This year we have welcomed 30 new students from amongst others Brazil, India, Germany, Thailand, Japan, Colombia and Austria. Students enjoyed a comprehensive orientation programme which included a school tour, safety briefings, an overview of the New Zealand Education system, sport and cultural opportunities as well as an opportunity to meet fellow international students as well as domestic students. Students also enjoyed a harbour tour with lunch at Matakana island as well as surf lessons. Timetabled classes started on 10 February and all students are settled into class. Students are enjoying the variety of the curriculum and trying new subjects.