JPIC Study Abroad Wrap Up

Term 2 saw another very successful Study Abroad program with 37 students from Shenzhen Nanshan Bilingual School studying at JPC for approximately eight weeks.

Integration into JPC Year 4 and Year 6 classes were enjoyed by the Shenzhen students and the JPC students alike. The students settled in well and soon learnt the ways of the JPC and Australian classroom. Cultural activities ranged from making chocolate crackles and friendships bracelets, to playing didgeridoos and making boomerangs. The weekly excursions to nearby theme parks were also very popular.

JPIC Study Abroad thanks the homestay families for opening their homes and their lives to share in these important cultural exchanges. Many families commented on how polite and willing the Shenzhen students were to join in with family life and activities.

The camp at Thunderbird Park, Mt Tamborine, involved a number of team-building exercises and experiences. Again, the students were always willing to “have a go”, doing activities like the mud course, rainforest walk and Thunder Egg mining. Great food, great activities, and great weather meant everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves on camp.

JPIC Study Abroad looks forward to welcoming the next group of students from Shenzhen Nanshan Bilingual School in Term 3.

Susan Burton