Kaikōura Suburban School

Newsletter 8 Friday 10 June 2022

Tumuaki/Principal Pānui

Tēnā tātou e te whānau o Kaikōura Suburban School,

This term we have been really taking hold of our motto: "Kia eke eke taumata - Climbing to new heights." Our collective and individual drive to take up the challenge of climbing the learning mountain of life has shifted to another epic level. With Toroa making great strides as Kaitiaki of the land, they headed to the Boyd farm to tend to the newly planted natives. Learning about the regeneration of wetland areas and what this means for the future of the whenua/the land. Lead by Jodie Hoggard with Landcare trust. The Toroa tamariki were also amazing representatives of the Fyffe FORCE at the National Young Leaders Day, held at the Christchurch Town Hall last Thursday. Thank you/Ngā mihi to our parent helpers for both events. We couldn't make these things happen without you.

Pīwakawaka have fulfilled their collective entrepreneur goal of making profit from their produce and nature products by putting this profit towards purchasing native and exotic plants for our school. Pīwakawaka have set the course, aligned with Matariki to continue the beautification of our gorgeous school. Beginning with the planting of the mounds around the back of the school, surrounding the bike track. This is an area we wish to continue to plant which will increase the vibrance and ecology at our school and add to the adventures on the bike track. We hope to have another planting day soon.

We are looking for donations of native species like flax, cabbage trees, grasses and native trees for this planting.

Tītī are making some decisions about where to spend the profit they made from the market. As a class they are exploring the leaves of green project that is an ongoing project to beautify the school. The recent addition of the tiger turf at the front of the school is a part of this project. In doing so Tītī have some proposals and plans to improve the playground, tiger turf the area where our bell is and get more plantings and areas for our picnic tables set up. Kia eke eke taumata Tītī.

Thank you to everyone who has come forward to support Whale Run. We are in full swing with planning, stocktaking the equipment, going through the emails and registrations from the past six months. There are a few jobs needing support, these will be listed further on in the newsletter.

In the meantime we would love your support to advertise the Whale Run. You can do this by liking and sharing the Whale Run face book page and the soon to be refreshed instagram page.

We endeavour to keep you updated through the newsletter and through announcements as they arise. These will be posted on the Kaikōura Suburban School parent and whānau page, Hero and Skool Loop.

To all the whānau whom are isolating due to either themselves or a whānau member having Covid, piki te ora koutou mā, we hope you all get well soon.

Kia pai te wiki whakamutunga, have a great weekend.

Alicia Poroa.

Our courageous Fyffe Force Leaders at the National Young Leaders Day

Coming Events...

  • Wednesday 15 June - Te Rūnanga O Kaikōura Te Tau Wairehu O Marokura - Pest management presentation
  • Thursday 16 June - Matariki Breakfast at Hapuku School (6:00 - 7:00)
  • Thursday 16 June - Elgregoes Magic & Entertainment Show
  • Friday 17 June - Titi Assembly
  • Thursday 23 June - Newsletter out
  • Friday 24 June - Matariki Public Holiday

Birthday Celebrations

Happy Birthday & Best Wishes to Pearl Poroa Welch (June 14). We hope you have the best day!

From The Suburban Whānau

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Jobs for to be done for Whale Run

  • Sponsorship & Donations - collecting sponsors and donations
  • Ordering race bibs, possibly tee shirts
  • Co-ordinating food stalls - this initiative is a Home and School initiative which will continue to be so, however, we need some parents to create the home and school committee, currently there isn't anyone doing this.
  • Timers to be organised
  • Course layouts, planning and identifying marshalling points
  • Children's activities
  • Race packs

There are a few jobs that people have already started to work on as well as these progress and we need help for these we will also come back to you to ask for help with these.

Catching up with the Toroa's...

What fun we have been having over in the Toroa class! Both at school and out in the community.

Last week we had a conservation day were we put combi guards over 200 natives plants, out of the 850 plants that were plants on the Thursday prior.

We also went to Christchurch for the day, for the National Young Leaders Day (NYLD) hosted at the new town hall!

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Not only have we been busy with events outside of school, we have had visitors into school such as football with Toni and Matariki with Whaea Katarina.

Piwakawaka's News

To round up their L4L project the Piwakawaka children went to Hammer Hardware and purchased some trees and other plants to attract and feed the birds. They came back and planted them around school and wrote recount stories of their day. Here are some of the stories.

This morning we drove to Hammer Hardware and picked some plants. We got back to school and planted them. We put rocks around them to protect them. Otis

We all went to Hammer Hardware and got some plants. We planted the plants and after that we all put rocks around the plants. We all got a picture in front of the plants. Peyton

We got on the school bus and we drove to Hammer Hardware. We got out of the bus and Cindy showed us some plants. We planted the plants and put rocks around them to protect them and we took some photos. Oscar

We drove to Hammer Hardware and we got some plants. My mum came with us. Then we drove back to plant some plants. We put some rocks around the plants to protect them. Ben

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Squeak enjoying story time!

Community News

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