On Friday the 3rd of August, all the international students in Dunedin were invited to the town hall to be formally welcomed by the Mayor, Dave Cull.
Years 9, 12 and 13 boys, Michael Jang (South Korea), Peter Li, Levi Liu and John Zhao (China) and Anson Peng (Hong Kong) went to the town hall with Mr Mountain along with 9 schools from the Dunedin area. We were given a formal Maori welcome with a Haka and welcome speech, followed by a formal welcome by Mayor Cull. It was a great opportunity for international students to meet each other, share stories, and find out about things to do in Dunedin, such as walks in the town belt, the Mural art trail, sports and sightseeing opportunities and potential study at the University of Otago. It was really interesting meeting the Syrian refugees and listening to some of their stories.
We look forward to any future events organised by the Dunedin City Council.