Sunday, February 17, 2013

College!

2013, a new school, new people, new teachers and a new atmosphere. It has been about 2-3 weeks and so far, college has been great. I go to Selwyn College and it is awesome. The teachers are fantastic and the learning is great too. The subjects I have this semester are: Maths, Social Studies, Physical Education, English, Te Reo Maori, Science and Drama.

My favourite subject out of all of these has been drama. That's because, my teacher is amazing. Humorous, cool and I love the way she teaches, so lively and enthusiastic! Not saying all the other teachers are not good, they're great as well.

 Recently we had our year 9 camp, which was incredible! There were many activities, such as: High ropes, low ropes, kayaking, rafting, tramping, archery, mountain biking and many more. My favourite was the high ropes. There were 2 different activities included in this, one was the flying kiwi and the other one was where you walked across this huge log. I personally LOVED the flying kiwi. In this you get harnessed up and there is this long rope that is attached to you, which goes straight up and then down. On the count of 3 you run to this pole and your whole group pulls the rope and you go high up in the air in circles. It was one of the best things I've done in my entire life!

Lastly, one of the other things I love about college and the camp, was that I met all these new people from my house, Mangopare. There are also 3 other houses, Rautawa, Pitau and Takekitonga and I also got to meet people from those houses as well and everyone was lovely. That's what I love about Selwyn, it's so welcoming.