News @ ICNZ
July – August 2016 Issue

The Waves

Inside this issue

  • Creative Corner
  • Eid Celebration
  • Independence Day
  • Birthday Celebrations and farewell
  • Fiji Fund Appeal – Red Cross Donation.
  • Tutor Accomplishments
  • Tutor Focus
  • Free Events in September/October

"The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. " Thomas A.

Creative Corner:

Dreaming – By Khyati Patel (Level 5)

Dreaming is a wonderful feeling where you let your emotions go crazy…. allowing them to blend wildly with your imagination. It is a powerful force of life which moves you to keep moving forward; a shiny ray of hope which gives you no choice but to hang in there and continue living.

Eid Ul – Fitr Celebrations at ICNZ


Eid Ul-Fitr, celebrated across the world, marks the end of the Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims. The ICNZ family celebrated this special event with its family - students and teachers as well. The Class

Representative of each class came together to organize a program along with food and drinks. Performances by the students included bridal shows, singing, dancing, fashion shows and question-answers with the tutors.

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Independence Day:

The Auckland Indian Association invited the students and management at ICNZ this year to participate in the celebration of Independence day at MG Centre. An honorary acknowledged by several speakers was a freedom fighter as well. There were some songs performed by different members of the Association.


Birthday Celebrations and Farewell:


The time you spend with people is not in vain, as happiness can never be possible unless it is shared with others. – Anonymous

Being away from family is not easy especially on special days such as birthdays. At ICNZ, students have the opportunity to celebrate their birthdays here as a family. The students celebrated their birthdays with cake and drinks.

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Fiji Fund Appeal: Fiji Red Cross


This year, Fiji experienced two cyclones that caused devastation and havoc to homes and businesses. ICNZ responded to the global cry and together students and management raised FJD1500, which was presented by the Director, Chirag Sinh Solanki to Fiji Red Cross. Fiji Red Cross has been a key figure in getting support for those in evacuation centres and at-risk communities affected by the cyclones. Fund raising activities were announced with pictures in the January-February newsletter. Refer to link 

Tutor accomplishments:

ICNZ has maintained a commitment to high standards and recognising achievement. This is displayed in two of our tutors who recently graduated from their postgraduate degrees. We congratulate both Buddhima and Sahana, who have achieved their respective academic goals.


Tutor Focus:

One of the much-loved tutors Buddhima, was celebrated in a farewell party organised by Level 7 students. ICNZ students appreciated his enthusiasm and unique style of teaching.

Thank you Buddhima for your dedication and services to ICNZ!


Free events in September/October:

(1) Tai Chi – Richmond Road School:


Tai Chi , a relaxing form of exercise and self defence is organised by David Good in Ponsonby from 8pm – 9pm. Contact David on
Mobile: 021 460 288 

(2) Mt Eden Wellbeing Fair: Mt Eden Village Centre

A free event about holistic health and well-being. There are free spinal checks!

Contact: Diane 027-210-6099 for enquiries.

(3) Backstage Story: Auckland Theatre Company, Mt Eden

This is a chance to have a look into the makings of a theatre play! This free event gives you a look at the rehearsal with the director, designers and cast. Coming up is Billy Elliot on the 12th September.

If you are interested in volunteering at ATC, please contact Tanya at or 09 309 0390 ext. 278