College Welcomes Boys' School Students
March 25, 2014 at 2:33 PM
The Year 7 students from the Boys’ School were welcomed to the College campus today for a taste of what to expect when they enter secondary school. The visit began with lunch in the dining room at Bruce House, the boarding facility, before the boys headed to the Science Block.
The boys soon discovered that the Science Block at the College is a most impressive learning centre with plenty of exhibits to capture the imagination. The boys were split into groups for a taster of physics, chemistry and biology with science teachers, Mr Jacob Naude, Mr George Wolken and Mr Simon Walker. Experiments were soon underway that resulted in plenty to learn and plenty of giggles – especially the experiments that oozed, sparked and caught them by surprise!
In the second part of the visit, the boys could choose whether to take part in a coaching session for rugby, football, athletics or drama. Tai Lavea, the coach of the World Champion 1st XV took the rugby boys for training while those who chose football were coached by former NZ football player, Chris Zorocich. The boys that chose athletics had the benefit of NZ decathlete, Scott McLaren while those that went to drama were taught by drama teacher, Dave Sheehan who coaches the most successful College Premier Theatresports team.
The Boys’ School students thoroughly enjoyed the visit and would like to thank the College staff who so willingly made themselves available during their lunch break to make them feel welome.
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