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Virtual Collaboration Program

As a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart, we are part of an international network that includes 150 schools in over 41 countries. This unique network provides Kincoppal-Rose Bay (KRB) and its students with the opportunity to build relationships across the world and deepen our cultural knowledge and understanding. One such opportunity is our ‘Virtual Collaboration Program’ (VCP).

The VCP, which is offered in conjunction with our face-to-face exchange programs, allows KRB and its students to:

  • Strengthen partnerships between our international and domestic Sacred Heart schools so that students and staff learn from and with different cultures.
  • Develop students’ dialogue and leadership skills, and their understanding of self and others.
  • Build students’ awareness of global issues and their ability to work collaboratively to create solutions in a local and global setting.

The program includes approximately 50 Year 9 students (or language equivalent) from domestic and international Sacred Heart schools, including Stuartholme School, Brisbane; Sacre Coeur, Melbourne; Baradene College, Auckland; Sacred Heart School, Tokyo; Sacred Heart High School for Girls, Taiwan and Obayashi Sacred Heart School, Japan.

This semester-long program is student-led and asks the participants to identify global issues that are of importance to them. In small groups made up of one student/school, students facilitate discussions and share their perspectives on the selected issues. Having gained an understanding of the issue and how it impacts the different cultural contexts, the students work collaboratively to problem-solve and develop informed actions that are culturally appropriate for each School. In this way, students develop relationships and build their skills of collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and cultural intelligence.

If you would like more information on the Virtual Collaboration Program, please contact our Admissions office.

Sarah Daff
Director of Global Education


Murray Kerstens
Student Exchange Coordinator