Congratulations to our students from Otari Parish who received First Communion on Sunday: Marie-Claire , Lily , Isla, Rachael, Isabella , Ben , Darcy, Jimmy and Ciara. Many blessings to you and your families.
Our team participated well in the recent meet at Newtown Park, Well done to Zoe and Alyssa representing us and the WZ at the Wellington event Tuesday 25th. Many thanks to the adults supporting our athletes on both days.
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.