St Peter’s College has been involved in a biannual exchange of students from Ratcliffe College in England since 2010. Both schools are keen to continue the exchange and St Peter’s is in discussions with Ratcliffe College at the moment 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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/189583008302434/
At present approximate dates for the Ratcliffe Exchange will be:
Leave NZ: 3rd April 2020 for Rome
Arrive in Ireland round Friday, 10th April
Arrive in UK: 13th April. Stay in London until Friday, 17th April
Arrive at Ratcliffe afternoon Friday, 17th April until afternoon Wednesday, 29th April - we will travel to London for the night then return to NZ Friday evening.
Arriving back in NZ: Sunday, 4th May.
This exchange is targeted at Year 8 and 9 students (in 2019). It is a self-funded trip (parental commitment to sort out payment), the school does not assist with funding or fundraising. We are asking for students’ interest now and there is a parent information presentation in A2 - 7pm, 10th April, 2019.
Anne Perniskie and Ronnie Kotkamp