Trip Interary

Students are engaged in a wide variety of activities.  They will be white water rafting the Tongariro River , sea kayaking on lake Taupo, surfing at Mojo surf camp, snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, and caving with the glowworms.  The group takes part in an alpine crossing on the Tongariro, over night hikes in the Blue Mountains, and the Great Ocean road.  Their is lessons on how to surf, cultural shows and meals.


The students get to experience so amazing places in Australia and New Zealand.  Check out so of the images that were captured.

Trip Videos

There are several videos that highlight that trip and give you a good second hand account of what they got the amazing opportunity to take part in.


The students have a busy till preparing for the trip.  This page takes you to a Google calendar of there daily events


Global Encounters is a high school program that is designed to create leaders of tomorrow. It takes students out of their comfort zones and engages them in the real world.  By focusing on leadership and ownership students take part in experiential learning...

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I can't believe we are almost done week 3 of the semester and we are down to 91 days until we leave for Australia. Crossiron One of the most basic but interesting thing the group learnt today was how to signal a bus how to stop at a bus stop.   A bunch of them never...

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A quiet week that turned busy

What was looking like a slower week has turned busy. The group spent the morning on WeConnect, travel guides, as well as putting together the propels for the prototyping project. The synchronized swimming contest during our swim time today was really funny. We are...

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Changes due to weather

The class had a good week.  We where at the pool, as well at Telus Spark.  We had to post pone knife skills and the learning trip to Crossirons for the scavenger hunt information gathering trip. I am looking at dates when both will be rescheduled.   Thursday and...

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Telus spark

Today we travled to Telus Spark to kicked off the BP/Telus spark prototyping project. The day was broken into sections. They met with an exhibit designer to learn about the thought process that goes into creating the exhibits. The second part of the day had students...

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Inside Education visit

To end the week the class had Jayme from Inside Education come in and work with the class. The presentation was hands on and broken down into 3 parts. Types of energy Work stations Solar cars During the types of energy stations groups chose one of 5 types of energy...

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Link to student blog