Students have experienced a wide variety of authentic learning opportunities within German lessons this term but arguably the highlight has been a classroom visit to each class (ELC to Year 6) in Weeks 9 and 10 by the German Exchange students, who come from a variety of schools in Bavaria. The German students have been studying at the Concordia Campus for most of this term.
This rich learning experience provided our students with the excellent opportunity to build on their spoken German skills as well as being exposed to cultural activities that the Exchange students presented in each class. St John’s Campus students also had the opportunity to learn about the state of Bavaria, and indeed Germany as a whole, through the visits by the German students. Our St John’s Campus students were also able to make connections between life in Germany and their lives here in Australia. Students thoroughly enjoyed this learning initiative, which previously had been an annual event in Term 1 each year prior to COVID-19. After a three-year hiatus, it was wonderful to warmly welcome the German Exchange students back to our community.
German Teacher - St John’s Campus