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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Monday, March 05, 2018

Swimming Sports

Hey hey it's swimming sports day!

Multi Ethic Extravaganza

It was a hot day, but fun was had by all. Lots of different flags and costumes and of course the food at the racecourse was yummy and the dances were great. Oh, the students looked fabulous during the parade too.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Athletics Sports Day

Well, the rain stopped and we all had a great day at the Athletics Sports day. Go girls!!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Welcome to our new Internationals

This term we have some wonderful students from Japan and Brazil. Welcome, we hope you have a great stay.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Time in NZ

Hi my name is Rosa and I'm an international student at New Plymouth Girls High.
I'm from Germany. I have spent 5 months in New Zealand. When I first went to school everything was different for me. For example In Germany we are a both sex school and we do not have a school uniform. From this moment on I had to wear a school uniform and spent my school time just with girls. My school day starts at 7.50am in Germany and in New Zealand at 8.40 therefor my school ends at 1pm and here at 3.20pm. But the teachers and your host family make it is easy to settle in and make your exchange year to the best year. My personal tips are ask people for help and be open telling something about your country.

My Time Here

Hello my Name is Pia and I'm a German  international Student at New Plymouth Girls High School in 2017. I've spent five months in New Zealand.

I had big expectations for my Student Exchange here in New Zealand and I can easily say that all my expectations have been met. I have had so many experiences and learned so much about things and myself  through my stay in New Zealand. I learned to be more responsible for myself, improved my English and got more mature. The one thing I really enjoyed the most was  my trip to Dunedin. I had such a great time with my friend and visited cities like Queenstown. In Queenstown we went ice Skating which was great fun. I have had such a great and unforgettable time here in New Zealand. I really can recommend everyone should do a Student Exchange because it helps you so much in you future life.

Silent Night

In the film 'Silent Night' directed by 'Rodney Gibbons', a character that I found interesting and important is 'Elizabeth Vincken'. The story is about German soldiers and American soldiers they are staying in a small hut over Christmas eve 1944, where a woman and her son live. The woman decides the hut is neutral territory, all guns have to stay outside.

Elizabeth is a very strong woman. In the film she knows what she wants and does not give up until she reaches her goal. All guns have to stay outside of her house. This is a very important for the success of this situation. That makes her very important and very interesting. Now you want to know why she acts like this. Why does she try to get all this different and dangerous people altogether in her house? Why doesn't she take sides? What does she think about the war?

By Wanda