Yurina Harano - Japan
My name is Yurina Harano. I’m seventeen years old and I’m in year twelve this year. I’m from Japan but I have been staying in New Zealand for about three years.
I came to Edgewater College this year.
I really like Edgewater College because there are many school events. For example the school ball and a special culture day. These events were really exciting and the students also enjoy some clubs too. Some of those clubs include basketball, rowing and volleyball. I’m taking five subjects that include English at Level One, Maths Level 2, Textile Level Two, ESOL Level Two and Three. For English and ESOL I have the same teacher, his name is Mr White. He is really kind and helpful. I take the most enjoyment in Textiles, because if you like fashion you should take it.
At Edgewater College there are many students from different countries. I’m really interested in different cultures, so it is very exciting at the school.
I’m really enjoying my homestay too. I have a host mother, a host father, one younger sister, three younger brothers, two cats and two dogs. There is also one student from Germany. I often play games, watch movies and we go to the beach, cinema and shopping centre with my host family.
I really like Auckland. It has many fashionable shops, delicious foods and a lot of fun things to do. The countryside is really green.
Finally I’m really happy studying abroad at Edgewater College.