Wednesday 31 May 2017

Kauri Whanau: Term 2 Week 5 Update

Thank you for ensuring costumes were back at school last week, so that we could perform our J-Rock for the school on Monday. Walking down to Hillview and sharing our performance ran very smoothly and we have received more lovely feedback. Last week we received this email...

Dear Beckenham School
I just had to contact you and say how marvellous I thought your Stage Challenge performance was last Thursday night at Horncastle Arena. I was there supporting Cobham Intermediate but your J Rock performance was stunning! It brought me to tears watching your journey. It was very cleverly done and entertaining and just lovely.
Congratulations to all involved.

Ngā mihi

72 professional photos have been taken of our performance, thanks to Bluefire Media. I will let you know shortly how these can be accessed.

Home Learning:

New maths home learning was sent home on Tuesday. This is due next Friday, June 9th. There were a number of children who did not hand in home learning last Friday. Please check to see that your child is back on track with managing their home learning.


Congratulations to the following students who were presented with leadership awards on Tuesday.
Bronze: Jordan T
Silver: Joe, Fergus, Caleb, Vita, Saraya, Mitchell and Lennox
Gold: Jordan H and Amelia Ca. 
A special well done to our gold recipients, who will be re-presented with their awards at our Showcase evening on the last Thursday of term. 


On Monday, we welcomed Shay Hooray to our hub to share his experience with setting world records, in particular the world record for the most rubber bands on one's face! Over the next fortnight the children will be writing a story about a world record attempt. The idea from this writing topic came from a student suggestion in our end of term survey. It would be great if you could chat with your child about the record they have chosen to write about. 'Great writing floats on a sea of talk'.


The Kauri choir are preparing for the South Music festival being held on June 20th and 21st. Tickets will be made available for purchase from the office at the Beckenham site, within the next two weeks. The ticketing process is being finalised and will be shared with you as soon as possible. Please encourage your child to practice the songs at home. The festival will be here before we know it!

 Zones Cross Country:

Last Wednesday, 24 children from the Intermediate Hub represented Beckenham School in our South Zones Cross Country at Halswell Quarry. Despite being a fine day, the course was a little muddy, all adding to the fun and challenge of the day. The children gave it their all, demonstrating our kete value ‘We love challenge’.

Year 8 Girls: 1st place - Kaia, 2nd place - Millie, 4th place Daisy
Year 8 Boys: 2nd place - Alex Braun
Year 7 Girls: 5th place - Tilly

Winter Sport:

Our teams were blessed with another fine day last Friday afternoon for Winter Sport. The Beckenham Red netball team played a close game against Aidanfield, losing their game by just one point. Another close game was played by the Beckenham Red football team, who drew against the Bamford Jets. Our hockey team and second netball team both won their games against Sumner and Lyttelton respectively.

This week's draw:
Hockey - Beckenham Black v St Josephs Pap Gold on Nunweek 1c
Netball - Beckenham Black v Avonhead A on court 31 (Hagley)
Beckenham Red v St Josephs Pap Red on court 29 (Hagley)
Football - Beckenham Black v Riccarton on South Hagley 6
Beckenham Red v St Michael’s Dragons on South Hagley 7

Buses will return to Beckenham via Champion Street again this week. There was a hiccup last week, which we hope to have ironed out, so arrival at Beckenham can be 3pm. 

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