Newsletter 11 December

Newsletter No 38 –December 11th 2014

 Tēnā koutou ngā mātua o te kura – Dear Parents

 Season’s greeting to all.

This will be our final newsletter for the year.  For some reason it has felt like a very long term.  It is coming to an exciting conclusion however, and one of the exciting things to happen tonight is the Leavers dinner.  Most students have been to see me and we have organised their formal clothing.  The expectation is that these students arrive at the school hall with one or both of their parents/guardian at 5:30 pm.  They will have their photograph taken with family and then mingle with other parents until 6:00 pm.  After family have left, students will be provided with a seafood menu.  There will be an option of swimming (and maybe a bit of a dance) after dinner.  Parents are to pick their child up at 9:00pm.

The middle school are going on their Stoney Creek trips, room 4 are off to Omakere and everyone is gearing up for their prize-giving ceremonies.  Please take note of the dates and times.

Kathi Harris

(Principal)

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Term 4 – 2014 Events

Please be aware that you are being given dates to be able to prepare for what is coming up. 

December

December 11 (Th)            Stoney Creek Ranch for Te Aranga middle school.

Year 8 leavers dinner.

December 12 (F)              Stoney Creek Ranch for middle school (Rooms 8 and 11).

December 15 (M)            Junior prize giving (this goes from 1:30 pm onward).

December 16 (T)              Classroom fun dayRoom 4 are off to Omakere.  Terrace mini performance/shared lunch.  Please come for the sausage sizzle, it will be lovely to see you all.

December 17 (W)            Te Aranga celebration/Terrace has Talent performances.

December 18 (TH)           10:00 am Senior prize-giving/End of year.

February      2 (M)             2015 School Year Starts

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Raffle

We have a Christmas raffle displayed on our front counter; it contains things such as a family pass to Ranui Farm Park, books and a photograph album amongst other things. You can purchase the tickets at the office for $1.00 each. It will be drawn at the Junior Prize Giving. Thank you for your support.

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School Lunches

This will be the last week of school lunches as next week we have shared lunch days. We would like to thank all our family/whanau for all their time and effort they have put into making our healthy lunches possible for our children/tamariki. Look forward to seeing you all in 2015 with the new exciting menu.

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Buses

Please note that if your child catches a Go Bus their last day that they will be running buses will be Wednesday the 17th of December 2014.

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CHANCE CARD LUNCH WINNERS:

 These are the lucky children who won a free lunch for today:

Logan R11, Ihaka Rm8, Dakota Rm12, Cole Rm8, Emma Rm7 =)

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Athletics Sports awards

Congratulations to the following children for the wonderful achievements at the interschool athletics

Zhane Crawford                                1st 100m girls and 1st 60m girls

Emma Johnson                                2nd 60m girls and 3rd 100m girls

Regan Taylor                                    3rd 100m boys

Finn Smith                                        3rd 200m boys

 

Kahleal-Pace Reti

Maaka Te Whaiti                           Junior mixed relay 3rd

Emma Johnson

Zhane Crawford

 

Regan Taylor

Finn Smith                                    Senior boys Relay team 2nd

Hayden Saunders

Harley Deadman

Well done to all students who took part and done our school proud.

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Safety tips for over the holidays

 Here are a few simple things you can do:

  • Keep all matches and lighters well away from children.
  • Install a working smoke alarm in all sleeping areas as well as in the hallway and living areas.
  • Make and practice an escape plan for your home.
  • Teach all family members that the safe meeting place is at the letterbox.

If you, or someone you know, is elderly, disabled or has Community Services care, you may qualify for a free home safety check. Just call 0800 NZ FIRE (0800 693 473) to see if you’re eligible for fire fighters’ to visit and do a FREE fire safety inspection of you home. You may qualify to have a FREE long-life, photo electric alarm installed.

