International Update

Term 3 was one of our busiest terms for the International Department in a number of years, as we welcomed a large number of students from various locations around the world into our school whānau.  Some were short term, and some stayed longer.  Thank you to everyone who hosted and welcomed the students in their homes and learning environments.

We officially thanked the kapa haka group during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori with some kai, for their many performances and contributions in welcoming and farewelling the international students throughout the term.

Throughout the term, some of the students also enjoyed day trips within Auckland, visiting Ambury Farm, Auckland Zoo, Kelly Tarlton’s and Sky City All Blacks experience.  For some, it was their first time seeing and being able to touch and get close to farm animals.

Waiheke Island trip

The International Department ended the term together on a trip over to Waiheke Island where they visited Stony Batter (a historic defence installation built to protect Tāmaki Makaurau against wars) and Wild on Waiheke where they enjoyed clay bird shooting, archery and lunch. Thank you to our International team that made this day special for our students.

We also farewell two Japanese students who return home over the next few days – Yusuke Kikuchi (Year 12) and Miyu Abe (Year 11).