Spotswood College is fortunate to celebrate New Zealand’s diverse culture by welcoming international touring parties to their school as well as their own students visiting other countries.
This year is particularly busy as students and staff have been involved in various international visits with more planned for later in the year.
Principal Mark Bowden and staff involved give a brief report of some of these visits.
Spotswood College is a very diverse school and we celebrate our diversity. We believe in our vision of developing young people with good character and teaching them the skills and knowledge to contribute to the 21st century global village.
We believe that the opportunity young people have to mix and mingle with people of other cultures, languages and other world views is hugely important in developing positive and contributing 21st century citizens.
I guess I would say that one of the reasons that kiwis do so well overseas is because they are able to cope with diversity. They are able to relate to people who are different from themselves.
We can deal with people as people which is a huge strength in having a vibrant International student department within our school. The opportunity for our students to travel abroad contributes significantly to that set of skills required to be successful in the 21st century global village.
Mark Bowden, Spotswood College Principal