Fantastic Camp for College Year 7 Students

March 18, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Year 7, our newest and youngest College students enjoyed a very successful three day orientation camp last week. Held at Chosen Valley in the Bombay Hills in a blaze of sunshine, the camp provided a host of activities with plenty of new skills to learn.

Activities ranged from tower building and tent pitching, through to orienteering, kayaking, negotiating the confidence course, archery, a bush walk, racing around the rope maze, speeding down the flying fox and whistling down the waterslide. The evenings were equally action packed with activities such as the terrors of the Burma Trail. No wonder sleep came so easily at the end of the day - especially for the staff!

The camp environment, so early in the year, helps to cement friendships amongst our newest students who have come together from many different schools across Auckland. A group of our senior students also had a part to play as good role models, being on hand to help the Year 7s and encourage pride in belonging to Saint Kentigern.

There is an enormous amount of careful planning to ensure trips beyond the campus are challenging, have a true sense of purpose, are safe and run smoothly. We accord our thanks to Head of Middle School, Mr Duncan McQueen and Head of Year 7, Mr Kevin Taylor along with their team of staff, senior students and parents helpers who worked so hard to make each Middle School camp such a success.

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