The 2011 Aotearoa New Zealand study trip departed Hong Kong on the 23rd of March for 9 days of study and activities in the North Island of New Zealand. Based in Whitianga on the southern side of the Coromandel Peninsula , 29 students and 3 teachers enjoyed fine weather, the warm hospitality of New Zealand home stay families and the beautiful environment that surrounds the quiet township of Whitianga.

The days were divided into mornings of English language study and afternoons of outoor activities. It was a wonderful opportunity for the students to increase their language skills and to experience new challenges. The trip was rounded off with two days in Rotorua, New Zealand's geo-thermal wonderland and a bastion of Maori culture. As well as souvenirs and gifts for family and friends the students have returned safely to Hong Kong with experiences, memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.