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, November 11, 2015

Waitahuna School's City Theatre Experience

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

Planting at Bellview Gardens 2015

As part of our sustainability focus today we attended the Annual tree planting at Bellview Gardens. We were well looked after by Mr Furness who took us on an informative tour of the gardens looking at the trees we planted in 2014.
We also found a lot of seedlings growing in the sub-canopy and potted 112 native seedlings including coprosma, pittosporum, broadleaf, flax and toi toi.
Next step was lunch at the Vintage club before trout fishing in the Bellview pond.
Thanks to Stevie for another great learning filled experience.

Monday, November 2, 2015

DRIVEWAY SAFETY at Waitahuna School

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.