Thursday, 7 August 2014

Wakatipu High School

It's term 3 so that means the Yr 8s will be leaving soon (and by soon I mean at the end of term 4) On Tuesday the 5th of August almost all of the Yr 8s from the schools in the Wakatipu Basin went to an enrolment evening at the high school. At the high school there  were Yr9 tour guides and a PowerPoint about the school. There were also places where you could hand in your enrolment form and water and biscuits as well.

New People In Class

I am Tommaso, I am from Verona in Italy. I am only here in New Zealand for a holiday (2 weeks). I wanted to try the NZ school system and so he is here at Arrowtown School. It's very different from the school in Italy. In Italy, schools are big buildings without green places around them. It's very hard. You sit down on your desk with a teacher in front of you and you mustn't speak. There are a lot of subjects and a lot of tests too. I really enjoy school here in Arrowtown because you can speak to your class mates and it's very interactive. Here you can use your PC or IPod while in Italy you only have books. In Italy we don't ski once a week in winter, we have to stay in class every day. I really like the school here and I really will enjoy the rest of my time here in Arrowtown.
I am Bryan, and I am from Taiwan. I know about here because my cousin went here last year and he said being here was fantastic. So that is why I am here. The schools here are very different for me, the classrooms are more colourful. In Taiwan we wake up at 6:00am and go to school at 7:30am and I get to sleep at 1:00am. Here I sleep well here and I am happy here. At this place, everything is so beautiful, the mountains, the park ... and the air is fresh here. The most important part is that we can ski here and that is very good, because in Taiwan is to hot for skiing.
I love here very much.
I'm Taja. I'm 12 years old and I'm from Slovenia. My dad is a coach for QAST. That's why we came to New Zealand. Because I will miss a month of school in Slovenia I need to go to Arrowtown Primary School. Arrowtown School is a very good school. It's easier than in Slovenia. New Zealand is a beautiful country and I hope I can come back next year.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Joseph Sullivan Visit

Here are some photos of us with Joseph Sullivan who went to the Olympics and won gold in rowing.

New School Logos

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Meeting The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge

We caught a Shotover Jet bus down to the main building. We all were feeling nervous. When we went down and sat in a jet boat on a trailer. There were police officers dotted all around the beach and its surroundings. When the duke and duchess arrived and they got out of the car the media's camera's were taking pictures really quickly. Some of them even yelled at the Shotover Jet people to get out of the way. When we got to meet the duke and duchess, they seemed like really nice people. Ms. Healy gave the duchess the presents she got for Prince George.

Us before getting on the bus and going to the Shotover Jet.
The beach before the media got there.
The beach with the media. We are in a line beside the jet boat.
The Duke and Duchess arriving.
The Duke and Duchess on the jet boat.
The Duke and Duchess getting off the jet boat.




Thursday, 27 March 2014


Here is Kate hiding behind her coat of arms.