Saturday, November 23, 2019

Another Banqer auction

The end of the year is fast approaching and it is time for another Banqer auction. This time children do not need to bring anything unless they want to put something in the auction. The items we have will be auctioned with an "auctioneer taking" the bids. Children have been asked to check their Banqer accounts to see how much they can spend. This auction will be held on Friday this week. Not all children will secure an item and we have talked to them about that, as that is real life. Also there may be nothing they want. Here's looking to have some fun on Friday.

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

        Reminder to be "Sun Smart" at school


       Slip into the shade

Slip into the shade of an umbrella or a leafy tree. Plan your outdoor activities for early or later in the day when the sun's UV levels are lower.

Slop on sunscreen

Slop on plenty of broad-spectrum, water resistant sunscreen of at least SPF 30. Apply 20 minutes before going outside and reapply every two hours and especially after being in water or sweating.

Slap on a hat

Wear a hat with a wide brim or a cap with flaps. More people are sunburnt on the face and neck than any other part of the body.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Welcome back to the new term. There are many things happening this term. Athletics practises start this week with the sports next week on Wednesday. Please make sure you have sunscreen and sun hats at school for Term 4. Good running shoes for athletics is important too. Speeches are coming up in Week 5 or 6. Following that the Year 6s have Cycle Safety in Week 6 and Top Team for all the Year 5/6 is Week 7. Towards the end of the year we go sailing in Week 9 and our pool day is in Week 10. There are plenty of other happenings in the classroom as well. Let's have a great term together!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Wearable Arts

Navigators 1 children, take a bow. You did so well this week presenting your wearable art costumes on the catwalk. All that effort during the term was worth it. Ms Williams, Mrs Dalley and Mrs Burgess were very proud of you. 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Food For Thought

Navigators 1 have had Jessica, from Food for Thought, teaching them about how to read the information panel on food items. They found out that foods they thought were healthy foods that they could eat every day often had higher fat, sugar or sodium content than what Jessica told them was an acceptable level. On their visit to the supermarket they turned into super food detectives and learnt a lot about various food items. 

A huge thanks to Jessica for her part in this and to the New World Supermarket for allowing us to study the packaging there.
The children were lucky enough to get a free lunchbox and a gift voucher to spend on food for a shared lunch at the end.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Hanmer Camp

Well what a great camp Nav 1 have just had at Hanmer Springs. 
The weather was cold the first day with even a few flakes of snow at the top of Conical Hill but this made it all the all the better for visiting the hot pools after the walk.

The second day when we did the Tree Climbing, the Mountain Biking and Bush Skills, it was beautiful and sunny. We were so lucky to have this activity day so nice.

The last day was fresh but the students didn't seem to notice as they were out playing or some even huddled by the fire in the lounge before we hopped on the bus to head back to Christchurch

Catherine, Sheryl and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents for ensuring their children had the correct gear to cope with all conditions. We were also very grateful for the abundance of home baking, biscuits and fruit you donated to camp. We ate very well and I think the students enjoyed the catering from Rusty Carrot.

Also a big thank you to all the parent helpers who came to camp. You were amazing. Camp was made all the better because of your fantastic support and enthusiasm. We are so lucky at St Martins to have such great parent support.

Thank you also to Juliette Capaldi who has taken some delightful photos of the students and has let us use these on our blog. I'm sure if you would particularly like a copy of one of your child, you could contact Juliette (who is a professional photographer) and she could sort something out for you. We would prefer these are not used on social media thanks.

Here is the link to the camp photos she took.

Again thank you for your support.