Wow! We've made it through to the end of Term 3 and, as we hoped, we are ending on a real high for WMI. The team has experienced success both individually, in groups and as a community, and we are very proud of every single learner.
This week has seen WMI actively taking part in Book Week, with a visit from Bob Docherty (who runs the blog Bob's Books bobsbooksnz.wordpress.com/), supporting the younger children in buddy reading, a visit from Selwyn Library talking about graphic novels and the end of week Book Character Parade.
Koru Games was a massive success for all concerned - the students were organised, enthusiastic and showed off WMI students in the very best light. Thanks to all parents that came along to help and support.
We have collated our final totals for all the fundraising towards the Wellington camp. A massive thank you to all students and families that have organised and taken part in fundraising projects. We have raised more than $14000 which will be shared out to the students based on the projects they have taken part in (as a credit on student accounts by the start of term 4). We have sold all the tickets now for cow poo bingo and so this will be run in the next few days (watch out on this website for cow pat updates!).
A final car wash is planned for Sunday 20th October, the proceeds of which will be split between the families that turn up on that day.
Here is a link to the sign-up sheet:
Next term will be another busy one too - here is a heads up of some of the major events that are coming up:
Tuesday 15th October (week 1) - year 5-8 Athletics Day (pp 21/10/19) (see programme below)
Friday 18th October (week 1) - Mihi Whakatau
Week 2 and week 3 - West Melton's Got Talent (final 1/11/19)
Friday 8th November (week 4) - Selwyn Central Athletics
Thursday 21st November (week 6) - Tough Kids Challenge Year 7-8
Monday 25 - 29th November (week 7) - Wellington Camp
Monday 9th December (week 9) - Rolleston College welcome morning
Friday 13th December (week 9) - Prizegiving (details tbc)
Dates to be confirmed:
Year 8 leavers' dinner
Leadership day out
Term 4 is a hats and sunblock term - there is a bag of un-named lost hats in WMI if you can't find yours from Term 1! All students will need a school sunhat from the start of week 1.
We will be starting a unit called 'Sexuality Road' during Term 4. This will be taught by both Aaron and Anna, in mixed groups and sometimes to separate boys and girls groups. This unit has been developed by Family Planning and the Ministry of Health. If you would like to discuss this unit further, or would wish for your child to opt out of this unit, please contact us.
Thanks for all your support this term, and have restful and fun break. See you all in Term 4!
Aaron and Anna