USA Basketball Tours
The BHSSC Basketball Program has completed a tour to the United States of America every two years since 2004. Interest and participation in the tours has steadily grown over the years.
It is an amazing opportunity to combine basketball, travel and once-in-a-lifetime experiences with priority given to those students in year 11 and 12. The USA tour takes place in November/December after all exams have been completed. For those students interested in attaining an athletic scholarship to a USA College it is an opportunity to perform before College scouts who do attend some of the games.
Box Hill Senior Secondary College has entered into an educational partnership with the Neerja Modi School in Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. Our students spend time with students of Neerja Modi as well as working with the underprivileged girls of the Nischay school.
Nischay is a separate campus of Neerja Modi. The girls who attend Nischay are from the slums of Jaipur and normally these girls would be denied the opportunity for any form of education. However the main campus sponsors these girls and allows them to experience school and gain a limited education. The Box Hill Senior students will work directly with the Nischay students and help them with their literacy and numeracy development. Working at the Nischay school will be confronting, but at the same time will be an uplifting experience.
As part of this tour our students will have the chance to visit many places of cultural and historical significance including the elephant safari at the Amber Fort, a tour of the pink city (Jaipur), day and night tours of the Ranthambore tiger safari, visiting the Red Fort and the Taj Mahal, camel riding through the sand dunes of Agra and two nights in the culturally rich town of Pushkar.