Fun Dress Up to Farewell Our Friends

We said good bye to our friends the Bliss Family, Sam, Ollie, Alexander and Annabelle (and Mum and Dad).  We wish you all the best for your time in America.  Here are some photos of our dress up parties (also the shared lunches were top quality!!)

Go The Mighty All Blacks

Go The All Blacks!!

Go The All Blacks!!

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 …

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Waiouru School Dance Off 2015

Our Waiouru School Dance Off

Our Waiouru School Dance Off

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!!

The Great Waiouru School Dance Off Is Coming To You!

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 …

Matariki Family Fun Day

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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The Variety Bash Visit

This is a cross post from the Junior School Blog, if you would like to leave a comment I am sure the kids would be thrilled! Click here to comment.
We were so lucky to have a visit from the Dr Seuss ‘subbus’ and other amazing vehicles travelling New Zealand for the ‘Variety Bash.’ It was great seeing all the characters from our favourite stories and we were grateful to receive goodies from the teams. Thank you Variety Bash!

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Look at all of the ‘goodies’ we were given.IMG_1604 IMG_1612 IMG_1598 IMG_1614 IMG_1617

Mrs Kings Mum, Dad and Sister were travelling on the ‘Bash.’ We know them better as…IMG_1637Fox in socks (Kandy Mott), Star-Bellied Sneetch (Brenda Webb), Cat in the Hat (Martin Webb) and one of the ‘Who’s’ from Whoville (Teri Webb).