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Friday, December 19, 2014


On the last day of school (Wednesday) the Waitahuna School parents put on a fun day for the children.  The day started with BBQ and Ice Cream Sunday making.  Then one of our clever Mum's came and did face painting for all the children.  Next the fire-truck arrived and set up a huge slippery slide.  The children then played t-ball with the parents and later had a go at paint-ball target shooting.
The teachers would like to thank the Parents for the effort they put in to make such a fun day for their children - definitely a day to remember.


This week the children have been busy working on their garden make-over. This included moving 10 cubic metres of woodchips around the school grounds.  The children then showed their artistic flair drawing and painting native birds to go on the classroom walls. (All these birds and reptiles have visited the school during the year). A huge thank you to Dylan's Mum Jenna who came down and cut them out with her jig-saw - A very skilled operator she is! 

The last part of the project was for the children to paint their own stone for our stone garden including a stone sculpture of one of our favourite story book characters.  

Well done students you can be very proud of your effort and creativity making your garden your own!

Good luck to all the green-fingered children who took home pumpkin and courgette plants - we look forward to hearing how your garden grows over the holiday break.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

End of Year Variety Concert

What a fantastic performance by all the Waitahuna pupils at the Variety Concert last night. Singing, dancing, ukulele playing and acting capped off an exciting year of achievements for all the pupils.  We are especially proud of our 'Year 6 leavers' for the confidence they displayed reading their speeches to a very large crowd.