The Year 13 Geography and Tourism students went to Rotorua as part of their study on tourism development in the Rotorua region. As well as investigating the distribution of tourist features they also sampled a few of the tourist attractions of the Rotorua area. The students visited the Rotorua Museum and Information Centre for informative talks. The Te Po experience at Te Puia saw the students experience a Maori concert, Hangi meal as well as seeing the Pohutu Geyser erupting. They also enjoyed the Skyline Gondola and Luge, Rainbow Springs and the Agrodome. The highlight for several students was Zorbing.
Level 2 History students spent Friday looking at 7 ‘Iconic’ images taken during the Vietnam War. They worked collaboratively to assess each image and gain a real sense of what the image showed as well as analysing what impact the image would have had at the time. They then took it in turn to feedback to the class on an image and what they think made it ‘Iconic’.
The Yr 12 and 13 Biology students braved the waves and rain to spend a fruitful day at Tiritiri Matangi on Friday. The were escorted by Tiri guides and managed to see a wide range of birds as well as native plants. The students are studying genetics and speciation and may well be able to use the species they were shown on the island in their assessments later in the year. See more photos HERE.
This year our Yr 10′s travelled to Long Bay again to plant native trees and shrubs on the rolling hills overlooking the sea. They managed to plant 2500 natives with the help of the reserve staff who put on a barbecue at the completion of the work. Special thanks go to Peter Pearce and Nigel Snookes for organising the event. See MORE PHOTOS HERE
During the past 6 weeks the Year 9 students here at Glenfield College had been learning about an international not-for-profit, and non-governmental organisation called SurfAid. SurfAid was established by a keen New Zealand surfer from Muriwai Beach, Dr Dave Jenkins in 2000 to help the people in the Mentawi’s, which is a chain of islands just off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. SurfAid helps people suffering from diseases such as Malaria, which is carried by Mosquitos. It helps out when these people suffer from natural disasters, like tsunamis. These people live tough lives and we wanted to do something to help out also. So we had a mufti day. The students of Glenfield College raised $722.30 as a result and Erik Grundy(above) then presented the cheque to Adele Hatton of Surf Aid. A big thank you to all of those who helped make a contribution to this great cause.