Book Character Day


Don’t forget book character day tomorrow. It is always a lot of fun. Have a dig around in the dress up box, or use your imagination to come up with a creative character.
All children get the opportunity to chat about their character tomorrow at assembly – so make sure that they have a fact or two up their sleeve.
Parents are very welcome to attend the book character assembly – it starts at 9.15 am and goes for an hour or so. After that please stay on and read a favourite book (or chapter) to a group of eager children. Morning tea will follow in the staff room. We also have a great selection of books from Wright’s Paper Plus in the foyer. You are VERY welcome to donate one to the school library. If you do, a bookplate with your family’s / child’s name will be placed in the book and they will be the first borrowers!


Gym Stars

CHAMPIONS: The performance team with Taupo MP (and Jessica's Mum!) Lousie Upston.

CHAMPIONS: The performance team with Taupo MP (and Jessica’s Mum!) Lousie Upston.

Congratulations to our gymnastics team who had a great day at the recent Cambridge Gymnastic Festival. Our performance team placed first in their category and won the best overall team performance at the championships. Congratulations to coach Nikki Willis and the team!

Melbourne Visit

P1160958Our principal, David Graham, enjoyed a successful visit to Melbourne looking at high performing schools and their transition to modern learning environments. He was reassured to see that teaching and learning at Karapiro School is up there with the best of what he saw there. A presentation of David’s visit is available by clicking here.

2014-05-28 13.21.31 Our parent help programme was in full swing this morning with Amanda, David and Tracey all gifting their time to support learning in the classrooms. Our students LOVED having them there to provide help and feedback. If you have a morning or two to spare, then please contact us if you would like to get involved!2014-05-28 13.22.29 2014-05-28 13.22.46

Leading the way.

Student leaders, Deon, Josh and Nature.

Student leaders, Deon, Josh and Nature.

Our school leaders Deon, Josh and Nature are doing a fantastic job in helping to ensure that Karapiro School is a safe, fun and happy place to learn. Every Monday our leaders talk about the virtue we are focussing on for that week. At the moment we are looking at responsibility and what it means to be responsible for our learning, for our behaviour, for our belongings and for our relationships with others.

IMPORTANT: Website links working again!

Hooray, after a few days of inactive links on our website – everything seems to be working well again! Our cloud storage provider Dropbox temporarily disabled the links while a potential security threat was sorted out . So now you can once again enjoy our current and past newsletters and the policy documents on the BOT page!!