Sunday, May 29, 2016

Houghton's Bush Camp at Muriwai

 Room Nine along with Rooms Seven and Eight headed out to Muriwai for 4 days. The weather buffeted and blustered and blew, but the students rose to the challenge of doing it all in the wind and rain, thunder and lightning, and still had a great time.  They showed perseverance, bravery, integrity and respect to the peers and the adults that were responsible for them. Many pushed boundaries to achieve success. A huge ka pai to them for making camp so much fun.
                                                                   We walked Goldie Bush Walkway from Horseman Rd off Bethells Rd to Constable Rd near Muriwai, checking out the waterfalls, crossing a cool swing bridge and tackling a multitude of steep stairs going down and then of course rising back up. The following day we headed to the beach and the Gannet nesting area. On our third day we used the confidence course at camp, went orienteering and created bivouacs. At night we tackled the Burma Trail hidden in the trees with and without our torches and held a camp concert.                                                    
We have so many photos and experiences to share with our families and friends over the next few weeks.


  1. A huge Thank You to all the parents who attended camp, either overnight or for the day. We couldn't do it without your support.

  2. Kia ora room 9
    Wow room 9 you are lucky to have gone to camp. I think you had a great time there.
    By Manahal

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