Saturday, 25 July 2015

Year 8 Wairarapa College Open Day Outing

All Year 8’s Wai Col Open Day - Week 3
Friday 7th August 1pm till 3.20pm.

Dear Parents and Whanau

On Friday the 7th August from 1 pm until 3.15 pm / 3.20pm, Wairarapa College has invited all of our Year 8’s along to their Open Day.  As there is no cost to our students, I would like to take them all along to see the Open Day at Wairarapa College. 

While some of you have chosen other colleges to send you children to, it can be quite a good idea to look at all options.

The college will provide a bus and we will leave school around 1pm, returning a little late – approximately at 3.15 / 3.20pm.  So if your child goes on the bus home, can you please arrange other transport for this day?

If you do not want your child to go on this outing, please let us know and they will remain at school for the afternoon.


Lesley, Michelle and Mel

What's On this Week - Week 2 Term 3

What’s on this week – Week 2 Term 3 2015

A quiet week so let’s enjoy it while we can!

MondayPrEP – Primary Enterprise Programme.  There is more information in your class newsletter.  Scooter day. 10 Minute run.

TuesdayTechnology at Makoura College.  Students wear covered shoes and girls tie up their hair.  Some fees are still to be paid so can we have them in ASAP – thanks.  Kapa Haka, Circuit training for Fitness.

Wednesday ––Fitness 10 minute run, Gymnastics

Thursday –Fitness – 10 minute run, Circuit Training, Scooter day

Friday – Scooter day, Sausage Sizzle, Library and Computer, Whole School Assembly.

Class Blog-  Check us out and I will be putting any info on the blog such as reminders etc, plus what we have been doing at school and in class.
Google docs – your child has their class log-in and can find any homework etc on Google Drive.  Plus you can see what they have been doing in class if they are using a device or netbook.  We also have 5 Chrome books to use as well as our other devices. Don’t forget the Khan Academy for Maths learning.  Each student can log in using their school email address and their password.  It’s well worth trying out.
Can I please have the following notices / other back this week if you haven’t returned them already - thanks
     Powell Hut [Yr8]
     Camp El Rancho contract
     Yr 8 EOTC
     Yr 8 permission to Wai Col
      All Report Files please
     Any chocolates sold [money].  If you ordered more than 1 box to sell and now no longer want the others, please let me know as I have a lot of students wanting extras – thanks.

Regards - Lesley Kennedy

Year 8's EOTC Week 3

EOTC Year 8’s -  2nd Activity

Our second activity this year for the Year 8’s will be a tramp, navigation and gear day.  This will be the first of our main ‘Practice Tramps’ for Powell Hut plus Glenn will be teaching navigation skills and looking at what to gear to pack for an overnight tramp.  If the weather is bad, we have a ‘Wet day’ option at school.

When -  Wednesday the 5th of August - Week 3, Term 3

Where - Mt Holdsworth / Donnelly Flats

Our Provider – Glenn Beach [Kahikatea Outdoor Education Centre]

The students and adults [who are staying] will need to bring suitable footwear for our mini tramp, plenty to eat including lunch and water, warm clothes –no jeans to be worn, and thermals are a good idea too. No school uniforms.
 [All students must have suitable clothing and footwear]

We will also need parent support and transport for the day.