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.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Critter Catch

Today the children were a buzz about their weekend hunting exploits. Neighbours joined with neighbours and families went out together to make it more than just a hunting trip. Eels caught live and rats trapped dead! The reporters in the field say there were far more hares caught than rabbits, and only one lone pig.  Thanks again to all our supportive parents not only for helping on the day but for the memories made. 

If you cannot see the slideshow above on your device, click the link below:CRITTER CATCH 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Thanks Parents

Thanks to the Waitahuna School parents for again organising a successful Critter Catch fundraiser. Always great to see the support given to our small school by our loyal community minded parents. Top Effort Waitahuna

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Waitahuna School's Field of Rememberance

This week we have been remembering the soldiers who served in World War One as we commemorate 100 years since the war.  The children have discussed the war and we have talked about how it affected a small town like Waitahuna. Our Roll of Honour Board holds the names of ten soldiers who died in WW1.  

Today we held a service to commemorate these soldiers and all soldiers who fought. The poem 'Flanders Field' and 'The Ode' were read, also a list of our Waitahuna soldiers was read. The children sang the National Anthem and laid poppies.  We have included some photos for you to view of our commemorations.
If you cannot see our photo slideshow on your ipad or device, click on the link below: ANZAC WEEK

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Can we make a difference?

A big question was asked to the pupils at Waitahuna School this week. 'Can a small school like Waitahuna School make a difference?"  We thought you might enjoy seeing the learning that went along with this. 
Please just click on the image below. If you cannot see our 'Project on Vanuatu' on your ipad or device, click on the link below:
Vanuatu Project

The children have had a short but very busy term.  We hope you enjoy your Easter holiday break. 

Below is a photo album of the whole process.
If you cannot see our photo slideshow on your ipad or device, click on the link below:VANUATU Fundraising

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Vanuatu Cyclone Pam Fundraiser

Vanuatu Cyclone Pam Fundraiser

Dear Parents 
The children have been learning about the devastation that has hit Vanuatu in the wake of Cyclone Pam.
We have discussed ways that a small school like Waitahuna  can help people in need so far away.  The children have decided that money would be the best way to help and support these people.  Therefore the children have come up with two fundraising ideas .

Thursday Unwanted toy Sale
The children are asked to bring along a toy or book that they no longer need, these will be sold to their peers for a gold coin.  The children are asked to also bring some gold coins to purchase items from their peers. All unsold toys will be sent back home after the sale. (Parents please check what your child wants to bring to make sure you are happy with them selling it for a gold coin)

Cake Stall Baking
On Wednesday or Thursday the children will be baking at school for the cake stall in Lawrence and all proceeds will go toward the Vanuatu Appeal.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at school.

Regards Clare & Vicki