Tinwald School had an awesome day last Friday visiting the Arowhenua Marae in Temuka. For many students it was their first time taking part in a Powhiri (formal welcoming ceremony) and it was a fantastic learning experience about the Maori culture. Well done to those who were brave enough to share their Mihi with all of us there! The children had a great afternoon doing activities such as flax weaving, rock art, poi and rakau.
A small group of Tinwald School students performed at the opening of the new Countdown store this morning. The group did 3 songs before they officially opened the store to the public. Check out some photos and videos below.
Thursday had a great end to it up at Mt Hutt Retreat with the waterslide and then the camp concert. Check out some photos...
The camp rotations are in full swing with each group rotating around mountain biking, low ropes, kayaking, archery and air rifles and abseiling. It is a beautiful day up at Mt Hutt Retreat on Thursday and everyone is looking forward to the waterslide to finish the day.
Check out some pictures from Wednesday and Thursday...
70 Arrowsmith kids have headed away for a great 4 days at Mt Hutt Retreat. They had an awesome first day - walking into camp, meeting their activity group parent, exploring the camp, first camp meal and listening to the Year 6 children who wish to be our School Leaders. Check out some photos from the first day... you can also see more on Manuka's blog.
Today we had Stephen and his two dogs (Jake and Piccolo) walk to Tinwald School with his micro camper to share some information about what he is doing for the next year! We were amazed to hear how he is going to walk over 4500kms to raise awareness for animal welfare in New Zealand. If you want to learn more about the amazing journey Stephen, Jake and Piccolo are on, click on the link below, and feel free to spread the word!!
Welcome back to Tinwald School for another fantastic year!
There are a lot of things happening this term and there will be fortnightly newsletters keeping you up to date.
Some other events are listed below:
'Meet the Teacher' is organised through each syndicate.
Friday 3rd Feb – House Day (mufti)
Friday 17th Feb – Celebration Assembly (Student Council)
Friday 24th Feb – Y3-6 Triathlon
Tues 28th Feb - Fri 3rd March - Arrowsmith Camp
Friday 3rd March – Y1-2 Duathlon
Friday 10th March – Celebration Assembly (Rms 2 & 12)
Friday 31st March – Bible in Schools
Friday 31st March – Celebration Assembly (Rms 1 & 11)
Friday 7th April – Bible in Schools
Thursday 13th April – Bible in Schools
Thursday 13th April – Last Day of Term 1
There have also been some changes to staffing this year.
Room 1: Sue Wakefield
Room 2: Gill Cain/Nicky MacKenzie
Room 3: Sheree Tait
Room 4: Bridget Grant
Room 6: Claire Tomkinson
Room 8: Catherine MacKenzie
Room 9: Wendy Hopwood
Room 10: Fiona Cameron/Katie Sullivan
Room 11: Louise Gorman
Room 12: Rennae Taylor
What a great night everyone had at the Halloween Disco! A big thank you to the PTA for putting it on. Everyone looked super scary. Here are a few photos of some of the costumes.