Monthly Archives: March 2015

Home again

After two days in Auckland and 3 flights, we arrived home safely. Happy to be back, but we’re all missing Nelson. See you again!


Time to say goodbye

All too soon, it was time to say goodbye. After just 3 weeks in New Zealand, we held a final morning tea to say goodbye to teachers, friends, and other students. The students all received a certificate as well. Many thanks to everyone for making our stay a special one.

Rock climbing

Our final activity in New Zealand – an afternoon of rock-climbing. We had a great time at Vertical Limits, testing our strength and tenacity climbing the walls. Great fun, but some sore muscles later!

Class presentations

Over the last week, the students have been preparing presentations on a variety of topics. On Tuesday, they had a chance to perform their presentations to students from other classes. They had to speak for about 10 minutes, then answer questions from their audience. All the students did a great job.

Camping at Abel Tasman

Last weekend, we went on a 3-day camp to the Abel Tasman National Park. We started on Friday with a shopping trip to the supermarket, then drove out to Marahau where the camp took place. That night we cooked a BBQ, then went for a long walk out onto the beaches. After that we relaxed looking at the gorgeous night views.

On Saturday, we woke up early and cooked breakfast and prepared a packed lunch. We then rode on the Aqua Taxi into the park, enjoying views of seals on the way. We landed at Bark Bay, then had a 8.6km walk through the bush to Anchorage Bay where we relaxed, swam, and ate lunch. When we got back to camp, we cooked up a big dinner of Spaghetti Bolognese.

On Sunday, we woke early again, ate breakfast, and packed up. Then we went kayaking for a few hours in the local area with guides from the kayaking company. We all ended up really wet from our big water fight. Tired from all that, we all drove to Motueka for lunch, then drove home, very sleepy. It was a great weekend!