Pages

Monday, June 25, 2018

Visiting the Auckland Zoo

Blogging about the Zoo 
Walt: Report, Recount and Reflect
When:   We went to the Zoo in Week 7 of Term 2. 
Where:  The Auckland Zoo near Western Springs in the Pt Chevalier area.
What:    A school trip that follows on from our trip to Tiritiri Matangi in Week 5.  
Who:     All of Te Waka Ako syndicate, plus 7 parents and 5 staff. 
How:     Lucky for us, by double decker bus!
Why:     To extend our knowledge and inquiry into New Zealand Animals and how they are being
              impacted by us.

Thursday in Week 7 saw all of our seniors head out to the Auckland Zoo to check out the New Zealand animals in particular, but anything else too. We all were in groups with six students and had certain times of the day we could roam freely and other parts of the day in educator programmes. Fraser was Hauraki's educator and he was outstanding. He was super cool and hooked the students and adults in to learning ' big time'. The students were so well behaved that the educators met us at the end to praise them and tell them they were the best group they had had through in the last few years!! High praise indeed. Our group loved seeing the penguins and the Ruru owl in the New Zealand sections. And of course who doesn't love tigers. He came up so close to the glass!

The Zoofari programme is an outstanding opportunity for schools to take up. Many of our students either hadn't been to the Zoo or had only been with a previous school trip. The educators we met up with inspired the students so much. They were informative, friendly and upbeat. We also had 45min checking out the Bug Lad that is inside the Zoo at present.

Link = https://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/get-involved/zoofari

We had lovely weather and could have stayed several more hours to check out all the animals.


 
 
 








20 comments:

  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi I am Lyric from PCS
    I am year 6 student
    That writing looked so fun if our school was there it would have been cool but love the photos and the writing you guys wrote hope you guys had a cool fun awesome day
    PS:Lyric PCS

    ReplyDelete

  3. Hi I am Cody from Papakura central school
    I am year 6 student
    That looked so fun i hop you guys had a awesome day if our school was there it would have been cool. It looked so fun the writing is good it looked like you guys had fun enjoy.
    PS:Cody Papakura central school

    ReplyDelete
  4. hi i I am year 6 student
    That writing looked so fun if our school was there it would have been cool but love the photos and the writing you guys wrote hope you guys had a cool fun awesome day and i hope you had senn a lot of anmels and I hpoe you like it bye from isaac at yas

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi im jacob form yms i hope you had fun at the Auckland Zoo it would be cool if i went with you so can you leave me feedback thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  6. hi there my name is Liam and I am a tr7 student from yaldhurst school. I thank that it's a great learning opergie to learn a lot about new zealands great anamals how many people went on the trip??? will I hope that you loved it and learned a lot about anamals bye now.

    from yald school
    from Liam

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi im Eben from Yms I really liked the fact that you guys put in what you guys felt it really gave us a idea of how the day whent.What was favourite animal?.Maybe next time you you could put the walt in a pargraph not just on its own other then that well done.
    From Eben.

    ReplyDelete
  8. hi i hope you like the zoo and had a good time and senneThat looked so fun i hop you guys had a awesome day if our school was there it would have been cool. It looked so fun the writing is good it looked like you guys had fun enjoy.and have a good time bye from isaac at yms

    ReplyDelete
  9. I like the pic of the pengwin

    ReplyDelete
  10. oh i wish my school went zoo and by the way my name is
    Yazmine it sounded really cool cant wait to see what you and your school did next

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi, I am Charlotte I am a year 5 from Papakura central school.
    I went to the zoo last year it was the best trip ever.
    BLOG YOU LATER
    from Charlotte

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hello Hauraki Class,
    How are you? My name is Bella and I am a year 6 student who attends to Papakura Central School. It looked like you guys had a ton of fun at the Zoo! I found the the writing really descriptive and I enjoyed looking at the pictures you took during the trip. What was your favourite part about the Zoo trip?
    Blog you Later!
    Yours sincerely,
    Bella.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I really liked the photos of you
    Guys in the zoo. I thought it looked really cool. Did you have fun at the zoo





    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi my name is Brittany and i am from waikowhai primary school

    Wow! It sounded like you had a fun day. I liked reading about the zoo trip.

    I really liked looking at the photos and I think you enjoyed looking at the animals at the zoo.

    Maybe next time if you are talking about the animals you could describe the animal you are talking about.

    What animal was your favourite?
    If you would like to check out my learning blog then go to my blog

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hello I am Hosanna wow I love the Zoo to I went there as a class trip to. I love how passionate you where about the zoo and about learning.
    Maybe next time you should describe what animals you saw.
    Wow what animals did you go see. If you want to see my blog
    Blog you later Hosanna

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi my name is Joshua and I am from waikowhai primary school. WOW! I liked reading your zoofari trip. I liked seeing the tiger do the pukana it looks really funny. I hope you had lots of fun at the zoo. “I wish I was there”. Maybe next time you could add in some more detail of the zoo and animals. Did you like the trip? And what was your favourite part? Come and see my blog soon .
    Blog ya later. From Joshua

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi my name is Bronson and i go to waikowhai primary school I like how you described where you were and put a link at the bottom so people can go on the link when your interested in some of Hauraki’s work. We went to the zoo as well as you guys and my favourite part was the red pandas because they were cute and Fluffy They didn’t look like red pandas until you look at the sign. I really think you need to put in more information. What was your favorite animal at the zoo and tell me why you liked it. You guys are really cool kids bye check out my blog
    from Bronson

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi my name is ShamiliI really liked that you describe what you did at the Zoo.Some of Room 13 Children also went ot the Zoo with there Family . We also saw new things too. I hope that you also discover new thing and Animals too .What new things did you discover at the Zoo ?

    How was the drivd on the double decker bus ?
    Blog you later .



    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi people I like going to the zoo I love your pictures that you have taken how quality they are.

    ReplyDelete

  20. Hi im Eben from Yms I really liked the fact that you guys put in what you guys felt it really gave us a idea of how the day whent.What was favourite animal?.Maybe next time you you could put the walt in a pargraph not just on its own other then that well done.
    From Eben.

    ReplyDelete