Dinner at Novatel
Novatel is a hotel located by the airport in Auckland, New Zealand. They are a well known hotel and we are really grateful to be given this opportunity to meet and express our gratitude towards them and Ibis Hotel on Tuesday 2nd July. The other 5 students and I along with Mr Ali and Mr Pierce, went to Novatel for a formal dinner, with Mr Paul Columbus (CEO of Novatel), Ardi and Sven (from Ibis Hotel).
On Thursday 6th June, the 6 exchange applicants were officially introduced to the whole school. The interviews was one thing, but today we finally got to meet Novatel and Ibis hotel and thank them as successful applicants.
At first all the other applicants and I were shying away as soon as Mr Columbus walked through the reception doors. In that moment, many things were going through my mind.
"What do I do?"
The first thing that I did was just smile and approach them by going up and shaking their hands. The awkwardness then slowly reduced as we began talking to them and eventually all our nerves faded away.
Going up to receive this scholarship by Mr Columbus made me feel really grateful and appreciative towards that him, Novatel and Ibis hotel, as they have done so much to be able to send us students to a foreign country. I am really grateful to be given this opportunity to travel to a foreign county and learn about a new culture. All of this is possible with the help and support of Novatel and Ibis hotel.
Thank you Novatel and Ibis for sponsoring us and giving us this opportunity to go and experience a new culture along with sharing our own with our sister school, Jishukan high school in Kanagawa Japan.
NOVATEL and IBIS HOTEL
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