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Hong Kong delegation visits city

Hong Kong delegation visits city

Six Hong Kong students arrived in Christchurch this week to experience what secondary and tertiary education is like in New Zealand.

The students, Maisea Ko, Derek Lee, Sharon Lam, Kenneth Yiu, Elaine Fung, and Li Sui Xin, have been selected as Hong Kong ambassadors in a two week education experience called the New Zealand New Thinking Leadership Programme. 

Jointly organised by the Education Bureau, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise and Wiseman Education, the programme gives students a taste of New Zealand culture through homestays and participating in cultural events.  They will be hosted by Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, the University of Canterbury and Rangi Ruru Girls’ School.

Deputy Mayor Norm Withers will host the students at a city mayoral reception tomorrow at 10:00am. 

Canterbury Development Corporation International Education Sector Manager Trish Leddy says the visit will reinforce Canterbury relationships with Hong Kong.

“We’re really keen that parents in Hong Kong looking for educational opportunities view Christchurch as a premium destination.  We can offer safe, innovative, connected and world-class education for their children.  After a fun-paced fortnight, these students will become “ambassadors” for Christchurch educational institutions,” Mrs Leddy says.

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