With the Melbourne / MacRob Exchanges taking place in Week 5 of Term 3 (Sunday, August 12 – Wednesday, August 15), organisation has begun in earnest, with teams in the process of being selected and arrangements being made to host MacRobertson Girls High School in Adelaide and fly the Adelaide High School boys over to Melbourne to compete against Melbourne High School.
The Exchanges are an integral part of the Adelaide High School experience and a highlight of the school year for many participants. The boys’ exchange had its inception in 1910 when the AHS football and rifle shooting teams visited Melbourne, and in 2010 the Exchange celebrated its 100th Anniversary in Melbourne. The girls’ exchanges began in 1913 when Adelaide girls competed in basketball and tennis matches in Melbourne, and next year when the Adelaide girls compete against MacRob in Melbourne, the 100th Anniversary of the girls’ exchange will be celebrated.
Below are the current details of the Melbourne (boys) Exchange. Relevant forms are available for download. Please be aware of the deadline for payments, clothing orders and billet forms.
The boys will be travelling to Melbourne, departing on 12th August, Sunday and returning 15th August, Wednesday evening.
Adelaide High Boys will be competing in 11 sports: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Debating, Football, Rowing, Soccer, Tennis, Theatre Sports, Table Tennis and Volleyball.
The staff/coaches attending the Exchange will be Mr Claessen (Tour Leader), Ms Shillabeer, Mr Woolfall, Mr Evreniadis, Mr Dounas, Ms Medlin, Ms Sonya Lowen, Goerge Hassouros, Alex Plisko, Jamie Banfield and Bronan Economou.
Boys attending the Exchange must wear full winter school uniform, which includes blazer and tie, to and from the airport and the official Welcome Assembly Monday morning.
All boys will be billeted by a Melbourne High School family. Details of the family will be given a week before departure. Please contact the family prior to departure.
The Exchange rugby top, polo shirt, jacket, track pants and scarf are again for sale. The order form can be downloaded below. The form is also available from Student Services. Order forms and payments must be lodged at Student Services by Friday June 29, 2012. See Mrs Ralph to try on any clothing.
||Melbourne Exchange Clothing Order Form 2012
||Melbourne Exchange Billet Form
||Melbourne Exchange 2012 Information Form