A huge thank you to Alex McCarthy for organising and decorating our Christmas Float this year. Also thank you to Tweeddale’s Hire for loaning us the trailer and thanks to Kate Lee for being our ‘on board’ health and safety monitor on the day!
It’s been a busy week this week at Waiouru School! Here’s a wrap up of what’s been going on around the school via some of our class blogs …
- The Ninja Ratas’ are on Twitter! They took part in a Nationwide Tweet-Meet with the mighty mighty All Blacks!! See their post here: http://waiourujuniors.edublogs.org/2015/10/22/the-ninja-ratas-are-tweeting/
- Our Rangatahi are building a bike track at the back of the field behind the tree stumps. They pinched my lawn mower yesterday to mark out the route. You can see their progress so far here: http://waioururobins.edublogs.org/2015/10/23/making-a-bike-track/
- The Minions have been skipping and creating some amazing art work. You can read their weekly wrap here: http://waiouru.edublogs.org/2015/10/23/term-4-week-2/
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On the Wednesday night of Term Four, Waiouru School enjoyed a magical evening of music and dance during our inaugural ‘Dance Off’ evening. Thanks to a Creative Communities Grant through the Ruapehu District Council we were able to bring Mark Glastonbury, of Glastonbury Dance Studios, to teach our students through out term three. Mark worked with our entire school to master several dances including the waltz and the cha cha. This was all part of our whole school ‘Celebrating the Arts’ learning theme for term three.
We had a full house on show night, with the hall packed to the brim with proud parents and whanau who also enjoyed to showing off their dance moves during the two Principal’s Challenge dances. Students were put through their paces, with our three houses ‘dancing off’ against each other in a traditional dance competition format. It was a close competition with only one point separating our winning house, Ngauruhoe, from the rest. This has been an amazing experience for the whole school and we will certainly be bringing Mark back again in the near future.
Here is a video of our Cha Cha Finals!!
Waiouru School is super fortunate to have received funds from the Ruapehu District Council Creative Community Grants Board to bring Mark Glastonbury from Glastonbury Studios, Whanganui up to school every Wednesday to teach dance to our kids.
The kids had their first lesson on Wednesday and absolutely loved it, even though that had to dance with members of the opposite sex (apparently liberal amounts of hand sanitizer post-dancing helps elevate ‘boy germs’ lol I was in tears when I read that on Facebook!). Our goal is that at the end of the term Mark will hold and judge a dance off completion for our students. So save the date whanau, Wednesday 23rd September, it’s going to be better than Dancing With The Stars!!
Here’s a weee sneak peak at the senior classes first session …
For Matariki this year we had a fun family art day with a shared lunch with our mums and dads who were able to pop down during their lunch break. Our classes have been busy creating large pieces of art which we can put up in our shared spaces around the school. Here are a few photos of the construction of our art, I will put up photos of the finished pieces once they are completed.
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