As part of our EOTC activities for this year we linked into the Conservation Week idea idea of “treasures in our own back yard.” On Monday this week the whole school made a day visit to Nga Manu Nature Reserve at Waikanae. Our Year 1-3 and Year 6-8 groups spent a busy morning investigating nocturnal animals, certain native birds, ferns on the islands and sights along the walking track. Volunteer guides from Nga Manu were a great help with this. In the afternoon the senior students walked from the river to the sea and then cooled off with a swim at the Te Rauparaha Aquatic Centre before the bus trip back. The juniors worked hard at creating wonderful bird feeders and then had an opportunity to help feed the eels before their return to school.
A lot of planning and organisation goes into a day such as this. A big thank you to all the staff and to the accompanying parents.
Year 5-6 students visited Wellington City Gallery recently.
They had a lesson with Claire, the educator, on the the Ralph Hotere mural, Te Kuaka / the Godwit. This was followed by a hands on workshop using primary colours to make our own little panels for a similar style artwork.
We had a great day and ended up with some extra knowledge and a great piece of art.
After much preparation and seeking of sponsors, students, teachers, parents, other family members and friends took part in the PTA organised Walkathon on Tuesday morning.
It was a fun experience in the lovely mild weather.
Funds raised will go towards updating our classroom IT equipment.
Hope you’ve all had a good break. We look forward to welcoming people back to school on Monday 13th. Great things are planned for the next 10 weeks!
Zoe, Mya and their parents Jacqui and John represented Cardinal McKeefry School at the recent event at Zealandia to mark the opening of the new education centre programme. Here is Zoe’s report. Want to read more?…