Our first exchange students arrived on Tuesday morning at 6.05am from Bad Salzuflen Germany after a two-year pause on exchanges due to COVID.
Despite the early hour, there was a lot of excitement for the four IGS families waiting to welcome their German exchange students: Lars, Leonie, Benedikt and Jette.
These are the first of a total of 29 European exchange students who will be hosted by IGS families of students in Years 10 and 11 for a period of six weeks.
By Saturday our exchange students will all have arrived in Sydney from our sister schools in Madrid, Evreux, Montpellier and Rovereto.
After spending the three-week holiday block with their host families, the exchange students will join IGS classes for the first two weeks of Term 3.
They will attend regular IGS lessons but will also do presentations in language classes across primary and high school and will participate in some special events organised for them including an indigenous weaving workshop.
Additionally, IGS families have organised some wonderful outings including a cruise this coming weekend. No doubt this will be a memorable experience for them!
We are thrilled to have our guests from Europe back after the past two years of lockdowns.
On Thursday, three French students and two Spanish students arrived.