How lucky am I to get to attend three camps with three different classes in three weeks!
Week 1: Mistletoe Bay
Y7/8 camp was at Mistletoe Bay and was spectacular in so many ways. It captured the many treats of the Marlborough Sounds and Trish the classroom teacher, sure knows how to add so many special elements to the time for example 6am swims of the jetty, mystery box where the students had to cook a meal from the secret ingredients, marine experiences and much more. The two days I was there we were sailing, archery, warrior (building a raft out of wooden planks, inner tubes and rope and sailing it), mountain biking and kayaking.
Thank you Gifford room for the invite and stay.
Week 2:Marlborough Sounds, Smith’s Farm Park
Y 6 started their time on the Stedfast sailing boat with Richard de Hamel. We were based for the two nights at Smiths Farm Park where we visited the glow worms and waterfall. We made this our home which accommodated us very well. Second day half of the group walked to Davies Bay while the other half kayaked, then swopped. Third day we waked and swam at Ngakuta Bay, then onto Picton for mini golf and a lunch of fish n chips.
Thank you Sophie and O’Dwyer room for a great time.
Week 3: Kaikōura
Y5 had three days in Kaikōura where they were very spoilt with the weather and the opportunity to see and do some of the gems of the place. For example, swimming in the ocean, searching the beach, kayaking out to the seals and by chance a humpback whale and calf decided to swim by, a very formative and hands-on visit to Kaikōura museum led by TA the curator, out with Dolphin Encounter to observe Wandering and Royal Albatross, Giant Petrels and Dusky Dolphins.
The third day we met up with some of the tamariki from Kaikōura Suburban School, my old school, and to finish, a walk to see the seals at Point Keen.
We are so lucky to have the staff who have the determination to ensure our students get to experience some of the amazing things of our local communities offer but also well behaved students who we feel proud to take out.
Thank you to all the parents who helped out, without your help these experiences would not be able to happen.