Thursday 15 December 2016

Kauri Whanau: last post for 2017

What an action packed fortnight we have had. Here are a few pics to show what we have been up to.

After the big climb up to Victoria Park, we had a great time chilling with friends.

On Monday morning we bonded with the children from Koru Whanau when they came to visit.

Monday afternoon was Christmas treat time, making 'hot choc' marshmallow cups.

The cooler temperature on Monday didn't stop Year 8 from having a blast at their pool and pizza party. Thanks Tracy!

Swimming, walking, cricket, rock exploring, nail painting (!!) ... we had a great time at Corsair Bay.

Amongst all this fun, there was also quite a bit of classroom learning!

Today we farewelled our Year 8s. Click on this link to view a video of the graduation assembly. A big thanks to Maddy's dad, Don, for putting this lovely movie together.

A reminder to Year 7s to come prepared (change of clothes, towel and 'weapon' - could be a plastic drink bottle), for our annual Year 7 water fight tomorrow.

Have a safe and happy Christmas everyone.

Monday 5 December 2016

Kauri Whanau: Update Term 4 Week 9

Important reminders for this week:

Tuesday Dec 6th: A Very Kauri Christmas

We are very excited to be bringing you our original Christmas show tomorrow evening. Please make sure that your child is at the school hall by 6:45pm. They need to be in costume and ready to go. We ask audience members to bring a gold coin donation. The PTA will have ice-creams for sale at the show: Fru Jus for $2.50 and Kapiti vanilla bean ice cream tubs for $1. The show will finish by 8pm.  No child can leave the hall without a parent or caregiver.

The children will not be at Champion Street tomorrow, Tuesday, as they are coming directly to Beckenham after technology for a final rehearsal.

Wednesday December 7th: Top Team and Canterbury Athletics

We are crossing our fingers for a fine afternoon on Wednesday for our top team event. All children will need a change of clothes (we recommend a thermal top, e.g. polypro) and a small towel, in a plastic bag. Many thanks to Jo, Elise, Huriana and Rebecca who will be helping out with this fun filled activity; please be here by 12:30. We still need two more parent helpers. Please email one of us if you can help out.
We will be at Champion St all day on Wednesday.

Canterbury athletics. We wish Henry, Vita, Lauren, William, Amelia, Shakira, Joe and Dominic all the best for the Canterbury athletics competition in Ashburton. 

Thursday December 8th: Final celebration assembly and helpers afternoon tea

The assembly starts at 2pm. This will be preceded by a helpers thank you afternoon tea which starts at 1:30 in the hall. 

Friday December 9th: Victoria Park walk

Children are to be at Beckenham by 8:50am. We will not be going to Champion Street this day. Children will need a daypack with a large (or 2) water bottle, a substantial lunch, sunblock, sunhat and a warm top. They are to wear mufti suitable for hiking in. Many thanks to Mike, Suu and Katherine who will be joining us. We need just two more parent volunteers. Please email one of us if you can help.

Week 10

Monday December 12th: Year 8 pool and pizza party

A normal day at Champion Street. Year 8 children are invited to a pool and pizza party at Tracy's place, 101 Studholme St, just off Somerfield St. Please drop children off at 4pm, with togs, and collect them by 6pm. 

Tuesday December 13th: Corsair Bay trip 

Children are to be at Beckenham by 8:50. We will not be at Champion St this day. Thanks to Tanya, Kate, Desiree and Jill who will be accompanying us to Corsair Bay. We will be leaving Beckenham at 10:30am and returning by 3pm. We still need two more parent helpers for this trip. Please email one of us if you can help. Children will need a daypack with a water bottle, a substantial lunch, sunblock, sunhat, togs and a towel and a warm top. 

Wednesday December 14th: A normal day at Champion Street.

Thursday December 15th: Year 8 leavers' graduation assembly and lunch

Year 8s may arrive at Beckenham by 10:45, dressed in their best clothes. Everyone else catches the bus at 8:30 as usual. Year 8s finish the year after the leavers' lunch, which will wind up by 1:15pm. Year 7s will be back at Champion St for the afternoon. If you have yet to respond to the leavers' lunch invitation, please click here and fill out the form. If you have yet to send Nicky a photo of your Year 8 when they started school, please email that to Nicky ASAP, or send in a photo for scanning.

Friday December 16th: Last day (morning) for Year 1-7

Normal morning at Champion St. School will finish at the end of the morning, with children arriving back at Beckenham by 12:30.

Saturday December 17th: Phew we made it!

Any Year 7 parents who would like to join us for our Wainui camp next year, from Monday Feb 27th  until Friday March 3rd, need to click here and fill in this form. 

Here is a wee glimpse of  'A Very Kauri Christmas'.