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Melbourne Study Tourplkphps

Introduction

The study tour to Melbourne, Australia, was held on 22 October to 31 October in 2011. This was ourfourth study tour of the school to visit Melbourne and our sister school, Princes Hill Primary School (PHPS). Twelve students (7 P.6 students and 5 P.5 students) were chosen to be the school representatives of the tour. Principal Chan and 2 teachers led the team for the visit.

From the overseas exchange program, we wish to expandstudents' horizons and enhance their competitiveness so that they can learn to "think globally, act locally". The authentic and practical environment creates language needs for students to use English to communicate actively on a daily basis, result in improvement in English. For teachers, the programhelps to enrich the pedagogies and competence levels. Thus, this is a golden opportunity for our students and teachers to learn and develop.

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Team Members and grouping

Mr. Chan Wing Kwong (The Principal)
Miss SING
(
English teacher)

6 LAU, Ho Kwan Michael
6D WONG, Lok Yan Janice
5L TAI, Chi Yau Valerie
5D CHENG, Cheuk Tung Jasmine
5D NG, Kai Hong Patrick
5D WONG, Cheuk Wang Felix

Miss LEE
(English teacher)

6R LO, Ka Yi Kali
6S LUK, Wing Hei Jennifer
6S TANG, Ling Si YoYo
6S WONG, Ming Kong Ernie
6D CHOW, HuiYau Marco
5D CHAN, SzeNok Samuel
 


 

ITINERARY
22rd October (Day 1)

1930 – Gather at PLK LFC
1945 – Set off to the airport
2335 – Depart HK

23rd October (Day 2)
1400 – Arrive Melbourne
1400 – Meet host family and PHPS teachers
Students follow host family to homestay homes
Teachers go to apartment
1730 – Picnic dinner @ PHPS
1930 – Go back to homestay
24th October (Day 3)

0900 – Welcome Ceremony
0930 – Debriefing
1100 – Lunch
1210 – Class activities
1530 – End of school day

25th October (Day 4)
0900 – Debriefing
1000 – Class activities
1100 – Lunch
1210 – Class activities
1530 – End of school day
26th October (Day 5)

0900 – Debriefing
0915 -Excursion to Healesville Sanctuary, including platypus and nocturnalhouses, and Birds of Prey presentation area (Packed lunch provided by host families)
1315 -Lesson in the Discovery Centre
1415 -Leave Healesville Sanctuary
1545 -Arrive at school

27th October (Day 6)
0900 – Debriefing
1000 – Class activities – cooking session
1100 – Lunch
1210 – Class activities – interschool sport (a walk to another site – other schools and a park with playing grounds)
1530 – End of school day
28th October (Day 7)

0900 – Debriefing
0930 – Excursion to Melbourne Museum
1100 – Lunch (Packed lunch provided by host families)
1210 – Class activities
1530 – End of school day

29th -30th October (Day 8-9)

Weekend activities with host families

31st October (Day 10)

0900 – Debriefing & Rehearsal for the performance
1000 – Farewell Ceremony
1200 – Set off to the airport
1530 – Depart Melbourne
2145 – Arrive HK
2300 – Travel back to LFC


Parents' briefing

Highlights of the study tour

Group photos

1. Departure: At the Hong Kong airport (22.10.11)

Day 1 – (October 22, 2011)

We are leaving for the Melbourne exchange program at the Hong Kong International Airport. All the families came and we took many photos along the way at the airport. All the students were excited! When we arrived at Melbourne, all the LHT students together with their host families had a shared dinner in PHPS.

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2. Hello, Melbourne! Hello, my host family (23.10.11)

Day 2 – (October 23, 2011)

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3. Welcome to Princes Hill Primary School (24.10.11)

Day 3 - (October 24, 2011)

Our first day of school was amazing. We started our day with a small assembly with our Aussie buddies and the P.5 and 6 students. The rest of the day is followed by project learning activities. The Aussie buddies needed to design their dream houses in groups. Our students joined in their discussions and helped with the designs.

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4. The campus (25.10.11)

 

Our second day of school was challenging but yet interesting. We started our day with an assembly with all the students in PHPS. The students in PHPS also presented their projects such as fashion design, architectural design and hip hop dancing.

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5. Skpe with LHT students (25.10.11)

 

In the afternoon on the second day, we had a Skype with teachers and classmates form LHT. They gave us a surprise that some of our parents came to LHT and joined their Skype with us! We enjoyed the time chatting with our friends and telling them our memorable experiences in Melbourne and in PHPS. We were eager to share our life here in Australia to all of them.

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6. Farewell to PHPS! (31.10.11)

 

The journey of this Melbourne study tour finally came to the end. We prepared four performances during the farewell ceremony. The first one was a clarient ensemble ‘The Moon Represents My Heart’. The second performance was a violin duet by called ‘Triumphant Song’. The third one was a recorder ensemble. The song was ‘Spring’. The last performance was a group singing. The song was ‘Shining Friends’ which means that all the PHPS buddies are our shining friends. We hope our friendship can last forever!

