Eight International students, led by Mrs Whitcombe and Mr Sarraf, set off in the school van to explore Auckland's North Shore. The students were:
Minkyu Ha, Yamato Inoue, Ishihar Jun, Wonsik Jeong, Chan You Kim, Dong Hyo Kim, Jiarui Lui and Zhendao Shi.
Our first stop was Lake Pupuke in Takapuna. This is a freshwater lake occupying a volcanic crater. We identified various birds as we explored the lakefront.More
Yamoto Inoue arrived in the second term knowing hardly any English from Japan. He therefore attends ESOL instead of the mainstream English classes, and uses each day's form class to read.
Recently Yamoto presented an excellent speech about Japan and his family to the class. The class were spellbound because they realised how difficult it was for him. They then asked him questions which he answered willingly. When he didn't understand the question the boys simplified the question so he was able to answer. A great example of fitting in!
In March a group of new International students went out in the school van for a tour of Auckland. We drove to Historic Devonport and walked around North Head experiencing the tunnels. We then went into the centre of Devonport to see some of the historic buildings and the waterfront.More
30 student led by Mrs Whitcombe set out on 4th March for an enjoyable day out and about in Auckland. NortIn March our . First stop was North head, Devonport’s famous historical landmark. Led by Mrs. Whitcombe the students walked around North head exploring the tunnels, disappearing guns, searchlight emplacements and military defence fortifications. The students enjoyed the views of the Hauraki Gulf before heading into Devonport for morning tea where we watched the various sea vessels and played in the park.More