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run 4 us 2016

We would like to acknowledge the wonderful support we received from our community during our recent Run 4 Us fundraiser. The money raised will help with the purchase of additional basketball equipment including new hoops. Could any outstanding sponsorship money please be handed in to the school office by the end of Term One.

Scotty White and Blake Clunie celebrating their achievements. 

Homework focus Evening

Many thanks to the parents who attended the Homework Focus "Workshop."

I have collated the feedback from this initial parent group below.

Please feel free to give further feedback under the headings discussed. We will add student voice and teacher input to this and develop a homework model that will be in place by the beginning of term 2.

Homework Focus group feedback

Angela Lowe PRINCIPAL

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

`Run for us' 

This is our major fundraiser for 2016. Our students have identified 2 big projects that they would like to see improved.

Our outdoor courtyard is in desperate need of new furniture and students would like to see 2 more basketball hoops installed.

Students received their sponsorship and information packs last week.

2015 Year 8 students during the haka powhiri.

New students, whanau and teachers wait for the karanga to call them into the hall.

 

INtroducing Schoolhouse honey

Our very first jar of honey.

Starting the journey to getting honey for our school wasn't easy.

We started with getting the hives and the suits, hiring professional beekeepers to help get the bees into the hives then keeping them in good health until it was time to harvest the honey.

Once the honey was ready to be harvested, we had to suit up, pick up the smoker and go out to the hives. We opened up the hives to see that the frames were full of capped honey! The frames were incredibly heavy but we had to carry them inside to where the extractor was waiting to be put to use.

To begin the extraction process, we got a hot knife to cut off the caps that were holding the honey in place. The next step was to place the frames in the extractor and spin it. Centrifugal force ensured that the honey  would flick out of the frames and on to the sides of the extractor. The honey then dripped down the sides of the extractor and we waited ready to open the tap.

After spinning one side of the frames we turned them over and repeated the process. Opening the tap was very exciting, especially watching the honey pour out!

We filled the sterilised jars and then labelled them.

After giving jars of honey to board members and bee keepers, the remaining jars were available to teachers and students, for a donation.

Connor Smith (Bee Scientist)

NIS CALENDAR

2015 cross country spectators