On Wednesday, members from our kapahaka team performed at the Waikiwi Retirement home. They had asked if we could come along as there are grandparents of some our children at the resthome. It was a great experience for everyone and we are looking forward to many more in the future. Thank you to the whanau […]
Even though the weather was rough – wind and driving rain – hundreds of people came to the school fair last weekend. The children involved did a fabulous job and all the stall holders and car boot sellers helped to contribute to the atmosphere. We raised $1,800. Thank you very much. Ms Carey’s grandson loved […]
Te Kura o Nga Purapura (Newfield Park School) Kapahaka team perform at the 2014 Polyfest. We are so proud of the children. All their hard work paid off in a performance that was heartfelt and dynamic. The audience loved them. It was all possible due to support from a large group of whanau and teachers […]
Mr Parker Ormond, from the University of Otago College of Education Dunedin Campus, came with a surprise to school – our new haka. Earlier in the year, Parker had offered to write a haka just for Newfield Park School [Te Kura o Nga Purapura]. Our first step was to collect ideas from our school community. […]
On Monday the Year 0-2 students visited the Invercargill Public Library. They took part in the wonderful Matariki activities, got library cards, bags and their books. The Invercargill Public Library has a Holiday Programme running these school holidays. It is worth checking it out!
A couple of weeks ago Newfield Kindergarten and Newfield Park families and staff combined forces to make poi for each of our kapahaka teams. It was a great night to meet people and it was all finished off with pizza and a natter. Thank you everyone that came along and helped.
Mrs Megan Altenburg, Miss Fallon Braithwaite and 24 Newfield Park School runners will be heading to Donovan Park at midday tomorrow to compete in the Zone Cross Country. They will be running with runners from New River, Fernworth and Arowhenua schools. Have a great afternoon, we know you will do us proud – compete hard […]
We are underway with our kapahaka practices for 2014. Our junior and senior team practices are held one after the other on Wednesday afternoons. At this early stage, there are almost 100 children who are interested in being a part of kapahaka. Newfield Kindergarten is entering a kapahaka team in the Polyfest festival for the […]
Kia ora and welcome back to Term 2. You will be pleased to know that Koha Kai is bigger and better this term – running three days a week – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays. Menu options went home today and there are plenty of order envelopes at the school office. Don’t forget your gold coin […]