Friday, 7 December 2018

Kaupeka Big Day Out

On Wednesday 12 December we will be travelling to Omaka Scout Camp to take part in a range of Outdoor activities. Please find the timetable below. We will be travelling to and from the camp by bus and will be leaving school no later than 8 am and arriving back at school by 4pm. As we are leaving earlier than the normal school start time we are asking that all students at at school with the gear list below by 7.45am. 
Students are allowed to wear mufti on this day and will need to bring:

Sunblock and a sun hat 
Raincoat or jacket - if wet 
Insect repellant 
Drink bottle 
Morning tea & lunch 
Snacks
A change of clothes 
Togs & towel - Students should come to school on the day wearing their togs underneath their clothing.
Shoes that you can wet (no jandals or crocs) and another pair of shoes for the trip home.

If the weather is fine, students should wear shorts, a t-shirt and a hat. If it is wet they will also need to wear a beanie and warm jersey.

Part of the money raised by the Kaupeka Hub from our Market Day will be used to help fund this trip, therefore there will be no extra cost for transport or participation in these activities.

Thank you to the following parents who have offered to help on this trip:

Anna Gavigan 
Julian Meates
Johnathan McKenzie 

We still need at least 2-3 more parents to help on the day, worse case scenario if we don't get the numbers for parent help we would need to cancel the trip. I have been told by various students that their parents could potentially help, if that is you and you can, it would great if you could email whitney.hansen@stfrancischch.school.nz and let us know as soon as possible.

Please note that there is no Year 7/8 touch on this Wednesday. 

If you have any other questions regarding this event or anything else happening between now and the end of the year please feel free to email.

Thanks - Kaupeka Teachers

Monday, 26 November 2018

Pool Day

Hi Everyone


On Friday the 30th of November, the senior school will be travelling by buses to Waltham Pool,
leaving school at 10:15am and returning by 2:20pm. We need parent help to supervise at the pool
on the day. Thank you to those of you who have already offered to help. We still require more parents
to help with supervision. Please let your child’s home base know if you are able to help.


Students will need to be organised with the following items on the day:
  • Wearing School Sports uniform
  • School Jacket or another warm coat
  • School hat
  • A healthy packed lunch
  • Plenty to drink
  • Sunscreen
  • Necessary medication
  • Togs
  • A rash vest over togs is recommended to assist with being sun smart.
  • Towel
  • Swim bag for wet items


Many Thanks

Friday, 23 November 2018

Term 4 Dates

As this term is jam packed with activities we thought we would flick out a quick post to re-share some of our upcoming dates:

Tuesday 27 November - Te Ara Tūhura Cluster Kapa Haka Celebration
Wednesday 28 November - Primary Sport Canterbury Triathlon
Friday 30 November - Tumu and Kaupeka EOY Pool Day
Friday 30 November - Year 8 Disco

Tuesday 4 December - Community Market Day (Final Project Term 4 PBL)
Wednesday 5 December - Primary Sport Canterbury Athletics
Friday 7 December - Academic Excellence Awards

Tuesday 11 December - Term 4 Sports Awards
Tuesday 11 December - Year 7 Leadership Day
Tuesday 11 December - Year 8 Retreat
Wednesday 12 December - Kaupeka Big Day Out (Leaving School 8 am - Arriving back 4pm)

Wednesday 12 December - Year 8 Dinner
Friday 14 December - Tumu and Kaupeka Cricket Tournament

Monday 17 December - Tumu and Kaupeka Prizegiving
Tuesday 18 December - Whole School Mass

Closer to the time of some of these events we will send out further details. 


We would love to hear from you if you are available to be a parent help on either the Pool Day next Friday or assist at the Kaupeka BDO, which will involve the students taking part in a wide range of outdoor activities.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions regarding any of the activities above - whitney.hansen@stfrancischch.school.nz

Don't forget to keep checking the school calendar on our new school website, and the fortnightly school newsletter for upcoming events and details.

Students also have a what's happening doc which has the events above along with some of the learning they have due at the moment - it would be great if you get the time to check in with them and see how they are going with this.

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!