Notices, 24 January 2018

  Dear Parents, Hello, everyone!  I trust you have been enjoying the school holiday period. I thought it might be helpful to send out this notice by email to keep you informed, prior to school beginning again this year. 1.            Volunteer helpers: Firstly, thank you to the many parents and grandparents who have volunteered to [...]


Notices, 11 December 2017

Dear Parents, Here we are at the last week of the school year. It has been a busy term, starting with a very successful Pet Day and the school’s 25th Anniversary Dance, and finishing off with some great events, including the cricket day, the Adventure Forest high ropes course, and [last week] an afternoon of [...]

Notices, 27 November, 2017

Dear Parents, Our year is rapidly drawing to a close, and I trust you are planning to come to our end of year BBQ and awards evening at the end of term [see notice below for details]. Farewell to Rita Bosch, and to Frikkie and Elanie Bosch and family. Rita finished up as our Junior [...]

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R4B Cross country Nov 2017 (24)

Run 4 Bibles Cross Country Competition at Otamatea Christian School

We had a great day of competition with our friends at Otamatea Christian School, Maungaturoto, on Thursday 2 November.  Several home schooling families joined in for the competition, too. The course was not as wet as previous years, which made for better running and fewer children getting bogged down in mud! After the racing, the [...]


Pet Day 2017

We held our annual Pet Day on Friday, 28 October. In the two weeks leading up to Pet Day, the children had worked hard making artwork and craft exhibits for competition.  Then, on the day, we had a great turn-out of school families and local home schooling families, with more animals for show than we [...]


Living Way 25th Anniversary Dance

  Our 25th anniversary dance was a huge success, with a packed hall, and plenty of dancing and catching up with old friends.  People came dressed up for the occasion, many in keeping with our 1950′s theme. Local bands, Conundrum and The Jazz Connection, kept us dancing all night, punctuated with a scrumptious supper mid-way [...]

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Student Work

My First Horseback Ride

One spring morning I went to get Silk, my appaloosa horse, from her paddock. She ate one more mouthful of food then trotted over to me. I fed her a piece of carrot and then I clipped the lead rope onto her head collar and led her to the shed. Once I had brushed her [...]


The Mysterious World of C. Beebleblox #1

The Mysterious World of C. Beebleblox Strange noises, sightings, out of focus photographs!                                                                 Have you ever had an encounter with the Loch Ness Monster? [...]


If I had to choose an animal I think I’d choose a moose You could try to change my mind, although There wouldn’t be any use I’m going to move to Canada As soon as I know how I’m not staying in New Zealand I’m not settling for a cow Moose are just so moose-like [...]


  Dolphins Dolphins leaping out of the sea, Grinning from ear to ear at me, They tell the others that we’re here, Our fish they threw into the air, When we leave them in our boat, They follow us in shimmering coats, How they leap and look so free, More free than I’ll ever be. [...]

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General News

Soccer Canteen Roster

SOCCER CANTEEN ROSTER 2017 Here is the tuck shop roster for this year’s soccer season. Please note the dates you are rostered on the tuck shop on your calendar: May 13 & 20 Finlayson/Hammon, Macleod/Binning, Free  May 27 & June 10 Gilmore,  Dheda, Balfour  June 17 & June 24 Browne, Partridge, Clapham, Bowman  July 1 [...]

Top Ten Strategies for Evidence Based Learning…

At the NZ ACE Educators Conference I went to at the end of last term, one of the sessions was based on research by NZ educator, Professor John Hattie, who  identified ten important strategies for evidence based learning.  The interesting thing about this was that the A.C.E. method of learning clearly fits with eight of [...]


Having a Ball…. thanks to Yummy Apples

  Check out all the balls we got by collecting Yummy Apples stickers last year.  Thanks, Yummy Apples!

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