Tuesday, 20 March 2018 13:03

New Update: Term 1 Week 8

In this week's edition:

-  Graeme Dingle Foundation - Project K Charity Ride
-  Year 10 Great Barrier Camp 1
-  Polyfest
-  International students watch Chiefs v Bulls


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Graeme Dingle Foundation Charity Ride, from Mr James Devine (teacher)

I am riding 955km from Mt Maunganui to Napier around the East Cape and back to Mt Maunganui. My goal is to ride this distance in nine days or less. I have a page on Givealittle. Donations would be greatly appreciated.
Just go to that site and enter 'Project K Charity Ride' and donate at least a $1. Donations close on Thursday 26th April.
Thank you.  James

Year 10 Great Barrier Camp 1

The students are on the island for 16 days at the Hillary Outdoors Centre in Karaka Bay.  The Wetsuit Olympics was a way to start things off after a crossing from Sandspit in 2.5 m swells.  Any sickness was forgotten pretty quickly!!
Attached are a few pictures of wetsuit day- making the most of Cyclone Hola.



On Friday 16th March, the students of Poutama were given the opportunity to attend Polyfest 2018 which was held in Manukau, Auckland. Polyfest is a festival that embodies the traditional cultural aspects of the Pacific Islands (Samoa, Tonga, the Cook islands, Niue and New Zealand) and the surrounding countries of the Pacific Ocean, through performing arts, music, cultural foods and item stalls. Our immersion in this cultural event was also amplified by our teachers who, at the beginning of the day, gave us a task sheet in which we were challenged to complete as our day progressed. Overall, this experience was fun and educational as it allowed us to create a deeper understanding and connections with a diverse range of people and their culture as well as each other.

International students watch Chiefs v Bulls

On Friday our International students along with Liz, Joanne, Roy, Shasha and Jane (International Department) went to watch a spectacular past time - The Chiefs v Bulls rugby game.  After an interesting start to the night where the bus broke down (its fine, the teachers make sure there is plenty of time to get to the game) and a stop for some dinner, they got to the rugby game with a few minutes to spare for the start of the game.  After a dubious start where the Chiefs looked like they were going to lose to our Australian mates, they came back managing to win the game! Woohoo!
The students and adults had a good night and enjoyed watching the game.  Many of the International students have only been here since the start of the term, so this is one of their first real Kiwi experiences.  It was a time for them to watch a game (and this was a good one so they were in luck), talk to their classmates (some of whom they have never talked to before), and soak up the New Zealand rugby vibes.  Thank you to all the teachers and helpers who went with the students - it is appreciated!









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