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Australia Exchange-NHHS & WSC


Newport Harbor High Schools' sister school is Werribee Secondary College in Wyndham, Australia. Wyndham is Costa Mesa’s sister city near Melbourne.  Both NH and WSC are IB schools and their cities’ original high schools. Every year, Australian students and teachers, live with host families from Newport Harbor High School, spend three weeks in January absorbing school and local culture, exploring assigned educational topics, and comparing educational systems. Both schools have the unique opportunity to experience the world beyond their comfort zone while discovering that “The World is Our Classroom”.  The group meets with city officials from both Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, plus NMUSD’s  Superintendent, Administrators and School Board Trustees, and gave presentations to the NMSF and NH PTA.  Newport Harbor students have the opportunity to be Youth Ambassadors to Australia every summer and, in turn, will learn about and experience life and education in the land down under

Weribee Secondary College

Weribee Secondary College

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