Traditionally, students at Modbury High School have the opportunity to join a range of tours as follows. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the exception of the snow trip, these tours will not run in 2021 but will hopefully resume in 2022:
The Canberra trip is open to all Year 11 students. During the week, students will visit and participate in the following:
Climb Mount Ainslie Weather permitting
Visit Parliament House Mr Tony Zappia MP, State Member for Makin will usually meet with the students. Highlights of Parliament House include: Visiting the House of Representatives and the Senate, participating in a Mock House of Representatives and Watching Question Time.
Australian Institute of Sport
The Australian War Memorial
The Royal Australian Mint
The Modbury High School ski trip is planned as an integral part of the curriculum options for senior students.
It provides an opportunity for students to develop a range of personal and group skills in an environment which many students would otherwise not experience.
The program of activities incorporated in and around this trip makes it a useful learning tool to be linked directly with the curriculum pattern.This is a great opportunity for the students to take advantage of learning in an environment outside of the school setting and at the same time provide a valuable motivational component in broadening the education of our students.
The ski trip will challenge and have a focus on the nature and importance of human functioning. Being in an unfamiliar environment challenges a student’s self-reliance and enables the student to develop his/her own identity. It also enables the student to focus on their relationship with their peers and teachers.
Students learn about and develop the knowledge and skills needed to function effectively in group situations.
Japanese Exchange Organiser
As part of our Japanese exchange program, Modbury High School welcomes 15 students and two teachers from the city of Asakuchi in Japan each year. The Japanese students are hosted by Modbury students for 6 days in August.
The exchange students take part in some lessons and cultural experiences offered at the school, as well as participate in various excursions around Adelaide. They learn about our school life, customs and our way of life.
In return, Modbury students travel to Japan each year in the September school holidays. A reciprocal home stay of four days occurs in Asakuchi city while the rest of the two weeks is spent travelling around Japan, learning about their culture and practising their Japanese language.
Modbury High School students have the opportunity to learn about Japanese culture from their guests, and to experience traditional foods, customs and visit a range of traditional and modern Japanese cities.
Modbury students will, most importantly be able to practise their Japanese language. This will be a significant benefit for their futures – in both their language studies and chosen career paths.
Japan Trip Organiser
For more information about studying abroad in South Australia, please contact:
International Education Services
Department for Education
PO Box 1152, Adelaide SA 5001 | GFW, 31 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Telephone: +618 8226 3402
Fax: +618 8226 3655
The USA Basketball trip is traditionally held every 2 years in November/December for approximately 3 weeks. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this trip will not run in 2022.
After successful trips in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 the next trip is being planned for December 2023 and the expected cost is to be around $4000. This cost includes flights, insurance, NBA and Disneyland tickets, bus transportation, uniforms, team hoodies any hotel accommodation and all activities.
Students play 6 or 7 high schools around Portland, Oregon and Washington State. They are hosted in 2 or 3 separate home stay families during this time.
The trip involves many different and exciting experiences including:
Expression of interest are generally called for approximately 18 months in advance. Trips are generally planned for every 2 years and depart at the end of November and return approximately 23 days later.
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