Year 9 Activities Week 2016

Planning is well in hand, and a week of fun and new experiences are in store for all our Year 9 young men.

Boys will be told at least the day before which activity they will be participating in, the following day. This is so that they will be prepared for the upcoming activities with appropriate clothing/shoes and attitude.  Also, keep an eye on the web site, as a programme will be put there along with any late notices.

All boys must be at school to meet with their groups in the designated room at 8:45 a.m. except for the day they are going to Adventure Waikato. On that day the students will need to be at school 8:15 a.m. for a 8:30 departure. Please note the bus is due to arrive back at school by 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday: Dec 6

Wednesday: Dec 7

Thursday: Dec 8

Friday: Dec 9

Morning
9.00am – 11.45am

Morning
9.00am – 11.45am

Morning
9.00am – 11.45am

Morning
9.00am – 11.45am

1 Retreat

2- IT

3-4 Ki-O-Rahi/Mau Rakau

5-6 Kayaking

7-8 Cooking
 

 

 

1,2,3,4 Inzone

5 Retreat

6 IT

7-8 Kayaking
 

 

 

 

1-2 Cooking

3-4 Adventure Waikato

5-6 Ki-O-Rahi/Mau Rakau

7- Retreat

8- IT

Note: Adventure Waikato is 8:30am-4pm

 

1-2 Adventure Waikato

3 Retreat

4- IT

5,6,7,8 Inzone

 

Note: Adventure Waikato is 8:30am-4pm

 

Afternoon
12.15pm – 3.00pm

Afternoon
12.15pm – 3.00pm

Afternoon
12.15pm – 3.00pm

Afternoon
12.15pm – 3.00pm

1 IT

2 Retreat

3-4 Cooking

5-6 Kayaking

7-8 Ki-O-Rahi/Mau Rakau

1,2,3,4 Water world

5- IT

6 Retreat

7-8 Kayaking

 

1-2 Ki-O-Rahi/Mau Rakau

3-4 Adventure Waikato

5-6 Cooking

7- IT

8- Retreat

1-2 Adventure Waikato

3 IT

4 Retreat

5,6,7,8 Water world

 

 

This is a quick break down of the activities on offer this year.

Retreat

The SJC R.E. Department has put together a fun and constructive programme designed to allow students to get to know and understand themselves better, to work and relate with both peers and teachers more effectively and put them in touch with their spiritual selves.

 

Adventure Waikato

Important Note

This activity requires some travelling so please be aware that on the day that your son/group are participating in this activity the bus will be departing St John’s College at 8.30am and returning by 4pm.

In this activity the boys will be introduced to the pursuit of Caving. They will also get to experience Abseiling down a 10 metre cliff and riding one New Zealand’s longest Flying Foxes at 220 metres.

All activities at Adventure Waikato will be lead and supervised by qualified instructors.

The boys are reminded to wear appropriate clothing and footwear, a spare/clean set of clothes may also be a good idea. This is a daylong activity so the boys will need to bring lunch and water. There will not be an opportunity to stop and buy food.

Suggested clothing requirements:-

  • 2 layers on top (caves can get cold) one layer could be a thermal or polyprop.
  • Shorts are suggested for lower body although could have some sort of thermal underneath.
  • Shoes can be anything from light tramping boots to trainers with a reasonable grip.
     

The boys should also bring a change of clothing for the trip home as they are bound to get dirty!!!!!!!!!!!

Medical Concerns

This is an outdoor activity, and the venue is quite isolated. So if your son has any allergy or breathing issues, we ask that he make sure that the teachers supervising this activity are aware, and your son brings with him any medication that he MAY require.

 

Boatshed Kayaks

Important Note

This activity requires some travelling so please be aware that on the day that your son/group are participating in this activity the bus will be departing St John’s College at 8.30am and returning by 4pm.

In this activity the boys will be introduced to the pursuit of Kayaking and Paddle Boarding.

All activities at Boatshed Kayaks will be lead and supervised by qualified instructors.

The boys are reminded to wear appropriate clothing and footwea, a spare/clean set of clothes may also be a good idea. This is a daylong activity so the boys will need to bring lunch and water. There will not be an opportunity to stop and buy food. There are showers available.

Suggested gear requirements: -

  • Change of clothes
  • Thermal layer (if cold weather)
  • Active footwear
  • Towel
  • Sunblock
  • Rain jacket (if possible)
  • Drink bottle
     

Medical Concerns

This is an outdoor activity, and the venue is quite isolated. So if your son has any allergy or breathing issues, we ask that he make sure that the teachers supervising this activity are aware, and your son brings with him any medication that he MAY require.

 

Cooking

Experienced tutors from the Waikato Technical Institute will provide fun and informative cooking demonstrations to show the students that healthy can be tasty.

 

Inzone

This indoor facility allows the boys to express their competitive nature in fun competition of Netball and Football. Who will be Champions of Year 9 Activity Week this year?

 

Te Reo Kori/Ki-O-Rahi

A fun, educational and culturally rich experience involving the traditional martial art of mau rakau - taiaha combat, and ki-o-rahi - a historical team sport in its modernised form.

 

IT

The students have the opportunity to learn some coding techniques in a fun and relaxed environment.

 

Waterworld

Here students will have the opportunity to use Hamilton’s premier pool and Hydro Slide facility with their peers in Y9.

 

Reminder

All Y9 students are expected to be at school during Y9 Activities Week – it is to be treated like any normal school week. If your son does not show up for one or more of the days, it is the school's responsibility to find out where they are and your responsibility to cooperate with us in this. Those who fail to show and do not inform the school will be considered to be truanting unless otherwise explained by you. Thank you for your cooperation with this.

 

Facebook

All pictures taken during activity week will be put up on the SJC Facebook page.

Check last year’s pictures, and see some of the fun our students had last year.

Ms Sandie Gordon, ETOC Coordinator/Year 9 Activities.

sgordon@stjohns-hamilton.school.nz

 

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