On Wednesday Week 10 (4th April) and Monday Week 11 (9th April) Craigburn Primary will be welcoming eleven German exchange students to our school. This will be an invaluable opportunity for our students to meet and socialise with German students and allow both the Australian students and the German students to practice second language skills in an authentic way.
The visiting secondary students are part of an long-running exchange program exisiting between Reynella East College and Valentin-Heider Gymnasium, located on Lake Constance in Bavaria, Germany. Every two years the German students travel to Adelaide, Australia in March. Over their four week exchange they live with an Australian host family, experience life in an Australian school and participate in a wide range of excursions highlighting our city and country. Just a couple of weeks ago they visited and explored the beauty of Kangaroo Island!
In December a group of Australian students will be returning to Lindau, Germany, to participate in the second leg of the exchange program. Frau Smith and her family participated in the last exchange to Lindau in 2016 and will again later this year.
We warmly welcome the students from Valentin-Heider Gymnasium to Craigburn Primary and look forward to sharing some fantastic learning together!