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International Day

Jordan Jefferis —

Massive thank you to Annie Mansfield who made this day possible!

International Day 2020

On Friday the 20th November, Rolleston College celebrated our annual International Day. We wanted to promote the many different languages and cultures within our school. Throughout the day the learners took part in 3 workshops of their choice from the following list:

Sports: Korfball, Gaelic football/Aussie rules, handball, pétanque, Ultimate Frisbee, Dá Cầu (foot badminton), American football, Jiu Jitsu.

Cooking: German waffle making, Oliebollen (Dutch donuts), Indian samosas

Arts: Pasifika printmaking, Mexian Day of the Dead, Ukulele, Chinese games, Chinese knots, Bollywood dance, Middle Eastern dancing.

Languages: Popular Spanish music, Japanese tea ceremony and crafts.

Other: International fear factor, Dragons of the world, The 7 wonders of the world, Where in the world am I?, Fireworks and protests: Remember, remember the 5th of November, Landmarks of the world in Minecraft.

This was one of those occasions when the school staff wished they could be students for the day and go to some of these amazing workshops. It was great to see our learners trying something new and having lots of fun too.

At the end of the day, we enjoyed a special celebration assembly with learners performing songs and dances from around the world.

We were grateful to have the support of teachers from the Confucius Institute at the University of Canterbury who delivered several workshops for our learners.

We believe that by celebrating our differences we become stronger as a school community. We are grateful to all the staff who worked hard to make this day a memorable experience for everyone.

We would like to encourage parents and others within our community to get involved in our international day celebrations. We would welcome suggestions of new workshops or offers of help. If you would like to join us next year please contact Annie Mansfield. 

For more incredible photos from that day, please look at our facebook page!