What a big few weeks we have had at Wairoa!
Coinciding with the federal election, this week we held our Wairoa Election 2022. Through our Humanities topic on Australia’s Political System, the older students formed political parties, developed policies, conducted election campaigns and voted for candidates. Voting was very tight and each seat came down to a handful of preferences.
Congratulations to (L-R): Holly (Shooters, Fishers and Farmers’ Party), Teague (United Adelaide Party), Penny (The Greens) and Lila (The Greens) on their election. They have made a coalition to form a government and will now work to deliver on their promises!
It was wonderful to have the Year 6 students spend the morning with us on their transition visit last week. They rolled up their sleeves to get involved with the work of our community; from cooking the kitchen, to stacking wood, quilting, removing plastic from our local area and taking part in theatre games. We are excited to welcome them to our campus in 2023!
This term our book groups have a focus on poetry. The Voices of Country group in particular have been reading works by Aboriginal poets and hearing about their stories. There have been powerful connections between our learning about the struggles of many Aboriginal people for justice, recognition and understanding, and the events taking place as part of Reconciliation Week across the nation. This week we begin learning basic Kaurna words and phrases. 🖤💛❤️
With Cabaret on the near horizon, we are already flat out developing comedy routines, practising our music and dance items, planning our catering menu, rehearsing our play and so much more. Get ready to snap up your tickets for the three night season (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night in Week 9).