Student Testimonials

Caroline Haeyn - Germany

Year Level: 12
Time spent at FAHS: 10 months

What do you enjoy about our school?

That everybody is really friendly.  Teachers and students help you if you need help.  The main thing is that it makes it fun to come to school.

What do you enjoy about Feilding?

I don't live in Feilding, but if I'm in Feilding I like that it's tidy and it looks cute.

What do you do in your spare time?

In my spare time I usually meet my friends, go shopping or do stuff with my family.

What do you enjoy about staying in your homestay?

I love how it feels, like my real home that we can laugh together and I can trust my family.

What do you plan to do when you finish high School (Study Where?)

I will go to another school to study Spanish and other languages.

What would you say to other students thinking of studying here?

Everyone should take the cahnce to get this life experience.  These 10 months were the best part of my life and I'm so glad I took the chance to come to New Zealand.


Anna Wurdinger - Germany

Year Level: 12
Time spent at FAHS: 9.5 months

What do you enjoy about our school?

I like the different subjects and way of learning at this school.  It is so more relaxed and fun than in Germany and everybody is nice.

What do you enjoy about Feilding?

I think Feilding is quite pretty.  I like downtown and the parks.

What do you do in your spare time?

I liked to do volleyball, joining the chior and playing the flute.

What do you enjoy about staying in your homestay?

I really enjoy having a brother and just have the experience to live in another family.

List achievements gained from school or other activities:

I gained a drama award for doing my homework constantly.  I always get very good results in maths.

What do you plan to do when you finish high School (Study Where?)

I want to study law in Germany, hopefully Dresden.

What would you say to other students thinking of studying here?

Doing my exchange year was one of the best things I have ever done.  I learned so much and have so much fun in New Zealand.  It is definitely worth a try.


Louisa Krumei - Germany

Year Level: 12
Time spent at FAHS: 12 months

What do you enjoy about our school?

Everyone here is very friendly and tries to help whenever I need help and I really enjoyed that we had ESOL trips to Wellington and Napier.  That was so fun!

What do you enjoy about Feilding?

Feilding is a nice, quiet town.  Everything is near to where yoy live and it has a bigger town.  Palmerston North not too far away.

What do you do in your spare time?

On Monday afternoons, I played volleyball in term 1 otherwise I enjoy spending time with friends or my host family.

What do you enjoy about staying in your homestay?

"What I enjoyed about my host family is that they are really friendly and muli-cultural.  They were really helpful whenever I had a problem."

List achievements gained from school or other activities:

I think I achieved a lot for me this year.  My English became a lot better and I became more confident with myself and got heaps of new friends that I will keep in touch with.

What do you plan to do when you finish high School (Study Where?)

When I finish high school I will study.  I am not quite sure whether I want to become an English and Maths teacher or a Physio Therapist.  But I will study in my hometown, Berlin.

What would you say to other students thinking of studying here?

I think it was an awesome experience to study in New Zealand.  It was very interesting to meet people from "another world" and to see how they live and learn.  I think everyone who has the chance should think about studying in New Zealand.


Keirean Jeanjaquet - Philippines

Year Level: 12

What do you enjoy about our school?

I enjoyed the subjects I chose especially Hospitality Food and Nutrition and Textiles.  I enjoyed the food in the cafeteria and some activities in school.

What do you enjoy about Feilding?

I enjoy the people in Feilding.  they are hospitable.  They are nice and have lots of nice stuff.  I also enjoy the view in Feilding and the surroundings are clean.

What do you do in your spare time?

I like hanging around, eating and spending time with my mates.

What do you enjoy about staying in your homestay?

I enjoy and love every single bit.

List achievements gained from school or other activities:

I gained a Level 1 Hospitality Certificate and I passed NCEA Level 2 and I have a certificate.

What do you plan to do when you finish high School (Study Where?)

I want to continue to study at collage or uni, probably UCOL.

What would you say to other students thinking of studying here?

Feilding is a lovely place to stay and people are wonderful.  They don't have to be worried about anything.

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