Elsternwick Primary was invited to join 6 other schools from the Southern Victorian Region in Australia to travel to Changzhou City in the Jiangsu Province in China to establish a sister school. I believe the invitation recognised the efforts of our teachers, particularly our Mandarin Teacher Ms Rebecca Hickman, to start and build intercultural understandings through some of our Inquiry focused units of work and other projects. These were recently featured on the Asia Education website.
This picture was taken at the start of the trip as we toured through Shanghai getting to know and understand a little of the history and development of city. Most of the construction in the photo has occurred within the last 10 years. I’m looking forward to meeting the principal and leadership team of the sister school this week.