It was great to see a good number of families at school on Monday evening to meet with Joe Eccleton, principal of Cashmere High School. A reminder that applications to Cashmere High are due in on this Friday, July 30.
We were super organised and got most of our Readathon cards out early this week. If you haven't seen the red Readathon card yet, please ask your child where it is. 14 consecutive days of reading then begins. The idea is to read for a set period of time each day. Parents sign the card after each reading session. Please also collect some sponsors on the back of the card. Cards and money then come back to the school office between Aug 17 and 21. Please get behind this school fundraiser. It is an excellent way to get that reading habit established and / or rewarded.
Term 3 is always speech writing time for Year 7 & 8. This year it is story-telling speeches. We have just started writing these. The children have until Friday August 7th to finish writing their story-speech. These will be presented to literacy groups at the end of the following week. We are in the process on arranging judges for the hub final - so the date for that will be coming out soon. The winning Year 7 and Year 8 speeches will go through to the South Zone Competition on September 21st.
A huge congratulations to our Senior Girls' Basketball team who competed at the Canterbury Year 7 & 8 Tournament on Monday. The girls consistently gave of their best on court - in skill, effort and sportsmanship. They came second in their pool and were placed 4th overall.
Our ShowQuest passion group spent Tuesday morning 'on location' filming their dance. It was a great insight into the life of a dancer / actor - 3 hours for 6 minutes of film in freezing cold conditions. The dancers and film crew did an awesome job. Next step - editing. We are looking forward to being able to share the final result later in the term. A big thanks to Jason and Nicola for accompanying the group.