From Indonesia and Valencia, to Munich and Offenburg, students from our Habs Boys School spent the summer improving their skills, while exploring the world.
Diving in tropical Indonesia
As the Summer Term ended, 20 students and four staff from our Boys School flew to North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Our first stop was Murex Manado. Arriving to a warm welcome and a lush, tropical paradise, the students couldn’t wait to explore the turquoise waters. Having gained their PADI Open Water Diver qualification through school, our students were amazed by the abundant sea life of the famous Bunaken Marine Park.
Then came Murex Bangka, where they sampled reef diving and learned about coral preservation. Over the course of our dives, students saw whitetip reef sharks, octopus, sea horses, rays, tropical fish and many more. Thanks to Mr Teague, Miss Willows and Mr Wheeler for making it all possible.
Speaking Spanish in sunny Valencia
At the start of the holidays, 30 of our Year 10 Spanish students flew out to Valencia. Staying in groups with local families, students immersed themselves in the culture. Every morning, the students took fun, but intensive Spanish lessons with Ana and Rosa from Españolé School.
In the afternoons, students explored the city with tour guides, Carlos and Carla. Sampling traditional food, playing beach volleyball, visiting the Mestalla Football Stadium and marvelling at the City of Arts and Sciences. Students ended the trip cycling and boating around the beautiful Albufera National Park. Thank you to Sra Shooter, Sr Kerr and Sra Gómez for an invaluable trip.
Meeting our friends in Munich
As part of our exchange with the Gisela Gymnasium, a group of Year 9 and 10 students jetted off to Munich. Sampling a lesson in their Gymnasium school, students explored the historical city by day and spent the evenings getting to know their host families.
Students also crossed the Austrian border to Salzburg, toured a Bavarian salt mine, visited Regensbourg and took a boat trip along the Danube. Visiting Olympic Park, BMW Welt and Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena, students continued to spend time with their host families, including a weekend swimming in lakes and watching the Sommernachstraum fireworks. A big thank you to Frau Von Truchsess, Mrs Brock and language assistant, Fabio.