• Raise awareness about world issues
and inspire young people to make a
difference in the world.
• We are the future of tomorrow;
therefore we are responsible for making
our planet a better place while touching
base with each Round Square pillar.
The bridge that Constance climbed
The famous Opera House
Very First Australian Dinner
Why is Devon’s key in his
In Barbara’s Room???
Market Place in Manly
Lunch in the Market Place
Surfing is the most common sport on Manly Beach!
The aquarium was absolutely amazing. Not only was it a great opportunity to
learn more about all the creatures that live in the ocean but we also discovered
how the environment today is being destroyed by humans and how it affects
the fish living in the water.
Sydney is a very beautiful and interesting city!
It was an opportunity for us to learn more about a
different part of the world, to explore and
discover new foods, new activities, new animals
and see the lifestyle of the Aussie. It was
through experiential learning that we were able
to discover Australia!
A place where 500 delegates from 72 different schools and 18 different countries,
from all walks of life, from different cultures, religions and nationalities were
able to work together for one common goal: to create a better future.
United States South Africa
September 25th – Arrival and Registration Day
We were able to put our handprint on a mural that represented unity.
After every hand was placed, no one could
find which one was their handprint.
September 26th – Opening ceremony
Ivanhoe students Buckley Hall ( like Pierce Hall) King Constantine
Terry Guest of Round Square Performance by the choir of the
All schools wore
We had the honour and privilege of having in person at the conference,
King Constantine of Greece, Prince Andrew, Prince Nikolaos of Greece,
Terry Guest, a founder of the Round Square Conference and the
Headmaster of Ivanhoe Grammar School.
We made the news! It was such an important event that the next morning,
the Round Square conference made the cover page of the
local new paper!
Our First Speaker
• His name was Julian Burnside, a very
reputable lawyer in Australia and he spoke to
us about immigration, refugees and terrorism.
• Afterwards we were divided into Barazza
groups where we discussed and argued about
the speaker’s opinion.
• We then came up with a solution or our own
opinion as a group.
Hugh Evans came to talk to us about the
Oaktree Foundation. The goal of this
foundation is to find a way to make a
difference in the world and in a the lives of
Our third Speaker
• Tony Wilson and four Australian
refugees spoke to us about their
experiences coming to Australia.
One evening we had two comedians come and teach us how to improvise.
We played different games and did skits.
It was an opportunity to meet people, have fun and laugh.
Horseback riding Canoeing
The 500 delegates were separated into three different groups each representing
a country, either a first world, second world or third world country:
• 50 people in the 1st world sat at a table, had a three-course meal and were served.
• 100 people in the 2nd world sat at a table, ate flavoured rice and fruit and used utensils.
• 350 people in the 3rd world sat on the floor, ate plain rice, and used their hands to eat.
Mrs. Telling, Ms.Portelli, Ashley, Constance and Jen were all in
3rd world countries, while Devon had a full meal as
part of the 1st world country.
Our Australian families were kind enough to have us for 6 nights. We realized that
there isn’t much difference between Australian culture and Canadian culture.
Post Conference Cairns
St. Stithians girls (South Africa)
Aiglon (Switzerland) and us !!!
4 incredible days of…
• Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef
• Learning about Aboriginal Culture
• Skyrail (trip through tropical
• Petting Aussie animals
• Swimming at the beach – Port
Ms. P found a
( Tree frog)
The Great Barrier Reef stretches along
the entire coast of Australia for more
than 1000 kilometres. Unfortunately due
to modern technology the Great Barrier
Reef is slowly being destroyed. The more
damage human beings are doing, the
faster the fish and the coral reef itself
will disappear. It’s important to
preserve any form of animal life
and the same goes for the tropical
We had brunch at the “Habitat”. It was a natural resort where birds
of various species, colours and size lived. As we ate breakfast the birds were
freely flying above and around us.