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Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Sadly, we said goodbye to three of our international students yesterday. Lilly, Hirono and Kiara. They have had a great time and will be missed greatly. Keep in touch girls. All the best for your futures.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Farewell to Otsuma Japanese Students

Last week we said goodbye to our Otsuma students who have been studying with us this term. They performed a popular Japanese childrens' song for us.

 Buddies for Otsuma students were sad to say goodbye.

Weaving in Waitara

Last week some of our lovely international students made a konae (two cornered basket) Well done girls :)

Monday, July 22, 2019

New International Students

Welcome to our new international students for term three. This term we have students from Chile, China, and South Korea. We hope you enjoy your stay with us.

Friday, May 03, 2019

New Term 2 students

This term we are so lucky to have another great bunch of International Students start with us at Girls High.
This week they have spent time in Orientation and getting to know the school as well as life here in New Plymouth.
Here they are pictured with our Principal Ms Kerr.
We welcome this great bunch of young ladies.

Thursday, April 11, 2019


The juniors had a wonderful farewell this morning for 5 Japanese students who are going back to Japan this weekend. Here they all are enjoying party food and writing farewell wishes in their journals. All the best and happy travels girls.

Friday, April 05, 2019

Term 1 Leaving Ceremony

Sadly next week we say goodbye to 8 International Students. We have 7 girls heading back home to Japan, and one to Germany.
We had a lovely leaving ceremony and lunch this week, and the Japanese girls performed a traditional Koi Dance.
We will miss all these wonderful young ladies.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Arts week

Last week the International girls marched around the school with their flags as a part of the Arts week. This is an annual event that takes place at Girls High with various activities happening all around the school.

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Fish and Chips at the Beach

Multi Ethnic Parade

Multi Ethnic Extravaganza

On Saturday, the students went on a parade through town in their traditional dress and waving their flags. They had fun and looked great :) Here is Arisa to tell you more about it:

This day, me and my Japanese friends were wearing Yukata. It was hard to wear by myself. We walked up Devon Street for 20 minutes. There were so many people watching us. After this parade we rode on buses and went to Racecourse. There so many food carts so I ate many things. I was happy that I could eat bubble tea  after a long absence. I was really happy this day. 

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Welcome Pool Party

All our Internationals had a wonderful time at a host family pool party. Huge thank you to the Larsen family.