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Tharu, Riho and Honoka 
Photo by International Manager

International News

International Manager —

Welcome to Term 1. We start the year with six International students from Japan and Thailand.

With the continued border closure our students were unable to return home. This is now the second year in a row where they have remained in New Zealand and were unable to see their families. It was a difficult decision but these brave students showed true courage to continue their studies here at Waimea College. 

We planned lots of fun activities over the long summer break. A big thank you to Mr. Haines for taking us out on his boat! It was a stunning day on the water with fresh sashimi and plenty of snapper for dinner. 

Hayley Roper, Ayaka Sugihara, Honoka Kinoshita and Riho Kawano — Image by: International Manager

Introducing our 2022 Leaders

  • Honoka Kinoshita - International Student Leader
  • Riho Kawano - Performing Arts Mentor
  • Tharu Wickrama - International Peer Support

We are lucky to have enthusiastic and hard working students representing our school.

Honoka Kinoshita, Riho Kawano and Tharu Wickrama  — Image by: International Manager

Our upcoming events this term are:

  • Gym Nights - 24 February, 10 March and 7 April
  • Movie Night - in the staffroom on 24 March

We are pleased to hear the Government has announced its 5-step plan to re-open New Zealand's borders. This is long awaited and very welcome news, and we are now busy preparing for the safe and gradual return of our valued International students.

If you are interested in hosting a new International student please contact Hayley Roper, International Manager, for further information.
intl.manager@waimea.school.nz or 03 544 6099 ext 867

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages:
www.facebook.com/WaimeaCollegeInternationalStudents/ www.instagram.com/waimea_international/