Saturday, 21 July 2007

Waitati School column for August

Term 2 proved to be a very successful with excellent work and high
achievement in the two Inquiry Based Learning topics of Transportation
and The Human Body.

A highlight of the term was the Maatariki celebrations which resulted
in a hangi put down very ably by Bernard Muilane, Brett Fairweather,
Peter Woods and Nathan Clark with food being prepared by Nicky Clarke,
Louise Burnside, Steph Kelly, Jenna Packer and Ruapuke Parata. The kai
was outstanding. Thank you to Kerri Cleaver for delivering the
karakia. Also as part of the proceedings was a lantern parade fronm
the school down to the hall. Special thanks to Mandy Mayhem, Sandra
Feint and Karan Snow for all of their time and skill in the making of
the lanterns and the lantern parade. Thanks to the Waikouaiti
Community Trust for donating funds to assist with the hangi.

The Waitati seniors went on another mountaineering adventure when they
conquered Swampy with their colleagues from across the Bay at
Warrington School. Thank you Nathan Parker for organizing this for us.

Term 3 promises to be busy, exciting and stimulating. This term the
children are preparing for the whole school production of "The Pirates
of Ben's Aunts", an amusing tale of pirates, including singing dancing
and overacting! The whole school will also participate in a 5 day
Aquatics programme at Moana Pool, covering swimming, diving and water
safety. Week 2 sees the Year 7-8 class off to Coronet Peak for a week
of skiing for their senior class camp.

Very busy on top of all of the Numeracy, Literacy, Inquiry Based
Learning and sports practices.

by David Grant
Principal

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