Howick College will welcome a delegation of approximately 50 Brazilian principals and education professionals from the UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) to the school this week.
The college, which now offers international students a unique pathway to tertiary study in conjunction with Massey University, has been selected as a preferred school for Brazilian students who which to study in New Zealand.
The Howick College International Department has worked closely with Tania Camargo (an ENZ registered agent and managing director of Vida Feliz) and the UNESCO Associated Schools Network in Brazil to bring the visit about.
The UNESCO Associated Schools Network links educational institutions across the world around a common goal “to build the defences of peace in the minds of children and young people”.
There are more than 11,500 ASPnet member schools in 182 countries, working to support international understanding, peace, intercultural dialogue, sustainable development and quality practices in education”.
The delegation will be greeted today (Friday) with a powhiri before taking part in a full morning that includes a tour of the school campus and observing various classes in action to gain a better understanding of the New Zealand curriculum and life at Howick College.