Last week the Yr 7 students along with Miss Tangney and parent helpers went to their annual camp at IONA. They had a fantastic time last week on camp and they did a wide range of activities including making shelters, bush walks, swimming, kayaking, sailing, archery and mountain biking to name a few. They got closer as a class and learnt a lot about themselves and their classmates. The concert on Wednesday night was one of the highlights of the camp and it was great to see lots of parents who made the trip down to watch it. Many thanks to all the parent helpers and anyone else who helped make this camp a success. Below are some photos of them in action: The Yr 7 blog will have more photos available for you to look at.
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Yr 5/6 Cricket Tournament
On Monday some of our Yr 5/6 boys entered the North Otago Primary schools cricket tournament where they had a couple of wins and a couple of losses. Some of the boys had never played cricket before so they did very well. Well done.
This week the Yr 6 students have been doing their learning outside the classroom with different activities. On Monday they had a junior Master Chef cooking competition where they made yummy foods and they competed against other teams and they finished the day with a first aid course. Tuesday saw them go to Orana Park and do team building activities in which they learnt different skills by working in teams and at the Waitaki Recreation Centre they had to overcome their fear of heights and scale the rock climbing wall and the manner in which they helped out their fellow class mates and the encouragement shown to others to scale the rock wall bought tears to Miss Huls eyes. She said she was very proud of them. Talking about being very proud, Miss Huls said her class was the first Yr 6 class at St Joseph's in which everybody abseiled down a rock wall held out at Devils Bridge Road yesterday. Today they have gone to the swimming pool to learn life skills and gone to Steam Punk. Tomorrow the class will finish off their indoor activities at school after spending some hot days outside. Many thanks to the parent helpers who have helped make this week a great week. More photos will be available on the Yr 6 blog.