ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATIONS
Students from Rooms 20 and 13 created a field of remembrance - there are 30 white crosses with the names of fallen soldiers from WW1 on and a plaque detailing what it's about. Schools all around New Zealand are making these fields with the total number of crosses representing all the NZers who died in WW1. (Keep an eye out - some of these schools will be featured in the news.) The field is out near the rugby field and has a 'fence' around it. Please show respect by staying on the outside of the fence. One of our crosses represents an All Black captain Dave Gallaher and others represent people who lived in this area.
The Last Post performed by James.
Some Year 8's may remember the Lit Quiz that was held in the library at the end of last year to raise money for World Vision in Rwanda. Well, over the summer break I had the privilege of traveling to Rwanda and seeing just where that money you raised went! World Vision run book clubs for children in the communities they support. These clubs run on the weekends and are aimed at developing students literacy skills. (Kind of like a homework club). We fundraised enough money to by 1 book bank which (as you will see in the video) means a community can have the resources (teachers included) to run their very own book club. The one I visited was for children aged 5-8, but as you can see their little brothers and sisters were keen to come too!
Thank you for your support. Thanks to you these kids have a better chance at succeeding in school! I hope you enjoy seeing how a little bit of our money can go a long way!
Miss O'Malley :)
P.S In the video it says 10 book banks (1 of these was from you, the other 9 were from my friends fundraising through her music).
COMMUNITY PRESENTATION FEB 2015
Community Presentation Feb 2015
Raroa wins the Mean Green House Competition
Check out the results here.