Nga mihi o te ata.
My grandfather used to say something along the lines of “when you’re up to your nether regions in alligators, it’s hard to remember that your original intention was simply to drain the swamp.” And this has definitely been a swampful of alligators sort of a week...
All the usual business of an active and engaged school notwithstanding (learning, gym, choir, band, sports practices etc): add in more sick kids, more sick staff; Pauline Scott’s and my involvement with organising next week’s city-wide choir-fest ILT Invercargill Schools Sing Out - things are just busy enough. Crowning all this has been the extraordinarily positive response to our whanau hangi night tonight (over 200 of you - that’s a lot of spuds to peel!). We’re planning an end of year hangi too - tonight’s will be a good ‘practice run.’
Thank you for your involvement tonight - it is fair to say that while we expected a good response, the actual number of families participating is both gratifying and hugely humbling: tumeke, Waverley Park, tumeke.
LOUD SHIRT DAY - FRIDAY 19 SEPTEMBER
Come to school wearing your loudest shirt to help give deaf kids a voice. Gold Coin donation.
Sing Out 2014…
Our kids perform twice on Tuesday 16 September; once in the morning show for schools; and again in the evening show for the public. Tickets for the evening performance are on sale from the ICC booking office in Esk St; $12.50 for adults; $6.50 for kids.
In support of our choir, the senior school attends the morning performance on Tuesday 16 September. The cost is $3.00 / pupil - covers the seat in the theatre and the one in the bus too! Please help support the kids by having your children attend. If you’re paying via online banking, our number is: 12 3154 0103559 00 Include your child’s name and SO (for Sing Out). Thanks.
Sausage sizzle…WPPA 25 September lunchtime; $2.00 / sausage - order forms with money in by 19 September at the latest.