Flag Hotel Brian Boru Hotel

Address: 200 Richmond Street, Thames, The Coromandel, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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A travel blog entry by randcinaotearoa on Oct 31, 2014

1 comment, 20 photos

... literally! A enthusiastic volunteer band of engineers and designers are restoring the stamper battery, building and works. The skill required is mind boggling. They have managed to lift tons of metal up to the rafters using the same equipment as was done in the 1800s. They make templates to the original designs, no computers, all precision stuff!! Christina, with encouragement, managed to climb open wooden steps to the top! She did freeze at the very top, ...

Otana beach - Coromandel

A travel blog entry by haddons on Oct 16, 2014

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... beach - armed with a picnic as there is very little open or anywhere near these remote beaches- we headed off up yet another very windy mountain road but what a beach!!! Powdery white sand, crystal clear waters and a tree swing. Nia & Chris put the shells book to use and spent the afternoon collecting shekels then classifying them. Helen read & snoozed. More days like this ...

For my Manheim Township Students!

A travel blog entry by slsmolowe on Apr 08, 2014

1 comment

Hello Manheim Township Students! Mrs. Abel sent me some of your questions and they are awesome. I hope that your school year is going well and you are being good students! New Zealand is a great experience and I look forward to answering everything you wanted to know. Feel free to let Mrs. Abel know if you have more and I will be happy to answer them!

1. Do they drive on the left or the right side of the road?

A Day in the Life @ Thames

A travel blog entry by slsmolowe on Apr 07, 2014

3 comments, 1 photo

So what exactly does a day at Thames high school look like? It's tricky to explain, but I will do my very best.

Each day, the students have five periods of class, one 30 minute break called 'Interval', a one hour lunch, and a 20 minute "homeroom". The homeroom has two names depending on the year of the student. If they are a Year 9 or Year 10 (8th or 9th grade), they are in a Roopou, which means group in the Maori language. If ...

Grading and Assessments

A travel blog entry by slsmolowe on Mar 29, 2014

2 comments, 1 photo

... is given as an internal exam, and the rest are given as external exams. So, at the end of the school year, they have one three hour test that covers everything else they've learned besides trigonometry.

Imagine that! Students spend an entire year in a course and only have one opportunity to pass it. It's no wonder it's so hard to wrap my mind around this when the US has teachers distributing points for everything and using them ...

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