The Australia Sister City Program expands the educational component of the Sister City Agreement between Costa Mesa, CA, United States and Wyndham, Victoria, Australia. Participants in the program learn to appreciate and respect another culture while living with Australian familes and attending high school. The program provides a unique opportunity for the student to become a global citizen. The students experience first hand that "The World is Our Classroom". The Australai Sister City Education Exchange Program was established in 1997 and students began participating in the program in 2005. Each January, Estancia High School receives a delegation from our Sister School, Hoppers Crossing Secondary College, in Wyndham, Australia and sends a delegation to Australia each July.
2014 EHS Delegation
Pictured from left to right: Mrs. Jennifer Atkins, Alex Adkisson, Jacob Mullison, Laura Belle Morel, Joe Hume, Eliza Jason, Chris Perez, Morgan Miller, Emma Wexler, Mr. Hayato Yuuki.
2014 Delegation from Australia
Top Row: Naomi Muir (Teacher), Katie Cunningham, Anthony Di lorio, Toby Armour, Marco Planella, Scott Logan (Teacher); Bottom Row: Rani Blick Merta, Jasmine Balla, Bethany Holmes, Olivia Hudson.
In January and February 2014, Estancia High School hosted eight students and two teachers from Hoppers Crossing Secondary College in Wyndham, Australia During their stay, they attended classes at Estancia with their host students, presented to families at a PTSA meeting, presented to students at Estancia High School and Victoria Elementary School, met with officials from Newport-Mesa Unified School District and the City of Costa Mesa, toured city facilities, and spent time at tourist destinations in Orange County and Los Angeles.
2013 Estancia Delegation
Pictured from left to right: Jeremy Lawrence, Jackie Hubbard, Jackson Letterman, Rhiannon Parker, Abby Griffith, Jennifer Alejandre, Sterling Gates, and Alyssa McKay.
2013 Delegation from Australia
In January and February 2013, Estancia High School hosted eight students and two teachers from Hoppers Crossing Secondary College in Wyndham, Victoria, Australia. Pictured left to right are: Caitlin White (Teacher), Brooke Gathercole (Year 12), Kellie Morris (Year 12), Jordan Hamilton (Year 12), Zoe Sidwell (Year 11), Bailey Flint (Year 11), Kallie Dineen (Year 11), Zarko Vojinovic (Year 12), Kahlia Blake (Year 11), and Mark Pino (Teacher).
2012 EHS Delegation