Term 3, and we are looking forward to another busy, fun learning-filled ten weeks.
The first day of term included our first PrEP session (Primary Enterprise Programme).
“In a PrEP community, students will:
- Form their own government
- Run ventures in such professions as performing arts, publishing, community services, manufacturing and banking
- Design and produce a school-based currency, with one venture providing a banking service
- Have a market places to buy and sell goods and services.
Through their exchange of goods and services they create jobs for one another. Students earn an income for their work, then make decisions about personal consumption, saving and investing. They also pay taxes to support their own government.
The market system promotes exchange opportunities between students and allows for the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in the school society. Through their learning experiences, students develop the understandings, skills, competencies, and attributes that equip them to be innovative and entrepreneurial.” (Young Enterprise Trust)
Students from Years 3-8 completed job applications at the end of Term 2 and have been appointed to ventures, mixed up around the school. Younger students will take part in their own classes and participate on market Day.
Term 3 is also the time of some major challenges for our senior students. As well as continuing their EOTC (Education Outside the Classroom) programme, the Year 8 students are in training for the Powell Hut challenge later in the term. This has become a tradition over many years and leads to a huge feeling of achievement for those involved.
The end of Term 3 turned out to be the end of an era at Carterton School as we farewelled two long-term members of staff. Both John Le Grice and Michael O’Connell have retired after many years of service both in our school and other schools around the country.
The students planned and presented certificates, items and cards to them both.
We also had family members, friends and past staff come to our special event to farewell them. We wish them both a long and happy retirement.
The last week of school was also a time to celebrate and learn about Matariki and the importance of this event to the people of Aotearoa. We celebrated with presentations and performances by a large group of students from around the school.
Towards the end of the term we also recognised Leadership Week with a visit from a representative from the Sir Peter Blake Trust and the presentation of ‘Red Sock’ badges to leaders from each class.
One fun event for all was the annual teacher/student basketball game – and the winner was ???
Our final assembly of the term is always a special one as each class celebrates the Student of the Term – someone who is diligent, kind and who goes the extra mile. Other awards were given by the Board of Trustees and staff for outstanding performance and contribution to school life.
Opening Hours – Terms 3-4 2015
First Friday of each month (in school term)
8:30am – 9:15am
2:45pm – 3:15pm
Others times will be advertised in the school newsletter or via the school app.
It is always a busy time at Carterton School but the last two weeks of term have been especially busy – and also a lot of fun.
Last week we had ‘Fun Friday’. The PTA provided the whole school with a saugage sizzle, a lolly scramble and we had a free mufti day, with many people choosing to dress up. During our school assembly the teachers paraded and some ‘naughty children (teachers)’caused a bit of a problem. We also had a visit from Sparky who presented awards to some very deserving students that have been working to help other in the community.
Some classes had a theme for the day and everyone certainly had fun!
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You can also use it to advise the school of absenses.
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On Friday the whole school participated in our ANZAC Commemoration Assembly. We once again welcomed guests, including serving and past members of the New Zealand Forces, Ron Mark, MP, BOT members, representatives from the Carterton District Council and the local Returned Services Association.
Our very special guest was Epineha Ratapu, the last surviving member of the 28th Maori Battalion living in Wairarapa.
On ANZAC Day a good number of students, staff and families turned out to take part in the ANZAC parade and laying of wreaths at the cenotaph in Memorial Square.
Yesterday several of our students attended the ceremony for the Carterton Field of remembrance in Memorial Square. They were amazing ambassadors and stars in the Wairarapa Times Age.
Today were remembered fallen soldiers of World War I by placing crosses in our school Field of Remembrance. This was a moving time as the students erected the crosses and placed poppies on our fence as a sign of respect for the servicemen. We were assisted by Maj Dean Rennie and CPO Len Burland.
We have all been learning about ANZAC and events that took place in Gallipoli one hundred years ago.
On Friday we will be holding a commemoration service in the school hall at 9am which our friends and whanau are welcome to attend.
The Carterton School Gala is one of our favourite annual events. This fun evening is organised by the PTA and supported by students, staff, whanau and our wider community.
We are very lucky in the Wairarapa to experience the annual balloon festival. Many of us were able to witness the mass ascension at Carrington Park this morning. The sky was a little grey but Peg Leg Pete the Pirate Parrot certainly brightened up the place!
Every year one of the balloons and the crew visit our school, show us their balloon and share some of their experiences. We were extra lucky this year as the weather conditions allowed them to take off from our school village green. Very exciting for us all.
Thanks Wairarapa Balloon Festival crew!