NZ Army visits Waiuku College



Karl Nielsen, Service Academy Director at Waiuku College arranged for the New Zealand army to bring a tank to the college on Sunday. His aim was to achieve three important things through this visit. He said “the day was about getting parents in to talk about their child’s development as I have always tried a more engaging approach in place of the traditional parent teacher meetings. The fact that there were over 100 attendees shows that this approach was highly successful and will be something I will continue to do where possible. Karl went on to say the second purpose was for female students who have constantly questioned whether it is realistic for them to gain a career in the NZDF to meet and talk to the female soldiers present and in so doing , giving the female students the encouragement they may need. But mostly it was about giving young families a fun outing and sharing the excitement that only a fully equipped tank could bring,” said Karl.

One of the main aims was to give young families a fun morning and to experience the Army first hand.
Karl Nielsen

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