Sunday, 4 December 2016

Term 4

Oh my goodness

I have not blogged about our classroom happenings ALL TERM!


I guess it shows how busy things have been. Lots has happened but the MAJOR happening this Term was CAMP.

In week 5 our Year 8 group of classes went to Mission Bay in Taupo. We were there for 5 days and 4 nights. It is always a fabulous camp with a walk each day. One of my favourite walks is the one around Lake Rotopounamu. A nice easy walk through some lovely native bush with a stop halfway at the lake to dip your feet and have a drink of water.

Manaia couldn't resist the water to cool down!

Here are some of the #ONE6ers enjoying the surroundings and posing for a photo:)

The BIG walk on Wednesday was up Tongariro to Ketetahi Springs. Having done the walk many years ago when I taught Year 8 I had not forgotten how challenging it is! Being about 18 years older than when I last did it, I found it extremely hard but was VERY grateful to Alex J. who walked with me most of the way. We made it to the top after about 3 hours and I was stuffed!

What a FAB day to be walking in this picturesque part of Aotearoa.


A special collage with some of my many special peeps:)

After a week of fun we left camp on the Friday and spent an hour at the hot pools in Taupo before travelling back to Tamatea. Here are some action shots of our time at the pools.

And lastly here is a video of the boys doing their synchronized manu!

Overall a VERY successful Outdoor Education Week:)


  1. Wow that looks like it must have been a fantastic event and experience for you and your students. We looked at some of the photos and were very envious. What was your favourite experience if there was one thing to complete and do again what would it be?
    Mr Webb and Room Three, Auroa Primary School, Taranaki.

    1. Hey Myles, thanks for replying. One of their tasks this week is to read the post and comment about this:) Watch this space!

  2. Camp went so fast. Out of all the fond memories I have, my favourite would have to be our final tramp up Mt. Tongariro. The view from the top was worth it (I'm not sure if my friends would agree though). Plus the sense of achievement when I made it up just added to experience. If I could go through camp again I definitely would.


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