Thursday, 17 November 2016

Our Great Kiwi Morning Tea!

Great Kiwi Morning Tea from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Our Great Kiwi Morning Tea was amazing!  We raised $820 for our kiwi, our National Icon. A huge thank you to Mrs Carr, our amazing organiser; Dom, our inspiration; Rimu Whanau, our genius bakers; and Parkvale School, our amazing supporters. You all made it happen!

Today we received an email (including a thank you video) from Kiwis for Kiwi.

I just wanted to say thank you so much to everyone at Parkvale School for your amazing efforts and raising $820 with the Great Kiwi Morning Tea. That's just brilliant! 

I did a little video to say thank you if you'd like to show it to your students. Please find attached.

Your receipt and certificate are in the post.

Thank you again for your fantastic support.

Best regards,


Sarah Nutbrown
Fundraising Manager

The best thing about the video is that Sarah Nutbrown shared that our $820 will protect eight kiwis for a year. Wow!

Our New Blogger of the Week!

Congratulations to our latest superstar Blogger of the Week, Lauryn! She has been so inspiring to others with her thoughtful, kind comments. Look at some of her supportive comments below. 

Tu meke, Lauryn!

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Postcards:Term 4, Week 4

Congratulations to our Week 4 Postcard winners! All three have worked really hard and stretched their learning muscles to achieve this recognition. A special mention to our wonderfully proud Eva, as it was her very first postcard!

Mya: for stretching her capitalising and perseverance learning muscles.

Oscar: for stretching his managing distractions and absorption learning muscles.

Eva: for stretching her managing distractions and capitalising learning muscles.

He tino pai, tamariki ma!

Monday, 7 November 2016

Great Kiwi Morning Tea Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the Great Kiwi Morning Tea. Rimu will have a cake stall. Baking will cost from 50c to $2 (depending on the item). All the money is going towards helping save the kiwi: “to help protect kiwi and the places they live. Because we can’t imagine New Zealand without kiwi.”

Here's a preview of our wonderful goodies for tomorrows bake sale. So many choices and I think there's more to come. Thank you to our great Rimu Whanau for their efforts, everything looks delicious.

Please buy me. I'm cute!
Our national icon.
The baking is rolling in!

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Photography Competition

Tomorrow (Thursday) evening at 5:30pm is the Nga Rakau Nui Cultural Evening. It will contain these performances:

  • Year 4 kapa haka
  • Pasifika
  • Choir
  • Year 5 and 6 kapa haka
  • Instrument players
  • Soloist singers
  • Poets

There has also been a photography competition across the Nui and the winning photos from each hub will be displayed. Here are the six winning photos from Rimu Hub. They were chosen by independent photography judge, Mr Lowe.



Mya Wallace




Postcards: Term 4, Week 3

It was a boys' week for Postcards last week. Not by plan, but because these three boys all had a superstar week. Kia kaha, e tama!

Naman (Nick) for capitalising on his opportunities to get absorbed in his learning.

Julius for really stretching his noticing learning muscle.

Zane for capitalising on his opportunities for learning, through stretching his perseverance learning muscle.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

PRIDE Awards: Term 4, Week 3

Here are our two awesome P,R.I.D.E. award winners form last week. The other winner was away on Friday and will have to wait till the next school assembly. Read below to see what these two superstar students were recognised for.