Hosting Chinese sister students

Teacher Tim Manea with Patrick Tunnis, Madi Burton and guests Wang Han Qing, Huang Jing Cheng and Leng Wen Hao.  Picture: Emma Goodwin
Teacher Tim Manea with Patrick Tunnis, Madi Burton and guests Wang Han Qing, Huang Jing Cheng and Leng Wen Hao. Picture: Emma Goodwin

St Mark’s Anglican Community School hosted students from Dacheng Yuejiawan Experimental Middle School in Hangzhou, China, for the inaugural exchange trip between the sister schools.

Principal Cameron Herbert said the schools signed an exchange agreement late last year. The school has another sister school in Japan.

‘The relationship has been both highly rewarding and culturally enriching for the students who have participated in the program, and we are looking forward to a similar positive result from our new bond with Dacheng Yuejiawan,’ he said.

‘We are looking forward to fostering this relationship in diverse ways over the coming years.’

Mr Herbert said the Australian curriculum’s focus on Asia reflected Australia’s cultural diversity.

The visiting students stayed with host families, attended classes at the school and got in a trip to Margaret River during their week-long stay.