On 24th November, 4 staff from SMK DPM set off from Kota Kinabalu for a visit to Tallangatta Secondary College and Melbourne.
The group consisted of Badinah Bianis and Nainey Ajik who had previously visited with students in 2011, Mohd Fadley Fauzi and Naimah Hj Din accompanied by her husband Martin Bin Bubin
The group arrived in Melbourne at 12.15 am on the Monday morning and were met at the airport by Mr Alby Freijah, Principal of Tallangatta Secondary College and Mr Con Madden, Assistant Principal.
|Monday morning in Melbourne with TSC Principal Alby Freijah|
This included visits to Yackandandah, Myrtleford, Bright and Beechworth.
|Map of area|
On Thursday the group paid a short visit to Tallangatta Primary School, visiting most of the classes and catching up with some staff they had also met 2 years ago.
The rest of the day was spent in discussions with the principal and other staff members discussing different aspects of teaching and learning and education processes in Tallangatta compared to Malaysia. We also spent time discussing potential projects for the future, including teacher and student exchanges, possible curriculum projects and even the viability of work experience placements.
On Thursday evening the guests and hosts ventured into Albury for an enjoyable farewell dinner at a Thai restaurant.
|Visitors and hosts at dinner|
Friday 29th November 2013
Friday morning was spent in discussions with Mr Madden and Janet about different student management strategies and support programs in place at Tallangatta.
This was followed by a morning tea and an exchange of gifts before farewells and promises to meet again in 2014 were exchanged
|Plaque to commemorate the visit created by TSC teacher David Goodwin|
|The 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road|
Thanks to Rhys McKee, Con and Chris Madden, Yanti Grant and Sue Ledsam for extending their hospitality and their homes to make our colleagues from SMK DPM feel welcome.