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Wednesday February 15, 2017

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Children learn to help each other

ABOVE: Younger students have a go at playing frisbee. RIGHT: Children play with the parachute.

By Emma McAuliffe

Local children had a go at working together at a special festival at Wainuiomata Primary School last week. The school held an activity morning for its junior students on Friday morning to help younger students get to know each other and show leadership. As part of this students helped each other take part in different activities including frisbee, sack races and playing with a parachute. Mutukaroa teacher Frances McCarthy said it gave the children the chance to meet others in the junior school. “It’s about getting to know each other and

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learning to co-operate and know everyone else in the syndicate,” she said. It was also an opportunity for students to put Wainuiomata Primary School’s CARE values into practice. The CARE values, which were launched at the end of last year, stand for co-operating, active learning, respect and encouragement. Syndicate leader for the junior school, Brenda Williams, said as part of the event the juniors had the opportunity to earn CARE coupons which could lead to rewards. “The day is about unity, building leadership roles for the older junior students and teaching the kids how to work together,” she said.

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Wainuiomata News 15-02-17  

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Wainuiomata News 15-02-17