Sunday, May 19, 2019

Cross Country

Last Monday the year 4-8 students participated in the school cross country. It was great to see how determined they were during the run and they should all be really proud of themselves!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Pink Shirt Day

It was great to see our tamariki being involved in Pink Shirt Day today. This week is anti bullying week and we have been learning about what bullying is, how it impacts others and what we can do when we see bullying happening. We are learning the importance of standing up to bullying. At Halswell School we have a zero tolerance towards bullying. The motto for Pink Shirt Day this year is 'Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!'

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Canterbury Hockey

In Otawhito we were lucky enough to have Canterbury Hockey come in and run the Small Sticks programme. Each T group was given 4 half hour sessions with Sunjay, learning about the different skills involved with hockey. This gave all the students a chance to get involved and use their skills in a game like situation at the end of each session. On Thursday, all the students got to be in teams of 6 or 7 and play a tournament in the hall. It was great to see all the kids getting involved and giving hockey a go.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Year 5 Camps at Arthur's Pass

The Year 5's have really enjoyed their camps at Arthur's Pass over the last few weeks. T30 had their camp on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday last week. Camp was full of fun activities such as river crossings, orienteering, walks, DOC visit and shelter building. Check out these awesome photos!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Avalon Biddle

On Friday we were very lucky to have Avalon Biddle guest speak about motivation, teamwork and highlights from her career in professional motocross. The children really enjoyed listening to her and learned about how hard work and determination can lead to amazing results!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Black Sticks Visit

On Monday we had the privilege of having 4 Black Stick women come in and speak to the Year 4-8 children. We had Rose

The children got a chance to ask questions about their hockey lifestyle and what it took to get to where they are today. We learnt lots about persevering when things get challenging, what its like to part of a team and what it takes to represent your country.

A big thank you to the Black Stick and Hockey Canterbury for organising it.

Kapa Haka

We have all been trying Kapa Haka as a learning centre this term. This is a great opportunity for all the students to try something new and see if they want to join our Kapa Haka group for the year. Below is a video of our students performing Nga Iwi E - our school waiata. Enjoy!