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 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.
Estancia High School will welcome the 2014 Delegation from Hoppers Crossing Secondary College in Wyndham, Australia on Saturday, January 18. Eight students and two teachers from Hoppers Crossing Secondary College will be staying with host families from Estancia High School for three weeks through the Australia Sister City Education Exchange Program. Hoppers Crossing Secondary College is the Sister School of Estancia High School and Wyndam is the Sister City of Costa Mesa. During their stay, they will be attending classes at Estancia with their host students, presenting to families at the PTSA meeting on January 23, presenting to students at Estancia High School and Victoria Elementary School, meeting with officials from Newport-Mesa Unified School District and the City of Costa Mesa, touring city facilities, spending time at tourist destinations in Orange County and Los Angeles. Welcome Aussies!
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 will 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