Each month at the Board of Trustees meeting, a report is tabled about the learning happening in each class. This month, the focus is on production. Here’s what is happening in The Bright Bugs.

We have been doing some amazing creating, thinking and learning around production. We are in the design and ‘trying out ideas’ phase (Week 5) and in Week 6 we are going to be designing our wearable art for the stage!!! We are incredibly excited!

We have been telling our stories so far…
We have been making our hats and we have been decorating them. We did our practice hats and we coloured them in. Our silly hats are colourful. I like colouring them in and painting them and sticking stuff on them. I’m looking forward to going on the stage!
By Kahlia

My silly hat has pink on it and sparkles. I did lovely rainbow painting.My silly hat is beautiful. I like it!
By Yasmine

We have been practicing making hats. I put a smiley face on my hat. We were learning how to stick the pom poms on. I made green spots on my hat too. We couldn’t stick our shells on with glue. We will have to use some sellotape or strong glue. I am excited about dancing on the stage.
By Porsha

Look at the fabulous slide show of our first hat challenge.

To learn more about what is happening across the school, see the full report.

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Congratulations to all those who participated in the RICOH Winter Sports tournament last Friday. There were some tough games but everyone did their very best, played fair, worked as a team and had fun.

The final results were as follows:
1st College Street
2nd Riverdale
3rd Russell St
4th Cloverlea
5th Hokowhitu

Both our Rugby and Basketball teams brought home the trophies coming 1st! Soccer finished up 3rd, Hockey 5th and Netball 4th.

A huge thank you to the parents and teachers who coached and supported us.





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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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Kia Ora e te whanāu me te hāpori hoki
Ka nui te mihi ki a koutou katoa mō tō awhi, mō tō tautoko ki a mātou tamariki. Ka nui ā matou aroha ki a koutou katoa.
Ngā Mihi hoki mō ngā  tamariki o a mātou kura, kei te whakahihi mātou i a koutou, koa ana ā mātou ngakau mō tō haka.
Ānei ngā whakaahua o ngā tamariki ki runga i te whakaeke o te whare tāpere o Papaioea.
Thank you to all the families and the community for helping and supporting our children. Our love goes out to you all.
 We would also like to thank the children of our school, we are very proud of you, we are thrilled with your performance.
Here are the photo’s and videos of the children at the regent.
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