Wednesday 14 March 2018

Kauri Whānau Weekly Update: Term 1 Week 6

We have had another very busy week, with leadership, duathlon and zone swimming sports. A special well done to those children who have stepped up to show they love challenge. It was heartening to see the number of children giving their all during the duathlon on Monday. We are now settling back into routine. Please check out the important messages below.

Leadership Week:

Last week was filled with lots of learning, laughter and leadership experiences. We have had such good feedback about the Year 7s, from their day leading in the junior classes. The Year 8s really made the most of the opportunities on their two day camp. See the photos at the end of this post. A big thanks to Simon, Cory and Nicola, who helped out over the two days. Also thanks to Sandy and Jarred for stepping in when my voice disappeared! 

World War One Inquiry:

This week we have leapt into our inquiry: 'Walking with an ANZAC'. The children have each been given an artefact that links to a New Zealand soldier. This artefact is linked to a website which will guide the children on a journey to research their soldier. There was lots of excitement today when the artefacts were handed out. Tomorrow, Thursday, we are off to the Airforce Museum to learn more about World War One.

Cheese roll fundraising:

Have you ordered your cheese rolls yet? A big thanks to the 13 families from our hub who have. We are aiming for 300 dozen and so far have orders for 95 dozen.  Please click here to place your order.

Our cheese roll making days are two weeks away on Wednesday March 28 and Thursday March 29. We need parent help with supplying equipment and supervisory manpower. Please click here to indicate if you can help.

Comedy Night Fundraiser:

Make sure you have marked Saturday April 7th in your diary. This is the evening of our comedy night fundraiser. Jenny will be contacting the parents who offered to help soon, to get the organisation for this evening underway. We have the comedians  booked and the alcohol licence sorted, so we are well on the way.

Dunedin Camp $$:

The exciting news of the week came when we heard that The Southern Trust agreed to grant us money towards our transport and accomodation costs for camp. We have set a target to raise $2000 from our cheese roll fundraiser and another $2000 from the comedy evening. When all the sums are done, the cost of five days of awesome learning experiences in Dunedin, including accomodation, food and transport, comes out at $160 per child. We are thrilled to be able to get this camp to such a reasonable price. A huge thanks to the Southern Trust and those supporting our fundraising projects.

Being leaders in our junior hubs.

Year 8s unlock the maze, in silence!

Tarryn inspired us with her passion for volunteering.

Catching the bus into town was a great experience. We 'sharpened the saw' at the Margaret Mahy playground.

A bedtime story before settling down for the night.

'Thinking win win', the children worked together on the climbing challenge.

Taking up the duathlon challenge.

Throughout the next two terms we will be passing on information about high school open days.

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