June 3, 2022
The Illawarra Grammar School has been working towards a sister school relationship with the Yi-Lan Fu-Hsing Junior High School in Taiwan to strengthen our cultural learning programme. Students from both schools would have the opportunity to engage online and deepen their cultural understanding.
The Yi-Lan Fu-Hsing Junior High School, located in the north-east of Taiwan, is one of the major Junior High Schools in Yi Lan County. There are 1,227 students and 119 teachers in their school. The student population is ranked among the top three in this area. As a sign of friendship they have created and sent a thoughtful gift box containing: a written introduction to the school, a map of Yilan where the school is located, postcards of contemporary poets in Chinese, some of the school’s 50th anniversary, teaching aids for Chinese language learning, local specialties of Yilan city such as sweets, preserves and Oolong tea.
TIGS will be sending our own gift box back soon with some Australian treats and mementos of TIGS.