International Assembly 2023

30 November 2023

St Andrew's College students and teachers holding flags from different countries at the International Assembly in 2023.


After a four-year hiatus, the International Assembly took place as part of the Years 9–10 Assembly on Friday 15 September, and was a great celebration of the diversity of the St Andrew’s community.

Flag bearers represented 11 countries from Asia, South America, the Pacific, and Europe. They provided a welcome and introduced themselves in their native tongue. A prayer in Mandarin was delivered by Makayla Dai (Year 13) followed by a karakia from Hanaatia-Te Kani Hakiwai (Year 9).

Tim Hellmann (Year 12) from Leipzig, Germany gave an entertaining talk, which highlighted the differences between New Zealand and Germany, with a twist of humour. Cartier Barrett-Rawiri and Milla Hooker (both Year 10) presented a recap of their Presbyterian Ladies College, Sydney student exchange. The last item was a high energy K-pop performance from Yinan (Vivian) Lu (Year 11) and RuoLin (Lauren) Li (Year 9).

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