Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Waimairi School Dressing Up for 100th Year

Waimairi School Dressing Up for 100th Year

Waimairi School opens its doors for the 100th time on Tuesday 4 February. Staff and students will be dressing up to represent the decades past and one hundred years into the future.

In addition to the traditional start of year community BBQ breakfast from 8:15am onwards the children and staff have been invited to dress up to mark the 100th first day. "The theme of 'one hundred years - looking back and thinking forward' will be the foundation of many of the curriculum learning contexts this year" says Principal Mike Anderson. "On Tuesday the children and staff can choose to dress from any decade of the past or their imaginative ideas for what Waimairi pupils might be wearing in 2114" he says.

Waimairi School was established in 1914 on School Road (now Tillman Ave) having to battle stray cattle on the local gravel roads. A stream near where Bounty Street now sits was a frequent school frog collection area. Many initial pupils came from two local orphanages. After World War II Bryndwr and Burnside experienced massive urbanisation. In the 1990s the school once again doubled in size to its current 500 pupils as 'townhouse' infill housing expanded.

The Canterbury earthquake impact will see a significant re-development and reconfiguration of the school in coming years but 2014 is all about celebrating one hundred years of this community school. The formal centenary celebrations will be held over Labour Weekend. Past pupils, staff members and friends of the school can register for the centenary celebrations at www.waimairi.school.nz or at the school office. With several prominent former pupils, including Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel, the school expects a big turnout in October.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Francis Cook: Gallipoli: The Scale Of Our War – First Look

Te Papa today allowed media access to their new exhibition Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War . The exhibition was curated with help from Weta Workshop to deliver an immersive, realistic and even disorienting experience. More>>

ALSO:

Bats Theatre: Letters From The Front Brings ANZAC Letters Alive

Inspired by centenary commemorations, improv troupe Best on Tap is producing a show based on real-life letters sent to and from New Zealand soldiers in the First World War. More>>

ALSO:

Publishing: Unity Books On Plan To Close Te Papa Press

Unity Books is alarmed that Te Papa is proposing to suspend publishing by Te Papa Press for 4 or 5 years. Te Papa Press has proven time and time again that it has both award and bestseller capability and fulfils its kaupapa. More>>

ALSO:

Cinema: ‘The Desk’ Featuring Paul Henry To Have NZ Debut

The Documentary Edge Festival is thrilled to announce The Desk as a late entry to its 2015 Programme. The film, featuring local broadcaster Paul Henry, will have its international premiere on May 21 at 10pm at Q Theatre (book now at qtheatre.co.nz) with limited screenings also on offer in Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Art: Considering Feminisms In Aotearoa New Zealand: Two Projects

Feminism is something that has changed our lives. Recently, the activist Marilyn Waring reviewed the impact of feminism in Aotearoa New Zealand and reminded us that just 40 years ago banks wouldn’t lend women money without the guarantee of a man, ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news