Friday 14 December 2018

Kauri Whānau: Term 4 Week 9

What a fabulous day we had at Corsair Bay today. A number of children commented that we should be doing days like this more often! Many thanks to the parents who helped to supervise, especially those who went swimming. Check out the photos at the end of this post.

On Tuesday, the children will be bringing school books, artwork and stationery home. Please make sure they have plenty of room in their bags.

Victoria Park Walk on Monday:

On Monday we will be leaving school soon after 10am, on our way to Victoria Park on foot. Children may wear mufti to school. The must have a sunhat, sunscreen, water bottle, good sized lunch and any medication they may need, all packed in a backpack.


We are still in need of jars for our inquiry learning. Any size will be greatly appreciated. Please send these along on Monday.

Year 8 Party:

 On Monday we are having a pool and pizza party for the Year 8s at Georgie's house, which is up by Cashmere Primary School. Please check the map below for how to get there, via walking through the school grounds. It would be good to come with togs on under clothes. The forecast is for a brilliant day on Monday, so it will we wonderful to make use of the Cockfield's pool. We will also have access to the basketball court at the school. Pizza and a drink will be provided. Please arrive at 4pm and arrange pick-up at 6pm. 

Walking to 79 Dyers Pass Road from Cashmere Primary carpark.

Thursday 13 December 2018

Kauri to Corsair Bay tomorrow, Friday December 14

It looks like we are going to get a fine day for our trip to Corsair Bay tomorrow. We will be leaving school straight after assembly, at 10:30am. Please make sure the children come to school in their uniform with their swimming togs on underneath. In their backpack they need:

  • Towel
  • Underclothes
  • Sunhat
  • Sunscreen
  • Medication, including inhalers and antihistamine
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch
  • A warm layer in case it gets cold
  • Change of clothes is optional
At the last minute, one of our parents has had to pull out. If you are free tomorrow and would like to join us, please email me.

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Kauri Team: Last show tonight!

The children are loving the opportunity to share their talents with you, in 'Court for Thought'. Our final show is tonight. If you saw it on Monday and would like to see it again, you are welcome to come along for a second viewing. Children need to meet in our hub at 6:45pm.

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Kauri Team Weekly Update: Term 4 Week 8

We are very pleased with the way the children are continuing to focus on their learning as we near the end of the year. There is a lot on over the next two weeks. Please take note of the important details below.

Production: Court for Thought

Our show, 'Court for Thought' - which celebrates our inquiry learning - is coming together nicely. We are two days out from our performance for the school, on Friday. Yesterday, we talked with the children about what they need to wear. Please check this with your child and make sure they have these clothes with them tomorrow, Thursday, for our dress rehearsal. Some children still need to learn the lyrics for 'Big Yellow Taxi'. These are online. All children sing this song. We would appreciate you checking how well they know these words and encourage them to go over these words tonight and tomorrow if needed.

This year, we are performing 'in the round' rather than on stage. This restricts our seating. It would help to know which night your whanau are planning to attend. Please click here to fill out a quick form.

Jars Needed:

Please send along any jars with lids that you may be recycling or do not need at home. Jars of all sizes will be gratefully received. There is a collection box for these in the hub.

Monday December 10: 

7pm start for first evening performance of 'Court for Thought'. Children need to be at school by 6:45pm.

Tuesday December 11:

Last day at technology, Christchurch South.

Wednesday December 12:

7pm start for final performance of 'Court for Thought'. Children need to be at school by 6:45pm.

Thursday December 13:

'Unveiling' of our community mural on the block wall by the ponds. This will happen at 2pm. Parents are welcome to attend if they would like to.

Friday December 14:

Final celebration assembly for the year, starting at 9:30. This will be followed by a helpers morning tea, from 10:30, for anyone who has helped out at school in some capacity this year.

Corsair Bay trip. We are hoping that summer returns properly by next Friday! Children are to come to school in uniform. They are to bring lunch and a water bottle (no orders this day), sunhat, sunscreen, togs and towel. If they have a wetsuit, they are welcome to bring this. They may also like to bring a picnic rug. Many thanks to Rory, Phillipa, Kate, George, Simon, Peter, Nicole, Rebecca, Anne and Henry who will be joining us on this trip. We will be leaving school at 11am and will return by 3pm.

Monday December 17:

Victoria Park walk. Children can wear mufti clothes suitable for walking to school on this day. They must have sunhat, sunscreen, inhaler if needed, lunch and water bottle,  and be wearing suitable walking shoes. We will leave school soon after 10am and will be back by 3pm. Many thanks to Anne, Henry, Nicola, Bryan, Simon, Peter, Kate, Jane and Kathryn who will be joining us for this walk.

Year 8 Party: We would love to see all year 8 children at their leavers' party from 4 - 6pm. Bring your togs for a swim. There is also a basketball court to play on. Pizza and drink provided. 79 Dyers Pass Road

Tuesday December 18:

Rehearsal for graduation assembly in the morning.

Wednesday December 19:

Graduation assembly starts at 11am. Year 8 to arrive at school at the usual time, dressed in their best mufti. A lunch for Year 8s and their parents will follow assembly at 12:30. By 1:15 all Year 8s should be on their way home. They will be finished for the year.

Thursday December 20:

Final day for Year 1- 7. School closes at 12:30

Friday December 21:

Yeehaaa, holidays begin.

A few photos from the last week or two...

Debate practice run.

One of our three teams in action on Monday night. Over the two nights of debating, our teams won four debates and lost two. We were very proud of all of them.

We love Thursday afternoons!