Waihi stu­dents ex­plore North­land

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Waihi chil­dren em­barked on a week packed with ad­ven­tures.

Waihi Cen­tral Pri­mary School stu­dents set up a North­land base camp at Matauri Bay at Lons­dale Park last week for loads of team bond­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

Tak­ing part in a com­mando course, na­ture walks, sight­see­ing to sit­ting by a camp­fire to roast marsh­mal­lows, were just a few of the ac­tiv­i­ties the year 5 and 6 stu­dents have done.

The school says their trip to Cape Reinga, ex­plor­ing gi­ant kauri forests and sand dun­ing at Te Paki Stream was the high­light of the week.

“We vis­ited the Wai­tangi Treaty Grounds and made con­nec­tions with our ear­lier learn­ing around the sign­ing of Te Tir­iti o Wai­tangi,” deputy prin­ci­pal Vanessa Maun­der says. A trip to Rus­sell on the ferry and an ice cream was an added ex­tra.

“We were so proud of this won­der­ful group of stu­dents who showed Cen­tral PRIDE the whole time we were away,” Vanessa said.

The school thanked the Waihi Lions Club, OceanaGold, Carters Con­trac­tors, the Lion Foun­da­tion and the com­mu­nity for sup­port­ing their fundrais­ing.

Vanessa says the school’s scrap metal col­lec­tion last month was suc­cess­ful.

“We in­tend to make this a bian­nual fundrais­ing event. A spe­cial thank you to one of our won­der­ful par­ents Wendy Har­ris for her time and or­gan­i­sa­tion for this ven­ture.”


A group of stu­dents paus­ing in Rus­sell.

Leanne Peti have fun sand dun­ing.

Stu­dents en­joy­ing the camp­fire.

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