Friday, 25 August 2017

The Descent

This morning we packed out bags and prepared for the journey home after a magical week in the Bay of Islands. Once we were all packed and ready to go, we gathered as a group one last time to say farewell and thank you to Chris, Sarah and Michael from Adventure for Good.

After every student had thanked our guides we took our final group shot before boarding the bus in preparation for our 4.5 hour journey back to Glen Innes, Auckland.  One our way back we passed Kawakawa where our Tuhi Mai Tuhi Atu buddies in Room 5 attend school and we wondered what they might be up to at the time. We were hoping to visit the Hundertwasser toilets but had to continue on with our drive as we were attempting to arrive back for the end of the school day.

We also were lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins as we travelled on the car ferry. This was really exciting as it was the first time that a lot of us had seen dolphins before!

An hour or so later we stopped off at Whangerei were we had lunch by the water. It was a beautiful day and we all enjoyed our stop here, particularly as we all had an ice cream to cool us down. While we were there Amelia spotted a fudge factory and she and Miss Stone had a quick look inside. Amelia will be writing about this visit when we return to school, so please check out her recount next week!

After this we got back on board the bus and ventured towards Auckland for the remaining two hours of the journey. We could really see how big Auckland was when we realized that we had been driving through it for well over an hour before we reached Glen Innes. We arrived back shortly after school had finished for the day so we were greeted by lots of our siblings, cousins and whanau. Our tamariki left feel exhausted but content, bringing back new experiences and knowledge.


  1. Hi there, my name is Hadia and I am a student in room 21. I really like your Pictures of the trip from the bay of Islands . It made me think of when we also went to this beautiful place and I think I went there with my family .If you would like to see my blog please visit

  2. Hi my name is Ayaan I am a student from Owairaka District School in Room 21. Nice they look cool I wish I had one maybe one day I could make it as good as yours. Have you thought about maybe adding sticks at the bottom of the mask to hold it properly? If you would like to see my learning please visit

  3. Hi there, it is me Krisha for Owairaka school. I really like how you went to tuhi tui atu. Have you thought of caming to owairaka school
    If you like to see my learing:

  4. Hi there I loved your post about the Bay of Islands. I love how you describe what you guys saw and did at the Bay of Islands. I don't think there is anything wrong with your post. Cheers Ketula!

  5. Cool, a car ferry, I have never been on one before. My name Tobi I wish I was there and the dolphins I want to see then, you guys are lucky.