At the end of 2020, our school choir performed three waiata for our local tv station. We jumped on a bus and recorded at their recording studio in the city. We all enjoyed the experience and look forward to seeing it on channel 39 over the Christmas period.
We have recently purchased some Chrome Books to support learning in our classrooms. We are using them to research information, present information (Google Slides/Docs) and sit online tests. The Seniors have really enjoyed sharing and presenting our learning with each other.
The sun came out and on Sunday the 13th November we held our school fair. What a fun day for all involved… toys, books, a chocolate wheel, yummy food, a bouncy castle, fire engines, live entertainment and lots more kept the large crowd entertained for the day.
Very spooky boys… Harvey, James and Luke having a good time watching the live entrainment 🙂
Our Ariki Cup runners celebrate their success after they run a 2km course at Kettle Park. Our Boys team came 3rd overall and our Girls team came 1st. What an awesome effort!! Some standout individual placings…. Catherine Lund =1st, Neve Darlington=2nd, Taylor McLean =12th, Katie Moore = 24th, Hugh Jack = 4th, Luke Northey = 18th, Dan O’Brien =23rd
On Monday we had a special visitor at school. Lauren Boyle has signed on as the ambassador for Water Safety New Zealand’s school pool campaign. We are campaigning to save our school pool with the help of some dedicated parents. Solomon Harcombe (Yr 6 ) wrote a powerful piece of persuasive writing that was picked up and published by the ODT. Water Safety NZ got hold of it and published it on their website. Next thing we know Lauren Boyle was at our school to support the voice to save our school pool. The story has been told on National Radio and One News.
After the exciting build up Mother Nature stepped in and disrupted the St Clair Triathlon. BIG swells and high tides caused the closure of the salt water pool, resulting in a run, bike, (short run) event.
On the 20st August 20 students attended the Uke Jam at Tahuna Intermediate. This event is run over two days with 500 children playing ukelele each day. We played 12 songs altogether and sounded great!!! We also played 3 songs at parent assembly 🙂