The first day of Term 3 was a pretty wet and miserable day weather-wise, but there was a warm welcome awaiting our 32 new International students as they joined the Westlake Girls High School whānau.
Ten of the students are long-term students, and 22 are here for 10 weeks. The students are from Japan, Germany, Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Vietnam. Acting Principal Lucille Vukets, International Director Lauranne Croot, and International Prefects Clara Su, Krisha Lad and Roori Lee welcomed them during a ceremony in the foyer of our Event Centre. Their welcome pack included a school diary and International Handbook.
The students braved a school tour in the rain, and our Prefects organised a quiz on New Zealand. Then it was a process of logging into our school system and getting ready for class – accompanied by a buddy so they wouldn’t be alone.
It’s been a while in the making, but we are very excited to have new International students with us. We wish them all the very best for an amazing experience at Westlake Girls!