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.

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

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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.

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

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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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Day 26 it was a slow start to the day. We had a place to be but no set time to be there at.  The group left camp at 10:30 in the pouring rain. I walked form the kitchen shelter to the tent.  It took 15 seconds and  I soaked right through.  We put our rain jackets on...

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Rollar coaster and humidity

Day 24/25 Day 24. It was time to head to Dreamworld. Dreamworld is Australia's biggest theme park. Big and fast roller coasters. It's like a 6 flags, universal studios them park. They have the claw which is a giant circle that goes back and forth and spins. Make you...

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Some beach

Day 23 Today started with the surf breaking in the back ground at 6:30 am. We had to pack up and have breakfast to be ready for our last surf lesson at 8:15. The waves were a bit smaller today, they were about 1/3 the size of the first day. This meant that the...

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Let’s go surfing now…

Day 22 Beautiful morning, weather t surf camp has been perfect. Lessons today where at 8:30 and 1:30, and the conditions had improved so the entire group was able to be in the water at the same time for the entire session. Kids continued to improve, I think that a lot...

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Link to student blog


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