On the weekend of March 7-9, before the cyclone struck and while the weather was still perfect, 23 students completed their Silver adventurous journey. For many of them this was the final step towards completion of their Silver Award.
The students tramped 35km up and down through the Waitakere Ranges, carrying food, tents, clothing and cooking gear. The weather was extremely warm so made for some testing times, especially on Sunday, when we started out at 9am and didn’t make camp until 6pm. Students were self-sufficient, worked together as a team and often showed good interpersonal skills. It was a great three days enjoyed by staff and students. My thanks to teacher Miss Lana Marsom for giving up her time to help out.
The weekend of March 22-23 sees more students heading to the Waitakeres – a group of Bronze students completing their award with teacher Mrs Jessica Wilson, and a group of Silver students doing their practice expedition with myself and Year 9 Girls’ Dean Miss Natalie Absolum.
Students who have completed their awards but not handed in their completed record books need to do so as soon as possible so they can be presented with their award and begin work on the next level.
Mr Andy Belson