Our new haka

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. […]

Poi and Pizza

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.  

Kapahaka 2014

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 […]

Cross Country is on its way!

and cross country weather is definitely here as well. Don’t forget a change of clothes each day as you are likely to get muddy and wet when out running. There are a range of different course being run this year, so there is a challenge for everyone – hard out athlete to genteel jogger. We […]

Mrs Ana Jensen is awarded the INSPIRE award

At last week’s school assembly, teacher aide Ana Jensen was awarded the INSPIRE award by the previous recipient Mrs Vicki Duncan. Ana was selected for being one of those people that is always quietly and humbly there to help whenever it is needed. You are an INSPIRATION Mrs Jensen. Thankyou!

KIdsCan Mufti Day

Last Friday, 9 August, Newfield Park School decided to celebrate KidsCan Mufti Day by dressing up as book characters and authors. We spelled out KidsCan in some of the hand knitted scarves we received for every child in the school. We had a great time and we really appreciate all that KidsCan does for us, […]

Chooooooice Choice Award Term 2, 2013

Congratulations to Ella Burden for being the first student to take home the Konica Minolta ‘Choice Choice’ Award for exceptional choices in the playground. Ella was one of 16 students who were nominated for the award by duty teachers. Each student had demonstrated behaviour that went beyond the acceptable and into the exceptional. All the […]

Newfield Park School Senior Athletics Day 2013

Thursday, 7 March saw the Senior school participate in the 2013 Athletics Day. We would like to thank the parents and grandparents who volunteered to help on the day. The Zones Athletics are being held on Monday, 11 March at Ascot Community School. Miss Wild has posted the names of those students who are competing […]