Wednesday 28 April 2021

Kauri Whānau: Holiday Update

 In this post:

  • ShowQuest 
  • Quiz night help
  • Winter sport / Cross country
  • Learn, Create, Share


This is just a friendly reminder to check how you are going with sourcing a costume for your child to wear during our ShowQuest performance. The details were in our end of term 1 post. If you are struggling to find a costume for your child, please send us an email and we will see how we can help. 

We are in need of some parent / older sibling help at different times of the day May 17th (the day of ShowQuest). Please click here to see what is involved and let us know how you can help.

Quiz Night

We have a target of $5000 to raise to cover the costs of camp last term. Our cheese roll fundraiser brought in $2500, so we are halfway there! We hope to raise the rest at our Quiz Night on Saturday, May 29th. Many hands make light work, so please click on this link and let us know how you can help. We will be asking every family to donate a 'luxury' supermarket item so that we can make up hampers. 

Winter Sport and Cross Country

We are still in need of parent help on the day of the cross country and with our local winter sport competition. We are particularly short on netball and football coaches. Please click here to find out more and indicate if you can help.

Learn, Create, Share

One of the highlights of the week for many Kauri children is 'Learn, Create, Share', where their learning follows a personal passion. On the last day of term 1, we had our first sharing session. The children worked hard to create an object or presentation so that they could share their learning. We were impressed! Below is a slideshow to give you a glimpse into the learning that took place. We look forward to repeating this process and hope to open the next sharing session up to whānau.

Thursday 15 April 2021

Showquest Important Information for Everyone

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ShowQuest rehearsals are in full swing and the children are responding really positively to the challenge. Below is information about purchasing tickets to the show and important costuming information. Our performance date is Monday May17th. On this day the children will be at the Town Hall from 10am until after their performance in the evening. 


Please visit Ticketech to order your tickets. If you can't make the show, there will be a video.

Show Quest Costumes

We are asking each child to source their own costume, with your help. The children know which dance they are in. If you don't have anything suitable, we encourage you to check out op shops and recommend ... If you have items that would be suitable for a dance that your child is not performing in, please contact us so we can match children up with whatever you have. If you get stuck, please get in touch with us early on.

All dancers are bare feet.

20’s - Flapper Dance

  • Knee-length dress (plain colour)
  • Dark trousers or shirt
  • Accessorise with beads/ boa/ bow tie/ headband
  • Plain colours, blacks, greys or pale colours

30’s - Singing in the rain

  • Dark trousers or leggings
  • Shirt and tie or raincoat
  • Bowler hat
  • Long umbrella
  • Dark colours

50’s - Jail House Rock

  • Hooped skirt (we have a number of these)
  • Plain coloured T-shirt
  • Dark jeans and denim jacket with plain or striped T-Shirt
  • Plain/ stripped or checkered

60’s - Lets Twist Again (longer skirts)


60’s Dancing in the Street (more of a hippy vibe)

  • Short skirt/dress
  • Trousers
  • Variety of prints and colours or plain

70’s - You Should Be Dancing

  • Short dress
  • Flared trousers would be amazing (not essential)
  • Bright shirt
  • Bright patterns and colours, shiny material and sparkles are ideal.

80’s - What a Feeling

  • Leggings
  • Leg warmers
  • Off-shoulder t-shirt (bright and bold are best, could have a graphic or slogan, can be an old shirt with the neck cut out).
  • Accessorise with headbands, 80’s style jewellery
  • Bright and loud!

90’s - Everybody Dance Now

  • Blue jeans (on the bigger side is preferable) with cuffs turned up or denim dungarees
  • Bright, plain T-Shirt or sweatshirt
  • Denim jacket or shell suit jacket (optional)

  • Baseball cap worn sideways or backwards
  • Demin combined with bright colours

Tuesday 13 April 2021

Friday 9 April 2021

Kauri Whānau Weekly Update: Term 1 Week 10

 In this post:

  • Rubix Cubes
  • Learning Conferences
  • Wainui Camp Book
  • Cheese rolls, done and dusted!

Rubix Cubes

This is one of those crazes that is highly appealing for a small number of our children and it is having an impact on focus during learning time. Children are to leave their cubes at home and not bring them to school. If your child is a 'cuber' please ensure they leave their cube(s) at home. 

Learning Conferences

It is great to see the high number of bookings for learning conferences on Monday and Wednesday next week. A reminder that classes finish at 2pm on those afternoons. Kauri learning conferences run a little differently from the rest of the school. 
  • Please come into the hub as soon as you arrive.
  • The children collect any books and a device to share their learning with you.
  • Settle down somewhere in the Pathway and your child will start sharing their learning with you.
  • There will be a list of what to share on the whiteboard to prompt them if needed.
  • Your child's literacy teacher and maths teacher will come and join you to share progress and next steps.
  • Your child's homegroup teacher will talk through a self-management reflection with you and your child.
  • You will be given a datasheet to take home. This sheet will have curriculum levels and next steps.
  • So that we can manage multiple teachers touching base with you, we ask that you allow 30 minutes for your conference.

Wainui Camp Photo Book

We have put together a photo book as a keepsake of our wonderful week spent at Wainui earlier this term. The book is a hardcover, A4-sized, 20-page book packed with photos and captions written by the children. The cost of the books is $30. If you would like to order a copy, please click here.

Cheese Rolls

A big thanks to the wonderful parent team who supported us with cheese roll making. Most of the children loved the experience of being part of the production line and they worked like trojans to achieve our goal of 735 dozen in one day. A Beckenham record! Any cheese rolls that are yet to be collected have been put in the freezer. Please come and collect these ASAP.  If you loaned us equipment, we will have it on the spotty table in the hub for you to collect early next week. We will let you know the profit once all the bills have been paid and the maths has been done. 

Thursday 8 April 2021

More Cheese Rolls for Sale

 What a mammoth day we had making cheese rolls today! Thanks to everyone who purchased some. If you missed picking up your order, it is in the fridge in the Hall kitchen.

We have surplus mixture, so will be making up another 30 or so dozen tomorrow, Friday. These will be on sale in front of the hall after school, $8 for a dozen and $30 for 4 dozen. Be in quick before we sell out.

Tuesday 6 April 2021

Ice-cream container request

 Kia ora everyone.

We are on the hunt for as many ice-cream containers (or other plastic containers) as we can get our hands on for the Year 7 & 8 cheese roll production that is happening this week. If you have a stash at home that you are happy to donate, please leave them outside the school hall either today or tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. 

The less plastic we have to purchase, the better we can show we care for our environment. Thanks for helping us out!

Cheese roll onion choppers and ice-cream containers request.

 We are two days out from our mammoth cheese roll production day. I have two final requests.

1. Volunteers to chop some onions on Wednesday evening and return these to school Thursday morning. Please click here if you can help.

2. Ice cream containers (or similar - suitable for packaging cheese rolls). If you have a stash at home that you are happy to donate, please leave these outside the hall foyer either today or on Wednesday, morning. 

Many thanks!