Banksia Park International High School students have opportunities to experience international travel and gain valuable insights to the living and culture of a different country. In recent years students have travelled to Japan, Korea and Hong Kong.
Banksia Park students have travelled with students from other South Australian schools to attend international schooling camps in Korea for two weeks during their January holidays. Students attend classes with Korean students which are delivered by South Australian teachers. Much of this time involves students getting to know each other and a sharing of cultures. Students have excursions to see various parts of Seoul and Korea including a visit to a traditional Korean Folk Museum, War Memorial, National Museum of Korea, indoor and outdoor theme parks – Lotte World and Everland, and shopping expeditions. Students have many cultural demonstrations including Korean drums, kite flying, martial arts. Our students certainly get to experience really cold weather, with below zero temperatures and they have a lot of fun in the snow!
Po Kok Secondary School visits Banksia Park through their study tour. Banksia Park students have had a reciprocal visit to Po Kok. Students learn about another education system through attending lessons and activities in Po Kok Secondary School. Students also visit many places including a cable car ride to the statue of the Big Buddha situated on Hong Kong’s highest altitude and they go to two theme parks – Ocean Park and Disneyland. Students try a variety of new foods and enjoy lots of shopping too.