As part of connecting with our broader world, Kilvington has developed strong partnerships with internationally-based schools including Saint-Joseph La Salle in Toulouse, France; Hiroshima Jogakuin Junior High School in Japan; Global Jaya School in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Shanghai West Yan’an Middle School, China.
Students have the opportunity to travel to our sister schools as part of a study, cultural or sporting tour, as well as hosting students from these schools as well. These trips are scheduled approximately every second year.
Asian and Pacific International Sporting Activities Conference
In September 2016, 23 Kilvington students competed against 18 students from Global Jaya School from Jakarta, Indonesia, for the inaugural AISAC Shield (Asian and Pacific International Sporting Activities Conference). This involved the students competing against each other in 5 sports: Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Table Tennis and Ten Pin Bowling, with points being scored by the winning male and female team.
Students from both teams became friends, which was clear to see during the Awards evening on the Friday night and when the Indonesian students departed on the Sunday. We now look forward to planning the return journey to Jakarta during September next year, where hopefully Kilvington can retain the shield!
Partnership in France
In June 2016, Principal Jon Charlton and Dean of Languages, Lucie Dickens headed over to France to sign an agreement between Kilvington and Saint-Joseph La Salle in Toulouse, paving the way for an exchange program between us. The team at Saint-Joseph created this wonderful video of the event.
Student Exchange Programs
We regularly host students and teachers from our partner schools – generally every two years – and conversely our students and teachers have the opportunity to participate in joint curriculum projects, study and sporting tours to our partner schools.
An example of joint curriculum project is ‘Looking through the window I see…’ blog, where Year 8 students from Kilvington and Global Jaya International School share thoughtful, colourful and often poignant observations of their surrounding environment.