Year 9 camp certainly lived up to everything it was anticipated to be. It was a tough misty mountain adventure. As a class, we circumnavigated the mountain Ruapehu, which became famous after its appearance as Mount Doom in Lord of the Rings. Students carried all their own food and tents for five days. We travelled through 65 km of varied landscape, crossing crystal clear rivers, cable bridges and steep Lahar scree slopes, to ancient arctic beech woodland. The weather was amazingly cold at times but mostly there was just gorgeous sunshine. Thanks so much for all the parent support which enabled us to take year 9 on such a wild adventure. Thanks to Stu and the Administration Team for organising everything. Thanks to all the students who persevered through some tough times to complete an amazing journey.
James Hagger – Year 9 Guardian