Kia ora whānau,
We are very excited about our upcoming trip to Ferrymead Heritage Park on the 23rd and 24th of March. This trip links strongly to our theme of ‘Change’ and the main focus will be on heritage life and development/change over time.
The following homegroups will be visiting on these days:
Tuesday 23rd March - Nick and Meagan’s homegroups
Wednesday 24th March - Laura, Rowe and Quynh’s homegroups
On each trip, our tamariki will be divided into four groups and participate in the following workshops:
- Heritage school
- Picnic games
- Heritage accommodation
We will also go on the tram, have a tour around the village and dress up in old fashioned clothing.
On the day of the trip, your child/children will need to:
- Be at school by 8:45am
- Bring a filling morning tea and lunch in their lunchbox
- Bring a full water bottle
- Have sunblock applied before arriving
- Ensure their sunhat is at school (if unsure, send a spare)
- Bring a light waterproof layer if it appears overcast
- Wear comfortable shoes
We will need approximately 2-3 whānau helpers for each homegroup. This will involve helping to oversee small groups of learners, supporting food breaks and joining in with activities.
Please make contact asap with your child’s home group teacher if you are able to help us on the day.
Unfortunately, there are limited numbers of helpers, so if you miss out this time there will be more opportunities later in the year to help. For health and safety reasons we are unable to accommodate siblings/preschoolers. We do have some room for whānau who need to come with us on the bus, otherwise there is ample parking at Ferrymead.
We will be in contact with those parents who will be coming along next week.
The cost of this trip is covered by your school contribution.
Ngā mihi nui,