Welcome to Waitahuna School's updated Blog. We are excited to share some of the learning that we do everyday at our fantastic school. Included in our Blog are links that will help with supporting learning at home.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

NZ Post - Active Post Cricket Coaching

Today Tim came to teach the whole school cricket skills as part of a programme sponsored by NZ Post.  He was very impressed with the children's focused attitude and listening skills - some fairly impressive cricket skills were displayed as well.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Our Dunedin Adventure

Today we travelled to Dunedin to a Capital-E production called 'Mr McGee and the biting flea'. The whole school went on the bus which was driven by Mrs Anderson.  

The drama was at the Fortune Theatre and when we got there we discovered that not only did we see 'Mr McGee and the biting flea' by Pamela Allen but also some of her other books including... Alexander's Outing, Mary Elizabeth's house and Brown Bread and Honey.  The actors were very talented and could sing, play instruments and act; they were very funny. 

We then went down to the Octagon and enjoyed our lunch in front of Robbie Burns (although it was a little nippy). After a look around a few other Dunedin landmarks it was back in the bus where the children entertained Mrs Anderson with their singing.

We would like to thank the PTA for the support of this trip which was a very enriching EOTC experience.

LAS Cross-country

What fantastic weather we had on Friday for our annual visit to Gabriel's Gully for the Lawrence Area School cross-country.  All the children competed well and put in a top effort.  Thanks to all the parents who took transport and watched the races.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Reading - We love it!

Great holiday reading Junior Room. Straight back into reading - with enthusiasm and skill!

If you can't see the slideshow on your ipad or tablet click the ling below:Reading reading

Thursday, October 9, 2014


Today at our First Aid course we were told about the dangers of button batteries for young children. We would like to share this to inform our parents and wider community, please feel free to share. Clare and Vicki.