Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Kaupeka Movies in Week 2 of Holidays

These holidays the Kaupeka teachers are going to the movies to watch Boss Baby, and would like to invite the students of the Kaupeka Hub to join us. 

We will be going to see the movie at Reading Cinema, at 1 pm, on Monday 24 April, and will be booking tickets to ensure we are all able to all get seats together.

As we will need to know numbers to book, we are asking that anyone who is intending on coming book using this Google Form, by Friday 22 April.  

Tickets are $11 and will need to be paid for on arrival (cash and exact amount preferable). If students are wanting to buy drinks and/or snacks they will need to bring additional money to purchase these.

Parents, siblings and friends are more than welcome to join us for the movie, please indicate this on the form if this is the case for your child.

For those who do come to the movie we will meet as a group at 12.20pm at the top of the escalator, pick up will be the same place at approximately 3pm.

If you have any questions please feel free to email whitney.hansen@stfrancischch.school.nz

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

National Young Leaders Day

National Young Leaders Day is on Tuesday May 30th this year. It is a great event for our budding leaders in Year 8 to go to. 

Information about the event can be found on this link. http://www.nyldnz.org/

The tickets cost $49 each and so this year we want to give you the choice as to whether you would like your child to attend. We will organise the transport and supervision on the day but at $49 per student we can not cover this cost. 

If you wish for your child to go to this event please indicate this on the National Young Leaders Day Google Form. The cost will be added to your Term 2 account.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Wishing You All A Blessed Easter & Holiday Break


Wishing you all lovely Easter celebrations and time for reflecting tofether.

Have a happy and safe holiday break. We look forward to seeing you all back for an exciting Term 2!

End of Term Technology creations

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Missing Items from Camp

Kia ora, hopefully everyone has had an opportunity to check out our camp post and have had a look at all the great photos from camp. 

Unfortunately not everyone came home with all of their gear list, and we have had a few items go missing from camp:

Jacket - Black rain jacket
Drink Bottle - Typo  
Shoes - Grey and orange New Balance sneakers
Shoes - Black and white Nike Air sneakers
Camera - Lumix

If your child has accidentally brought home any of these items can you please let us know whitney.hansen@stfrancischch.school.nz


Friday, 14 April 2017

Faith in Action Day

The Young Vinnies have invited our students to Faith in Action Day, which is being held on Thursday 27th April at Nazareth House. See more details on the poster below.



Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Kaupeka Camp Highlights - Glentui

The Kaupeka Team had an awesome time away on camp despite the miserable weather. We shared lots of laughs together, established great new friendships, enjoyed seconds and thirds for almost every meal and challenged ourselves during our daily activities. All adults on camp were so impressed with how our students overcame different obstacles and how everyone persevered in the rain with a positive attitude!

A big thank you to our wonderful parent helps (Jacinta, Jonathan, Julian and Blair) for helping to make our camp such a success! Thanks to all families for your delicious homemade baking - the leftovers will be shared with the Kaupeka Team throughout the last week of term.


This is how we spent our excitingly jam-packed four days together...

Day One; (Tuesday 4th April)
  • Bus ride to Glentui.
  • Safety briefing and luggage offload.
  • Waterfall walk and packed lunch.
  • Bunk room set up and unpack.
  • Games room/ free time.
  • Dinner (pork roast) and dessert (cheesecake).
  • Shower time.
  • Supper (home baking and fruit).
  • Quiet indoor games or listening to an audio book (Miss Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children).
  • Bedtime.
Waterfall walk.

Hanging out in the dining hall.

Excited to be at camp!

Team meeting and safety briefing.

Games room/free time.

Hungry for dinner!!!

PJ ready!

Day Two; (Wednesday 5th April)

Each student participated in four of the following rotations depending on which activity group they were in (Star Wars Breakout EDU, Team Building, River Safe Canyoning, Indoor Challenges, Abseiling, Swimming Pool, Survival Shelters Bivvy Building and Games Room Free Time).

  • Breakfast (cereal, toast and spaghetti).
  • Rotation one.
  • Morning tea (home baking and fruit).
  • Rotation two.
  • Lunch (chicken burger buns and wedges).
  • Rotation three.
  • Afternoon tea (home baking and fruit).
  • Rotation four.
  • Dinner (lasagna and garlic bread) and dessert (ice cream sundaes).
  • Shower time.
  • Camp concert - we had so many amazing acts!
  • Supper (home baking and fruit).
  • Bedtime.
Indoor challenges - marshmallow/spaghetti tower edition.

Indoor challenges - blindfolded (putting cups on chair legs) edition.

Team building - balloon volleyball.

Bivvy building!

Bivvy building and wet-suit ready for river canyoning!

Bivvy building with all smiles in the rain!

Star Wars Breakout EDU. 


We love ice cream sundaes!

Camp concert ready! Gymnastics and magic tricks...

Harry Potter in 99 seconds...

Hitchhiker drama skit...

Lip syncing!

Day Three; (Thursday 6th April)

Due to excessive rain, Abseiling and River Canyoning had to be cancelled for safety reasons. The group's who missed out on these activities will go back to Glentui for a day trip at later in the year. To replace these rotations, the students were involved in more team challenges (such as; a newspaper fashion show, relays, quizzes and games). 

  • Breakfast (cereal, toast and spaghetti).
  • Straw, Balloon Challenge.
  • Rotation five.
  • Morning tea (home baking and fruit).
  • Rotation six.
  • Lunch (mince nachos and wraps).
  • Quiz.
  • Rotation seven.
  • Afternoon tea (home baking and fruit).
  • Rotation eight.
  • Free time.
  • Dinner (pasta bake) and dessert (chocolate moose and cake).
  • Shower time.
  • Liturgy.
  • Trivia and Kahoot Quizzes.
  • Supper (milo, home baking and fruit).
  • Bedtime.
Straw balloon challenge - be sure to check out the videos!
Some of us were even game enough for a swim!
In the games room, battling Mrs Bryce...

Lots of laughs in the games room.

Memory challenge.

Newspaper fashion show.

Relay challenges.

Day Four; (Friday 7th April)
  • Breakfast (cereal, toast and spaghetti).
  • Pack Up and Clean (we were the first group ever to pass bunk room inspection the first time - we have some amazing cleaners! Hopefully this will translate to our bedrooms at home...)
  • Morning tea (home baking and fruit).
  • Orienteering.
  • Lunch (sausage sizzle and pizza).
  • Bus ride home.
Disappointed to be leaving...

A beautiful last day!

Enjoying some time in the sunshine!

All tuckered out.
Taking in the scenery one last time.

We will always treasure our time at Glentui!

Especially this sideways movement that became our camp dance theme... 

Make sure you check out the video of our hilarious dancing (click here).