Tuesday 15 September 2020

Kauri Whānau Weekly Update: Term 3 Week 9

In this post:

  • Phones
  • Camp
  • Showquest
  • Sport

Phones at School

Many thanks to the families who have already filled in our phones at school form. We need everyone to complete this, even if your child does not have a phone. Please click here if you are yet to complete the form.

Dunedin Camp

Many thanks for letting us know your views on camp going ahead at Level 2. The vast majority of whānau were very keen for camp to go ahead in Level 1 or 2, so that is what we are going to do. If we, or the Dunedin area, ends up in Level 3 then camp will be cancelled. Our fingers are crossed that this will not happen. 

We are currently working on two programmes for camp, a Level 1 and a Level 2 programme. Most activities can happen for both options. 

The cost of our week long camp in Dunedin / Waihola is well over $300 per child. With a grant from the Southern Trust and considerable fundraising, this cost has been reduced to $170 per child. This amount will be on your statement that will be coming out very soon. 

Coming home this week will be a paper copy of the gear list and a health profile form. Please get the profile form back ASAP. 


Last Friday, we submitted our Showquest video. It was amazing to see all the hard work come together in a video that the children can feel very proud of. On Friday there is the option to watch our region’s entries online as part of a virtual show. Please see the following information for how to access this. We will be streaming the videos here at school for the children to see. 

Your video will be hosted online as part of a free digital regional show. These videos will go "live" at 10am September Friday 18th, with regional judging announced after the weekend on September 21st. We encourage you to try and watch your show video with your Showquest crew if you can, and to watch and support each other's creations! The "live" video for Canterbury will be posted here - https://www.facebook.com/events/720456411865591/ - so share this link with your community and click "Going" to get updates. If you're not on Facebook you are also able to find the live shows via our website from 10am September 18th. 

You'll be able to watch shows from all other regions too - take a virtual trip around Aotearoa to check out talented tamariki all over the country!

Volleyball Tournament at Hillview

Today the Koru Games teams competed in a volleyball tournament at Hillview. For many this provided their first competitive volleyball experience. It was awesome to see the teams go from strength to strength each game, their confidence building and their skills improving. There were many close and exciting games. The children were a delight to take to this tournament and demonstrated self management and good sportsmanship. Our teams finished 6th, 7th and 13th overall. 

Special mention goes to the following children who received medals for fair play and sportsmanship:
  • Grace Monk
  • Mac Evans 
  • Zoe Clarke

A huge thank you to Nicola and Anna for their support with this event today. 

Winter Tournament

On Friday we will still be at alert level 2. This means that Canterbury Winter Tournament can not go ahead as planned. This affects our A grade netball and hockey teams. Primary Sport Canterbury are considering a postponement date of Thursday the 24th. We will let you know if this goes ahead. 

St Martins Tournament 

Tomorrow, about half our hub is involved in a fun mini tournament with St Martins, playing ultimate frisbee, touch and football. This was arranged after Koru Games was cancelled to give the children a chance to have the tournament experience. This will be held at Beckenham Park and will go from 9 to 12:30.

Children should bring a Beckenham Sports top if they have one. 
Footballers will need shin guards and football boots. 

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