Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Year 8 Camp

Last week the year eights went to Kauaeranga Valley Christian Camp. The camp was focussed on leadership and helped us to step up and become more confident.

We had a mixture of camp activities like go karts and air rifles, as well as workshops around leadership values. We first practiced 'following the leader' and working as a team, before we learnt about becoming leaders ourselves. We considered the things that we say (first to ourselves, then towards others) and things that we do to lead effectively.


We used the metaphor of the awhi rito - when we are young we are the centre of the awhi rito, with our teachers, families and caregivers looking after us as the outer leaves. As we grow older, take more responsibility and lead we move further away from the centre. 

Throughout the week more and more students stepped up to show their leadership. It was amazing to see everyones confidence grow and we all learnt something new about each other.

12 comments:

  1. Hello, Room 4 my name is Jacob I am a year 8 at Yaldhurst Model school it looked liked you had fun at your camp. This year we are going to wellington camp for the year 8 but I might not go. Because it cost $1000
    but it look the small wooden go kart one looks funny. But I hope you guys enjoy your camp I never been at that camp before but enjoy your stay be sure to check my blog. Here is my blog https://ymsjacobw.blogspot.com/

    From Jacob

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  2. Kia Ora Room 4 It's Jazmine From Grey Main School In T1.
    I really enjoyed watching your video you made about camp. It looked very fun. What was your favourite part about camp ?
    For my Camp we went to Hanmer Springs Forest camp.
    If you could pick were to go for camp were would you pick

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  3. Hello Room 4!
    My name is Katelynn and I am a Year 8 at Grey Main School in Totara 1.

    Looks like you all had a wonderful time on camp this year. My class this year went to Hanmer Springs and completed a bunch of fun activities. What was your favourite activity on camp?

    Katelynn
    Totara 1

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  4. Kia Ora Room 4, my name is Emil and I'm a year 7 at Grey Main School. I think this blog post is amazing and I really like how you've included a video for visual reference.

    I don't think you should have done anything different with this blog post. This reminds me of the camp we went on last week to Hanmer Springs. If you want to check out what we did on our camp you can look at our Totara 1 blog. Keep up the incredible work Room 4!

    Emil

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  5. Kia Ora Room 4, my name is Kaleb and I'm a year 8 student at Grey Main School.

    Great blog post . This reminds me of my school camp where we went to Hanmer Springs about a week ago, we did heaps of fun stuff like mountain biking. I have a blog post on my blog if you want to check that out.

    Great job.
    From Kaleb.

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  7. Kia Ora Room 3, my name is Julius and I'm a year 7 at pt england school . I think this blog post is amazing and I really like how you've included a video for visual reference. Looks like you all had a wonderful time on camp this year. My class this year went to Hanmer Springs and completed a bunch of fun activities. What was your favourite activity on camp?


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  8. Kia Ora Room 4, my name is Leone and i'm a year 8 at pt england school.I think this blog post is super amazing and I like how you put video on so we can see all the fun you had at the Year 8 Leader ship camp.

    From Leone

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  9. Super!

    Kia ora Room 4, my name us Jedi and I am a year eight in rimu class. It certainly looks like you guys had a of of fun! Was there any activity your class most enjoyed. I love that you made a great video for this post, which talks about your camp. Who was that in the first go-kart? They were crazy fast, and might get booked for their enthusiasm ≧◡≦. Did any of the student get a bullseye during archery or rifles? You guys must be truley exhausted.


    Keep up the great work room 4!
    Jedi┏(^0^)┛┗(^0^) ┓

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  10. KIA Ora room four my name is Shay and im year at yaldhurst model school.
    And I really like your blog post because you have add a video so we can see more of what you are doing at leadership camp. I remember my wood end camp and we went go karting too it was very fun. another this is you add how you all were feeling at the time. Maybe next time you could add a little bit more of photos. But other wise love the blog post was it fun.? bye from Shay.

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  11. Bonjour Room 4
    My name is Angelina I am a year 7 student and Grey Main school.
    I love your post about camp I like how you have added a video to give us a more vivid image on what you did.

    Next time you could make the writing a bit bigger so it is easier to read. This post reminds me of when my class went on camp 2 weeks ago.
    What was you favourite part about your camp?
    My favourite part of my camp was the tree climbing.

    Out of 5 what would you rate your camp? Would you go on this camp again?

    ~ Angelina

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  12. Hey PES, my name is Parwin and I am a year 8 from Yaldhurst Model School. I really liked your video especially the intro because it was really creative and unique. I really liked the music in the background and the photos and videos. From the watching the video, you could tell that you guys had loads of fun! When I went on camp to Living Springs, we did some of the same things like trampolining, archery and much more. I wish there was something like that so that our school could go to something like that. What did you enjoy the most? Awesome work!


    Looking forward to your next posts,
    Parwin

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