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New Caledonia Trip Improves French Skills

On Wednesday 28 June, ten students and two staff members met up at Tullamarine Airport to fly out of freezing Victoria for New Caledonia. The flight went smoothly and we arrived at the Nouvata Hotel early in the evening, ready to begin our adventures the next day. The students spent all or part of the day at CREIPAC, an international French school, on Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday. They had some interesting experiences here, including making and eating a bougna on their final day at the school. A highlight for everybody was visiting Amedée Island, where there was a feast of local food, Polynesian dancing and singing, and the opportunity to go snorkeling in the lagoon. Those who went enjoyed a swim with the large green turtles that live there. We returned tired and happy on Wednesday 4 July, with many happy memories – and improved French skills.

Mr Neil Crowle, French Teacher

“The French trip to New Caledonia was amazing experience. It was a great way to immerse ourselves in French culture and also a great escape from the stress of hectic Year 12. The trip definitely improved my French language through being exposed to real life situations, such as shops and cafes. It was an experience I really enjoyed and would 100% recommend – don’t miss it!” Abbey Milligan