Have you been thinking about standing for our Board of Trustees? Nominations forms will be posted to all available voters and are available from the website: www.boardelections.nz. Nominations open 10th of May and close 12pm 7th of June.
On Friday we had a visit from Parvyn Singh & Josh Bennet who along with their son make up BlueGuru. They shared with us a colourful blend of Indian music and dance featuring .
Parvyn performed traditional Indian song and dance accompanied by master musician Josh Bennett on various Southern Asian instruments. Josh & Parvyn’s performance gave our tamariki a fascinating insight into Indian music, dance and culture.
Parvyn even taught our tamariki some popular Bollywood moves!
Josh shared with us his mastery of instruments of the sitar and tabla.
To thank our wonderful guests Sudhiksha and Ananyaa shared a lovely song in Tamil.
On Friday we shared a video of our tamariki performing their Bollywood dance with you through email. We hope you enjoyed it.
We will be holding a prayer service on Monday morning after the events in Christchurch yesterday. All are welcome.
Some links to information to support your children through this time of grief.
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Cardinal McKeefry School joined in with many other schools and organisations across New Zealand in celebrating Bully Free Week NZ through Pink Shirt Day.
The origin of Pink Shirt Day is explained here: https://www.pinkshirtday.org.nz/about/
On Pink Shirt Day we ask New Zealanders to Speak up and Stand together to Stop bullying.
Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students, David Shepherd and Travis Price, took a stand against homophobic bullying after a new year 10 student was harassed and threatened for wearing pink. David and Travis bought dozens of pink shirts and distributed them to their male classmates to wear the next day. The word got out online and hundreds of students showed up in pink, some from head-to-toe, to stand together against bullying.
We’ve been celebrating Pink Shirt Day in New Zealand since 2009 and the campaign grows stronger and larger every year.
Pink Shirt Day is led by the Mental Health Foundation, with support from: The Peace Foundation, RainbowYOUTH, InsideOUT, New Zealand Post Primary Teachers’ Association, Youthline and Family Works.