Monday, September 18, 2017
We stayed at The Crossings Backpackers in National Park and spent 2 days in perfect conditions skiing down Happy Valley. Some of us even got so good we were allowed to go up to the next level which was steeper, harder and way more exhilarating. We also visited the Waiuru Army Museum, which has awesome exhibitions with actual military equipment and weapons, hilarious staff and we participated in a fun activity where we were given a 'Rat Pack' to cook. Pretty delicious kai for packaged food!
We had such a cool time and enjoyed every minute! Back to the real world now.
Today we were fortunate enough to have Jack and Josh Goodhue, two former students of Kawakawa Primary and now professional rugby players, come to visit us at school. They talked about the importance of trying hard in everything at school, even if you are not the best at it, of being resilient and learning from mistakes and to work hard to become what ever you want in life. Such inspiring words from very humble men. Thank you for taking the time to come back.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
On Tuesday we were fortunate to have the Hinepau production come to school. It was a show about the Maori legend, Hinepau, which highlighted the importance of looking after Papatuanuku and celebrating differences. The show was entirely in Te Reo which was a first for many of us, but we got the concept of the story from the amazing actors, captivating waiata, and stunning costumes and props. Very cool show!