Oldest and youngest students Nature and Lochlan help Waipa Mayor Jim Mylchreest to cut the ribbon.
Our new playground is proving to be a VERY popular addition to our school with children rushing to get here in the morning to maximise the time they have to challenge themselves on the new structure.
It was great to have Mayor of Waipa Jim Mylchreest come along to the opening, to acknowledge the tremendous combined work of our community in completing the project, and to officially cut the ribbon. Thank you to everyone who came along to the opening and to everyone who has helped us to create such a wonderful new asset.
Playground Grand Opening
Our playground is finished!
Thank you to everyone who has helped with fundraising and / or construction.
This Wednesday 5 March at 5pm we will be having a grand opening with Waipa District Mayor Jim Mylchreest.
All Karapiro school families and friends are welcome to come along. We will have a song or two, a speech or two and then we will cut the ribbon and have a play! The pool will also be available.
After landscaping, the budget won’t quite stretch to catering, so we are asking families to bring along a plate of finger food to share and your own drinks.
We hope that you will be able to join us.
To make organisation a little easier, students are welcome to stay at school until the opening, we will provide supervision and afternoon tea.
Karapiro School students, BOT and staff
A notice with a return slip will be coming home today.
Thank you again to EVERYONE who has contributed to the working bees to prepare the groundwork for our new playground. We have had four very successful working bees and dozens of people have gifted their skill and hard work. Our students are really looking forward to trying out the new structure and they will get their chance at the grand opening! This will take place at 5 pm on Wednesday 5 March. All of the people who have supported us, made donations or provide discounted goods and services have been invited along as well as all of our students and their families and friends. We are asking families to bring along a plate of food to share and your own drinks. The school will provide refreshments for our guests and sponsors. We hope to see you there!
We had a terrific time at Camp Rotorua 2014. Thank you all for your wonderful contributions to a successful camp. It was great to share some amazing experiences with our students including visiting Mokoia Island, singing to the masses at Whakarewarewa and riding the Redwoods mountain bike trials. These shared experiences are providing excellent motivation for learning programmes including writing and art. I would like to say a special thanks to all of the parents who took time away from busy schedules to help ensure a safe and happy camp. Thanks also to the teaching staff for again leaving their regular lives behind to provide our students with such a wonderful opportunity. I would like to thank our bus driver David Roigard for transporting our students safely from venue to venue and for being so kind and accommodating. We would all like to say a special thank you to Jenny for the countless hours she devoted to ensuring that all aspects of camp were so carefully and meticulously planned and organised.
School parent Mathew Clark spent time talking with our students today. Mathew is on a 2000 km walk from Cape Reinga to Bluff campaigning against child abuse. Mathew expects to take two months to complete the walk. We will be following his progress as he continues on his mammoth journey for a worthy cause.
Harrison carves up the slalom course.
Happy Bike Wise month! As part of our camp programme, our students will be riding the Redwoods Mountain Bike Trials!! To help prepare them we organised sessions with Anton from Project Energize covering bike safety, bike handling and practical skills. We are all looking forward to putting our new skills to the test in the Redwoods!
Many hands make … a retaining wall!!
Thank you to the skilled and dedicated team of parents who have done such a great job preparing the site for the new playground. This has saved a great deal of money which has instead been spent on the new playground structure.