Global Summit

As an internationally accredited school (from both the Council of International Schools and International Baccalaureate Organisation), we are committed to providing opportunities for students to develop as active global citizens, empowering them to make a difference in this changing world.

As part of our commitment to internationalism, Norwood Morialta High School will be hosting the first Global Summit of its kind in South Australia from Monday 25 March – Friday 29 March 2019 with the theme “Enriching Humanity through Innovation and Entrepreneurship”. We are excited by this international venture and hope that it will be a biennial event.

Whilst we acknowledge the importance for young people to learn about diverse cultures and perspectives, we also want them to feel empowered to have a collective voice and the necessary capabilities to take action and make a difference. The Global Summit’s vision is for all participants to feel empowered to enrich humanity through global connections and deeper understanding.

During this 5-day event students will be supported to develop a deeper understanding of the United Nations Global Goals by working in culturally mixed teams (with other passionate students from around the world) to explore possible local and global solutions. This rich learning program will feature keynote speakers, interactive workshops, opportunities for sharing cultures and local cultural excursions.

We anticipate that approximately 60 students and 20 staff from 12 schools from around the world will participate in this exciting venture with students from Norwood Morialta High School. The visiting schools are from Brazil, Italy, Germany, Greece, Japan, China, Vietnam, Hawai’i, New Zealand, and Queensland.

We will be seeking support from families and staff members of the Norwood Morialta High School to homestay the visiting students and staff for 7 nights from 24 March to 31 March.

If you have a spare room or even a spare mattress in one of your children’s rooms, please contact the International Team at the school or via the homestay email, dl.0787.homestay@schools.sa.edu.au and further information will be provided.

First in with their homestay applications will have a preference of country of students!