WHAT MAKES CHRISTMAS MERRY - A Christmas Play in Rhyme
WOW! Didn’t our children make their school and community proud? Thank you to our children for uniting and presenting a captivating performance. Thank you to Alan and Janet for preparing our students and making the evening a huge success with their tireless efforts. Thank you to parents / caregivers for supporting their children to learn their lines. Thank you to parents that willingly put their hand up to support the making of costumes. Thank you to everyone for being there for our children.
COOL BANANA'S CHRISTMAS SHOW TOUR
On Tuesday 24th November the annual Cool Banana’s Christmas Show, Joy Story, took place at the Community Hall. It was a great show full of music, drama, dance humour and lots of fun. Many of our students had opportunity to perform on stage alongside the organisers and they rose to the occasion and made themselves and their school proud. The show was entertaining and had a great message for families and children to remember over the Christmas season.
Sun, fun and an ice-block treat to celebrate the efforts of our Year 1-3 students at Omokoroa School on Monday 23rd November.
Small School's Athletics
The sun was shining and happy athletes took part in the Year 4-6 athletics day at Western Ave, Omokoroa on Thursday 19th November.
GRIP Leadership Conference
On Tuesday 17th November, Nicholas, Billy, Sarah and Lia attended the GRIP Student Leadership Conference in Rotorua. The conference concentrated specifically on training student leaders for their role as SCHOOL LEADERS. The style, topics, and content of this conference all focused on what the students can do RIGHT NOW. The goal for our students was to leave this conference with a clear vision, a solid understanding and dozens of ideas which they can use to look for leadership opportunities to serve their teachers, other students, their school and their community.
Mini World Cup Cricket
On Wednesday 11th November, eight Year 5/6 pupils took part in the successful Cricket Mini World Cup annual event run by Bay Of Plenty Cricket. The event took place at Blake Park, Mount Maunganui with schools from across the Western Bay coming together to test their cricketing skills against one another for the right to lift the Mini World Cup. Wearing the hats of both teacher and principal, it was a pleasure taking this group out for the day. They united as a team, were positive team players and represented their school with integrity and pride. The efforts of the team were not gone unnoticed when they walked away with the sportsmanship award, coming home with the prize of a new cricket set and a cricket bat signed by the members of the Northern Knights. With lots of action, giveaways and fun it was a festival day that will be kept on the cards for future years. Thanks Bay of Plenty Cricket!
School Assembly 23 October
On Thursday 22nd October, students were recognised by teachers (class awards), the principal (Principal's Award) and for their achievements at Show Day. Thank you Room 3 for presenting a well prepared and humourous puppet show.
New Zealand ShakeOut
On Thursday 15th October students and staff took part in International Shake Out day of Action. We all did a super job!! Now we all know what to do in an earthquake "DROP, COVER and HOLD"! Over 1.36 million Kiwis took part in the drill on the day.
Term 3 has held opportunity for Room 1 students to be extended and enriched in the tiny world of creepy crawlies. They engaged in a topic that highlights the importance of creatures that crawl beneath our feet and what they can teach us about life on Earth. Here they are planting and preparing for those special visitors to our garden - bees!
School Assembly: Friday 28 August
The students thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to share with parents and family the skipping and Jump Jam routines that they have been mastering over the term. A shared morning tea was enjoyed by all and a chance to thank and farewell Mrs Kershaw.
Possum Hunt 2015
Possum Hunt 2015 was a huge success. It was a day of community to raise funds for our students. The venture genuinely highlighted the commitment and determination of our community in ensuring that Whakamarama School remains a treasured resource. A day does not happen without the unity and support of staff, parents, the board of trustees, whānau, community members and the wider community; and the school is thrilled and overwhelmed in the knowing that it has all of this willingly backing them.