St Peter’s College has been involved in a bi-annual exchange of students from Ratcliffe College in England since 2010. Both schools are keen to continue the exchange and St Peter’s is currently in discussions with Ratcliffe College for this to continue. At present, Ratcliffe College are sending a group of students and staff at the beginning of Term 4, 2019. It is expected that students/families that wish to be considered for the Ratcliffe Exchange 2020 accommodate these students during their time at St Peter’s College.
To get an indication of what the trip is like, click on the link for the 2018 trip’s Facebook page:
At present approximate dates for the Ratcliffe Exchange will be:
Leave NZ: 13th April 2020 for Rome
Arrive in UK: 18th April. Stay in London until Friday, 22nd April
Arrive at Ratcliffe afternoon Friday, 22nd April until afternoon Wednesday, 4th May, where we will travel to London for the night then return to NZ Thursday evening.
Arriving back in NZ: Saturday, 7th May.
Approx. cost $6,500
This exchange is targeted at Year 8 and 9 students (in 2019). It is also a self-funded trip (parental commitment to sort out payment), where the school will not assist with funding or fundraising. We will be asking for students’ interest early next year and there will be a parent information presentation in March 2019.
Anne Perniskie and Ronnie Kotkamp