Cultural Tours

Students have the opportunity to travel overseas to experience different cultures. These trips have proven a great success in strengthening cross cultural ties in our students.

German Exchange Program

Patterson River SC has a long standing relationship with Realschule, Lorch a secondary school in a German town just outside of Stuttgart. Every year the students have the opportunity to travel to Germany to participate in a cultural exchange or host a student from Realschule.

Students who travel to Germany get the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture and heritage of the country by visiting towns and places of interest as well as experiencing a school program and homestay with a student from Lorch.  Many students choose the option of hosting an exchange student and make them welcome in their homes. It is an enjoyable experience to show an international visitor a slice of Australian life, particularly our outdoor lifestyle by the sea, as Lorch is over 500km from a beach!

Both travelling to Germany and hosting an exchange student are enjoyable and rewarding experiences that allow students and their families to make memories and friends that will last a lifetime.