Cheerleading Champs (again!!)

2015-06-12 15.44.15What a fantastic day at Cambridge Gymsports! After some individual successes including a first placing for Drew, we finished off the day participating in the group performance competition. We came first in cheerleading and won best overall performance, to add to last year’s first placings! We are super proud of the team. They were committed when it came to practices and all their hard work paid off!! Well done Sam, Drew, Isabella, Ava, Nicole, Tip, Chad, Bianca, Georgia, Lilly, Aoife, Jacob and coach Mrs Willis!!

Breakfast of Champions!

2015-05-13 10.05.55We had a great morning at our Boys’ Breakfast with WORLD CHAMPION cyclists Sam Webster and Ethan Mitchell. Sam and Ethan (along with Eddie Dawkins) won gold in the team sprint at the 2014 World Championships. Sam and Ethan spoke about their passion for cycling and the dedication that is needed to reach the top Thank you to Fresh Choice Supermarket, Leamington for sponsoring the event and to all of the dads and grandfathers who joined us for the morning!

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Learning Agents at the National Young Leaders Day

LAOur learning agents had an inspirational day at the National Young Leaders day In Rotorua! They listened to some fantastic speakers including William Pike, Terry Christiansen and All Black legend Wayne ‘Buck’ Shelford. Our students heard some important messages about believing in yourself and supporting others. #NYLDNZ


P1210667Thank you to our senior students and deputy principal Nikki Willis for presenting such a thoughtful and moving ANZAC Assembly this morning. A large number of parents joined us as children shared their learning, including stories, poetry, songs and artwork that captured the ANZAC spirit. Please remember the Gallipoli Light Show playing on a 10 minute loop on the front of the Town Hall from 7 – 9 pm tonight. Our senior students will also lay a wreath on our behalf at the Civic Ceremony, tomorrow, ANZAC Day at 8.30 am.



2015-04-20 16.34.51A very poignant lesson about our ANZAC history this week. The children in Room 1 worked to construct small white crosses as part of a ‘Field of Remembrance’ honouring 30 of the many thousands who lost their lives serving our country. We hope that you will be able to make it to our ANZA assembly on Friday 24 April. 9.15 am. Here at school.

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Happy Easter!

Karapiro School on the summit of RangitotoThank you to everyone for all of your hard work this term. We can look back on nine weeks of focused learning and impressive progress. We also have great memories of an exciting camp in Auckland, very positive parent sharing meetings and a number of sports events. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our school, from our January working bee through to our recent writing meetings. Your support is truly valued. Enjoy a happy Easter break and we look forward to seeing you all again on Monday 20 April.
Don’t forget the Life Skills Easter Egg hunt, this Sunday at the Boatshed Cafe
Only $5 per family. Waikato Valley Chocolates have kindly donated 400 Easter Eggs to be hunted down!!

Camp Auckland

We had a very exciting transport themed camp in Auckland featuring planes, trains and automobiles as well as the odd ferry! Thank you to everyone who helped out!

All the pics are on our Facebook page – the link is in the column to the right.P1200586