Friday 12 July 2013

Tuesday start!

A reminder that Monday July 29 is a teacher only day. We look forward to welcoming all students back on Tuesday July 30th.

End of term 2

Wow, here we are half way through the year! It has been a busy term in the intermediate team with lots of highlights. We are looking forward to a chance to catch our breath over the next two weeks.

Home Learning: if you would like to make any changes to your child's home learning contract please email their teacher. The options are the same as for this term.

Coming up next term...

Arts: we start Arts Academies (drama, dance, music, singing, visual arts), working towards our production on Ali Baba / Aladdin in term 4

Winter Tournament: Wednesday August 7th in the morning

DARE (drug abuse resistance education) in weeks 2 and 3

Cantamath: Wednesday August 14

Senior School Show Case Evening: Year 5 - 8: The purpose of this evening is to celebrate learning and performance in Years 5 - 8 and to promote Year 7 & 8. Thursday August 15

Last Friday at winter sport: August 30

Learning Conferences: September 4th and 5th

Year 7 & 8 Speech Finals: Friday Sept 6th

Year 8 testing at Cashmere High: Thursday Sept 12

Ski day: Thursday September 19

And lots of literacy and numeracy!

Monday 8 July 2013

Week 10 Update

Cashmere High Talk: on Thursday July 11 at 7:30pm Mark Wilson from Cashmere High Schhol will be talking with prospective families in the school hall.

Reports: these will be ant home on Monday, earlier than the rest of the school, as some high school applications require copies of the most recent report.

Teacher only day: school will start on Tuesday July 30 next term, as we have a teacher only day on the Monday.

Media team: over the past two Mondays and again this Monday the media team have been working with a tutor from NET to create movies about life in Year 7 & 8 at Beckenham.

Art Exhibition: grand opening tonight from 5:30 - 7pm. Also open during the day, until 4pm, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

No sport this Friday.

Parent help on ski day: if you would like to help out at our ski day on Sept 19, please send me an email:  In your message please explain your skiing skill level and any other relevant skills. We would like to take some parents who are skiers, but will also want some non-skiers.

Coming soon:

  • Form to complete re ski day at Mt Hutt on September 19.
  • Information about Year 7 & 8 camp to Dunedin next year (April 7 - 11) and fundraising plan.