Over the last few decades, our girls have experienced vast benefits from the immersion in another country and culture while on our Exchange Programme. We offer five different Exchange Programmes for girls in Grade 10 as another way of enhancing our holistic curriculum.
Although not all girls go on exchange, all are exposed to the programme due to its reciprocal nature – while our girls are overseas, we host girls from other exchange schools.
Apart from being an amazing experience, the time out of the country helps girls to mature and to grow. While making new friends, learning new skills, studying new subjects, sight-seeing, experiencing new challenges, and enjoying daily life outside of their comfort zones, girls living overseas and exchange students visiting St Anne’s, flourish as they embrace the opportunities of the St Anne’s Exchange Programme.
Charlotte Latin School, North Carolina, USA
Offering St Anne’s girls a completely different experience, Charlotte Latin in North Carolina is an accredited, independent, co-educational, college-preparatory day school serving approximately 1,400 students from transitional kindergarten to twelfth grade. This exchange programme is limited to day boarding over the six-week exchange period, and our girls are hosted by their exchange partner’s parents.
Kinross Wolaroi School, Orange, Australia
Kinross Wolaroi School is an independent, Uniting church, co-educational, day and boarding school, located in Orange, a provincial city 260 kilometres west of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. In existence for over 130 years, their motto “Scientia, Amicitia, Integritas” – Knowledge, Friendship and Integrity is central to the lived experience of their students.
Pymble Ladies’ College, Sydney, Australia
Pymble Ladies’ College is a non-selective, private, independent school for girls situated on 20 hectares of beautiful park-like grounds on Sydney’s upper North Shore and provides a happy, safe, and nurturing environment. Like St Anne’s, Pymble offers opportunities to pursue a balanced education encompassing life skills, personal development, physical well-being, creative fulfilment, and academic excellence.
St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, Brisbane, Australia
Located in Ascot Queensland, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School aims to provide excellence in teaching and learning within a broad, balanced, and flexible curriculum complemented by other school activities; preparing confident, compassionate, capable women able to contribute in a global community.
Trinity College School, Ontario, Canada
Trinity College School (TCS) is a co-educational, independent boarding and day school located on 100 acres of rolling countryside in picturesque Port Hope, Ontario, Canada – one hour’s drive east of Toronto. Their Senior School, Grades 9 – 12, includes approximately 450 students, approximately 60% of whom are boarders. Established in 1865, TCS is one of Canada’s oldest and most respected educational institutions. The school places a balanced emphasis on academics, service learning, athletics, and the arts. Something many of our girls looks forward to at TCS is the chance to play rugby!
Ursulinenschule Hersel, Bornheim, Germany
Ursulinenschule was established in 1852, and is a school for girls with 350 students on campus. The school offers an encompassing curriculum and choice of subjects, including a fine arts program, and the extra-curricular choices are choir, orchestra, theatre, running, soccer, lifeguards etc. The language program includes German, Latin, French, Spanish and English. Ursulinenschule School has been involved in exchange programs for almost 25 years.
EXCHANGE FROM A ST ANNE’S PERSPECTIVE
“Exchange was a life-changing experience. I was able to experience another culture and make lifelong friends. I not only came out of my shell but I also was able to see what it is like to exist outside of St Anne’s. My host family became my second family, my exchange partner my older sister, and their home became a home away from home. The Evans’ family were so friendly and made my stay so amazing. They even took me to Washington D.C, which was incredible. I gained so much from the experience, and I was able to see what it was like living in the United States, which was completely different to what I had imagined. I was even fortunate enough to visit some universities during my stay. I am so grateful that I was afforded the opportunity to go to Charlotte Latin, which is an amazing school – and so different from any school I have ever attended here in South Africa. Exchange not only enriched me socially and culturally but it also allowed me to develop independently and grow outside of my comfort zone. I would recommend Exchange to all girls as it is truly one of the best things I have ever done.” – Ashley Low, exchanged with Charlotte Latin School, USA
EXCHANGE FROM AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
“The most amazing yet terrifying memory in South Africa was shark diving as it was so exciting and something that I have never experienced before. Living at St Anne’s as a boarder was such an amazing experience as I got know so many girls and create such strong friendships. It was a completely new experience for me as I am a day girl back at home. Going on a safari in Nambiti was such a highlight for me as I got to see so many new animals up close and finally got to tick something off my bucket list, as well as becoming closer with the other exchanges.”- Imogen Morison, from St Margaret’s School, Australia