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.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fantastic Falcons

Mrs Blackmore had some exciting PD last week when she went to WingSpan to learn about their role in rehabilitating birds of prey for release. While there she learnt many facts the most interesting one being that there are less NZ falcons than kiwi! She also brought back a copy of the 'WingSpan' magazine which had a feature of the falcons that visited Waitahuna School. If you would like to know more about Wingspan and the vital work they do take a look at their website.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Waitahuna School Pet Day 2015

Thanks to all the parents and community members who attended our Pet Day, another fabulous community event with over 70 locals enjoying the fun day. The weather was brilliant and the children and pets enjoyed the games and activities.

A huge thank you to the friends of our school who helped with the judging.

There was a big surprise when two Police vehicles pulled up. Alan and Elise from the NZ Police Dog Section came to speak to the children about their role in the community. The children and parents were in awe of the display from this dedicated team of two handlers and three dogs.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Shake-Out at Waitahuna School

Today we took part in the New Zealand Shake Out.  We discussed ideas of how we would stay safe if an earthquake happens and then we practised by 'Stop, drop and holding' under our desks.

We had a special visitor who popped in to stay safe with us! Thanks to Jane the NZ Post Rural delivery lady who came in at 9.15 and took part... apologies if the mail was a little late in Waitahuna.

Parents please discuss safety strategies for your own family tonight so the children know what to do if and earthquake hits.