Tenison Woods College offers a variety of travel opportunities for students each year. Some of the experiences complement curriculum learning, offering a deeper understanding of culture and history. Other trips are based around community service and social justice and give students and staff unforgettable life changing experiences.
We look forward to offering these travel opportunities again once international borders are open and it is safe to travel overseas.
Tenison Woods College believes travel plays an integral role in learning and in student development, allowing students to gain independence and confidence while exploring and discovering the world.
Overseas travel experiences offered at Tenison Woods College include the following destinations:
To find out more about each of these experiences, please scroll down.
For over 15 years, we have welcomed the Calvary English School from Japan, to Tenison Woods College. These visits have enriched our community, allowing students and families to interact and learn more about the Japanese culture.
In 2017, the College decided to expand the relationship with Calvary English School and Japan, by offering a study tour to Japan. A group of 24 students, teachers and parents experienced a 14-day inaugural study tour, visiting Tokyo, Shirakawa, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka. The Japan trip is now a biannual event on the college calendar, held every odd year around April.
For more information about the Japan Study Tour, please contact Annie Clifford – Tenison Woods College International Student Coordinator and Homestay Coordinator.
The Titans USA Basketball Tour has been running biannually since 2005 and continues to build on the foundations of previous trips that experience US culture, competition, schooling, hospitality and not least of all, life long memories.
The tour typically runs during late November/December every odd year for approximately three & a half weeks, touring the west coast of the United States of America.
It is open to Year 9-12 Tenison Woods College students (on the year of travel) who are currently playing basketball and would like to experience the thrill of playing in the USA.
The tour package includes the following features:
For more information regarding the Titans USA Basketball Tour, email the Tour Coordinator, Ciaran Buckley firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (08) 8724 4650
The Italian Cultural Exchange is a cultural immersion program that has been in place (biannually) at Tenison Woods College since 2004. It aims to provide students with a meaningful overseas experience, immersing the students in a school environment for 10 days, living with a host family, visiting places of geographical, historical, artistic and cultural significance and incorporating study which counts towards their SACE.
The benefits (and challenges) of offering this program for the students include:
Why specifically Italy?
For more information about the Italian Cultural Exchange, contact trip organiser Micki Greenham.
Each year, a group of students and staff travel to neighbouring country, Timor-Leste to offer support to communities in need. 2011 was the inaugural trip and this is an annual immersion on the college calendar. The trip runs for approximately ten days, part of which is during school holidays. The Timor-Leste Immersion is run by Catholic Mission Australia.
The experience is always well supported by the local school, parish and Mount Gambier community. Not only does the group take monetary donations with them, but prior to the trip, many items are collected from students, staff and community members. Items include stationery, musical instruments and clothing.
The immersion is a rich experience for students, who come away feeling blessed to witness the joy and gratitude from the people they meet and the communities to which they give. They are provided with opportunities to see the world through the eyes of mission and justice and experience first-hand the life changing work of the Catholic Church through many examples of faith in action.
For more information about the Timor-Leste Immersion Experience, contact trip organiser Bernadette Fisher.
Tenison Woods College respectfully acknowledges the Boandik people are the First Nations people of the Mount Gambier South Eastern region of South Australia and pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, past, present and emerging.