Wig Wednesday – 09 September 2020
Students and staff showed their support for children with cancer by ‘Getting Wiggy’ on wig Wednesday. All money rasied was donated to The Child Cancer Foundation.
Trees for Survival
On Wednesday, July 29th, another group of awesome Whenuapai students walked next door to plant native plants at the Air Force Base. This year we worked hard to plant a couple hundred Manuka, Kanuka, and other NZ natives around the new Youth Development Unit (YDU) on Base. We enjoyed a sausage sizzle and some marching lessons from the great staff there before they marched us back up the hill to school. Thank you to Gail from Trees for Survival and Mrs. Cornish for leading this again.
We have grown and planted 920 plants this year!
Working Bee – 12th July 2020
A massive thank you to all the families and students who turned up in the school holidays for our working bee. We managed to get all the garden beds weeded and filled with new fresh soil ready for a busy planting season. Thank you to Bark and Soil Growing media for their generous donation of top quality growing soil https://www.barkandsoilgrowingmedia.co.nz. This term our students are learning all about healthy bodies and healthy minds. We will be able to use these fresh garden beds to grow lots of healthy fruit and vegetables. You will also notice the new Fruit Forest near the hall, we have planted feijoas and citrus trees for everyone to enjoy year-round. Thank you again to our community for all your support and we look forward to another working bee in the near future!
Cross Country – 22nd May 2020
Junior Playground Opening – 27th May 2020
There was great cause for celebration recently when the new playground was officially opened. Despite the rain, the children, teachers and special guests enjoyed the opening ceremony which included a blessing given by Kuia Awa, a performance by the school’s Kapa Haka group as well as speeches by Ivan Millan from the Board of Trustees, and Raewyn, our Principal. Although the children loved watching the construction of the playground take place, it was with great joy that they were finally able to have a play on their new playground.
Lockdown Learning and Family Activities April/May 2020
We are so proud of our wonderful Whenuapai School community for embracing our At Home Learning while also spending quality time with their children. Here is a snapshot of what some families and children have been doing at home and at school.
Splash Day – March 2020
Great Barrier Experience – February 2020
Powhiri Welcome to New Students and Staff
ANZAC Day Display- Whenuapai Fletcher Living Showhome
Hillary Outdoors Experience – February 2019