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Hello, Everyone,?
I'm Suzuka Yamada. I go to Hauraki Plains College and I'm living in (a town called) Paeroa which is 30 minutes from my school. Now about 8 months have already passed. Time flies so fast! I'm enjoying in my life in New Zealand now.

At first, many hardships awaited me. I had homesickness at times.... It was terrible. I often cried when I was homesick. Although I was spending many difficult days, my Japanese friends and Kiwi friends helped me. I was happy that I could get over the state. I thought I was depending on many people. It is important to learn something, but I have to do things by myself. Also I need to have more confidence in my action.

On the other hand, I could get some great experience during terms 1, 2, and 3. In term1, I represented Hauraki Plains College in Athletics. I participated in the 'senior girl's long jump'. In term2, I took part in badminton club at school. Also, there was a badminton competition held in term3. I got a lot of experiences in these sports events. During the time I played each sport I could speak English and make friends day by day. It was a good experience for me!!

I'm deeply grateful to my family who support me. I could make one of my dreams come true because there are a lot of people who support me. I hope my English gets even better and I become a "great girl" like our senior students(in the Eiryu Course). Please cheer for me and our Study Abroad Course at Jin-ai Girls' High School!!

こんにちは皆さん。山田涼花です。私はHauraki Plains Collegeに通っていて、そこから30分ほど離れたPaeroaに住んでいます。(ニュージーランドに来て)もう約8ヶ月が過ぎてしまいました。時の経つのはなんて早いのでしょう。今私はニュージーランドの生活をエンジョイしています。
一方、1・2・3学期を通していくつかの素晴しい体験をすることができました。1学期は体育大会でHauraki Plains Collegeの代表となりました。私は幅跳びのシニアガールズ部門に参加しました。2学期は、学校のバドミントンクラブに参加しました。また、3学期はバドミントンの試合が開催されました。私はこれらのスポーツイベントでたくさんの経験をしました。それぞれのスポーツをするうちに英語が話せるようになり、日に日に友達が増えました。私にとってとても良い経験になりました。



I have been in New Zealand for about 4 months. Time files so fast, and at school.Term2 has already started. In Term1, I struggled to get used to my school. Its structure and customs are different from schools in Japan, so I was at a loss about what to do, at first.
At OHS(Otamatea High School),my?New Zealand?school, there are Year 7 to 13 students. I thought that all NZ schools were organized the same way, so when I heard about my friend's school, I was surprised because it is different from my school. In many other schools, there are only Year 9 to 13 students.

During Term 1, I joined the KapaHaka group. It is traditional Maori songs and Haka(like fierce dances) that many NZ students learn, particularly Maori students. I practiced in the activity time once a week and I had weekend practice, too. The weekend practice, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., was very hard, and I didn't like it because some students didn't come to the practice. I had to work very hard on formation, but when the students who had been absent joined the group again at activity time, the formation was changed. The songs and the movement was also hard to learn.
On the 16th April, I went to the Tai Tokerau Festival at which all schools in North Land perform KapaHaka. I wore the Otamatea KapaHaka uniform and put on make-up. The performance was superb. We all performed in unison. It was the best KapaHaka that I have ever done. Our principal, Mr. Hutching was very pleased.
Through belonging to the KapaHaka group. I learned Maori culture and, as well, I've made friends with group members. The practice was very hard, but I am glad that I've had such a wonderful experience.

When I came to?New Zealand, there were delightful things and hardships, too. Honestly, at times, I thought that I wanted to go back to Japan. But thanks to people who help me, I am beginning to cope and to enjoy life in?New Zealand. And I'm deeply grateful to my family who support me.
While I'm here, I'm doing my best to improve my English.

4月16日に私は、Tai tokerau Festival 行ってきました。そのフェスティバルでは、ノースランドにある学校がカパハカを発表しました。私はオタマティアのカパハカ衣装を着て、メイクもしました。私たちのパフォーマンスはとても素晴らしかったです。私たちは一致団結して踊りました。それは、私が今までに踊ったカパハカの中で一番の出来でした。私たちの校長、ミスター ハッチングもとても感動していました。カパハカグループの一員を経て、私はマオリ文化を学んだと同時に、グループのメンバーと仲良くなりました。練習はとても厳しかったけれど、私は素晴らしい経験ができてうれしかったです。