US exchange teacher at South Grafton High School, Kaycee Taylor, is homeward-bound.
US exchange teacher at South Grafton High School, Kaycee Taylor, is homeward-bound.

Off to a warm welcome, cold snap

AFTER getting into the swing of Australian life, and getting used to the Grafton heat, US exchange teacher Kaycee Taylor is heading home to Washington State.

He said yesterday that the temperature at home was two degrees and that the cold would take a bit of getting used to.

“We fly out on New Year’s Eve. It has been a great experience, but I will be glad to be home with family and friends,” Kaycee said.

When he arrived in the Land of Oz, the humanities teacher had to adjust to a bit of a culture shock, and a new way of teaching.

“It was a bit weird to come here, speak the same language as everyone and still have so many differences between here and home. I had to quickly read up on Australian history because back in the States, I teach US history and had to adjust to a whole new staff,” he said.

Kaycee hopes to embrace a few of the things he experienced at South Grafton High, like sports and swimming carnivals and rewards systems.



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