The buzz in the room was electric when students from all walks of life came together to discuss the future of global communities in May 2016.
Conversation flowed and camaraderie was strong as delegations of international and local students from a number of government, Catholic and independent schools gathered to discuss how schools might continue creating global communities.
Students see themselves as global citizens and Victorian schools are creating global communities through curriculum, teaching languages, sister school relationships, and connecting their students around the world. In addition, Victoria has a large number of international students from over 70 different countries that also provide valuable contributions to the global outlook of our schools.
More than 100 students in Years 10–12 attended the International Student Forum.
International and local students from each school took the opportunity to learn more about each other, talk about their experiences and exchange perspectives on living, studying and interacting with students from different cultural backgrounds.
Student response to the forum was resoundingly positive, with many keen to continue in-depth discussions back at their schools, and also with the new friends forged throughout the day.