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International Summer School
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International Summer School

Arnika Hazelwood —

Our international students enjoyed a 3 week Summer School of activities.

International students not sitting NCEA exams have been entertained with a range of events, whilst their Kiwi counterparts have been sitting exams. Activities included a 4 day tramp near Queenstown, on the Greenstone Caples Track with stunning views and amazing terrain. They have also visited the Orokanui Eco-Sanctuary with bush walks amongst native New Zealand birds and plants. They had close encounters with seals, sea lions and penguins at Nature's Wonders on the Otago Peninsula day trip. 

Other outings featured a day's rock climbing at Long Beach and visiting a sheep farm. Besides the outdoor activities, students looked at street art and visited Toitu, our early settlers’ museum, where they got to dress up as settlers and experience life on a ship travelling to NZ. Other highlights were visits to the Chinese Garden, Planetarium and Otago museum. Students spent an afternoon ice skating and a morning playing lazerforce. Teachers also ran specialist activities including wood technology, photography workshops, poetry writing, music making and kite fishing. Thanks to all the teachers involved in supporting Summer School.