Posted on Mar 18, 2019
A bleary-eyed group from Rotary Australia New Zealand Student Exchange was thrilled to meet their District Governor.
At 8.15 am Saturday five students (Chris Bailey was on family duties) met a very welcoming District Governor. They said he seemed very nice, but a busy Rotarian.
From left to right were Charlotte D'Ath, Ruby Deare, Chris Bailey, District Governor Graham Jull, District Chair Max Patmoy, Kirstin Osborne and Adam Beuth.
Following the photo shoot, the students proceeded to follow the International Youth Exchange students into the main hall for the Parade Of Flags.
Their Australian matches, Ruby Allison, Grace Dunbar, Courtney Tutt, Chelsee Wood, Will Kroehn and Abigail Martin arrive in New Zealand on April 6th.
The exchange covers two school terms whereby the Australian Students travels to New Zealand for one term and their Australian match will host in the second term. During the term of exchange in New Zealand, you will get to enjoy these young students and introduce them to their school, club and home and teach them about New Zealand.
This is a wonderful opportunity for the student to be away from home and be "independent" in a supervised environment.
They will learn:
  • To be part and considerate of another family
  • Attend another school in another country
  • Experience personal development and growth
  • Extend their confidence and maturity.
  • Learn to budget and taking responsibility
  • How their Academic progress can be continued.
RANZSE differs from most youth exchange in that the student stays with the matched family in the other country with the support of the RANZSE committee and local Rotary club in each country. It is for a shorter time away from home, the student participants are younger, and they reciprocate the hosting experience with their match family.
The sponsoring Rotary Clubs in New Zealand and Australia each provide a Councillor for both the outbound and inbound student and also supply a Student Exchange uniform for the outbound students.
If you wish any further information or have any questions about the Rotary Australia New Zealand Student Exchange, please feel free to contact me.
Expression of interest forms for the 2020 year must get back to me by June 30th 2019
Max Patmoy
District 9930 RANZSE Chair 2015-19
Rotary Australia New Zealand Student Exchange
p:   06 836 5555
m:  027 279 3760
s:   maxpatmoy (skype)