Photo by Tracey Roxburgh.
Queenstown Primary School pupils (from left) Holly
Chisholm (6), representing Vietnam, Uta Higuchi (13),
representing Japan, Millie Vaitkus (6), representing Scotland,
Smirti Thapa (8), of Nepal, and Kibbana Seipolt (7),
representing New Zealand, at the school's international day on
More than 30 nationalities are represented at the school, and
the annual ''day'' is aimed at celebrating the ''ethnic
The school encouraged pupils and teachers to dress in
costumes representing their heritage, finishing off a week of
in-class activities, including flag identification and
On Friday the school celebrated with an international lunch,
where food stalls provided culinary treats from Australia,
India, Fiji, China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, South
America, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Following a parade of nations, Friday's assembly included
items performed by pupils - an Irish dance, a Filipino dance,
a Ghanaian drummer and the school's kapa haka group.