This term the Year 7 and 8 students went to see Whaingaroa’s nga titiwai, otherwise known as glowworms. Before we jumped into the water, we all recited a karakia, thanking the whenua (land) for letting us have such a great adventure.

As you know, we have been learning all about growth mindset and it turns out you need to practice it a lot when you are canyoning. Everyone had to brave the roaring wairere (waterfalls) and we were always on the lookout for tuna (eels). During this trip everyone fell over at least five times but it was all good fun!

It was an amazing experience, spending time with Gareth and Anne from Raglan Rock! They were wonderful at telling us about Aotearoa’s many edible plants and the bonkers life cycle of a titiwai.

Thanks so much to all the parents, teachers and Raglan Rock for making this possible!


Nga mihi,

Olivia and Mila.