Published Work & Homework Helpers
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Today Waitahuna School went to Dunedin to a live performance by the Wellington Theatre Company Capital E.
The children thoroughly enjoyed watching their rendition on 'Kiwi Moon' based on a book by New Zealand author Gavin Bishop. The story had underlying ideas woven through it regarding early New Zealand history and it was interesting to talk to the children afterwards and see the understanding they had of it. Please ask your child/children about the production.
Afterwards we went to the 'Dinosaur Park' and had lunch before travelling back to school.
A huge thank you to Val and Ally for accompanying us to Dunedin on our Theatre Experience.
Friday, November 6, 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
Today we were fortunate to have Sue from Safekids come and talk to us about driveway safety.
Some Playgroup families also came and helped to demonstrate how hard it is to see children behind you when you are backing a vehicle.
We were shocked that it took up to 20 metres to see preschoolers standing behind their cars.
These are some of the key points :
5 children are killed each year in NZ driveways
20 children a year, or 1 each fortnight are admitted to hospital
Most children injured are toddlers aged two years.
CHECK: for children before driving off.
SUPERVISE: children around vehicles - always
SEPARATE: children from driveway
Please be vigilant around our school gate when collecting and dropping off children.