Voyage en Nouvelle Zélande
FROM TAHITI TO NEW ZEALAND !
En mars 2016, les élèves, issus essentiellement de la série littéraire du lycée Taiarapu Nui, ont pu concrétiser leur projet de voyage linguistique en Nouvelle Zélande.
Organisé tous les deux ans, ce séjour permet aux élèves de découvrir ou de redécouvrir ce pays, ses aspects culturels et sociaux, ses paysages, son système scolaire...
Il constitue une occasion, rare et peut-être unique pour certains, d'être en immersion totale dans un pays anglophone.
A word from the teacher...
Taking students overseas is a priority, we have been lucky enough to indulge such a privilege for several years now and I do believe it makes all the difference in how you perceive English. It becomes something you live rather than another subject you learn. It makes you more motivated, it provides you with a tangible goal and more concrete aspirations.
I have lived and taught in New Zealand in the past and being able to bring some of our students over to that beautiful country fills me with a sense of pride and accomplishment. This is, after all, what it is all about, this is why we learn and try to improve. This is when it all becomes real.
It does take a great deal of time and effort from many people to make it all possible but I think it's worth the hassle.
I would like to thank all of the people who make this trip a success and force us to go back again every other year.
First and foremost, I would like to thank our students, for the way they behave and how positively they represent their school, their family and to a certain extent French Polynesia itself. All of the groups we have taken there have been the subject of admiration because of how helpful and polite they were and it is perhaps the greatest compliment we can ever get.
I would also like to thank Rangitoto College and more particularly Estelle Seaman, my friend and colleague, who organises everything she possibly can on her side of the ocean.
The trip would not be possible if it weren't for the hospitality of the families hosting our students.
Our very own lycée plays its part too, from a more administrative point of view. From a financial point of view, we have always received a substantial amount of help from the FSE (foyer socio-éducatif), they help making sure that all those who want to go can do so, regardless of how wealthy their parents might be.
My colleagues at school have always helped make this trip possible, more particularly my wife and colleague Mrs Magré with whom I organise this exchange as well as Louisa Samson, our former language assistant who has, since then, gone back to live in New Zealand.
This trip has always been a success, it has enabled students to feel more confident about themselves, to discover something else, to meet people and make long-lasting friendships. I can only assume this is just the beginning of Taravao students going to New Zealand.
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag
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