Day 78: The Fiji Life and Graduation

It's been a busy final week of ISU interviews and two days of exams but WE MADE IT! Today has been a day of relaxation. We are finally able to enjoy the tempo of life that our resort demands....

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Day 77: Exams and Our Movie Screening

We wrote the Business/Economics and Media exams in our favourite climate controlled room. One by one, the students completed the work for the course. They walked out of the room and into the sunny day, grinning. We did it. Right after...

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Day 76: Exams and Warm and Fuzzies

There is one air conditioned room here. It may be the only air con in Fiji. And we booked it to write our exams. The students stepped out of the tropical climate for a few blissful hours of writing...

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Day 75: Student Documentaries and ISU Day 3 of 3

Today was the final day of ISUs. They were completed by the afternoon and, in the evening, we collected a documentary about every student. That's right, we have a little doc about each one of us. Surprised? Over the course of...

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Day 74: Kayaking and ISU Day 2 of 3

Today was the second day of ISUs. Teachers and students were deeply involved in their one-on-one interviews. Simon and Katie ended up taking their conversation to open water, continuing their discussion with a kayak ride across the lagoon -an ISU...

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Day 73: Smackball and ISU Day 1 of 3

We woke up together for work out and invented a sport. Smackball, a hybrid of keep ups and tennis that we fully expect to be an Olympic event in four years. Athena has already mastered it and Sydney showed...

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Day 72: It’s December? and ISU Prep

We've settled into Crusoe's Retreat, our resort in Fiji. There's free kayaking and snorkelling in the crystal clear water, there is live, local music every afternoon in the open air restaurant Occasionally, coconuts drop from a tree and the sun is...

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Day 71: Travel Day – … to Fiji

We have safely arrived in Fiji. It was a midnight flight and, in terms of time zones, we've leapt ahead two hours. We arrived a bit disoriented and hot in the heavy humidity of Fiji. Fortunately, the landscape is gorgeous...

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Day 70: Travel Day – Melbourne…

Today is a travel day to Fiji but our flight was at night. We moved our bags into one room and left the hotel for the day, exploring Melbourne. We visited cafes, graffiti alleys, shopping malls, libraries, and cafes. The...

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Day 69: Red Stairs and the Lil’ Melbourne Penguins

In the morning, we met on a big set of Red Stairs, a public space built for street performers to use at night to seat their audience. We kicked off our final ISU project. The students were presented with...

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