8 December, 2023


Ten excited student delegates from Years 7 to 9 and two staff members (Leigh Cordell and Evie Burk) are enjoying Whanganui Collegiate School in New Zealand, host of the Round Square Junior Conference.

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As part of a pre-conference tour, students explored the city of Wellington, commencing with an experience at Weta Cave. Here, students learnt about all things film and special effects from the company behind the props and costumes of the Lord of the Rings. Students then experienced the famous Wellington Cable Car before exploring the Te Papa Museum, including exhibits on the WW1 Gallipoli campaign and New Zealand’s unique natural environment.

Since arriving at the Whanganui Collegiate School, students have been fully immersed creating global connections and forming friendships with students from all around the world in an exciting week of rich learning opportunities centred on the theme, ‘If you are called to lead – you are called to serve’, awaits them!



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