Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Shared Lunch on Thursday

On Thursday the children are going to be celebrating a shared lunch focusing on the cultures of the world as part of the immersion process for our Term 4 PBL. Children have selected a country and have been asked to bring a small plate of food to share with the hub.

Children will not need lunch on Thursday, however will still need to bring morning tea.

Any questions, email whitney.hansen@stfrancischch.school.nz

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Koru Games

We had an awesome time at Koru Games last week. We joined over 30 other schools to participate in tennis, football, volleyball, table tennis, lawn bowls, netball and basketball. Competition was fierce in all sports but our children did us proud.

Huge congratulations go to Jorja and Joe for coming third in the mixed doubles at tennis and to Anna and Ellen for coming fifth out of thirty teams at lawn bowls.

A huge thank you to all of our parent helpers that gave up their own time to help - Andrea, Susan, Nikki, Paulette, Jayne, Lisa, Tere, Nicole, Kelly, Alexandria, Suzanne, Emma and Alida. We couldn't have gone to this incredible event without your help. Thank you again!



Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Kaupeka Performance Details

A reminder that our team will be sharing our PBL showcase on Thursday 27 September along with Tumu. In previous information shared with you the performance times were listed with Tumu as 11:00am - 1:00pm and 6:00pm - 8:00pm. 

You are more than welcome to join us for both of these performances, however if you would prefer to just attend the Kaupeka performance our start times will be 12.00 pm and 7 pm with an aim to start seating everyone 15 minutes before the start times. 

Tickets are still available for both of these performances and can be purchased, with a can of food or other non-perishable food items, at the office during school hours or on the door of the performances.

It would be great if all Kaupeka students could be at school in the Kaupeka Hub by 6.10 pm for our evening performance.

All students have had an opportunity to share with us what they would like purchased in terms of costuming, some groups however opted to use costuming or clothing that they already own. Your child will have an understanding of what is needed for their group and should have organised this already. Please let us know if this is not the case, as there is no expectation that parents will be purchasing new items for this performance.

We are looking forward to seeing those of you who can make it. Through our performance we hope to answer our driving question for our PBL this term: How do we effectively use the elements of performance arts dance - to entertain, through the context of a traditional māori legend.

Please feel free to email if you have any questions whitney.hansen@stfrancischch.school.nz

Friday, 14 September 2018

Hub Speeches - Legacy

This term we did speeches on the topic "Legacy". Students talked about the legacy they hope to leave behind. For some this was something they wanted to be remembered based on their time at St Francis of Assisi. For others it was how they might impact the lives of others or their world. 


All students presented these speeches to their home bases in Week 5 and then 4 - 5 student from each home base presented at our school finals. We were lucky enough to have Mrs Methven be our judge for this event and from here the students below have been chosen to represent St Francis of Assisi at the Year 5 - 8 Rotary Speech Semi Finals, which will be held on Wednesday 19 September.

Year 7 

Monique Riddle - My Legacy - No more endangered animals in New Zealand
Ellen Scott - My Legacy - No plastic
Sam Tippen - My Legacy - No bullying 

Year 8 

Mieke Kriek - My Legacy - Change social media pressure
Liana Borkus - My Legacy - What I will leave behind
Charlotte Lyons - Legacy - Why you should leave one behind at school

We wish them all good luck next week! 

What is your legacy?

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Dance Fitness Sessions

For PBL this term, Kaupeka's major focus has been their dance production to the Maori Creation story, which they are getting ready to perform in Week 10. Every Tuesday for fitness, the children have been participating in a dance fitness program called Māori Movement, which focuses on movement for each of the main characters of the story. Below are some action snaps that Miss Lover captured during last Tuesdays session.