Friday 20 July 2012

Week 1 Update

What an exciting end to Week 1 of Term 3! We have just had our Becamath problem solving competition. Energy, ideas, equations and tension were bouncing off the walls of the School Hall. A fabulous effort from everyone.

Special congratulations to:
Year 8
First Equal:Room 16: Maigan, Jignasha, Angus and Salem
                   Room 17: Beth, Ben, Brent and Charissa

Year 7
First: Room 19: Briana, India, Andrew and Henry
Second: Room 16: Jessica, Thomas, Emily and Liam

...more photos in the gallery

A big thanks to Mr Bruce and his fabulous computerised scoring system and to his wonderful class for marking. They loved it!

Early next week Mr Rodger and I will meet with a shortlisted group of students so that we can work towards selecting teams for Cantamath on Wednesday August 8th. This competition involves 4 Year 7s and 4 Year 8s plus reserves. It takes place from 3:30pm.

August 8th is a busy day ... it is also the date for the Winter Sports Tournament which most of our students will be involved in.

Cashmere High School: On Thursday Mark Wilson visited the students and parents to talk about what lies ahead at Cashmere High School. Enrolment forms are due on Friday June 27th.

You may have seen signs around the community advertising our Year 7 & 8 Open Evening on Thursday Aug 2nd. This involves Year 7 & 8 staff and a small group of senior students. If you know of anyone who may be interested in looking at Beckenham for Year 7 & 8 in the next year or two, please encourage them to come along. 7pm start.

Self Defence: This year all of our Year 7 & 8 girls will be taking part in a five hour self defence course on Tuesday afternoons. This will take place in the second half of terms 3 and 4. Rooms 16 and 17 this term and Rooms 18 and 19 next term. This course is run free of charge by the NZ Girls Self Defence Project. We have been involved in the past and it is fabulous.

As you can see we are having a busy start to term 3... and there is more, including Leadership Camp for Year 8. Check in every Friday for Year 7 & 8 updates.

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