2017 Awesome results

Congratulations to our Cricket team for winning 1st place. Wetiweti ana!

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Congratulations to the Year 3/4 Touch team for coming 2nd. Well done to you all, a super effort.

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Congratulations to the Year 1/2 Touch Team for coming 1st. Well done!!!

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Well done to our swimming team that competed at the Interschool on Tuesday, you all swam well and represented our school well.

Well done to Ruby for placing 1st in the 25m Breaststroke and 2nd in the 25m Freestyle.

Well done to Jennifer for placing 2nd in the 25m Breaststroke.

Central Football – working with the Senior students to develop their football skills while having fun!

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Interschool Mountain Biking

Well done Katie for placing 1st at the Interschool Mountain Biking competition on Friday. We are very proud of you.

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PJ and Popcorn Evening

On Friday night the children and adults wore their PJ’s and settled in to hear some classic fairy tales with a twist, eat popcorn and win some fantastic sport prizes.

 

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Netball fun!

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Anti-Bullying Week

This week is Anti Bullying Week. This is an annual global event which began in Canada in 2007. This year is our first year we have participated in Pink Shirt Day, which aims to create schools and communities where all people feel safe, valued and respected regardless of age, sex, gender, ability or cultural background.
Too many young New Zealanders are experiencing bullying and it’s up to all of us to speak up and take action to ensure our schools celebrate diversity and are safe and welcoming places for everyone.
As a school we will be focussing on Anti Bullying across the whole week and this will be incorporated into all curriculum areas. 
One area of increasing rates of bullying is cyber bullying: 29% of boys and 22% of girls in Primary school are reporting cyber bullying.
We are looking forward to the week ahead, please ask your child what they have been talking about in class and to share their work.

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Interschool Sport

A big well done to our Interschool Tackle Rugby Team and our Cricket team.  Great sportsmanship. Well done on bringing the Trophies back to Whanganui East School.

 

 

 

 

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Mud Run

Whanganui East School celebrated the end summer with a bang just before our Easter break with the school’s first Mud Run. Due to our swimming season being cut short by two weeks, leaving us unable to hold our annual school Swimming Sports and whole school Triathlon we didn’t want our children to miss out on ending summer with a splash. With the support of the Whanganui Fire Brigade the children participated in our very first Mud Run.

The children had an obstacle course where they had to go over, through and under various obstacles, do a sponge run all while being hosed down by parents, teachers and our local fire fighters. The sun shined making it a fabulous afternoon with ninety percent of the school participating and many parents attending to watch the fun. Plans are already underway for our next Mud Run, bring on the fun!

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Senior Camp: November 2015

Eight months of careful planning by students, parents and teachers had come down to this, three days in November at YMCA Camp Raukawa.

 

On the day of camp children began arriving at school from 8.00am, the weather wasn’t flash but the kids weren’t fazed. They’d checked off their camp gear list and just like Santa they’d made sure they’d checked it twice, you don’t want to reuse socks when you’re bunking with 46 other kids that’s for sure!

 

While the Dad’s packed the bus, the kids made sure Mrs Brennan had their medication and that Tracy and Lichelle had Mum’s home baking to use for morning tea and with milo at nights.

 

Then it was time to go, final goodbyes to Mum, maybe a cuddle if no one was looking and then finding the best seat on the bus.

 

A short one hour later we were there. Toni and her team from the YMCA, introduced themselves, then lunch, unpacking and our first activities. As the rain had not eased, you counted yourself lucky if you missed out on High Ropes or Flying Kiwi on the first day. There was stiff competition on the Archery range as Keane and Jhantelle competed to hit the bullseye.

 

Dinner that night was sausages and mash followed by chocolate mousse that was far too good to be called camp food, then board games and bed, but not sleep, well not until an adult or teacher threatens to make you sleep outside anyway.

 

Thursday went by like a blur with hardly a moment to slow down. The weather improved, the food only got better and confidence levels continued to grow on some of the more challenging activities.

 

Friday, the final day of camp. A nice late call for breakfast as the previous two days of activities and lack of sleep started to catch up on everybody. Then a walk to the falls where everyone was surprised by how much fun you can have throwing rocks into the water. Finally, the goodbyes and clean up with surprisingly little lost property.

 

The bus ride home was predictably quiet with a large welcoming committee waiting at the school gates, and that was it, camp was done for another year.

 

So where are we going next year?

 

Whanganui East School would like to thank all those who made this unforgettable experience possible.

 

 

2015 Camp

This year the senior students in Room 8, 15 and 16 are going to Ruakawa Outdoor Pursuit Centre from November 3rd to 5th.

All students are able to sell chocolates to help reduce the cost of camp which is $100 for the 3 days.

A deposit of $20 is due by the 5th September and is non refundable.

Health forms are due back in along with permission forms.