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7. Back to Hong Kong (31.10.11)

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School lives

 1. Putonghua Lesson(25.10.11)

After lunch one the second day, Miss Lee taught a Putonghua lesson to 20 PHPS students. It was about some vocabulary items related to the school, as well as talking about Mid-Autumn Festival. The students could memorize the pronunciation of the Chinese words well. At the end of the lesson, they learnt the song “The Moon Represents My Heart”. Everyone enjoyed the lesson. The students were especially interested in the traditional Chinese lanterns!

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2. Skype Conversation with PHPS(25.10.11)

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 3. Cooking Lesson (25.10.11)

 

On 25th October, the day was followed by a cooking lesson prepared by 3 parent helpers from PHPS. We learnt how to make two kinds of Australian food – lamington and sausage roll. Peeling and cutting the onion made us cry, but we had lots of fun! The food we made by ourselves was very delicious! We shared the food with our buddies afterwards. We all like Australian food very much.

 

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Outing activities

1. Visit Healesville Sanctuary (26.10.11)

 

Our students went to Healesville Sanctuary today. We saw lots of wildlife animals. We visited the Wildlife Hospital. There was a keeper feeding a little bat. One of the most enjoyable shows was “Birds of Prey”. We learnt how big birds catch their preys. Besides, we learnt how to throw a boomerang. It was fantastic! In Wildlife lesson, we were able to touch some animals like a snake, a frog and a lizard. Last but not least, we saw the famous Australian animals like kangaroos, emus and koalas. They were really cute!

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2. Visit Melbourne Museum (28.10.11)

 

Today, we visited Melbourne Museum with our buddies. First, we attended a talk "Making a Quid" and listen to the "Melbourne Story" . They are about people's live in the past. Then, we explored "Bunjilaka" (Aboriginal Cultural Centre). After that, we went to inosaur Gallery". We saw a lot of fossils of dinosaurs!
On the way to Princes Hill, we stopped for a while and ate gelati. . They were yummy. We all had a very good time.

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Project Learning - Life in Australia

Outdoor Fun

 

Animals


Reflective Journals

“My 11 hours plane flight to Melbourne! First Night in Melbourne”

 

Au Ho Kwan Michael

Chan Sze Nok Samuel

Cheng Cheuk Tung Jasmine

Chow Hui Yau Marco

Lo Ka Yi Kali

Luk Wing Hei Jennifer

Ng Kai Hong Matthew

Tai Chi Yau Valerie

Tang Ling Si Yoyo

Wong Cheuk Wang Felix

Wong Lok Yan Janice

Wong Ming Hong Ernie


“A New Learning Experience at Princes Hill Primary School”

 

Au Ho Kwan Michael

Chan Sze Nok Samuel

Cheng Cheuk Tung Jasmine

Chow Hui Yau Marco

Lo Ka Yi Kali

Luk Wing Hei Jennifer

Ng Kai Hong Matthew

Tai Chi Yau Valerie

Tang Ling Si Yoyo

Wong Cheuk Wang Felix

Wong Lok Yan Janice

Wong Ming Hong Ernie


“A Special Outing to Healesville Sanctuary”

 

Au Ho Kwan Michael

Chan Sze Nok Samuel

Cheng Cheuk Tung Jasmine

Chow Hui Yau Marco

Lo Ka Yi Kali

Luk Wing Hei Jennifer

Ng Kai Hong Matthew

Tai Chi Yau Valerie

Tang Ling Si Yoyo

Wong Cheuk Wang Felix

Wong Lok Yan Janice

Wong Ming Hong Ernie


“A Special Excursion to Melbourne Museum”

 

Au Ho Kwan Michael

Chan Sze Nok Samuel

Cheng Cheuk Tung Jasmine

Chow Hui Yau Marco

Lo Ka Yi Kali

Luk Wing Hei Jennifer

Ng Kai Hong Matthew

Tai Chi Yau Valerie

Tang Ling Si Yoyo

Wong Cheuk Wang Felix

Wong Lok Yan Janice

Wong Ming Hong Ernie


“My Second Home, My Second Family in Melbourne”

 

Au Ho Kwan Michael

Chan Sze Nok Samuel

Cheng Cheuk Tung Jasmine

Chow Hui Yau Marco

Lo Ka Yi Kali

Luk Wing Hei Jennifer

Ng Kai Hong Matthew

Tai Chi Yau Valerie

Tang Ling Si Yoyo

Wong Cheuk Wang Felix

Wong Lok Yan Janice

Wong Ming Hong Ernie

 


“My Last Weekend with My Host Family”

 

Au Ho Kwan Michael

Chan Sze Nok Samuel

Cheng Cheuk Tung Jasmine

Chow Hui Yau Marco

Lo Ka Yi Kali

Luk Wing Hei Jennifer

Ng Kai Hong Matthew

Tai Chi Yau Valerie

Tang Ling Si Yoyo

Wong Cheuk Wang Felix

Wong Lok Yan Janice

Wong Ming Hong Ernie

 

Students' works

Road Signs Hunt

Local Food / Snacks


Communication with PHPS

Pen Pal Program

 

Links

Princes Hill Primary School

Website: http://www.phps.vic.edu.au

 

Princes Hill Secondary College

Website: http://phsc.vic.edu.au

 

Visit Melbourne

Website: www.visitmelbourne.com


 

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