Tuesday 23 May 2017

Kauri Whanau: Term 2 Week 4 Weekly Update

The first three weeks of this term were pretty full on, culminating in our J-Rock performance day last Thursday. What an awesome day we had. The feedback we have received about our performance was extremely positive: words like awesome, beautiful, professional and sooooo proud. For a twelve hour day, the children managed themselves extremely well; we were proud of them on many fronts.  We look forward to sharing this performance with all families at our showcase on the last Thursday evening this term. 

The children had fun applying makeup.

Morning rehearsal time.

J-Rock performance for school: 

On Monday next week, May 29, we will be sharing our J-Rock with the rest of the school. All children need to bring their costume box back to school this week. Thanks to those who have already done so. We will get the costumes to Hillview. On Monday morning, we would like the children to wear their black base under their red shirt and school jacket. We will meet by the ponds as usual at 8:30, and walk to Hillview. 

Passion Friday (Shoe Art):

A third of the children in our team are involved in shoe art for Passion Friday this term. If your child is in this group, please speak with them and ask if they need to source anything to help create their transformed shoes. School is able to supply some of the materials, but the children are expected to try and find the majority of what they require. Most of what is needed can be found around the house. If you have any old newspapers, we would love it if your child could bring these in for using to paper mache their creations.

Zones Cross Country:

The forecast is looking good for our South Zones Cross Country at Halswell Quarry this Wednesday. The children will catch their bus at 8.40 from Sandwich Road and then be transported back to Champion Street once the event is finished. Please make sure all children have a warm layer or two a change of clothes, their drink bottle and any personal medication that they may need, (such as ventolin). We will have our school gazebo up and our school flags flying. The event will go ahead no matter the weather. We would love to see you there.

Event Timings:
10.50am Year 7 girls - 3km
11.00am Year 7 boys - 3km
11.10am Year 8 girls - 3km
11.20am Year 8 boys - 3km

Winter Sport:

There were many happy young sports players after Friday’s games. All the Year 7 and 8 teams, who played a competitive match, won their respective games. We love to see our Beckenham Kete on display in a sporting context.
To avoid disappointment, please ensure that your child brings all the necessary equipment to school on Friday. If your child is missing required safety equipment, we cannot allow them to play (this is in accordance with Primary Sports Canterbury rules). We can lend out equipment when necessary, but need to know about this in advance (not on Friday). All children should bring their sport uniform, a warm layer (jersey or jacket) and a drink bottle (there is often not a drinking fountain in close proximity to the court/field).

Football: shin guards, football boots
Hockey: shin guards, mouth guard

Here is this week’s draw for your reference:

Beckenham Black v Lyttleton B Hagley Courts 12
Beckenham Red v Aidanfield CS 1 Hagley Courts 9

Beckenham Black bye
Beckenham Red v Banford Jets South Hagley 7

Beckenham Black v Sumner Nunweek 1b

Passion Friday at St Albans ABC Preschool:

One of our passions this term is to help out at the preschool, which is two minutes walk from school. Our children are loving spending time with the little people, supporting them with their play based learning.

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