New Zealand’s Oceans & Heroes


maritime1On 1&2 August, Year 6 were lucky enough to be able to visit the Maritime Museum in the viaduct. The Maritime Museum is full of exciting and wonderful photos, art and history about New Zealand’s oceans and heroes relating to the sea. We watched a film about how Māori people sailed before powered boats. As well, we saw amazing pictures, photos and sculptures of boats, heard a real firing cannon and were even lucky enough to go sailing on ‘The Ted Ashby’ with volunteers who helped make the sailing possible. Each class sailed around the Waitemata Harbour, under the Harbour Bridge and back through the marina to the dock. While one class was sailing the other class was experiencing the education lesson based on ‘heroes’. We talked and learnt about local heroes, heroes relevant to us and our family as well as other heroes we knew about. Then we explored the Maritime Museum where we learnt about lighthouses and the importance of them, lifeguards during summer, disasters on the sea, and we learnt about Sir Peter Blake and the Black Magic boat.

It was a very informative trip which ignited our learning. Many thanks to the parents who helped out the Year 6 classes over the two days - we appreciate you giving up your valuable time

Miss Franklin Y6 Team Leader, Crystal & Olivia R22 Students


Message from the NZ Maritime Museum

We are thrilled to receive positive feedback on the behaviour of SHS students whenever they are out of school on various learning experiences.
‘In Week 2 of this term I had four classes of your Year 6 students and teachers visit us. I was their educator for both days. I was most impressed at how they represented your school and themselves during their time here. They were a real pleasure to teach and to spend time with. They are a credit to the school and their families, some of whom had also attended as supervisors for the day. Thank you! ‘
Leichelle Tanoa, Educator