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Kia Ora!

Welcome to our first Homestay Newsletter, a publication that will be e-mailed to our Waihi College host family community each fortnight.  We will communicate key tips and reminders, celebrate our student's adventures and achievements and share ideas with other host families. If you have a question, idea, photo or suggestion, I would love to hear from you. Please e-mail me with your contribution. 

Everyone loves a competition, so lets start off with one. Submit your ideas for the name of this new initiative, to replace 'Homestay News' (which is a bit boring!) The winner will be revealed in the next publication. Make sure to check it out!
We have a fabulous new intake of students representing many different countries and cultures; Germany, Japan, China, Korea, Chile, France, Italy, Switzerland, Taiwan and Norway.
Our End of Year Programme (EOY) will begin in term four when our NCEA senior students start their study leave. This year the EOY Programme will include a mix of academic school-based activities and classes, as well as some fun trips, activities, camps etc. The programme will be subsidised by the school and participation will be compulsory for all students. More info on this to come.
Sarina from Japan & Sherry from Taiwan enjoyed feeding and holding the new baby animals at their host family's farm
Gregoire from France bins the first fish of the day while out fishing with his host family at Waihi Beach

Key contact numbers:

  • Waihi College Student Centre (to report absences etc.) | 021 830 055
  • Emergency AND After Hours Phone | 021 086 23773
  • Lisa North | 027 351 2436
  • Diana Board | 027 475 5900
'Click Here' to watch LIFESWAP, a funny series of 2 minute cartoons written by a former international student to New Zealand, highlighting key cultural differences
I hope you have enjoyed this e-mail and I look forward to hearing your ideas!

Ngā mihi nui,
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