Worldly Wednesday

One of my favourite bloggy buddies Lisa Bee over at Fourth Grade Buzz linked up to another bloggy friend Melissa over at Teacher Abroad and her new Worldy Wednesday linky party! How fun is this, show where you have been, and where you have taught!!
I love travelling (but haven't done NEARLY enough) and so I am so excited to link up today!  Even though I am nearly finished Thursday - Hey that doesn't matter, it's still Wednesday somewhere in the world right?!

SOOOO

I have never taught anywhere other than New Zealand.  Although I currently teach at a school that is so diverse that I sometimes feel that I am teaching somewhere exciting and exotic!  At the start of the year we had 10 different cultures represented by the students alone!  AND that doesn't include about 5 or 6 more cultures represented by the staff.  How cool is that?!  Here are a few pictures of our kids and their various cultures at our school concert last year.

Samoa
Samoa 
Cook Islands (Rarotonga) 
Jabulani Afrika

Bollywood


Tonga

Junior Samoan
Samoa


Senior Samoan
Tamariki Pasifika (Cook Island)
Tonga


Tonga








Aren't they gorgeous?!

And while I've not taught overseas YET, I have worked in a school in Bangladesh - I went with a group from my church a few years ago.







Goats on the roof say what?

Beggar child

We fundraised and took over 4 100's boards for GEMS school in Dhaka

Me and a chid (taken by a 4 year old Bangladeshi child)








We got invited to a wedding of some complete strangers - strangest thing I've been too.  The Groom kept the bride waiting!  Apparently it's to show their family dominance in the union.



5 of us squeezed into a TINY three wheeled motorised rickshaw - that were notorious for blowing up too!!

I've also been to America twice, but I've already shared a few of those photos, and I'm sure I'll share more as time goes on!!  Head over and tell us where you've been!!

Also remember to link up with my favourite websites linky here.

AND when we get to 50 likes on Bloglovin I'm going to have a New Zealand Goodies giveaway!!  So share the love and let's get to 50!!

Erin


The E-Z Class

12 comments

  1. Oooh... I loved looking at all of your pictures! Have a great Friday - see? I've caught on to your time zone. :)
    -Lisa
    Grade 4 Buzz

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    1. Haha Yay!! Timezones are weird, but I will be sure to have a great Friday!! Enjoy the rest of Thursday - it ends well (Trust me I've lived it haha!!)

      Erin

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  2. Great Pictures! You have had some amazing travels so far. I love your multicultural school pictures. Our school is out in the middle of nowhere and has exactly ONE culture in it-blah! Unless football can be considered it's own culture. Thanks again for sharing, Heather

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    1. Well if it's anything like Rugby here, I'm pretty sure it counts as it's own culture!!!
      Thanks for stopping by :)
      Erin

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  3. Erin, your pictures are stunning. I'm going to have to add New Zealand to my bucket list now! At your school concert does each cultural group present a piece related to their culture? What a great way to share their backgrounds. I love your pictures from Bangladesh too, it looks like you had an amazing experience. Thanks for linking up!
    - Melissa
    Teacher Abroad

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    1. You definitely will!! Every year we have Nga Toi groups on a wednesday afternoon (Nga Toi means the arts in te reo maori - one of our official languages). These groups are generally speaking dance/drama groups. In even years we have a massive concert where the cultural groups perform on a real stage, with real lights etc. It's kind of instead of a production. In odd years we have a competition style concert - This year it's X factor. A bit more low-key but still reasonably high-stress for those teachers involved!!

      Thanks

      Erin

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  4. What wonderful pics! I love the multicultural aspect of your school. I teach at an IB school in the states and we are ALWAYS looking for ways to expand our horizons and connect with other learners around the world! I'm so glad found you and can start following your blog!
    Heather @learningwithmrslangley.blogspot.com

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    1. So nice to have you here!! Glad to meet you too :)
      Erin

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  5. I love all of these pictures! Just confirms that children are beautiful no matter where you go.
    :-)
    Susanna
    Whimsy Workshop

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    1. I agree! Although I am a bit biased, I think my kids are the best :) (I think every teacher thinks that about their lot though don't they?!)
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Erin

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