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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Our parents were stars this weekend...

A huge thank you to our Stars who under- took the mammoth job of catering for 'Stars in their Eyes'. A special thank you to Jo and Jo for their fantastic organising of the catering, also to the 100% of parents who came to help and not forgetting Bill and Ms Johnstone.
You are all stars in our eyes. Mrs Blackmore

PS: (Ms J thought Graham Tweed's impersonation of Joe Cocker sounded much better than the original when Ms Johnstone attended the concert in the 1970's)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Pioneer Generation ~ Mt Stuart Wind Farm Opening ~ Global Wind Day

Today Waitahuna School was privileged to attend the Opening of the Mount Stuart Wind Farm. Although we couldn't visit the Wind Farm due to there being 2 inches of snow on Mount Stuart, we were warmly welcomed at the Waitahuna Hall.  The school was centre stage and the childrens' behaviour and manners were a credit to them.  Fraser Jonker, Pioneer Generations CEO gave a presentation which supported many of the things the children have learnt about during our Wind Energy Unit. Mr Jonker also highlighted the relationship that has been formed between their company and Waitahuna School and commented that Waitahuna School was 'INSPIRATIONAL'.

We would like to thank the friends of school who came with us to share this historic opening and also credit goes to our wonderful parents who took the time to prepare lunch for the large crowd. Thank you 
Mrs Blackmore

Please take the time to view the Poster Competion entries below-

Poster Competition 'Why Wind'
Senior Room 1st Prize:
Rebecca Benington, 2nd Prize: Olly Bugden
Junior Room 1st Prize: Kaitlin O'Neill, 2nd Bryn Holgate, 3rd Melee Dowle

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Giant Jam Sandwich

 Today in the Junior Room the children were posed with a problem... "If 4 million wasps came to town how would you get rid of them?". The children spent alot of time thinking of different ways we could fix that problem which included "leaving town", "Make a trap with honey and trap the wasps on a bus and take them away" and one of my personal favourites "Put a trap on the school roof with honey, so that they don't come down near the children". 
We then proceeded to read a very old story 'The Giant Jam Sandwich'.  Mrs Blackmore brought a 'GIANT' loaf of bread to school and we had the opportunity to replicate the story from the book... without the wasps.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Mount Stuart Wind Farm Opening ~ 15th June

Waitahuna School has been invited
to attend the
Official Opening of the


15th June 2012
at 12.00pm
 (Global Wind Day)

We are meeting at the Waitahuna Hall and weather permitting we will travel to the Wind Farm  by bus for the official opening. The school will also have some work displayed at the Waitahuna Hall.

Please email or phone Clare Blackmore if you would like to attend.
Ph: 4859 503