Well Tuesday was quite a humbling day really; thank you to everyone for the multitudes of birthday greetings: appreciated. There was quite a bit of humour to be had from the scores of kids (and staff) who took the opportunity to dress in what is apparently my “signature style”. (I’ve never actually thought of it that way. Despite the best efforts of my in-house stylist to amend my more ‘bogan’ tendencies: the reality is that I’ve always dressed for comfort at work because - basically- I live there!).
Kids and staff alike contributed to make what turned out to be quite a memorable day: a real achievement considering the “no-fuss-please - I mean it!” gene that is a strong feature of my inherited DNA make up.
Thanks again Waverley Park - you truly are fine people.
CEO Paul Cameron, Operations Manager Julie Carpinter, and Volleyball Southland Development Officer Donna Milne came to school on Thursday specifically to express their thanks to the Tuinga Tahi kids for performing at the opening ceremony of the National Secondary Schools Tournament on Monday night. In front of their biggest live audience yet, the kids really made an impression; so much so that Paul Cameron reshuffled his schedule so he could personally thank the kids. Part of the thanks includes free admission to the the rest of the tournament to any Waverley Park student wearing their school polo shirt ($2.00 for anyone going with them. With the beach volleyball part of the tourni just getting started; that’s a mighty fine offer. Thanks - appreciated!
Camp La Bafta Awards…
Last night saw the 2014 version of the annual post-camp awards. Something now of a tradition: the night allows year six students, their families and teachers to see the camp movie - video clips and photo montages from the event; formally acknowledge the on-camp adult supporters; and to announce the winners of the Camp La Bafta trophies. Usually limited to two; this year four were awarded to reflect the sheer number of kids who attended.
To be awarded a trophy, winners need to have showed that they gave everything a go - especially when challenged, and to have been positive participants in every facet of camp life; including their contributions as team members. Winners are determined from input from adults and kids alike.