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A group of 9 passionate students have been furiously raising sponsorship, baking, decorating and collecting cupcakes from our school families for our annual SPCA Cupcake fundraiser. They sold over 1100 cupcakes! As a school we raised $840 for the PN SPCA as well as donations of blankets and food. This would not have been possible without some amazing parent help and sponsorship of ingredients from PaknSave and Bidvest, thank you!
Well done girls for your leadership and passion.

Suzanne Smith
Gifted and Talented Facilitator


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The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) are independent skills-based assessments held annually available to year 3-6 students. Typically, over one million entries are accepted from over 6,300 schools in Australia and New Zealand. In addition, students from over 20 countries including Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and the USA participate in ICAS each year.

The results for Science have now been received, with ALL our students again performing above the average for NZ and Australian students. This year we celebrate the following results:

High Distinction Award (top 1% of participants)
Emily Cliff, year 3  and Toby Rea, year 4
Distinction Award (the next 10% of participants)

Akshay Aneesh year 3 and Lachlan Fraser year 5

8 Credit Awards (the next 25% of participants)
2 Merit Awards (the next 10% of participants)
6 Participation Awards (all remaining participants)

Congratulations to all participants.

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Children learn more when their parents and whanau are interested and involved.

There are many things we can do to support our children’s learning in mathematics by using the everyday experiences and resources that we find around the home.

One way to support maths learning is to notice the maths all around us.

Raising our children’s, and our own, awareness of maths helps them understand that it’s part of how the world is put together and how we can understand it.

This can be as easy as noticing the odd and even numbers on letterboxes or looking for different shapes when we’re shopping like cubes, cylinders or spheres…… click here to go to site. 


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IMG_4926Well it’s taken a long time but we finally managed to unveil the newest mural and officially open our arts building, after a long period of retentions (items that were incomplete under the contract). In the morning Brian and Shirley Pegler, led members of the Christian Religious Education team, staff and House Group Leaders, in a formal blessing of our new space. In the afternoon, former students from Ross and Carncot, joined us to unveil the beautiful mural, to share in some speeches and to enjoy our band in action.  Staff Member and musician, Nic, joined band member, Serena, in cutting the ribbon, and in doing so officially declaring the space open!

Here is a link to the Manawatu Standard’s article and photo.

Pictured Teacher/Leader of Mural Project, Carolyn Dodd, with our former students, returning for the official unveiling.


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The following table shows the term dates for 2016 as approved by the Board of Trustees. Please take special note of the two days prior to Queen’s Birthday, during which time staff will be on a two day tour of schools out of the region. (These days have been added on to the end of the school year, meaning we finish on Friday, December 16 (and not Wednesday, December 14).

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