Global Classroom Project
Global Classroom - 2019 - South Africa - June 17 to July 2
What is the Global Classrooms Partnership?
The Global Classroom Partnership is an international initiative begun in the Shetland Islands 20 years ago. University of Canberra Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra (UCSSCLG) students have attended conferences in the Shetland Islands (2009 and 2015), USA (2010 and 2016), Czech Republic (2014), Germany (2013) and Sweden (2018).
UC SSC Lake Ginninderra played host to the Global Classroom conference in April 2017.
Students from participating schools research and prepare assigned tasks on a set theme to present to the conference. The emphasis is on sharing learning between schools, with the ethos that students can ‘learn locally but think globally’.
The Global Classroom Partnership offers students invaluable experiences and opportunities for personal growth. Participants develop skills in interpersonal communication across national divides, learning to share cultural knowledge and develop empathy for the rights, views and needs of others.
The international schools taking part in Global Classroom are listed below:
Anderson High School, Lerwick, Shetland Islands
Bobergsgymnesiat, Ånge, Sweden
Graf‐Friedrich Schule, Diepholz, Germany
Gymnazium Zlín, Zlín, Czech Republic
Ridgewood High School, New Jersey, United States
UC SSC Lake Ginninderra College, Canberra, Australia
South Peninsula High School, Cape Town, South Africa
Shirley Boys’ High School, Christchurch, New Zealand
Global Classroom South Africa
This is a rare opportunity for Lake G students to travel to Cape Town, SouthAfrica in June 2019 to attend the Global Classroom conference, stay with South African family hosts, sightsee around Cape Town and return home staying two nights in beautiful Singapore.
Dates: 17/6/19 – 2/7/19 inclusive
Cost of excursion per student: approximately $ 3400.00 (depending on final cost of airfares, group numbers and fund-raising contributions).
Number of Lake G teachers attending: 3
Number of students in conference group: 8 maximum
What qualities do you need for Global Classroom?
Willing to work outside “comfort zone”
You must be able to try new things, (food, activities, and new friendships), take on a leadership role within and without the group and be comfortable with public speaking.
The group must prepare their tasks (movie, song and dance and research presentation) for the Sweden conference, so being able to work in a team is important.
You must be a good student, preferably with writing, media and/or choreography skills. You must not be V grading or have a behavior report.
The students meet once a week at lunchtime in B09. There will be further time needed to finalise items, so a further regular lunch time and some days of the April holidays is needed.
Global Classroom has certainly expanded our horizons, and provided a great opportunity for student personal growth and cultural understanding.
If you are interested in joining the group, come and see either Matthew or myself in D109.
The theme for 2019 is “ACTIVISM”. This conference, hosted on a rotating basis by one of the partner schools, is a unique learning experience as it brings young people from all over the world together and allows them to experience a culture apart from their own and provides many different perspectives on universal topics and issues. This excursion to South Africa will enable students to experience life in South Africa and explore South African culture, history and heritage. This excursion will enable students to improve their understanding of South African people, their society and culture. The excursion will also lead to improved personal development through self-organisation during overseas travel.
Address of South Africa School:
South Peninsula High School,
Old Kendal Rd
Diep River, Cape Town, 7801,
DFAT Travel Advisory: The DFAT travel advisory for South Africa is currently at Level 2. Parents and carers should check that travel insurance caters for the possibility of the cancellation of the overseas excursion if the DFAT travel advice reaches a higher level.
For further information about the conference contact:
Amanda Kabaila, Design and Tourism Teacher. E: Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org T 6142 0248