Jun 05 2019

New Zealand

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While shifts to the German curriculum can result from this, but experience has shown that most Exchange students quickly find your way in daily school life or easily cope with the curriculum. Nevertheless you should set some fundamental differences to the German educational system and-alltag. School spirit, school uniform and Whanau houses Anders than in Germany is a strong identification of the students at the New Zealand high schools and Teachers with their respective school. “This sense of community, the so-called school spirit”, ensures that school is not only learning and work area, but primarily common Habitat is characterized by a close relationship of trust. This applies particularly to international guest students, where a teacher trained specifically to meet their needs (International Student Coordinator) is provided in most schools to the page. “Visible expression of school spirit” is to wear a school uniform, which is mandatory in the most New Zealand high schools.

Purpose of school uniforms is to ensure a uniform appearance of the student body, which is independent of current fashion trends. This concerns not only the clothing, but also the choice of shoes. Here too there are differences or peculiarities: in addition to summer and winter uniforms, younger students as other rock patterns or colors of pants wear as the older vintages. Also unusual for many Guest students should be the so-called whanau House system, now introduced in relatively many New Zealand schools. “The concept of whanau (WH” v “in E.g. violet pronounced) is Maori and much is family”. Transferred to the school system this means that every student from grade 11 to a this whanau houses. These are then in turn small, independent units at the respective school and the aim is to give students a high level of identification and a sense of belonging through a manageable social environment.

Each of these houses has its own community and learning spaces, as well as a wide range of equipment. In addition there are each an own head of House “-teacher, who acts as a trusted third party and contact.” In addition to the purely academic learning, especially the acquisition of social skills in the Center is: common sense and the respectful handling play a central role in this context in school everyday. His “this holistic approach to teaching and learning in the educational experience finds practical expression indeed voluntary – choice subject outdoor education”, which since 2002 is offered by more than 20 New Zealand high schools. The quality of the relevant curriculum, these schools in the Association of outdoor education are New Zealand”(ODENZ) joined together. What is the student of this subject? Here, they are confronted with new challenges for which they acquire the necessary skills and theoretical knowledge in the classroom. This then of course see its practical implementation to guarantee of maximum safety standards in nature. Depending on regional situation of school and season sports such as Glacier hiking, kayaking, climbing or rafting are offered here then. More information on the topic of student exchange and high school New Zealand Stepin found on the Web site of the Exchange organization.

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