A group of exchange students and two teachers from Stanthorpe State High
School’s sister school in Cividale del Friuli, Italy, visited the school and
spent 10 days with the families of some of our Immersion students. This visit
has been an exciting opportunity for some lucky students to reciprocate the
hospitality that was offered to them during last year’s immersion trip to
Italy. It has also been a chance for other Stanthorpe State High School students
to make new international friends and practise their language skills. During
their stay in Stanthorpe, the Italian students, accompanied by their hosts,
attended some lessons and participated in extracurricular activities but also
visited our beautiful region and were even treated to a day trip to Byron Bay.
Our guests bonded very well with the Stanthorpe students, long lasting
friendships were formed and copious tears were shed during the farewell dinner.
This exchange benefitted both Italian and Australian students immensely and
contributed to strengthening the relationship between the two schools and