Tuesday 1 August 2017

Kauri Whānau Weekly Update: Term 3 Week 2

Many thanks to the 8 parents who filled in this form to give us feedback last week. Your comments were really useful. If you have yet to complete the form, we would really appreciate you doing so over the next couple of days.

Open Evening:

Thanks to the parents who have confirmed that their child can help out at our open evening this Thursday. The children involved need to be at our new hub, accessed via Beckenham Park, by 6:55 on Thursday, in school uniform. We should be all wrapped up by 8:30. Please collect your child from the hub at the end of the evening. 

Home Learning:

By now your child should be in the midst of their Cantamath project home learning, if they are in Jarred or Nicky's maths class. This is due next Friday, August 11th. If your child needs some support, we are here to help. Encourage them to ask us at school, or email. 

Ski Trip:

We have just over two weeks until we head up Mt Hutt for the day on August 17th. Mt Hutt now has the student information and the bus has been triple checked! 

The next task is to match up clothing with the children who need it. If you offered to lend clothing, please name it and send it to school this week. If you asked for help to source clothing, but then manage to sort something, please let us know, as we have a long list of requests to fill. 

On the day of the trip, children will need to be at school by 7am. We will be back between 5:30 and 6:00pm. 

To transport the children we have booked one bus and have organised a number of cars. All drivers have 4WD vehicles and are experienced with driving on mountain roads. If you have a preference for the transport of your child, car or bus, please email one of us by Friday. We will be sorting transport lists next week. 

Thanks from World Vision:

Harley from World Vision came to see us today. He showed us how our fundraising is making a difference to the children who have escaped from Syria, to the safety of Jordan. Beckenham raised over $2000. What an awesome way to show that 'We make a difference'!

Celebrating our Leaders:

At the end of last term we presented gold leadership awards for term 2, and today we presented silver and bronze awards. Congratulations to:
Bronze: Santiago, Tilly, Tom, Adam, Bella, Fynn, Hannah W, Gabe and Felix
Silver: Isolda, Nathan and Olivia 
Gold: Daisy, Kaia, Rosie, Juliette, Elise and Sadie

Winter Sport Tournament:

Yesterday, we braved the mud at Hagley Park to compete in our Zone’s Winter Tournament. Our winter sport teams played games against St Martins, Hillview, Opawa, Waltham, Steiner and Thorrington in football, netball and hockey. Games were fast and furious 5 minute halves and gave our children the opportunity to play many different teams, none of whom we would usually verse during winter sport.

Congratulations to our Year 7/8 hockey team, coached and managed by Jenni Adams, who qualified for the Canterbury’s Winter Tournament on the 24th of August.

A huge thank you to all the parents who offered their time, enthusiasm and expertise to manage teams and referee games.

Ski Racing at Mt Cheeseman:

We are looking to put together a team for the Canterbury Primary and Intermediate School Ski Races that are being held at Mount Cheeseman on Sunday the 20th of August. The children need to be able to confidently ride a T-bar and ski groomed slopes. Please email Jenny on jenny.diggle@beckenham.school.nz if your child is interested.

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