Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Homebase Visits to Diana Isaac - Housie Time!

Over the past three weeks, our students have been visiting the residents at Diana Isaac Retirement Village to learn how to play housie. They absolutely loved their time with the residents and keep asking when their next visit will be!

Excerpt from Ryman Healthcare's News by Lindsay Harrison

Residents at Diana Isaac recently enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon playing housie with the children from St Francis of Assisi school in Mairehau. Most of the children had never played housie before, therefore our resident Jack Brunton stepped up to the mike to provide some pointers. 

The children soon got into the swing of it but were a little shy at first to call out ‘housie’ when they won! But that didn’t last long! Once their confidence grew, so did the noise level! Jack was there to keep the children in line, calling ‘order, order’ when everyone got a little too excited. 

Some residents sat down with the children to help them along, whilst others handed out the prized lollies for the lucky winners. Jack kept the children entertained with his clever number calling, reminding the children to listen out for his age, number 28!!!

There was laughter and smiles galore with the children already wondering when their next housie game would be. As they set off to walk back to school all sugared up for their parents, Jack exclaimed, “Gee, I’ve never had so many nice faces looking up at me!” 

Photo Credit: Lindsay Harrison

Olivia C's Rabbit Visits Kaupeka

Last week, Olivia C brought her three legged bunny to school to visit the Kaupeka Team. The students were in awe of the bunny's recovery story and loved spending the morning having a cuddle!

Friday, 1 June 2018

Kaupeka's Caritas Assembly

Our Assembly for this week was themed around our Caritas Challenge, Social Justice, overcoming poverty and spreading kindness to others. 

Our students did a fabulous job of presenting our simulated learning experience and sharing their reflections.

Congratulations to our Principal Award winners!

Congratulations to our short story competition winners!

We raised $2269 for Timor-Leste (this includes the secondhand market fundraiser and sponsored cash donations only - we are still waiting to hear back about how much was fundraised through the online donations). 

We would like to thank everyone for their support and sponsorship!

Life Education

Kaupeka had their first few sessions in the Life Education trailer this week and will finish their learning sessions on the Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. They have been learning about different ways to grow as young leaders and have discovered some of their own personality traits. The students are learning how they can apply their traits and strengths together to enhance collaborative group projects. The Kaupeka students loved these sessions so far and have enjoyed getting to see Harold the Giraffe again!

Hickory Dickory Dash - Kākano & Kaupeka

The Trans-Tasman National Simultaneous Storytime for 2018 occurred on Wednesday 23 May at 11am where Hickory Dickory Dash was read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. Kākano and Kaupeka participated in this read aloud together in Kākano's flash new hub. Afterwards, the Kākano students showed the Kaupeka students around their new learning space!