Most recently, Crown’s students participated in Horse Riding, Cupcake Decorating and Maori Weaving, all of which proved to be very popular.
For Horse Riding, students took an afternoon trip out to the countryside with Kiwiana tours. There they enjoyed a one hour long ride on a farm, where they also got to participate in honey tasting and marvel at the beautiful native Kauri trees. Many students booked for this, and the afternoon was a huge success!
Another activity that has been popular with the students is Cupcake Decorating. This activity was very cheap, and students got to take home 3 delicious cupcakes at the end! This was held on the Crown Campus with our lovely counselor Cathy, and all the cupcakes, icing and decorations were provided for the students. Many of the participants got really creative, and the results were both tasty and beautiful to look at!
Our most recent activity was traditional Maori weaving which was a completely free activity. Caroline, who is also in charge of Crown’s Multi-Cultural group, took the afternoon to teach students how to make traditional Maori woven flowers. This was done using flax, and everyone who participated in this also got to learn a Maori prayer as well.
Here at Crown, we pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of afternoon activities to suit all budgets, and we like to encourage our students to try them each week. We look forward to providing more exciting activities in the future for our students!
Crown’s governance committee board (GCB) held its inaugural meeting today. Over a fine dining lunch hosted by the Northern Club, Dr. Josephine Do introduced the stellar cast to staff members and then outlined the Institute’s aims and objectives. GCB members listened attentively, occasionally interjecting with clarifying and perceptive questions. Constructive advice flowed generously. From this positive and affirming meeting emerged a list of action points that staff will be working on over the next quarter.