College – Issue 40

The Akaroa visit refreshed the boys’ speaking, writing and reading skills “from the rust that built up over the summer break,” he says. His fellow Year 13 student Claude Tellick agrees, and says visiting O¯ nuku Marae and learning about its historic significance was the best part of the day for him. “We also visited a beautiful church, which was the first non- denominational church in the country. I wasn’t aware of the history that was in Akaroa prior to going there.” Claude says being able speak French on the trip was a real highlight. “I’ve also really enjoyed being able to talk in French in class and to be able to understand content in French more than ever. It’s very exciting learning a language and I can’t wait to get more fluent throughout the year. It was great to get some practice in Akaroa.”

Arthur Mahon, George Mounce, Susan Harding, Yusef Elnahas, Marie Haley, Callum Hackston and Claude Tellick at The O ˉ nuku Church.

College Issue 40 2021


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