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Nearing the end of Term 4....
Thank you to those who are following our Facebook page. It is certainly the best way for parents/caregivers and the school community to follow up to date events at our school. Recently we have posted photos of the following events:
- Rooms 1/2/3 soundscapes by using a range of musical instruments and pieces of equipment. Each group of students was given the task of creating create a soundscape for either - “A Walk in the Bush” , “A Thunderstorm” , or “Waiting for the Train.”
- Year 8 Science at Rathkeale
- Rooms 7 & 8 making icecream.
- Year 0 - 3 Athletics.
- Year 4 - 8 Athletics.
- Year 5 & 6 Camp Kaitoke.
- Room 4 Painting on Canvas.
Check out our Facebook page and see all the action!!!
- Ki-O-Rahi Tournament
- Room 4 Science Trials
- Year 7&8 Trolley Derby
- Year 5&6 Scoot Boards
Items/Notices/Photos/Videos are being added all the time and we encourage everyone to follow our page. Note: you don't need to actively be using Facebook personally to keep upto date with our School Facebook Page.
Sports Uniform Orders
Jackets are in stock - see the office for sizings.
Canterbury track pants can be purchased through the school for $55 - kids sizes 6-14 and adults $62 sizes XS-3XL.
A blog written by a visitor to our school recently:
After lunch I went with my host father Stefen to visit his son Spencer Pallister at the Opaki school near Masterton. This school blew my mind! Much due to Spencer's environmental interest and a supportive administration, this school has done an incredible job in promoting land care and sustainability with its students and community.
|School Water Tank|
Opaki has done a river bank restoration project, turning this grassed, relatively lifeless stream into a lovely rest area complete with a few parking places, a picnic table and a message board. The students in Spencer's class designed the area, choosing what plants should go where etc. and have helped with the planting and maintenance. The town and regional council and local community members all supported the project It is truly an amazing example of what a group of dedicated students and leadership at the school level can do!
On a more personal note, I was so excited to observe these kids out on their lunch break. Many were playing a game of touch rugby, groups could be seen in the trees climbing them and building forts, many weren't wearing shoes and everyone was having fun. In terms of how schools can help connect kids to nature, this school has it all going on.
|Space in the trees to play and relax.|
|Wood and tires are supplied for students to build forts with.|
Thank you to Alastair and the entire Rotary club of Caterton who arranged for such a great day! And for my manager David, if you have read this far, make a comment and I owe you a coffee!