Wednesday 8 May 2019

Kauri Whānau Weekly Update: Term 1 Week 2

The children are settling back into routines well this week. Dance for ShowQuest and getting underway with winter sport are keeping us very busy. Please read important messages about these events below. We have our fundraising Bingo Night in less than a fortnight and would love to see more tickets moving.

Bingo Fundraiser

Thanks to the 8 families who have brought tickets for our Comedy Bingo evening on Saturday, May 18th.  This is 8 out of our 105 families. We need more support for this event, which is directly raising money to reduce the cost of camp and ShowQuest. Please encourage your friends and family to come along. It really is a fun night out. Click this link to book tickets.

Many thanks to those who have offered to donate a prize to our hamper raffle. A reminder that these need to be unopened, nonperishable & not expired items: sauces, relishes, chocolates, sweets & pamper items. Please drop your item(s) off in the box that will be on our spotty table in our hub over the next week.

There are other ways to help with this event, including donating prizes. Please click this link to see how you can help.  If you are a Facebook user, please share this link.

Please do your bit and support this fundraising event.


Excitement is building as May 21st, our ShowQuest day draws nearer. A reminder that children will be required from morning through to evening. We will bus the children there and they will need to be collected at the end of the evening or after our performance, from the Town Hall. Unfortunately, the performance order is not drawn until 5pm that day, so pick-up time will be notified until late in the day.

Tickets can be purchased from Ticketech.

Please see the following list for the costume requirements for your child. We have yet to hear from anyone who needs support to sort a costume for their child. Please let us know if you do.

  • The Chair Dance - School uniform (red polo shirt, black shorts or leggings). 
  • Teacher (Jain) - Knee length skirt, shirt or blouse, tights, black shoes.
  • Cyber Bullying scene - Girls: black singlet and black leggings. We are providing a white skirt. Boys: white t-shirt and black shorts. Dance slippers or toe savers are preferred.
  • Removing labels - Black long sleeved top and black leggings, shorts or trousers. Children will be barefoot.
  • Finale - School uniform (red polo shirt, black shorts or leggings). 

Winter Sport

Winter Sport starts on Friday 17th of May and continues each Friday until mid-August. Winter Sport is an optional event. While there is a competitive element to Winter Sport, the primary focus is on fun and participation. Many thanks to the parents who are volunteering their time to coach and manage teams; we couldn’t offer this opportunity without your support.

Children who are not participating in Winter Sport will participate in an alternative sports programme at school.

Football, hockey and netball games will be held at Hagley Park while hockey will be at Nunweek Park. The children will travel to their games by bus and a request for a donation to cover this cost will be added to your child’s account.

Children will be provided with a polo shirt, football shirt or netball dress to wear for their games. Hockey players will be provided with a stick if they need one.

On Winter Sport days, children may come to school in their sports uniform provided that they also have a red fleece or senior jacket that they can wear over the top whilst at assembly. Netball players should come to school in their uniform and get changed at morning tea. On occasion, winter sport may be cancelled due to bad weather. This call is not usually made until 10:30 and so children should come to school with their gear even on days when the weather looks dubious.

Gear List

The following gear list has essential items that your child will need every Friday. It is a part of their commitment to their team that they come prepared each week. Failure to bring items may result in your child being unable to play.

All children
  • A warm layer to put on after their game
  • Drink bottle
  • Personal medication (such as inhalers)
  • No jewellery should be worn

  • Football boots
  • Shin guards

  • Shin Guards
  • Mouth Guard

  • Hair must be tied back and nails kept short

The children will return to school in time for the end of the school day.

Science Request

We are in need of some 750ml plastic bottles (Pump style). Please send any you have lying around to school.

High School Info.

If you are interested in attending an Open Night for a particular high school, please check that school's website for details. We only share info that is sent to us.

Cross Country

It was wonderful to see so many of our children giving their best at the Cross Country on Monday. Their support of the younger children was fabulous.

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