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 Program of Events for Week 10 : 2014

 Monday December 15th

Junior Prize-giving,                 1:30pm in the School Hall

Tuesday December 16th

Whanau Shared Lunch            12:30pm

Room 4 Trip to Omakere        9am – 1:30pm

Wed December 17th

Terrace Has Talent                 9:30 am in the School Hall

Te Aranga Celebration           1:30 in Te Aranga

       Final Day for Years 1 & 2       Students from Years 1 and   2 finish school at 3pm today.

 Thursday December 18th

    Prize-giving and End of Year            10am – 12pm at    CHB College Hall

 Prize-Giving Organisation

 Students from Year 3 and above come to school as normal on Thursday 18th December and buses will transport the students to the College Hall. These buses will leave the school at 9:30 am.

Can all students please ensure they are in full school uniformLeaders and House Leaders to wear their badges.

Transport will be provided for those students needing to return to school after the prize-giving.

Students from Years’ 1 and 2 are welcome to come to prize-giving, but a parent or care-giver needs to provide transport for them and be responsible for them during the ceremony.

Thank you.

 School Finishes after Prize-giving on Thursday December 18th 

Please make sure you make arrangements for transport and care after this time.

 

Program for Last week of Term 2014

Program of Events for Week 10 : 2014

Monday December 15th
Junior Prize-giving,                   1:00pm in the School Hall

Tuesday December 16th
Whanau Shared Lunch               12:30pm
Room 4 Trip to Omakere            9am – 1:30pm

Wed December 17th
Terrace Has Talent                    9:30 am in the School Hall
Te Aranga Celebration              1:30 in Te Aranga

Wednesday is the Final Day for Years 1 and 2 –  Students from Years 1 and 2 finish school at 3pm today.

Thurs December 18th
Prize-giving and End of Year
  10am – 12pm at CHB College Hall

Prize-Giving

Students from Year 3 and above come to school as normal on Thursday 18th December and buses will transport the students to the College Hall. These buses will leave the school at 9:30am. Transport will be provided for those students needing to return to school after the prize-giving.

Can all students please ensure they are in full school uniform.

Students from Years’ 1 and 2 are welcome to come to prize-giving, but a parent or care-giver needs to provide transport for them and be responsible for them during the ceremony.

Thank you.

School Finishes after Prize-giving on Thursday December 18th

Please make sure you make arrangements for transport and care after this time.

Newsletter December 4 2014

Newsletter No 37 –December 4th 2014

 

Tēnā koutou ngā mātua o te kura – Dear Parents

I managed to get to camp Wakarara for two evenings to check out how camp was going.  I was delighted with the behaviour, attitude and determination shown by all students.  I believe Sunrise hut was a real challenge but everyone was successful.  The activities were well organised and run by Mr McGowan and Whaea Rachel.  I have been told that our helpers, including Whaea Lorraine, Boyd, Crystal and Penny (from Epic) were amazing.  Thank you to all those people involved.  Without you there would be no camps at all.

We have a very busy few weeks coming up.  Please check the calendar below.

Kathi Harris

(Principal)

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Term 4 – 2014 Events

Please be aware that you are being given dates to be able to prepare for what is coming up. 

December

December 5 (F)                 Softball tournament 2.

December 9 (T)                 Whānau Hui at 5pm Bilingual Unit (Room 12).

December 9 (T)                 Ruahine Cadet visit Yr 7/8.

December 11 (Th)            Stoney Creek Ranch for Te Aranga middle school.

Year 8 leavers dinner.

December 12 (F)              Stoney Creek Ranch for middle school (Rooms 7 and 11).

December 15 (M)            Junior prize giving.

December 16 (T)              Classroom fun day.  Terrace mini performance/shared lunch.  Please come for the sausage sizzle, it will be lovely to see you all.

December 17 (W)            Te Aranga celebration/Terrace has talent performances.

December 18 (TH)           Senior prize-giving/End of year.

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Raffle

We have a Christmas raffle displayed on our front counter; it contains things such as a family pass to Ranui Farm Park, books and a photograph album amongst other things. You can purchase the tickets at the office for $1.00 each. It will be drawn at the junior prize giving. Thank you for your support.

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Next year.  Senior camp will be at Wakarara from the 16th – 20th of February.

Middle school camp will be at Wakarara from the 30th of March – 2nd of April.

We are aware of the fact that the seniors are on a two night stay at Wakarara  right now, but see the potential to do so much more next year over four nights.  The decision to have camp at the beginning of the year is for teachers and students to bond, enjoy team building as well as take a good look at who the Leaders will be for 2015.

The middle school will also get the opportunity to build good relationships and prepare for an awesome year as a team.  As a staff we will think about alternative camps every second year.  You of course will be asked for your opinion and ideas.

Some students will have paid for their camp already with the chocolate fundraising.  We would like to keep the camp at $50 per student even though there are extra nights added on.  Please start thinking about putting aside a few dollars per week in anticipation of the camps.  If you would like to work out payment with the school, please feel that you can come in and make other arrangements.

Another event coming up is the Weet-Bix kids Tryathlon which will be held on the 11th of February in Hastings.  This is a great event for students like ours who are multi- talented and I am fully prepared to take the school van to the event. In order to compete in this event, parents do need to register their own child.  If making a team up, please register these teams as well.  More information is available at the office if you would like to sign up.

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CHANCE CARD LUNCH WINNERS:

 These are the lucky children who won a free lunch for today:

Kaysharn Rm11, Olivia Rm 11, Ihaka Rm 8, Ngahere Rm 3.

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NEWS FROM THE DENTAL CLINIC

(5 South Service Lane, Waipukurau, 858 6725)

Baby Teeth ARE Important

  • they help our children eat healthy food
  • they help our children speak clearly
  • they hold the space for the permanent (adult) teeth

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Congratulations

 We would like to congratulate our past Terrace School pupils on their achievement at Central Hawkes Bay College. Cyteeva Garnham-Ngarotata, Ashleigh Renata, Michael Jefferies on being named prefects for 2015.

Well done.

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Congratulations        

On Friday the 28th of November after the children returned from camp our senior team was scheduled to play the final of minball against Waipukurau Primary.  Unfortunately some students were exhausted by their camp and others totally forgot about their big game.  Four of our students turned up to play the match against a team of seven.  Against the odds and showing grit and determination Logan Ross, Hayden Saunders, Campbell James, Saiyan Clark pulled out a huge win for our school.  Well done! Tu meke!

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Sun protection at school during term four.

Term four is a warmer term when the sun has come out putting our tamariki at risk of sunburn.

Terrace School has a “no hat no play policy”.  The children have their own hat to take care of while at school and if they do not have their hat, they do not play, they need to sit under the shade until their hat is found.

Sunscreen that lasts all day can be purchased and applied at home in the morning for extra sunscreen protection for children while at school.

At this time of the year, good quality sunscreen needs to be in all households to protect our beautiful tamariki from the damaging effects of the sun.

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Mission statement

A while back we mentioned that we were looking to refresh the school Mission Statement. Thanks to the great feedback from Facebook, teachers and individuals we’ve put together a draft that we feel fits the spirit of our whānau. But it’s not just up to us… you are whānau, what do you think?

Based on the School Motto; He kaha te Matauranga : Knowledge is Strength

Mission (We aim to deliver this to our community)

Knowledge of the Past to understand the Present.

Knowledge of the Present to inform the Future.

Knowledge of Self so the Spirit walks tall.

Knowledge of Whānau to support Independence.

Knowledge of Leadership to value Service.

Knowledge of Experience to deepen Awareness.

Knowledge of Honour to realise Respect.

Knowledge of Success to respect Failure.

Knowledge binds and guides us.

He kaha te Matauranga : Knowledge is Strength

Over the next two weeks leave a message at the office, with a teacher, a board member or on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/theterraceschool). The final draft will be presented for sign off at the next Board of Trustees meeting on Dec 11th. This will allow us to have the new Mission Statement in place for the start of the 2015 year.

Thank you

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Baylee Winkley wrote a wonderful story about how he made his hat.

He was awarded a principal’s award for his wonderful art and story writing.  Here’s what he had to write about it.

My hat is a circle shape with a brim.

My hat is made from newspaper, cellotape, feathers and straw.

I will wear my hat to the hot pools.

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Reading Together

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Reading Together 2015

We are looking for interested families to join us next year for our next Reading Together Programme. It will be run in the first term. We are looking for parents who enjoy reading with their child and would like to learn some strategies to help further. If you are interested please fill in and return the form below:

Name: ___________________________________________________

I am interested in signing up for the Reading Together Programme in 2015

Signed: __________________________________________________

Newsletter 27 November 2014

Newsletter No 36 –November 27th 2014

 Tēnā koutou ngā mātua o te kura – Dear Parents

 We seem to be racing toward the end of the year.  Staff are working hard on their new report format which will be given out in the last week of the term.  We made the changes based on the survey we sent out to whānau and trust that you appreciate the new look.

I was super proud of our touch teams and their performances on Monday evening.  The senior teams took out first place and third.  The Otane Rippers (full of Terrace kids) won their final as well.  Saiyan Clark was awarded under 13 player of the year and Te Awarangi Puketapu-Pene was awarded under 7 player of the year.

Athletics was amazing to watch as well.  We have great little and big sprinters.  Fantastic to see Terrace take out the relay!  So much to be proud of.

I went up to camp on Wednesday evening and will be returning tonight.  There was a very positive buzz up there and the billy stew was awesome.  Today they will be taking on the walk to Sunrise hut.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

 Kathi Harris

(Principal)

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Term 4 – 2014 Events

Please be aware that you are being given dates to be able to prepare for what is coming up. 

December

December 1 (M)               Year 8 leavers parent meeting at school 5:30 pm in the staffroom.

December 2 (T)                 Reading in homes workshop for parents (another programme will be running next year).

December 3 (W)               Softball tournament 1.

December 5 (F)                                 Softball tournament 2.

December 9 (T)                 Ruahine Cadet visit Yr 7/8.

December 11 (Th)            Year 8 leavers dinner.

December 15 (M)            Junior prize giving.

December 16 (T)              Classroom fun day.  Terrace mini performance/shared lunch.  Please come for the sausage sizzle, it will be lovely to see you all.

December 17 (W)            Te Aranga celebration/Terrace has talent performances.

December 18 (TH)           Senior prize-giving/End of year.

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Next year.  Senior camp will be at Wakarara from the 16th – 20th of February.

Middle school camp will be at Wakarara from the 30th of March – 2nd of April.

We are aware of the fact that the seniors are on a two night stay at Wakarara  right now, but see the potential to do so much more next year over four nights.  The decision to have camp at the beginning of the year is for teachers and students to bond, enjoy team building as well as take a good look at who the Leaders will be for 2015.

The middle school will also get the opportunity to build good relationships and prepare for an awesome year as a team.  As a staff we will think about alternative camps every second year.  You of course will be asked for your opinion and ideas.

Some students will have paid for their camp already with the chocolate fundraising.  We would like to keep the camp at $50 per student even though there are extra nights added on.  Please start thinking about putting aside a few dollars per week in anticipation of the camps.  If you would like to work out payment with the school, please feel that you can come in and make other arrangements.

Another event coming up is the Weet-Bix kids Tryathlon which will be held on the 11th of February in Hastings.  This is a great event for students like ours who are multi- talented and I am fully prepared to take the school van to the event. In order to compete in this event, parents do need to register their own child.  If making a team up, please register these teams as well.  More information is available at the office if you would like to sign up.

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CHANCE CARD LUNCH WINNERS:

 These are the lucky children who won a free lunch for today:

Jack Rm 7, Xzavia Rm 8, Carlo Rm11, Jade Rm 1, Desmond Rm 4

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Sports Draws

Miniball Friday 28st November

4.30pm Terrace Senior B Vs Onga Jazz

5.10pm Terrace Juniors Vs Waipukurau

7pm Terrace Senior A Vs Waipukurau Celtics

Tomorrow will be the last game for this year.

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Cups and Trophies

We would like cups and trophies returned to school as soon as possible as we are preparing for prize giving.

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Ruahine Cadet Unit

 Ruahine Cadet Unit are recruiting for the 2015 intake. Learn about bush craft, navigation, rifle shooting and much more. We don’t charge fees and if you would like to know more, come along to the Memorial Hall on Tuesday 3 February from 6pm or phone Tracy Ball on 8586992.

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Sun protection at school during term four.

Term four is a warmer term when the sun has come out putting our tamariki at risk of sunburn.

Terrace School has a no hat no play policy.  The children have their own hat to take care of while at school and if they do not have their hat, they do not play, they need to sit under the shade until their hat is found.

Sunscreen that lasts all day can be purchased and applied at home in the morning for extra sunscreen protection for children while at school.

At this time of the year, good quality sunscreen needs to be in all households to protect our beautiful tamariki from the damaging effects of the sun.

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Mission statement

A while back we mentioned that we were looking to refresh the school Mission Statement. Thanks to the great feedback from Facebook, teachers and individuals we’ve put together a draft that we feel fits the spirit of our whānau. But it’s not just up to us… you are whānau, what do you think?

Based on the School Motto; He kaha te Matauranga : Knowledge is Strength

Mission (We aim to deliver this to our community)

Knowledge of the Past to understand the Present.

Knowledge of the Present to inform the Future.

Knowledge of Self so the Spirit walks tall.

Knowledge of Whānau to support Independence.

Knowledge of Leadership to value Service.

Knowledge of Experience to deepen Awareness.

Knowledge of Honour to realise Respect.

Knowledge of Success to respect Failure.

Knowledge binds and guides us.

He kaha te Matauranga : Knowledge is Strength

Over the next two weeks leave a message at the office, with a teacher, a board member or on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/theterraceschool). The final draft will be presented for sign off at the next Board of Trustees meeting on Dec 11th. This will allow us to have the new Mission Statement in place for the start of the 2015 year.

Thank you

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Headlice

Headlice continues to be a problem in our community.  Please check your child’s hair each week and headlice will be controlled and will become a minor problem.

Facts:

Headlice are blood sucking insects that live in the hair and feed through the human scalp.

The female lays eggs (nits or kutu) each day and glues them onto the hair close to the skin.

The eggs hatch within 7-10 days.

These new lice can lay eggs 6-10 days after they hatch.

Headlice live and breed happily in short or long, and clean or dirty hair.

Headlice cannot fly jump or swim.  They crawl from head to head during close contact.

The headlice will not survive on clothes, towels etc, but it is recommended that hats, brushes and combs are not shared.

Identification:

The adult lice are ant-sized.  They are light coloured when newly hatched, and darken as they get older.

The lice eggs are hair coloured when laid but look white when the egg has hatched.  The hatched eggshell will remain stuck on the hair until removed with a fine-toothed comb.

Look For and Control Headlice:

To help get rid of headlice and to help keep them under control, this cost-effective and simple method is recommended:

  1.  Apply a white hair conditioner to dry hair.  Ensure that all of the hair is coated.
  2.  Using an ordinary comb, comb through the hair.
  3.  Immediately after this combing, change to a fine-toothed comb and comb through all of the hair.
  4.  Wipe off the conditioner onto white tissue, and look at the paper and comb for lice and eggs.
  5.  Repeat the combing and wiping, 5 times.
  6. This conditioning and combing method works by stunning the lice, making them slower to move about.

The extra combing helps to remove the stunned lice and the eggs.

