Friday 12 February 2021

Kauri Whānau Weekly Update: Term 1 Week 2: Lots of Important Info!

 In this post:

  • Swimming sports - parent help request
  • Technology and slideshow
  • Leadership week messages and slideshow
  • Hanmer 4 Hour Mountain Bike Relay
  • Tent request
  • Photo gallery
Early next week we will put out a post with heaps of information about Wainui Camp.

Swimming Sports

Our swimming sports are on Thursday Feb 25th and we are in need of some parent help. Please check out this form to let us know if you are available.


Tech starts on Tuesday, Feb 16th.  Children need to be at school by 8:30am every Tuesday in order to catch the bus. They are allowed to bring some loose change to spend at the canteen. Below is the slideshow that we have gone through with the children.

Leadership Week: Feb 15 - 19

What you need to know:

Year 7s:

Wear mufti to school for their leadership day on Wednesday Feb 17.

Year 8s:

Thursday 18th - Friday 19th of Feb: two day leadership camp, with a sleepover at school on Thursday night.

We would like families of Year 8 children to send along food donations, by Wednesday Feb 17, as follows:

  • Te Maunga (Nicky's home-group) - a packet of breakfast cereal
  • Te Awa and Te Tai (Megan and Jenny's home-groups) - a bag of fruit (6 portions)
  • Te Ngahere (Caitlin's home-group) - some baking

The cost per child for attending the Year 8 leadership camp is $25.00. Please pay this at the office as soon as possible. This is a cost that is separate to the school donation, as it involves an overnight camp. We also need the children to bring $2.40 for bus fare (or a Metrocard if they have one), as we are catching the public bus into town.

Gear list: Your child needs to come to school on Thursday dressed in clothes suitable for physical activity, i.e. track pants or shorts, t-shirt, polypro if cold, a warm top and sports shoes, suitable for running. The following needs to be packed in an overnight bag:

  • Sleeping bag, pillow and something to sleep on, e.g. sleeping mat, stretcher or lilo (please let us know if you need help sourcing something to sleep on)
  • PJs
  • Toilet gear
  • A face-mask for wearing on the public bus
  • A change of clothes for the next day, again suitable for physical activity
  • Bus fare: $2.40

These things should be packed in a day pack:

  • Packed lunch and refillable drink bottle
  • Sunhat
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Optional: camera, cell phone (these will be collected in)

Please make sure asthmatic children have inhalers with them and that medication is in a labeled bag. This needs to be handed to the home-group teacher as soon as your child arrives at school.

If you need to contact us outside of school hours or on Friday when we are at Spencer Park, please contact Nicky on 0276229403

Hanmer 4 Hour Mountain Bike Relay

We would like to promote the above event to keen mountain bikers. Children compete as a team to complete as many laps of the course as they can in 4 hours. Children 11 years old and younger ride a mellow loop that goes through the Heritage Forest. Children 12 years and older ride an intermediate level track, (it’s worth noting that this course is the same one that adults compete on and so it is a little busier). Whānau are responsible for entries and for supervising children at the event. There are already a number of children entered and we will have a Beckenham te Kura O Pūroto base area set up for all our teams to use. If you enter this event, please let Jenny know so that we can share information and coordinate plans for race day. 

Tent Request

We need to take a tent on Wainui camp that can sleep 8 people. If you can help us out, please contact Nicky.

Photo Gallery

Passion photography, exploring camera angles.

Te Tai challenging themselves with the lap-sit.

Loving challenge at lunchtime.

Cooking passion: chicken noodle salad - yum!

Science badge passion

Art passion

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