Every student at Koonung studies either French or Japanese as an additional language. To complement our language program the College has developed strong relationshipwith our sister schools in France and Japan. There are regular visits between our schools providing students with the opportunity to participate in extended in-country study tours to further enhance their language development and build a deeper cultural understanding.
Our Sister School is Matsudo Municipal High School located in Matsudo City, north of Tokyo in Chiba Prefecture. Each year students from Matsudo visit Koonung Secondary College to experience everyday life in Australia. During their visit students participate in normal classroom activities and visit iconic Melbourne landmarks with their host families.
Our Sister School is Lycee Saint Charles Baudimont located in the City of Arras, in Northern France. We have had many exchanges that have advanced our student's skills in French and given them a deeper understanding and appreciation of the French culture
Students in Years 10 and 11 have the opportunity to participate in our biennial World Challenge event. Students have previously travelled to places such as Nepal and Costa Rica. Future trips will include travelling to Swaziland and Mozambique where they will participate in trekking and community service programs
2021 Space Camp
In 2021, Koonung students will have the opportunity to participate in a STEM Camp/Space Camp to Alabama and Orlando in the United States of America. They will visit NASA Space Camp where they will be immersed in the Advanced Academy Space Program. This program is an adventure that enables students to forge futures, make friends and explore careers. They will also visit the Kennedy Space Centre and be involved in the University Studios STEM program.
Our extensive excursions program enable students to foster cooperation and communication skills. Students develop new friendships and enhance leadership and team building skills. These camps and tours expose students to enjoyable yet challenging activities and experiences that cannot be achieved in normal school environment.