Our Indonesian partnership school SMP1 Singaraja are sending students and teachers to visit and stay this year. The feedback from our host families of 2016 was extremely positive and we hope the experience this year will be the same. SMP1 Singaraja are intending to send 25 students (13 boys and 12 girls) and 4 teachers from 23August to 5 September. They are requiring homestay from the 23 to the 27 August (5 nights) plus one extra night after they attend a 2 night camp in the Yarra Valley (visiting Healesville Sanctuary) on the 30th August. If you are providing a homestay for one or two of the visiting students your child [if in year 5-9] will also have the opportunity to attend the camp for free. The rest of their trip will consist of a city camp after their time at PCC. Thank you to those families who have already offered to host one of two students in your home. We are still requiring homestay for 14 more students.
Each family who does provide homestay for a student will receive a $100 subsidy per student to help with the cost of the stay. If you are able to help please contact Jenni Gigas at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 83487100.
There will be an information evening on Tuesday 5th June in the LRC for families who are interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity.
Jenny Hayes and Jenny Gigas
Studies of Asia and becoming Asia Literate are priorities at Point Cook College and we support our vision of Creating Tomorrow Today by establishing pathways for students in our increasingly global society. We value individuality by embracing diversity and celebrating the efforts of all individuals. Our demographic encompasses a large proportion of families with an Asian background. It is important that every child in the College has the opportunity to become comfortable with diversity and develop the skills to operate effectively across cultures. We are committed to programs that promote our understanding and connection with Asia including the BRIDGE program (connecting students and building relationships across cultures) and the Leading 21st Century Schools-Engage with Asia Project. Following the launch of our Studies of Asia Program in 2011, we have worked to ensure Asia Literacy is evident in Teaching and Learning programs throughout the College.
At Point Cook College we celebrate all cultures and emphasize inclusiveness through recognizing similarity and difference. The College is passionate about global citizenship and preparing our students for their participation as culturally responsible citizens.
The College promotes and highlights aspects of this learning through: