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Awatere Round Up - November

posted Dec 1, 2016, 2:58 PM by Carey Huria

Back to School

A big thank you for all the help given or offered to us at Ward School. It is times like these that you are lost for words. With no power, electricity or water and a huge mess, it took us until Wednesday to open the school. A big shout out to the Seddon School staff who came and helped us sort out the school and Smart Alliances who came out to inspect the school. I hope these smiles reward your efforts.

Holly Hickman preparing a very healthy lunch from the school garden.


Top Academic Result

Three of our top maths students Ataliaya Lambert, Anae Shadbolt and Ashlee Hickman proudly display their merit certificates from the Otago University - National Problem Solving Competition. We are very proud of you all. This programme is aimed at Year 7 & 8 students.


Ward Pets Day

The weather did not dampen the spirits of the Ward Pets Day. We enjoyed a Wizard of Oz theme to compliment our production this term. 

We had some marvellous scarecrows, tasty baking and fantastic looking cakes.

The dog and lamb categories were well represented. A real interesting entry was the Lizard of Oz.

Everyone enjoyed a traditional celebration of country life with a little twist.


Ward Lions Dinner and Speeches

On Thursday the 27th October, Ashlee and I went to represent Ward School at the Lions Speech Contest along with four Seddon students. All of us had either come first or runner up in the previous competition. Ashley spoke very well, winning her age group.  My highlights of that night was when Mr Sullivan tricked Koby and Ronan in to thinking that they had to do their speech in half an hour, so they ran away and hid! My second highlight was winning the competition but I think that we all did very well.  

By Honey Dewhurst


Navy Concert and Pollard Park

The students and parents who attended the Navy Concert enjoyed a traditional pantomime about pirates and heroes. The students learned about some useful tips for writing their own play (The Wizard of Ward). The students loved the experience of sitting in the top of the new theatre and had a great laugh at the antics.

As a school we walked over to Pollard Park for lunch and an afternoon of exploration. The students played touch, rambled over the playground and took time to smell the roses.





Marae Visit

On the 7th & 8th November we travelled down to Takahanga Marae (situated behind the Kaikoura Hospital) as a school to experience time on the marae. The students of Hapuku School greeted us on the marae.

The Year 3-8 had the opportunity to stay the night on marae and we learnt how to welcome others onto the Marae.

Sleeping in the beautiful Marae.

St Josephs School in Kaikoura supported us in this endeavor. The hospitality we enjoyed on the marae was warm and genuine. We look forward to hosting the students of Hapuku School.


“Leading Our Learning Together For Our Future”


Important Dates to Remember

25 Nov Ward/Seddon Athletics Day

28 Nov Teacher Only Day

9 Dec Privilage Day

15 December End of Year Prize giving

16 December Last day of 2016!!


Capturing the Magic

What we are all about at Ward School.

Carey Huria,
Dec 1, 2016, 2:58 PM