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School cultural exchange stories

Successful cultural exchange programs have been occurring in NSW primary and secondary schools for many years, thanks to the initiative and creative energy of teachers. Individual programs vary greatly from school to school in terms of their content, scope, focus, and means of delivery.
This section features current or past cultural exchange programs conducted in NSW primary & secondary schools.

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 in Primary archives

Menindee Central & Lindfield East Public

This partnership links a large, urban, multicultural school (Lindfield East) with a small, remote, predominantly indigenous school (Menindee). It involves a large number of community and government partners who communicate and collaborate with the two schools on research, program development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of outcomes.

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Posted on Feb 12, 2012 in Primary archives

Chullora & Woronora River Public Schools

Students from Woronora River Public School initially attended a Multicultural Day at Chullora Public School. This was followed by Years 5 and 6 students from both schools participating in a joint Canberra excursion. Aims of this cultural exchange program included enhancing students’ appreciation of cultural diversity and encouraging friendships between children from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

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Posted on Feb 12, 2012 in Primary archives

Bradbury & Yennora Public Schools

In this exchange, two schools join forces to develop understanding, tolerance and harmony and to increase parent participation. The aim of this cultural exchange program was to develop cross-cultural awareness, particularly in relation to Arabic-speaking communities, and to increase the participation of Arabic-speaking parents in the activities of both schools.

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