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Local Primary Schools Visit College (2013)

posted 30 Jul 2014, 20:56 by OC Web   [ updated 30 Jul 2014, 21:05 ]
On the 5th of July the College welcomed the local Year 6 and Year 8 students from Ōtaki and Waitohu Primary schools on a visit to explore and experience college life. They took part in a range of classroom activities including:

The climbing wall, this was a fun challenge that showed the gymnasium facility and had the students talking about it as they compared notes with other groups to see how high they had all got on the wall. 

The science room was an exploration on what you can see with the power of a microscope and with some groups even getting to see the biology students working with rats as they passed by a room.

A selection of dance and drama was presented by the students from year 9 to Year 13 with the visitors taking part in a drama activity.

The cooking room looked like a Masterchef preliminary heat. The students organised and cooking with aprons on and tummies filled. 

An introduction to Japanese with the teacher exclaiming "look you are already speaking Japanese" after just a few key sounds, the paper folding was a challenge but they loved it and were still folding coloured paper as they left.

Students had a look at how a school day operate with a timetable in one activity, and The Year 10 media course students lead the groups along the great wall with dinosaurs in pursuit with the aid of a green screen.

The visiting students were each given an enrolment pack to take home and for students intending to come to the College in 2014 these need to be returned by Week 4 Term Three to assist in planning.