Student Experiences

At the beginning of the year I came to Wanganui from Japan. I didn’t know what to expect and I was so shy and nervous. Luckily Uni was with me and I soon settled in to the Kiwi way of life. Although I found New Zealand teaching very different from Japan, I loved the school and the teachers and my new friends. Every morning whenI went to school, so many Kiwi students said “Hi” to me and I really liked them. They were so nice and helped me a lot when I had problems. At school, everybody was my English teacher and it was fun to talk wth people. I have learnt lots of Kiwi words and Kiwi culture from them! At the end of the year we had prizegiving and it was the best event for me but also it was the saddest thing. My dream school life was over and we wouldn’t be eating lunch together at school anymore. Jacob said, “We are all family.” in his speech and it was very true for me too. I have only spent about ten months here and other Year 13 have spent five years together, but still I think I joined the Cullinane family at last and I will never forget anything. I want to say thank you to everybody who helped me and accepted me as a friend.


Mizuka Yonezawa

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16/10 - Opening of our new teaching and health services block Read more

14/10 - External Examinations Read more

21/09 - Mass Read more

21/09 - Visual Arts Workshops Read more

21/09 - Mufti Day Support Read more

10/09 - Re: Early Finish Thursday 13th September Read more

06/09 - EARLY FINISH Read more

09/08 - Senior Exam Timetable Read more

31/07 - Youth Group meeting this week. Read more

31/07 - Congratulations Read more

02/07 - Final Day of Term 2. Read more

02/07 - No Mass this Friday, 6th July Read more

20/06 - Early Finish Wednesday 27th June Read more


19/06 - THIS WE BELIEVE Read more


14/06 - REMAIN IN LIGHT - 19th June, 6.30pm Read more

14/06 - RAVE Update Read more

13/06 - HOST PARENTS NEEDED Read more


13/06 - SENIOR BALL - please note payment dates Read more

11/06 - Year 9-11 RAVE Read more

11/06 - ATTITUDE PRESENTATION - 14th June Read more

23/05 - Updates for weeks 5 and 6 Read more

27/04 - Powhiri Read more

05/04 - Early Finish - Inter-school moderation Read more

29/03 - Chicken Pox Read more

22/02 - Upcoming Inter-house Athletics Day Read more

20/02 - Year 9 Journey Programme Read more

18/02 - Farewell for Mr Shore Read more

25/01 - School Nurse Read more

25/01 - Deans 2018 Read more

16/01 - Opening of new Wharenui and Performing Arts Centre Read more

15/01 - Option Interviews Years 12 and 13 Read more

15/01 - Stationery Lists 2018 Read more

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PO Box 5017,
Wanganui 4542