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For TGS students, preparing to live in Beijing for three months means more than learning a few basic phrases in Mandarin. Under the guidance of teacher Sherry Zhang, these world travelers are learning as much vocabulary as possible, and are practicing their conversational skills and pronunciation on a regular basis. In addition to their language skills, they will travel to China armed with an understanding of the history and culture...

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At TGS, education doesn’t end on Friday afternoon, take a few days off, and pick up again on Monday morning. Weekends provide even more time for learning, adventure - and fun. Of course, students spend weekends relaxing, studying, and preparing for classes, but they also spend their Saturdays and Sundays playing football (soccer), rock climbing, taking in a film, and exploring our host city. This past weekend, TGS students jumped...

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This term, students are learning about the history of the Australian people: the accomplishments and the challenges, the positives and the “uncomfortable truths.” To continue their studies in this area, TGS students visited the Museum of Sydney. During their visit to the museum, they were exposed to a time when not all residents of Australia had the same rights. The Museum of Sydney exhibit, "From Little Things Big Things Grow,"...

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One of the most important aspects of TGS's approach to education is providing students the opportunity to be immersed in a diverse array of international cultures. The modern aspects of people’s daily lives, their beliefs, customs, arts, and government are all give students a more complete picture of how people live all over the world. Another very important piece of this puzzle is understanding the history of a culture: where...

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Traveling the globe and stepping into new and different the cultures is one of the ways that TGS students gain a true understanding of how people all over the world live, play, work and learn. In a way, theater arts gives people a similar opportunity to learn about someone else’s life by stepping into their shoes, even if only for an hour or two. While in Sydney, TGS students have...

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TGS students are exploring Australia from all angles: standing at the foot of the great trees of the Illawarra Rainforest, descending into the depths of the Kelly Hill Caves, and even clambering over the Remarkable Rocks. And now, they are taking a look at the Australia’s sea floor. This underwater excursion is part of a hands-on scientific research experiment investigating the biology and environment of Australia, where the students themselves...

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“Xin Nian Kuai Le!” Happy New Year! Sydney boasts a vibrant and active Chinese-Australian community, and every year the city hosts a days-long celebration of the Lunar New Year. Having spent the last several months studying Mandarin language and Chinese culture with teacher Sherry Zhang, TGS students were excited to be a part of the celebration. They were also fortunate enough to take part in one of Sydney’s biggest Lunar...

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TGS is a proud participant in the Flat Classroom™ Project. Flat Classroom is an international collaboration that brings together middle and senior high school students interested in examining and changing the way young people are educated around the world. TGS's international student body and interest in developing new ways of teaching and learning are an ideal fit for the Project. Our students are excited to work collaboratively with other participants...

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TGS students recently left Sydney for an outdoor adventure: visiting the Blue Mountains. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Blue Mountains are renowned for their breathtaking views, fascinating geology and majestic scenery. The mountains are in close proximity to Sydney, and are often a popular destination for weekend getaways for locals interested in an outdoor retreat.   The tour guide, Craig, provided great information to the students about the ecology...

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For a recent Global Studies lesson, TGS students visited the World Heritage Listed Hyde Park Barracks Museum. The Barracks building was constructed in 1819 to serve as a home for convicts. In its nearly 200 year history, the building has served several purposes, including housing for orphans and a governmental office building. Today, the Barracks is home to a museum about its very own history. The museum's current exhibit, "Convict...

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Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...

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With THINK Global School’s term in Bosnia and Herzegovina recently concluded, we thought we’d share a few interesting facts about the heart-shaped country with you. Whether you are working on a school project or planning a trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina yourself, we hope you find these seven facts useful!! Fact #1) Sarajevo was the first city in Europe with a full-time electric tram Trams have a long history in...

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Greetings TGS, Long time reader, first time blogger here. Some of you may have noticed that I can be a little patriotic... My friends in Abu Dhabi used to joke that New Zealand has "small country" syndrome because it is always determined to be the best. I think like the Canadians, we are determined not to be seen as the same as our more populated neighbours. With that in mind...

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