and relationships between China, Australia and ISWA. 
Maria Coate 
ISWA Principal

About the School

Principal Maria Coate and Ian Short, Business Manager. visited Second Foreign Languages School of Nanshan in Shenzhen, China at the end of last term. It is a Year 1-9 Government school, located in the CBD with a very high standard of education and academic results and achievement. We were very impressed with the standard of education and facilities and the open-mindedness and hospitality of the staff and our hosts. The majority of students spoke a good level of English.
Shenzhen students learning guitar

About Shenzhen

Shenzhen is the fastest growing city in China with a population of around 25-30 million and is considered the ‘Silicon Valley’ of China. It is across the border from Hong Kong which makes travel easy and is on the same time zone as Perth.
Shenzhen Government House  

 Shenzhen school students

Discover the exciting modern city of Shenzhen