Topic: Term 1 2013 the senior students are investigating their family histories and writing their cultural stories. It is interesting discovering more about our families and the reasons they had for choosing NZ as their home.
Seed Books: students write best when they have something to say. By collecting "seeds" students find it much easier to recall events which leads to creative and informative writing. Parents are strongly encouraged to support their children in collection of seeds and talking about them. Seeds can be any number of things, even things you might think of as insignificant. This makes a huge difference to student learning and success as writers.
Drums: a big THANKYOU to Grady Holland for donating his drum kit to the school. He has also given up his own time to teach a group of senior boys some basic skills. We wish him all the best for the future.
BNZ - putting your money to good use
The BNZ offered us a donation of $300 if we could think of how we could put the money to good use and benefit our community.
Three students investigated 3 different worthy causes; Dylan proposed to update our music room and equipment, Michael proposed an extension to the vegetable garden, and Luke proposed cleaning up the graffiti around the school and painting a mural on one wall. BNZ staff Cathrine and Paul were very impressed with all the presentations and we were awarded $300 which we will use to benefit our community.