HIGH FLYER: Lucas clears the high jump bar.
What a great day we had at the senior athletics last week. Our students competed well, winning many events and taking out the interschool relay. They also impressed with their excellent behaviour and mature attitude to being sun smart on a very hot day. All of our students made sure they were wearing hats, put plenty of sun block on and took cover in the shade tents when waiting to compete.
Our students, along with a number of parent volunteers also stepped into the breach when the organising school, at very late notice, said they could not cater at the event. A wonderful, tasty, healthy and nutritious lunch including sushi, ham rolls and homemade muffins was produced and enjoyed by those present. Thank you to everyone who stepped in and helped. As well as ensuring that the athletes and supporters did not go hungry, we also made a profit of over $800 which will go to our new playground.
Our learning agents had their final session for the year at Karapiro School before visiting Hobbiton. The learning agents are a group of students from Karapiro, Hautapu, Roto-o-Rangi, Horahora and Goodwood schools who get together throughout the year to investigate ways that learning can be enhanced across their schools. The visit to Hobbiton was their reward for a year of challenging and important work!
We had another terrific day at Ag Day with a great range of animals and indoor displays. Many visitors, including the children from Cambridge Kindergarten, spent the day with us. A number of our students went on to enjoy success and the Cambridge Group Day.
Welcome back to another exciting term of learning at Karapiro School.
We would like to say a special welcome to Izzy, Temperance and Belle who all started with us today!!
Our end of year concert is Peter Pan. If you would like to audition for the main role the audition song can be found here. the instrumental version is here.
If you would like to try out for Wendy the audition song is here. The instrumental version is here!
Auditions postponed and will now start Monday 26 October
Olivia is all smiles despite the cold.
Our hardy year six students had an awesome time on the annual ski trip to Mt Ruapehu. There was plenty of SNOW, on the slopes and falling from the sky! All of our skiers and snowboarders quickly got the hang of it and were soon zooming down the mountain. Pipers Lodge once again gave us a warm welcome and rock climbing and swimming sessions added to an adventurous trip. Thanks to the parents who came along to help out. There are more photos here
Mischa, Isabella and Thomas are ready to sell.
Our students are currently manufacturing a range of food products as part of our technology curriculum. Room 2 was the first class to take their product to the market, a range of savoury and sweet muffins. As part of their investigation the class product tested and surveyed their customers to find out which muffins would be the most popular. They also worked out pricing for their muffins and designed the advertising materials to promote their muffin day. Teacher Cathy Smith said “the children did a great job and built an understanding of how food products are developed and marketed.” Thanks in part to donated ingredients from Countdown supermarket, the muffin project returned a handsome profit which will be used to purchase new library books. The other classes at the school are also developing their own food products including baked potatoes, pizzas and a range of “Food Truck” inspired healthy takeaways. You can see some more photos by clicking here
Karapiro Students pose with their All Black heroes.
The Karapiro School Rippa Rugby Team was lucky enough to spend an afternoon training with the All Blacks in the lead up to the Hamilton test match against Argentina. Our team was one of six Waikato teams chosen to experience a training session with the All Blacks before playing some games alongside them and having the opportunity to get photos and autographs. The team was selected to meet the All Blacks after winning the annual Cambridge Rippa Rugby Tournament earlier in the year. Team coach and Deputy Principal Nikki Willis said “the All Blacks’ players were fantastic, they were really down to earth and enjoyed working with the children. They made the time to chat with each child and to share a joke or two.” Kaitlyn Ansell was also lucky enough to pick up a prize of tickets to the Hamilton test match as part of the event. You can see some more photos by clicking here.