As the kindergartners listened intently to the ‘Interrupting Chicken’ and responded to Stacey May’s probing questions, they were experiencing an environment where their young brains, their intellects and their characters are taking shape with the help of books that require their undivided attention. They responded magnificently.
I will be out of the office until Tuesday, September 11 as I will be accompanying the eighth grade students and faculty on their backpacking trip to the Sierras.
Hong Kong Exchange for Grades 5 – 8
Since the end of the last school year we have made changes in the dates of the Hong Kong exchange program. Rather than visiting during the summer of 2019, students from Hong Kong will be here during the spring when Chandler is in session. Chandler students will be visiting Hong Kong from Thursday, March 28 to Sunday, April 7. Students from Hong Kong will be visiting Chandler from April 20 to April 29.
The goal of the program is to promote cross cultural understanding through a ten-day immersive school visit and home stay. During the exchange, students participate in school and family life. Students are accompanied by faculty and staff chaperones from their respective schools and stay with host families.
We will be working with Diocesan Boys School and Diocesan Girls School in Hong Kong. This will be the third year of the exchange program with DBS and the second year with DGS. Two years ago we took twelve Chandler students to Hong Kong, six boys and six girls. We are planning to take no more than eight boys and eight girls in 2019.
Because the program involves a home stay, we ask that if you send your son or daughter to Hong Kong you will agree to host a student in April. Chandler students will be accompanied to Hong Kong by Chandler's Director of Technology Trevor Spicer, Human Resource Director Katherine Anastasia and a faculty member.
The program fee of $2,500 includes the round trip flight to Hong Kong.
If you have any interest in having your son or daughter participate in the exchange, please let me know. I will host an informational evening at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 20 in the Lower School library.