Thursday 15 December 2022

Kauri Whānau Final 2022 Post

 Well, that's it, we are all done and dusted. We wish you all a safe and super happy holiday. We have loved doing school life with your children this year and wish the 64 wonderful Year 8s all the best, as well as our two departing Year 7s. 

There are a number of Year 8 pencil cases still in the hub. We will be back on site in late January if your child would like to pop in and collect theirs. 

Below are some pics from the Year 8 pool party and today's slip'n'slide.

Friday 9 December 2022

Kauri Whānau Weekly Update: Term 4, Week 8/9

 It's been quite a week in Year 7 & 8. Production, Top Team, Corsair Bay and quite a bit of regular learning as well!

We have the pleasure of teaching a fabulous group of children and they were outstanding this week. Their effort, talent and joy on stage; their teamwork and encouragement of each other at Top Team and the way they made the most of their day at the beach, despite the damp weather, were so good to see. What a lovely way the round up 2022, and we are not done yet!

Coming up next week:


A regular day and the children will be bringing most of their books home at the end of the day. Please make sure they have space in their bags. 


In the afternoon the 24/7 youth workers from Cashmere High and some ex-students who will be in Year 13 next year are coming to talk with the Year 8s and have some fun outside getting to know each other. 

Between 4 and 6, the Year 8s have their pool party. This is being held at 96 Fisher Avenue. Children are to bring a water bottle (no fizzy drinks), their togs, towel, sunhat and sunscreen.  We have been given a generous donation that will cover the cost of pizza, so no need to provide any food. If your child does not eat pizza, please email their home-group teacher. If children are not being collected at 6pm, we will assume they are walking home. Please email us if there are any special pick-up arrangements for your child. Many thanks to Pip and Michael for hosting this party.


Our Year 8s are to come to school dressed in their best clothes, ready for the Leavers' Assembly. This assembly starts at 11am and concludes with a lunch for the Year 8s and their parents. School finishes for Year 8 after this lunch. We would like them to head home, rather than congregating on the park. 


This will be Year 7s final day, with school finishing at 12:30. The children can bring their togs and a towel as we plan to set up a slip-and-slide. We are also planning to celebrate the end of the year for Year 7 with pizza (also donated) before they head home at 12:30.

Thank you

A huge thank you to all of the parents who have helped out this week with Top Team and our Corsair Bay trip. The children had a blast and you were a key component in making this happen.

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