New Lunch Boxes
Waipara School recently received a grant from the Canterbury Waste Joint Committee to purchase new lunch boxes for the children in our school. The purpose of the grant and the lunch boxes is to minimise waste from packaging and glad wrap. Children chose from a selection of five different bento lunch boxes. Here, three boys […]
As a class reward, Harakeke chose face painting and this was creatively done by wonderful parent, Jess. At the conclusion of the painting, we had several lions lying all over the mat, joined by a princess, Spider Man and a dear little butterfly. The children thoroughly enjoyed receiving their Ten Balloon Reward.
WAIPARA SCHOOL VISIT TO THE CANTERBURY A and P SHOW
Thanks to the adults who availed themselves to spend the day at the show supervising groups of children. Each child had $10 to spend – payment for doing work at home and they spent this on whatever they wanted – chips, balls, balloons, candyfloss, boat rides, pony rides – the list was endless.Much fun had […]
GUYS LYING AROUND
Waipara School children worked in groups of three or four to bring along the bits and pieces required to make a guy to stand around the bonfire at the Annual Waipara Fireworks’ Event held at the Glenmark Domain. Stuffed with newspaper or hay, they went up in a gigantic puff of smoke. Farewell and thanks […]
CHRISTCHURCH CHOIR FESTIVAL
Kanuka children and Mrs Grigg did themselves proud being the best they could be in singing at the Christchurch Choir Festival held recently at theChristchurch Town Hall. It was a spectacular evening with magnificent music. Thanks to all of the parents who went along and listened to the wonderment of children’s voice and musicianship. Job […]
WAIPARA SCHOOL PET DAY 2022
The day dawned a little cooler as to what we have enjoyed in the past, but that did not deter the animals, parents, and community members from coming out in their droves to view this year’s selection of pets. Dogs, lambs, sheep, a goat, a calf, and a dead tarantula made up some of the […]
AOTEAROA COMMUNITY WELLBEING TRUST
The Te Ahi Ora Fire and Flow show visited our school and gave the children experience of twirling sticks around hands and bodies during the day. At night, Josh and Chris returned to our school grounds and gave the assembled masses, real fire sticks and real fire! The children had a ball and were very […]
SCHOOL COUNCIL PINK DAY
A sea of pink greeted our playground last Friday as children made the most of not having to wear their school uniform and come dressed in pink clothing of their choice. Beautiful garments were a sight to behold. Two Harakeke lads pose for the camera.
Kanuka Camp To The Boyle River
Returning tired but exhilarated from an outdoor, adventurous camp, Kanuka children flopped into their parents’ waiting vehicles on Friday afternoon. The children were involved in lots of walking, up hill and down dale, abseiling, shelter building, zip lining across the Boyle River and two wiring back, climbing high trees and being involved in adventure based […]
New Furniture In Kanuka
Recently our school received funding from the Kate Valley Landfill Community Trust to purchase new furniture for the senior children in our school. Tables replace the individual desks and moveable trolleys with tote trays house their bits and pieces. The children look pretty pleased with these new additions to their classroom.