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Latest Message from our International Director:
Whiria te tāngata
Tihei mauri ora
Tēnā koutou katoa kua tae mai nei
Ki te tautoko te kaupapa o tēnei wā
No reira tēnākouto tēnākouto tena tatou katoa
Wow! We are back in action and how happy are we?!
July 31 2022 is the day that all international students will be
able to re-enter New Zealand no matter their country.
Although we will have students starting with us from July 1.
We have been allocated 8 spots to the initial cohort 4
allocation and for that we are thankful. Also within the first month we will also have a group from Korea and one from Japan with another 10-12 students from
Japan on a visa waiver (staying with us for under 12 weeks. We are very thankful to
all of our agents and whānau for supporting us and returning so quickly.
In my opening whakatauki ‘Whiria te tāngata’ I talk of weaving the people together.
Over the last two years with a limited number of internationals, we undertook many
conversations to ensure that we would be ready and better than ever and one of these
conversations, was coming up with a whakataukī (proverb/saying) that represented what we do. We are very comfortable and excited that this will be our International whakatauki as it symbolises our philosophy at Whangaparāoa College.
As we re-open we will be running webinars in all of our markets to help people manage the new normal of coming to Whangaparāoa College and ensuring that everyone feels comfortable. We are quite aware that for some, getting extra clarity is important and we will be there for this. We will also be offering a special
5 term offer for those students that are thinking of coming before the end of the 2022 and staying for the 2023 academic year.
Please see details in the newsletter.
For now it is back to normal duties. Sue (Homestay Manger) is ensuring that all of our amazing homestay families are up to speed and inducted into the WGP way of doing
things. Maria (International Manager) is processing all offers of places, visas and
answering all of the important questions. Debbie (International Dean) and Matt (Academic Support) are organising extra academic support to ensure that students can be successful with their study. Natasha (Groups and trips coordinator) is making sure that there are opportunities for the students to visit other parts of our country.
Silvie (Digital marketing) is continuing to make sure that the stories of these students can be documented and celebrated.
It has been a long 2 years and at times, very testing but we feel we are in an even better
place than we were in March 2020 and we think you will notice these changes.
Sharing cultures, and starting our journey of globalisation is at the centre.
So make the most of the opportunities and celebrate the journey.
Kia kaha e te whānau
Jason Pocock, International Director & Deputy Principal
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