Year Overview

Term 1

Sport

  • Cricket (first half of term) - Y4+
  • Basketball (mid term) - Y7/8, Y5/6
  • Inter-school Athletics (mid term) - whole school - at Kaponga Domain
  • School swimming lessons (beginning of term) - whole school in school pool, one session per day based around water survival
  • School swimming sports (end of term) - whole school at Stratford pool
  • Inter-school Swimming Sports (just after school sports in Opunake) - place-getters from school swimming sports

Other

  • Little Piri Visits - (last five weeks of term) - 4 yr old school visits, check website for dates
  • Kapa Haka (all term, one day a week) - Y3-8
  • Keys Program (all term) - Y7/8 - see notes below
  • DPE (second half of term) - Y7-8
    • senior students for tech, one day a week including cooking, workshop, audio/visual, and m-tech
  • Parent Interviews (middle of term) - all school
  • PAT testing (middle/end of term) - Y4-8 students tested in math, comprehension, vocabulary, listening, and punctuation and grammar.
  • Year 6/7 Camp (beginning of term)
  • EPRO 8 - Year 5,6,7,8. Tech competition - competitive engineering

Term 2

Sport

  • Netball (all term) - all years
  • Basketball (all term) -
        • Y5-8 continued from term 1
        • Y3-4 competition starts - all term
  • Crowley Cup - (tournament at end of term) - Y 5/6 rugby, netball, hockey
  • Rippa Rugby (middle/end of term) - Y 5/6, and 7/8

Other

  • Little Piri Visits - (last five weeks of term) - 4 yr old school visits, check website for dates
  • Kapa Haka (all term, one day a week) - Y3-8
  • Keys Program (all term) - Y7/8 - see notes below
  • DPE (second half of term) - Y7-8
    • senior students for tech, one day a week including cooking, workshop, audio/visual, and m-tech
  • School Reports to Parents (end of term) - all school

Term 3

Sport

  • Taranaki Trophy (end of term) - Y7/8
        • teams selected early in term
  • School Cross Country (end of term) - whole school, on school grounds
  • Mt Spa cross country (just after school cross country) - top 5-6 in each age group from 9yrs+
  • Touch (starts end of term) - All students

Other

  • Little Piri Visits - (last five weeks of term) - 4 yr old school visits, check website for dates
  • Kapa Haka (all term, one day a week) - Y3-8
  • Keys Program (all term) - Y7/8 - see notes below
  • DPE (second half of term) - Y7-8
    • senior students for tech, one day a week including cooking, workshop, audio/visual, and m-tech
  • Parent Interviews (beginning of term) - all school
  • PAT testing (end of term) - Y4-8 students tested in math, comprehension, vocabulary, listening, and punctuation and grammar.
  • Methanex Maths (whole term) - one year 7 and one year 8 team is selected to represent school in quiz comp in NP. Also if competition is on, students work on a math project during the term to enter in NP comp.
  • School Speeches (end of term) - whole school
  • ICAS testing (all term) - any students who wish to participate in Australasia testing, paid for by caregivers, in English, Math, Science tests

Term 4

Sport

  • Touch (all term) - All students
  • Cricket (all term) - Y4+
  • Soccer Tournament (beginning of term) - Y3-8

Other

  • Little Piri Visits - (last five weeks of term) - 4 yr old school visits, check website for dates
  • Kapa Haka (all term, one day a week) - Y3-8
  • Keys Program (all term) - Y7/8 - see notes below
  • Lamb day (beginning of term) - all school
  • Kaponga/school Speeches (beginning of term) - Y7/8
  • Concert (end of term) - whole school
  • Prize giving (end of term) - whole school
  • School Reports to Parents (end of term) - all school
  • Y8 camp (end of term)


NOTES

  • Mt Spa = our local cluster involving schools such as Opunake, Matapu, Kaponga, St Josephs Opunake, Rahotu, Manaia
  • Keys Program - this is a y7/8 program outlined here, based around senior students earning credits to get a variety of keys, including sports, culture, academic, and service. If a student obtains all four, they will receive a graduation certificate as a year 8 with honours. If they have obtained all four, they can also complete a digi-key as a year 8.
  • During the cricket season we also have coaching from Hawera Cricket Club, where a player is sent to coach the cricket teams one day a week.