Sister schools have developed over time to support cultural exchange and language development. Over many years we have developed strong sister school relationships with schools in Japan, Singapore and Chile. We visit these schools each year with groups of students and teachers and we organise an Orewa College student to visit every every two or three years.
Each year we represent New Zealand at the Youth Summit in Wakayama. Five years ago we establish a teacher exchange with Hosei High School.
Our Sister school in Singapore was established after an Asia New Zealand educational visit there. This involves a group of Year 10 students who work with a group from Singapore using Skype to learn more about each others culture and schooling. It is intended that this will develop further into more curriculum based projects. We have had several visits from Chinese teachers and are hopeful that a regular ongoing relationship can be developed to support our Chinese language programme.