Year 11 English as an Additional Language Excursion
Last week we took the Year 11 EAL cohort to the city on an excursion to foster bonds, improve the students' knowledge of Melbourne and deepen their understanding of Australian identity. Following are some of the students’ recollections:
We went to Eureka tower last Wednesday for our EAL excursion. That was the first time I see the Melbourne city from the height of 292m. The scenery is imposing and it touched my deepest feelings. Everything looked tiny even the Melbourne Cricket Ground. I had a feeling that I was standing on top of the world. After having a warm lunch chatting with friends, we walked for 5 minutes to the Immigration Museum. It is my favourite place in the routine because of the vintage atmosphere here. Moreover, we learnt lots of useful and interesting information about Immigration History and how it affected Australia. The excursion was amazing and I loved it. I hope we have more chances to go out and study like this. Thanks to our lovely EAL teachers who held the excursion that we had an enjoyable day. Have a nice day.
Last Wednesday, it was such an amazing day for all the year 11 EAL students. We were brought on an excursion to visit the Immigration Museum as well the Eureka tower. It was really exciting for most of us as it was our first experience to visit these places. We gathered at the school compound about 9 in the morning before heading towards the train station. It took us about 25 minutes but it did not seem a long journey because everyone was having a great time talking to each other. As we reached our first stop the Eureka Tower, we were given a quiz paper to test the knowledge of ours about knowing the city. It was a tall building about 88 floors and we reached the top in few seconds! As we reached the top, we were astonished and amazed by the beautiful view. We saw the whole city as well the ocean and the feeling was phenomenal. We enjoyed pointing out the places we know as well getting to know few well known places by Ms Milton. We then had our lunch break about an hour before going to the Immigration Museum. My favorite part was start of our tour was the best as we were all gathered in a room to be given a presentation by a lovely lady. We were briefed so clearly about the history of immigration and we did a small group work analyzing an old briefcase used by the immigrants of different years. We learned a lot in this session. We were then led inside the museum where we saw many artifacts, the lifestyle of immigrants, documents and many other things that was used by the immigrants. Indeed it was such a great experience for all of us through this excursion. Thank you EAL teachers for organizing this excursion for us. We are looking forward for more excursions like this.
Last week, we saw the whole view of the city, contemplated every beauty on the highest tower - Eureka. It felt like I was on top of the world, had the widest sight and everything was in my hands. I couldn't imagine how large this city is, couldn't imagine that one day I was there with my beloved class. After lunch time, we then went to Immigration Museum, it was very interesting, we learnt a lot, gained a lots of experience, knew more about Australia‘s history. I also found out how the Vietnamese immigrated to this country in 1980s, it was an unforgettable moment of mine.
All of international students had been to an excursion last week. Firstly, we went to the highest tower—Eureka Tower. On the 88th floor, if you look down towards the street, you will see many “ants”(which means people who is walking on the road looks like an ant on our view) and wonderful scenery. Also, you can enjoy your slow life, have a cup of coffee, sit in the front of window, overlook the edge of the City. Furthermore, we went to the immigration museum. Through the explanation from the advisor we knew some history background of Australian “immigration waves”,which was quite interesting and also made us feel relevant. In a word, it was a really amusing day for us.
Alisa & Shirley.
Last Wednesday, all of the international students had a chance to go on a beautiful excursion together with Ms.Kruger and Ms.Milton. We went to the Eureka Skydeck where we could observe most of features in Melbourne city such as: the further-away sea, many high buildings, the Yarra river,... It was a very awesome view! Some of us was very brave, who came to the edge of the building which was completely made by glass. After having lunch, we headed to the Immigration Museum where contained the historical evidences of people who came to Australia. Additionally, through making an investigation by ourselves with the helping from our nicest teachers, we found out people, who from different countries came to Australia at that particular time because of different reasons. It was a very interesting day when all of us created such nice, valuable memories and learned new things together!
Under the guidance of our EAL teachers, we went to the Eureka Skydeck 88 for an excursion last week. On the observation deck, we saw the beautiful scenery of the Melbourne, it’s so charming that we were unwilling to leave. Our next stop was Immigration Museum , it told us the history of Australian Immigration Waves. We learned more about Australia and experienced the culture diversity of this country. Overall, this excursion was very meaningful and educational. We enjoyed it!
Natalie & Doris
Last Wednesday all of the international students went to Eureka tower, the tallest tower in Melbourne, which is also is the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, it has 88 level totally. Therefore all of us were so exciting and expecting, it's a great view when we are the top building to overlook Melbourne, all the building you can see very clearly and tiny, like the little toys, we discover Melbourne is such a beautiful city beyond our imagination. After going to Eureka tower, we went to immigration museum to discover different times the people came to Australia, and had a lesson before we went to see different pavilion, we meet a nice lady and give us to fill in the blanks to help us better understanding about immigration. We went in to the museum and found something from ancient times, and we sat down to watch the video about the second war the people who suffer the pain and had to separation with their family, which really touch our heart, expect that we also hanging around to visit the museum, very excellent places! And all of us feel very happy, and thanks for us lovely EAL teachers and Ms Kruger, give us a such nice excursion experience.