By Arnika Hazelwood | Posted: Thursday July 6, 2017
At the end of Term 2 we farewelled a number of international leavers and we welcomed new students in Term 3.
Leaving before the end of Term 2, we farewelled Aline Nadig from Switzerland, Oscar Schnabel and Anna Raab from Germany.
On the last day of Term 2 we said goodbye to Sophie Rehor, Becky Marks, Ole Kluter, Maurice Wuendrich, Felix Christensen, Marion and Emile Oswald and Lovisa Selmer from Germany and Sweden.
We had afternoon tea and Matua Tip Winiata presented each student with a special hand carved Maori bone carving pendant he made for each departing student. Tip has taught many of the students as part of the International Outdoor Education and Cultural Studies programme. Members of the class also performed a special New Zealand Haka.
We have enjoyed getting to know the students and know we will keep in touch, with some Kiwi friends and Homestay families planning overseas trips already!