Next:

If you find less than 5 lice, repeat the conditioner and combing each day until you find no more lice.

If you find more than 5 lice use a *treatment that can be purchased from a pharmacy.  Families with a community services card can contact the Public Health Nurse to access low to no cost headlice treatment. Repeat the treatment after 7 days.

 Once the headlice are under control, it is recommended that a weekly conditioning and combing is continued.

 This regular attention will help to control reinfestation.

For further advice, contact your Public Health Nurse:

Rebecca Holes  027 244 0268

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Newsletter 20 November 2014

Newsletter No 35 –November 20th 2014

 

Tena koutou nga matua o te kura – Dear Parents

What a windy week we’ve had. I can tell you that our children definitely do not respond well to wind blasts or gusts. Hopefully things will settle down again quickly.

Please ensure that your child is working hard right up until the end of the year. The senior students still have goals to strive for with the prize giving not that far away.

We also have “Terrace has Talent” coming up. At Terrace we put a lot of energy into sports and academic subjects. I would really love to see students putting on a great display of their talent. It could be karate, singing, dancing…………………. doesn’t matter so long as your child wants to show their talent. Students are already beginning to ask about booking the hall for practices.

Enjoy your week-end.

Kathi Harris

(Principal)

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Term 4 – 2014 Events

Please be aware that you are being given dates to be able to prepare for what is coming up.

November

November 25 (T)              Interschool Athletics

November 25-28              Senior Camp (Yr 7/8)

December

December 2 (T)                Reading in homes workshop for parents (another programme will be running next year)

December 5 (F)                 Softball tournament

December 11 (Th)            Year 8 leavers dinner

December 15 (M)             Junior prize giving

December 16 (T)              Classroom fun day. Terrace mini performance and Shared lunch

December 17 (W)            Te Aranga celebration/Terrace has talent performances

December 18 (TH)           Senior prize-giving/End of year.

 

Heads up for next year. Senior camp will be at Wakarara from the 16th – 20th of February.

Middle school camp with be at Wakarara from the 30th of March – 2nd of April.

Another event coming up is the Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon which will be held on the 11th of February in Hastings. This is a great event for students like ours who are multi- talented and I am fully prepared to take the school van to the event. In order to compete in this event, parents do need to register their own child. If making a team up, please register these teams as well. More information is available at the office if you would like to sign up.

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 Absences

If your child is not going to be at school for the day, please text the school on 027 8705243.

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Cups and Trophies

We would like cups and trophies returned to school as soon as possible as we are preparing for prize giving.

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Book Club

All book club orders must be back at school by Friday 21st of November please.

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ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy

On Friday the 14th of November some students were taken by their parents to the Central Hawke’s Bay College to look at the ICC Cricket World cup trophy. We even managed to get a picture with the iconic cup and our students.

 Cricket world cup

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Grand Opening

Project18

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Summer Camp 2015

Project11

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Sports Draws

Touch Rugby Finals – Monday 24th November

Round 1: 4pm

Field B U7 Terrace Vs Waipukurau/St Josephs

Field 2 U9 Terrace 2 Vs Pukehou

Field 3 U9 Terrace 1 Vs Waipukurau Green

Round 2: 4.35pm

Field 2 U11 Terrace 1 Vs Waipukurau Green

Field 3 U11 Terrace 2 Vs St Josephs

Round 3: 5.10pm

Field 1 U13 Terrace 2 Vs Waipukurau Green

Field 2 U13 Terrace 1 Vs Waipawa

Magpies Shannon Chase and Brendon Edmonds will be there on Monday handing out Certificates and will be hanging around for finals.

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Miniball Friday 21st November

3.50pm Terrace Juniors Vs Waipukurau Wizards

4pm Terrace Senior A Vs Onga Lakers

6:30pm Terrace Senior B Vs St Josephs Sun’s

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He Kaha Te Mautauranga – Knowledge is Strength