Thursday 13th September was a fabulous day, the weather was just what we had ordered. We all met outside Rainbow’s End – what a sight - almost 150 students, support staff and teachers all catching up with old friends and meeting new people. After a quick welcome we all made our way to the central area and then rushed off to make the most of the day. Some comments from the day...
Chelsea said “It was my first time going on a rollercoaster ... and my last! I hated the loop. It took me a while to get over the ride. It freaked me out but I really enjoyed my day.
Rhianjuan from KGC said “It was great fun catching up with my old classmate from Mission Heights, Anushika. I really miss seeing her”.
Meghan who is mainstreamed at GEIS caught up with her friend Grace from the KIS provision, they raced from ride to ride and had fun catching up.
Tony didn’t know anyone else initially but had lots of fun racing with Mati on the go-karts and enjoyed sharing an icecream with Michael just before we left.
It was Shaka and Jarole’s first time at a KIT day and they had a great time getting to know the other teens from Northland, Chakaya, Jordash and Huia. It was an eye-opener to see so many other Deaf / Hearing impaired teens when they got to Rainbow’s End. They were very excited and had a blast! The chatting didn't stop during the long journey home to the North.
If your child is keen to Keep In Touch with their fellow KDEC students, contact their Resource Teacher of the Deaf or their Advisor.