- Cultural Exchange Programme with Montfort College, Chiangmai
- Cultural Exchange Programme with Assumption College, Bangkok
- Cultural Exchange Programme with Assumption College, Lampang
- Cultural Exchange and Service Learning Programme in Vietnam
- Cultural Exchange and Service Learning Programme in Cambodia
32 Secondary 3
students and 5 teachers participated in a Cultural and Immersion Programme to
Thailand, Bangkok. Both teachers and students enjoyed themselves learning local
sport, Muay Thai, as well as making local handicrafts. They also had the
opportunity to join our friends from Assumption College, Bangkok for Thai Cooking Practices, Thai
Classical Dance, Thai Musical Instruments (Ranad & Khim), Thai Puppets (Hun
Krabok) and Making of Kra Thong.
“Our Thai buddies are so generous and helpful! They helped us a lot during the trip when we visited their school during our second and third day. They were also very welcoming. Even though some of the students are not our buddies or not involved in the particular activity, they went the extra mile to help us when we were lost and were very friendly, making us feel comfortable. I would want our guests to feel the same way that I felt when they visit us next time.” - Cassiel Cheong 3/4
went on the Vietnam Cultural and Service Learning Trip came back home feeling
grateful and appreciative of every single grain of rice. During their visit,
the students had the opportunity to experience rice planting on a paddy field!
“We realised that it was not an easy job! What we did was only a fraction of the rice farmer’s job. This experience had taught us not to waste food because a lot of hard work has gone into providing our one bowl of rice.” - Adawiyah 3/1
For their service learning, the students visited an orphanage and interacted with the children there. They played games, taught them simple English as well as simple handicraft. Though the time spent together was short, the experience there has indeed tug at their heartstrings. Our students bade goodbye with tears swelling in their eyes.
- Vinoth, 3/2
“After the Cambodia trip, I felt that it was very lucky that can go to Cambodia because we get to experience the life there and get to play with the kids in Sambour Primary School. I learn to appreciate what we have and learn not to waste food though this trip. I feel ashamed that the kids there are appreciative and happy about what they have and I am not, even though I have many things and opportunities that they don’t have.” - Wong Yee Xin, 3/5
Many of those who went on the Cambodia Cultural and Service Learning Trip felt that the main highlight of the trip was the visit to their local school, Sambour Primary School. Our students had the opportunity to teach the primary school students about oral hygiene as well as sharing important information on dengue fever and the preventive measures as well. Prior to the trip, the students held a donation campaign, calling all Assumptionknights to do their part and donate some items for them to bring along to the trip. The trip ended with their visit to the beautiful Angkor Wat and discovering the historical journey of the Khmer Empire.
Inbound Cultural Exchange Programme
- Hebei Shi Da Fu Zhong (Middle) School, China
- Assumption College, Lampang
- Assumption College, Samutprakarn
- Montfort College, Chiangmai
- Kinda Junior High School, Osaka
- St Joseph Junior High School, Jakarta
Secondary 2 Overseas Level Camp
- Students are able foster a stronger sense of school identity by building a meaningful and lasting class spirit.
- Students are able to interact, share experiences with the locals, and increase their exposure to other cultural practices.
- Students are able to develop confidence and familiarity with the outdoors as well as appreciation for nature.