SHAFSTON GLOBAL

THE COURSE

The new exciting Shafston Global program offers students real life experiences, teamwork, problem solving, technology applications and critical thinking focusing on the global issues of leadership, society and the environment.

The program improves proficiency in English while encouraging students to be critical thinkers and citizens with a more confident and knowledgeable global outlook.

TIMETABLE (Ages: 13 – 16 years)

Mornings: Afternoons:
English (8:30am-10:30am)
Break (10:30am-10:45am)
English (10:45am-11:45am)
Shafston Global (12:45pm-2:45pm)
Break (2:45pm-3:00pm)
Shafston Global (3:00pm-4:00pm)

OUR SERVICES

At Shafston International College, we provide a “one-stop shop” for our students where we can arrange all on-ground services including (but not limited to):

  • English Tuition
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Accommodation & Meals
  • Activities / Tourism Excursions
  • On-Ground Transportation
  • Specific Language Assistance
    (e.g. Chinese / Japanese Speaking Assistant)

DOWNLOAD THE 2018 SHAFSTON GLOBAL BROCHURE
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SHAFSTON GLOBAL SYLLABUS* - 2 WEEK PROGRAM

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 1
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA) TEAM BUILDING SURVIVAL EXERCISE
12:45 - 2:45
  • Establish daily leadership groups. These groups will be maintained over the entire program.
  • Receive Shafston Global Student Book.
  • Meeting Topic = Identify the greatest challenges faced by the modern world. Map out ideas as a group using the mind map templates in the workbook.
  • Present ideas to all groups.
3:00 - 4:00
  • NASA team building survival exercise.
  • Cover the scenario and vocabulary.
  • In their groups the students tackle the problem and compile their list.
  • The NASA rankings are presented and the groups tally their score.
  • Prizes are allocated for the best score.
Day 2
GLOBAL HEALTH ISSUES
12:45 - 2:45
  • Leadership groups meet
  • Meeting Topic = Global Health Issues. Leadership groups will identify and research the pressing health issues facing various regions of the world with the goal of focusing on one disease which will form the basis of their illiterate community poster project.
  • Groups will begin research into their chosen disease using the templates and worksheets in the workbook.
3:00 - 4:00
  • Third World Community Poster Project: Planning
  • Leadership groups will plan their educational poster targeting an illiterate community and their disease of focus.
  • Planning will involve focusing on the disease itself, the country where the poster will be and any environmental, cultural or religious factors which will need to be considered.
  • Planning the images and layout to address these factors without the need or use of text or numbers.
Day 3
ENGINEERING TEAM BUILDING EXERCISE
12:45 - 2:45
  • Third World Community Poster Project: Creation
  • Leadership groups create the poster they have been planning for on an A3 sized poster.
  • The posters are displayed and judged on effectiveness, creativity and cultural awareness.
  • Peer review prizes are awarded.
3:00 - 4:00
  • Engineering Team Building Exercise
  • Leadership groups must construct a catching device.
  • Groups will need to plan and build the construction to catch an object dropped from 2 meters.
  • Prizes awarded for successful designs.
Day 4
INDIGENOUS CULTURES
12:45 - 2:45
  • Indigenous Cultures
  • Students will learn about Indigenous Australian culture.
  • Presentation on culture, art, utensils and history.
  • Students will be taught how to play a didgeridoo.
  • Students learn several techniques to create advanced animal sounds using the didgeridoo.
3:00 - 4:00
  • Indigenous Cultures
  • Students will design and then paint their own boomerang.
  • The design will use traditional Aboriginal designs, paints and painting techniques.
  • Students will keep their boomerang as a souvenir to take back to their own country.
Day 5
INTERNATIONAL STABILITY FORUM
12:45 - 2:45
  • Leadership groups meet
  • Meeting Topic = International Stability. The groups will be assigned a particular region of the world. The students will need to make a presentation outlining their region’s current security problems (civil wars, terrorist organisatons, etc).
  • Groups map out the problems and their region’s concerns using the workbook templates.
  • The groups create a presentation using the templates in the workbook.
  • The groups write a plan for stability using the workbook mind maps.
3:00 - 4:00
  • International Stability Forum
  • The teacher will act as the moderator and each group will make its presentation to the class, showing the issues challenging stability in their region, their ideal resolution and areas they believe will need negotiation.
  • A series of feedback discussions will provide critiques of each presentation.
  • An overall global picture will be achieved once all groups have presented.
Day 6
NATURAL DISASTER RELIEF EXERCISE
12:45 - 2:45
  • Leadership groups meet
  • Meeting Topic = Natural Disasters. The leadership groups will look at the various natural disasters faced by nations around the world.
  • The focus will be on the aftermath and problems needing to be addressed for the people affected.
  • The case studies in the workbook will be used to further the meeting and focus thinking for the Disaster Relief Exercise.
3:00 - 4:00
  • Disaster Relief Exercise
  • The leadership groups will choose a natural disaster and create a relief package that can be air dropped into affected civilians.
  • The package will need to be cost effective, light and address the needs of the civilians, the specific disaster and the country where the disaster is taking place.
  • Peer review voting will determine prizes.
Day 7
GLOBAL RELIGIONS
12:45 - 2:45
  • Leadership groups meet
  • Meeting Topic = Global Religions. The leadership groups will look at the major global religions and identify their key beliefs and values.
  • After examining the examples in the workbook the leadership groups will be assigned a religion and focus their research on that religion using the guidelines provided.
3:00 - 4:00
  • Global Religions Assignment
  • The leadership groups will compile their research onto an A3 poster which will be displayed to the class.
  • Students will fill out the missing sections of their booklets using the information from the other leadership groups posters.
Day 8
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY
12:45 - 4:00
  • Environmental Impact Study
  • Students will go on a field trip and engage in an environmental study of an ecosystem guided by a Park Ranger.
  • They will also complete their Environmental Impact Workbook identifying plants and animals of the area and the delicate balance of the natural systems.
Day 9
GLOBAL ECONOMICS: DEVELOPING AND DEVELOPED NATIONS
12:45 - 2:45
  • Leadership groups meet
  • Meeting Topic = Global Economics: Developing Nations and Developed Nations.
  • Leadership groups investigate the differences between nations using statistical data focused on standard of living.
  • Using the workbook the students develop a global picture of wealth distribution and standard of living.
3:00 - 4:00
  • Code Breaking
  • Leadership groups will be given a series of code breaking puzzles which they need to decode.
  • The codes will provide questions which the leadership groups then need to answer.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the first successful code breaking leadership group.
  • Codes will include a number code, a symbol code and a perception code.
Day 10
WAR AND PEACE
12:45 - 2:45
  • Leadership groups meet
  • Meeting Topic: War and Peace
  • In leadership groups students will look at current global conflicts.
  • Using the maps in the workbook, the leadership groups will create a world map which not only highlights areas of current conflict but cost in terms of money and human life.
  • Collected data will be presented as a whole.
3:00 - 4:00
  • Final Team Challenge
  • Leadership groups will participate in a series of team building exercises which will test their planning, group work and creativity.
  • Exercises will include a blind obstacle course, problem solving timed course and physical challenge.
  • Leadership groups will receive points for each challenge with prizes for each challenge and an overall champion team.

*The syllabus is subject to change.
The syllabus may be expanded to a four week course using the same scaffolding but with greater time and scope given to assignments and topic work.