Exchange Programs & International Tours
In 2012 we established a sister school relationship with a similarly high-achieving selective-entry academic school in China, the Shanghai Foreign Language School. Students at Shanghai Foreign Language School specialise in language learning and the school is closely affiliated with Shanghai International Studies University. There are numerous notable and eminent alumni from Shanghai Foreign Language School and we are proud to have this partnership with one of the leading selective-entry high schools in China.
In 2012 we held our first exchange to Shanghai Foreign Language School. We anticipate our second exchange in September 2014.
In December 2013, our founding principal Peter Starford and his wife Fiona represented Suzanne Cory High School at Shanghai Foreign Language School’s 50th Anniversary ceremony and symposium.
This is the website of Shanghai Foreign Language School: http://www.sfls.cn/yhwl/ShowArticle.asp?ArticleID=3823
Bonjour tout le monde! (Hello, everyone!) We are pleased to inform you that we are proposing a study tour to Paris as part of the French program in Year 9 and Year 10. This French linguistic and cultural trip is proposed to accelerate the students’ language skills and develop their cultural awareness. During the tour, the students will learn about and explore French traditions, history, art and culture by exploring and visiting the tourist attractions such as Les Versailles, Musée du Louvre and La tour Eiffel. This tour also includes 9 hours of intensive French lessons. Through the lessons with French native speaker, students can develop their competence in speaking and listening in French which enables them to become more confident using the French language.
The proposed tour will be a 10-day tour (8 nights in Paris), flying from Melbourne to Paris, staying in a two star hotels in central Paris for 8 nights, and visiting a broad range of sites on each day (5 days + 3 afternoons) including The Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysees, The Arch of Triumph, The palace of Versailles. Students also have intensive language classes for three days. In this study tour, the students of French have an opportunity to use their language skills in real-life situations, speaking French to Parisians and gaining invaluable and cultural experiences. This would also inspire and motivate them to continue studying a foreign language (a priority of both the Victorian and the Federal Government) in VCE level and beyond. Importantly, the experience of travel overseas will help students become more resilient, worldly and independent, helping to prepare them for the challenges and rewards of the global economy.