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Day Trip Camps

Year 7 & 8 Camps

Angela Macdonald —

From 15 - 17 March we had over 230 Year 7 & 8 students attend camp.  

Six different options were available for students to choose from and to follow are some articles, photos and highlights from a few.

Rotorua Experience

Mrs Wilson and Mrs Holmes took us on a fabulous action-packed camp to visit many exciting places in Rotorua.

One of the many locations we visited was Skyline. Here we went on a scenic journey on the Gondolas and then took an adrenaline filled path down the track, spotting many shoes and helmets on the ride back up. Later that night we showed our skills off in ‘Rotorua's Got Talent’ where we demonstrated some cool dance moves, skits, and other amazing performances. The next day tired students dragged themselves out of comfortable beds to zoom away to another adventure. Learning about animals and more specifically Kiwis, then later taking a journey through time, with a big splash at the end! We were lucky enough to learn about the geothermal activity in Rotorua by visiting the Buried Village and Waimangu Valley.

This was an amazing camp with some experiences we will never forget!

Article written by Stella Bonner, Nicole Blake, and Danielle McCormack

Day Trips

Day trips for a camp proved to be very successful this year. All 40 students and 8 parents could not have had a better time. Our weather was the best. Malcolm the bus driver had everything running smoothly until our bus brakes froze. After one hour waiting after the Hobbiton visit we had a new bus arranged to get back to school and we were only 15 minutes late. What an adventure!

Our day at Waimarino even saw Whia Tamara take to the water slide!

Article written by Mrs Huggard

Auckland Camp

Our group had a wonderful time in Auckland over 3 fine days.

Started with a trip down the white water at the newly opened Water Park then headed off to the Zoo for the night.

Day 2 was an early start to catch the ferry to Rangitoto Island and a brisk walk to the summit. While at the summit we had a chance to meet the "Google Man" whose job it is to walk tracks for Google. He was good enough to let some of the students wear the 360 degree camera pack. (weighing 20 kg). A visit to the lava caves on the way down was a welcome change from the walking. Next was a quick trip to Parnell Salt Water Baths and then off to the Maritime Museum for the night. We were treated to stew for dinner, a cruise on the habour and a Pirate (Captain Flintlock) who entertained children and adults alike. The students were bundled to bed in bunks that were  a replica of conditions on some of the early immigration ships that came to New Zealand. 2 to a Bunk!

The final day was a walk from the Viaduct to Sky City and a trip up Sky Tower, including a visit to the refuge levels followed by lunch at Subway and finally Ice skating. 

I would like to thank all the students for their exceptional behaviour on the trip with many providers and the public commenting favorably about our students. To our 9 accompanying parents, thank you for your support as you helped make the camp most enjoyable. Thanks also to Geoff Dick our Bus Driver and supporter. Finally Mrs Tanner - a huge amount of work went into planning and preparing for camp.

Artical written by Mr Carr

We would like to give a big shout out to all our parents who made this possible. Also, a huge thanks to our awesome Year 7 & 8 team for all the hard work in organising this fantastic few days.