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Konnichiwa Shiwa!

​​Shiwa visitors tour QCWT​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Last week Stanthorpe High hosted the annual exchange of students from Shiwa, Stanthorpe’s sister city in Japan. Based on their leadership potential, ten students – five boys and five girls – were chosen from a pool of applicants. They were certainly a credit to their schools, taking turns to translate English to their peers when undertaking excursions to Sutton’s Apple Farm and the Queensland College of Wine Tourism and presenting an entertaining and informative session on winter in Shiwa to our year level assemblies.

Special thanks to Gary Hurtz and his incredible sheep dogs which amazed the students and teachers from Japan with their routine and to David Sutton and his team for the finest apple pie our guests had tasted. From boomerangs to BBQs, they were treated to a true Australian experience and we’ve all made some new friends in the process.​


 QCWT Winery


 QCWT Kitchen


 Suttons Apple Farm