Yesterday we had the privilege of hosting a visit from the Prime Minister, John Key and our local MP, Nathan Guy.
We officially welcomed the Prime Minister to our school with a Powhiri and our children did an amazing job with the powhiri! They sang brilliantly and the haka from the boys was superb.
Mr Key then addressed the whole school, and answered questions from our children. The questions the children asked were excellent and the Prime Minister commented that they were indeed, very good questions. We then escorted Mr Key to Room 6, where the children in that class had a chance to mix and mingle with him.
It was certainly incredibly for our children to have a visit from the Prime Minister and we thank him and Nathan Guy for coming to our school.
Permanent Scale A position, An opportunity is available to be a part of our supportive, vibrant and dynamic school. Every day we aim to Inspire Minds on the Journey of Learning and we seek someone who will pursue this vision with our children. Strengths in The Arts, Inquiry Learning and Tikanga an advantage.
The Principal, Regan Orr, welcomes your inquiries and/or visit. Position commences the start of 2015.
Information and application forms can be found in the Vacancy section of our school website (or click HERE).
After training for two and a half terms, our 10 cyclists can be very proud of their efforts at the National Road Cycling Championships that were held over three days from 27 – 29 September 2014. We entered three teams into the Team Time Trial on Saturday 27 September and for the first time in the 46 year history of the event, one of our teams placed 3rd earning themselves a Bronze Medal each – this means we have the third fastest Year 7/8 team of riders throughout the entire country.
Our Bronze Medalists were Koputaroa A: Dannielle (Captain), Logan , Matthias and Campbell who completed the 16km course in 30:52 minutes. We were up against schools like Saint Kentigern, St Peter’s College Auckland, Scotts College and Palmerston North Intermediate – all big players on the cycling circuit!
Our Koputaroa B team consisted of Henrietta (Captain), Heath and James. Unfortunately a crash wiped this team out very early in the race so they weren’t able to finish the event.
Our Koputaroa C team was made up of Katarina (Captain), Alina and Nikkita . They completed the race in a time of 36:08 minutes.
The racing on Sunday was cancelled due to the appalling weather conditions so we were back into it on Monday at Manfield in Feilding. This day was host to the Points Race which involved a set number of laps around the race track.
Henrietta Christie earned herself a Silver Medal in this event coming second in a field of 21 riders. The remainder of the Koputaroa cyclists did a fantastic job and were placed as follows: