Our students accepted into Taiwan study tour

Sabrena Kuo

Tammy Thai

Calamvale Community College extends its congratulations Ms Ariel Tseng and to two high-performing Year 10 students – Sabrena Kuo and Tammy Thai – who have been accepted into the 2018 STEM Taiwan Study Tour, a unique international learning opportunity that is funded and organised by the Queensland Government.
On this immersive 12-day tour of New Taipei City held in December, our students will experience school life and STEM study, travel to captivating historical and cultural locations, and visit industry precincts where they will engage with real-life STEM implementations. A selection panel assessed student applications on a merit basis, including each student’s academic achievement in STEM subjects; their Mandarin proficiency and demonstrated interest in continuing language studies; and their capacity for ambassadorship as student representatives of Australia.
From this rigorous application process, only 2 teachers and 10 students were selected from across Queensland. The Department of Education International panel was greatly impressed with Ms Tseng’s high level of dedication she has shown to the teaching of the Chinese language and her efforts in preparing students to become global citizens. Executive Director of Department of Education International congratulated our students on their successful applications, and remarked that the “selection panel was immensely impressed with the high level of dedication [these students] have shown to the study of the Chinese language.”
Our College Principal has congratulated Ms Tseng and these talented students on their acceptance into this competitive-entry program. “Sabrena and Tammy should be immensely proud of their efforts and achievements. The College has always endeavoured to provide its students with the best STEAM opportunities, teaching, and preparation, and in this case, it has paid off tremendously.”
The College aims to increase STEAM uptake, foster active global citizens, and open international pathways for its most capable students with the introduction of International Baccalaureate programmes in the near future.