Wednesday, 6 September 2017

An experience of a lifetime

Our camp this year was an amazing experience. We can not stop talking about our experiences and the fun times we had while we were away for camp. A full 5 days of challenges, laughs, struggles, learning and sharing. 

The activities we took part in were:

  • Bushcraft
  • Sleeping outdoors over night
  • Kayaking
  • Kerikeri Stone Store
  • Kemp house
  • Rewa's village
  • Pomapplier Mission house
  • Flagstaff hill
  • Sailing
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds
As you can see from the list above we were very busy during our time in the Bay of Islands. We also had opportunities to view penguins and dolphins. Totally unplanned for but such an amazing experience. 

As well as extending our learning about early New Zealand history, we have also learnt so much more about how beautiful our country is and what it has to offer. All the people we met in the Bay of Islands were so kind and welcoming. We also became closer as friends and as a team. 

The staff who attended camp with us did a great job looking after our safety, guiding us when we needed guidance and also ensuring we were fed and prepared for lunch. Our special thanks would have to go to the staff of Adventure for Good. They were so knowledgeable and helpful to us. 

A special mention also goes to the parishioners of the St Ignatius church who donated so much money for us to go on this camp. We are so grateful for your kindness.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Yera 7&8 camp 2017

Week 5 is just around the corner and Room 7 are excited to be going on camp next week. We will leave on Monday at 9 am and return on Friday around 4 pm. 

We will be learning about the history of New Zealand, Maori culture and taking part in physical activities such as kayaking, sailing and much more.

We will be staying at a camping ground in Russell and we are excited to bond and share this wonderful experience with our peers and teachers. 

So many people put in their help either financially and through volunteering their time to help us with this camp. Our special thanks goes out to the St Ignatius church who donated so much money for us to go on camp.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Here is my activity from our PD today about Learn, Create, Share.

Grease lightning at Auckland Girls Grammar School

We were very fortunate today to travel to Auckland city to watch a production of Grease by the students of Auckland Girls Grammar School. 

We had a very enjoyable time watching the performance. The actors were very well prepared knowing their lines and the songs they had to sing. The costumes were amazing. They were very similar to the costumes of the actors in the movie. 

We would like to thank Miss Elia and her niece for giving us the opportunity to watch the production.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Manaiakalani ambassador at work.

Our dedicated Manaiakalani ambassador presented today and this is her presentation about Earthquakes. Well done Aaliyahna on the presentation and you are doing a very good job representing our school.