Jackson, Seth, Talia and Esther joined with 8 students from Bishop Edward Gaines School, Tokoroa and headed up to Auckland. On arrival at the Mary Mackillop Centre, Mission Bay we checked into our rooms and then made our way downstairs to entertain some of the nuns in the Rest Home by singing a selection of Andrew Chinn songs. Miss McGuigan played the guitar and Josh played the drums. It was lovely to hear from some of the nuns who had worked in Matamata and Tokoroa at various times in their life.
Sister Jill McLoughlin then took us for a retreat in which we learnt about the life of Mary Mackillop. To finish off we had a quiz in the form of "Who wants to be a Millionaire". Everyone did very well and "million dollar" Crunchie bars were the prizes.
We had dinner on the beach with Sister Jill and really enjoyed playing on the playground and enjoying the fun.