Yr 5–8 are offered the opportunity to participate in these competitions. This is a parent cost.
This is offered to all students during lunch breaks with the assistance of Ms Middleton
Year 7 & 8 students are offered a variety of Leadership opportunities dur-ing each year.
These may include
Family Group Leaders
Yr 8 Leadership Day in Christchurch
School leaders and deputies
Involvement with Ashburton District Council Forum.
Senior Honour Programme Student Council
Primary Schools Music Festival:
This is an annual event taking place during Term 2. The teacher in charge of music will audition and prepare those Y6 – 8 students interested in belonging to the School Choir. Most schools from the Mid Canterbury area participate in this Music Festival. There may be other times during the year when the School Choir has the opportunity to perform. Representative Choir - In conjunction with the Music Festival a Representative Choir of approximately 50 students is selected from all participating schools. This choir and orchestra perform each evening of the Music Festival.
Rotary Speech Competition:
Students selected from Yr 4 – 8 participate annually in this public speak-ing competition.
Years 5 to 8 students take part in the Newspaper in Education programme annually, or-ganised through the Otago Daily Times. Teams of students travel to Timaru to participate in quiz eve-nings and gain from this experience.
Young Vinnies Group:
Children are encouraged to join the Young Vinnies group which is a branch of St Vincent de Paul. They are involved in visiting the elderly in Rest Homes, helping out with Meals on Wheels and doing good deeds for those more needy than ourselves. Their meetings can be held during school time with some activities undertaken after school hours.