On Thursday, 3rd March, Rosmini College’s Year 7 – 13 International Students went on an orientation trip around Auckland. The group was led by Head of ESOL, Mrs Linda Whitcombe accompanied by the International Students Officer, Mr Nazih Sarraf, the Homestays Coordinator, Ms Cathy Bell and Teacher Aide, Mrs Sharron Miers.The students visited Devonport’s North Head which is a famous historical landmark and they enjoyed exploring the tunnels, guns, searchlight emplacements and other fortifications.
After they had morning tea in Devonport the group then went to Kelly Talton’s Underwater World where the boys saw a diverse collection of aquatic life up close, including the world’s largest sub-Antarctic penguin colony, the world’s biggest species of stingray and New Zealand’s largest collection of sharks. Mrs Whitcombe says, “The Southern Ocean new live jellyfish display and magical Seahorse Kingdom were really amazing. We also watched a diver feed stingrays and various other large fish. It was an educational and enjoyable visit.”