Seven Year 11 students accompanied by Ms Thraves embarked on the inaugural Kormilda College Malaysia trip between 22nd September and 1st of October.
The excursion was designed to foster the school’s values of service, and the International Baccalaureate Organisation’s underlying philosophy of inter-cultural understanding. Additionally, the trip aimed to build upon the relationship, established in 2015 through the Asia Education Foundation’s BRIDGE program, with Sekolah Menengah Sains Labuan School.
Students enjoyed a week in Borneo, which included an overnight in Kuching with a visit to the city’s famous Orangutan sanctuary, an overnight in the city of Kota Kinabalu where students visited a traditional village and engaged in a range of local traditional activities, three days traversing the rainforests of Mt Kinabalu, a full day in Labuan visiting our partner school, and a full day touring Kuala Lumpur.
Whilst a packed itinerary, students came away having met a variety of challenges, and planning for a range of service activities stemming from their experiences on this trip. The seven students who attended include Jordan Finn, Daniel Maher, Erin Brotherton, Rebecca Salter, Olivia Sach, Kaitlyn Kerr, and Alyssa Kerr.