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German Exchange Visit 2018

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Week 10, Term One, 2018

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On Monday 12 March, Somerset College welcomed a group of 20 students and two teachers from our German partner school, Comenius Gymnasium, in Düsseldorf, Germany. The German students were hosted by our wonderful Somerset families for their two-week stay on the Gold Coast.

During their stay, they attended a variety of lessons, enjoyed the Somerset Celebration of Literature Festival and also participated in a range of day trips. Comenius students visited Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Springbrook National Park, Jellurgal Cultural Center and even had a surfing lesson at Currumbin Alley.

It was obvious by the tears on the day of departure, that genuine friendships and connections had been formed as a result of the exchange and all students were thankful for this advantageous learning experience. Thank you to the Somerset host families, staff and students for welcoming our German visitors and making their stay an outstanding experience. It is safe to say that the Somerset College – Comenius Gymnasium connection remains strong and we look forward to visiting our friends again in Düsseldorf for the 2019 German trip.

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