On Friday 16th of October St. Andrews parents, students and teachers celebrated their cultural diversity during the annual International Day, one of the highlights of the school year.
The day began with a kaleidoscope of colours, music and costumes during the flag and costume parade. Students then took part in a variety of international activities run by teachers and parents, such as: an International Treasure Hunt, Baking British cakes, World Theatre, and New Zealand rugby tackles!
St Andrews International Day is one of the biggest events on the St. Andrews Calendar.
At lunchtime everyone enjoyed a cultural feast of foods from all corners of the world prepared by generous and dedicated parents.
The centrepiece of the event was in the afternoon when all members of the school community were treated to a cultural extravaganza which included: students and teachers performing the famous French dance the ‘Can Can’; a powerful re-enactment of the Maori Hakka, and fantastic musical performances from around the world.
Parents pulled out all the stops to produce beautiful food from around the world.
Mr. Josh Doubleday, the Head of the Primary school said, “International Day is a wonderful opportunity for the school community to acknowledge and celebrate its diversity. Throughout the day parents and teachers are reminded of the great number of commonalities and differences we have within our school and the wealth of knowledge, experience and understanding that this brings to all members of our community.”
Students and teachers were representing almost 40 nationalities.
The perfect way to end the term.