Stuartholme provides several exciting opportunities for students and staff to support and reinforce their studies by experiencing other cultures through School Study Tours.
History and Antiquities Tour
Every two years, Stuartholme students and teachers have the opportunity to travel to a number of historical locations across Europe and the Mediterranean.
In June and July 2016, over fifty students, teachers and family members travelledÂ together to Greece and Italy to soak up the atmosphere and culture of some of the worldâ€™s oldest civilisations. In addition to visiting some of the ancient and modern worldâ€™s most iconic structures, places and works of art, the groupÂ immersed themselves in the culinary and cultural delights of each region along the way.
The historical experiences of the tour wereÂ complemented by a range of enjoyable activities including gelato-making in Florence and gladiator school in Rome. With an itinerary developed by Stuartholmeâ€™s ancient history teachers and day trips led by expert guides, the tour enriches each student’sÂ appreciation of her studies in history, drama and art, as she shares her travel experiences with friends and family.
Sacred Heart Immersion Program
One of the gifts of being a part of the Sacred Heart family is the international connections that exist between over 200 independent and state schools across 40 countries. Each of these schools follow the call of St Madeleine Sophie Barat to educate and prepare each student to be hopeful, innovative and compassionate people who live fully and wisely as transformative, effective global citizens.
In partnership with Antipodeans Expeditions, Stuartholme students can participate in the Sacred Heart Immersion Program. The program includes travel to a Sacred Heart school in India toÂ participate in:
- A sustainable, hands-on community project
- An adventurous team trek in the Himalayas
- Exploration of the amazing sights ofÂ India
TheÂ immersion program develops a long-term relationship with our Sacred Heart brothers and sisters in India, and results in a mutual exchange of culture and support.
There is no better way to understand our place in the world and the connections that exist across the globe, then to experience first-hand the lives of those from situations other than our own. In doing this, we fully comprehend that what divides us is far less than what unites us, and that genuine relationships have the ability to transcend culture, language, race and socioeconomic status.