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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, June 15, 2017

Cartooning at Waitahuna School

At Waitahuna School we have had a few days of story writing and cartooning based on two of our classmates eel catching adventure during the weekend. 

Country-life must be some of the best writing inspiration. 

Term 2 Awards

This morning we had a fantastic start to the day with an amazing sunrise at Waitahuna School. 

As Mrs Blackmore is not going to be with us for the rest of the term, we took the opportunity to present awards to some of our pupils. Elsie, Lachie, Henry, Amber and Chase all received sports awards. Jayden received a 'Reading Eggs' award for the child at Waitahuna School who had made the biggest improvement in reading. 

Well done Jayden, your award is thoroughly deserved.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Silverbeet Soup

Today Waitahuna School officially put the school garden to bed for Winter.
We have had a mixed growing season but produced a great crop of capsicum which we made into delicious savoury scones.
Today we made Silverbeet soup. This delicious concoction involved even the youngest students at Waitahuna school chopping and dicing. The scenario was put to the children - 'If there was a big snowfall and Mum and Dad are out feeding stock, what can be cooked on the fire if the power is off?' As you can see - they cleaned up the lot! Thanks to Cameron and Elsie for the photos.






Thursday, June 1, 2017

Junior Room writing

The Junior Room love to write. Pop into the classroom at 8.15 and you will find them writing. Lists, books and stories, you name it they are practising. No great focus for the bell to ring at 9 as some of these children have already been writing for 45 minutes. Keep up the great work.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Ripppa Rugby 2017

A cold crisp day to play Rippa Rugby at the Sport Clutha tournament in Balclutha. We were tight for numbers with no reserves, but our two teams of Year 3 & 4 and Year 5 & 6 put in a top effort. The Year 3 & 4 team got to the quarter finals.
A huge thanks to Tony and Ben for the time spent coaching the teams. Also thanks to the parents who came to cheer us on and to the dozen Waitahuna children who played their hearts out.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Waitahuna Waterfront

As part of of our community engagement today Waitahuna School went to the Waitahuna waterfront to check on the new community planting. After weeding the plants the children then had a picnic lunch and spent time exploring the pristine Waitahuna river. #enviroschools



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Today we remembered

Today at Waitahuna School we  remember and celebrate a very special member of our school-family. 



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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Thanks Murray

An author has the ability to share his tales over many generations. Thanks for the memories and helping develop our love of reading Murray Ball. #footrotflats #RIP

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Friday, March 3, 2017

A glimpse at Waitahuna School

A glimpse at some of the favourite things we have been doing this week at Waitahuna school: Adventures in the trees creating huts and acting out scenes from the Moana movie. This afternoon as the rain fell we had a lot of children reading the Footrot Flats classics by Murray Ball. Good clean country fun at Waitahuna School.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Smalls Schools Athletics

Waitahuna School has had a very busy start to the year. 
As well as reading, writing and maths, we have been fitting in daily swimming, athletics, rugby coaching with Lee Allan from Otago Rugby and a visit from Greer our Sports Activator.
Today we got to compete at the Small Schools Athletics in Balclutha. 
The maroon t-shirts may have been small in number but they shone in many events including sprints, high-jump and discus. This included a sprints photo finish with our three 5 year old girls.
Thanks to the parents for the great support they gave to the pupils and the teachers.
Next event LAS Athletics on Friday.








Thursday, February 2, 2017

First Day of school 2017

We were greeted this morning by the children keen and ready to learn. 
After a great first day settling into new routines the children got to take a dip in the school pool. 
A huge thanks to the parents and wider community for the pool upgrade. The children appreciate all your efforts.