What is Educational Advantage?

Educational Advantage welcomes teachers from around the world to New Zealand who want to bring their own culture and language and share with families, students and teachers, live with a local family to truly get to know about our unique culture, develop their language and then use what they learn back in their lives and classrooms in their home country.

With Educational Advantage at school you can:

  • engage students with a fully qualified teacher from another country at no cost to the school
  • challenge students to learn a new language and culture
  • enable the sharing of cultures for teachers, students and families
  • add diversity with the introduction of new language, dance, cooking, music, art, customs and traditions
  • inspire students to develop an understanding of the world
  • bring the culture alive in your classrooms

For schools interested in hosting a teacher

By hosting a Teacher, your school will have the opportunity to:

• Bring the culture alive for your students
• Engage students with a fully qualified teacher from another country
• Challenge your students to learn a new culture and language
• Bring authentic resources into your classrooms
• Develop your students’ understanding of other cultures and traditions
• Enable sharing of experiences between students, teachers and families.

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These intercultural learning opportunities are free for participating schools and occur throughout the year.

Our school vision is “Grow People to Thrive”. Hosting is a privilege because we get to showcase New Zealand’s gorgeous culture and the rich diversity that is reflected in our school. It is an opportunity to grow our students, teachers and community’s understanding and appreciation of the cultures of the world that we live in, and I hope this is the same for our guest. The experience is hands-on learning and real. I believe that the hosting of AFS teachers will enrich our school environment as well as our guests. This is another way we ‘Grow People to Thrive’, at our school. Kelly Barker, Acting Principal, Hampton Hill School

If your school is interested in hosting an AFS teacher in 2017, please contact Prue Elwood- Educator Programme Development for more information

prue.elwood@afs.org
04 903 2275
021808891

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For families interested in hosting a teacher

By hosting a Teacher, your family will have the opportunity to:

• Share our unique Kiwi culture while learning about another
• Establish a life-long friendship and an international connection
• Have fun learning all the things you have in common as well as cultural differences
• Encourage diversity and understanding for your family, school and local community

“The world is a colourful landscape of different languages, skin colours and different cultures. It’s important to develop an appreciation for different cultures to become a well-rounded person. And one way to develop this appreciation is to try to learn about other cultures around the world with AFS an intercultural programme.”

If your family is interested in welcoming an AFS Teacher into your home, please contact Prue Elwood – Educator Programme Development for more information

prue.elwood@afs.org
04 903 2275
021808891

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