Rotary Exchange Students Share Experiences

Friday22nd August 2014

Rotary exchange students spoke at the recent meeting of the Bordertown Club.

Alyssa Hatton, on short term exchange from Auckland in New Zealand, showed a power point display of her school
and home city (1.42 million). She attends St. Kentigern College, rich in Scottish Heritage with 1800 students and 200 staff,
including 7 dedicated to IT. Now in Year 10, she has wanted to go on exchange from Year 7, having heard a student speak then
about their experience. She has particularly noticed a huge difference in shop opening times and access as she lives no
more than 30 minutes from shops. She thanked the club for supporting NZ exchange and presented President Monica
with a banner form her sponsoring club, St. Johns.


Jayden, President Monica, Alyssa and Angus

Jayden Gibson, also on short term exchange from New Zealand, spoke of where he lives in Keri Keri, Bay of Islands, population
7,000. He presented a slide show featuring his family, friends, school, rugby, basketball, fishing and water sports he
enjoys. He thanked the club for supporting his exchange.
Angus Halliday, who recently returned from a short term exchange to New Zealand, thanked Rotary for giving
him a wonderful experience. He showed slides of the many tourist features in the North Island he enjoyed whilst
travelling with Jayden’s family and on safari. While there wasn’t much time spent at school he did enjoy playing rugby.
Angus was given permission to go bungy jumping and showed a video of this amazing experience! The organisation’s
logo reads—Why live on the edge when you can jump off?

Bordertown Rotary Club

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