Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Year 7 & 8 Porter Heights Ski Trip 2019

 The sun was shining and the sky was blue, in between the bouts of blizzard-like conditions. 

Strong winds and swirling snow and ice crystals reminded everyone why we need to bring the correct clothing for skiing. 

Our beginner skiers were relentless in their pursuit of higher skill levels. Several of them also graduated to the poma lift. 

Our beginner snow boarders were tenacious and eventually four of them got to ride the poma lift up the intermediate slope.


Some of our advanced skiers were disappointed that the high winds resulted in the closure of the 'T' bar lifts. However those with a real love of skiing were able to make the best of the day by riding the chair lift (which was closed intermittently due to high winds), practising their jump techniques, and enjoying the intermediate slope in the company of good friends.
 We would like to thank all of the parent support we had with us on the day, particularly the drivers and those parents who skied with students. Your support ensures that the day runs smoothly.

We would also like to thank the hard working staff at Porter Heights: office staff, gear hire crew, ski instructors and the lifties!

Ka mau te wehi! Awesome work whanau.


  1. Tū meke Ruma Waru! When words like 'tenacious' and 'relentless' are used to describe Karoro students learning new skills I am a happy principal!!
    You are fortunate to have such wonderful whānau support!

  2. Hello my name is Brielle from st patricks school. That would've been fun for you 'the teacher' and the students going ski trip. kia mihi.

  3. Hello Ruma Waru, I am Aleenah from St. Patrick's School and I wanted to say how fun your activity looked and so tempting for me to do the same. The fact that you guys were learning how to snowboard and ski, you were tremendous by the pictures I saw. If only I got to see more. Anyways have a good day! If your looking to see some blog posts, come and see mine at - Aleenah @ Saint Patrick's School.


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