What's happening at Ratapiko 2020?

What's happening Term 4

This term we have some important events: Annual Lamb and Calf Day, Silver Enviro Award celebration, the Sustainable Backyard Trail, end of year camp and prize giving.

Our unit of learning is around: What do we need to know to be able to be healthy in all I do – at home, at school, in my community?

Continuing on from our anxiety and well-being work last term we are now strengthening the children's resilience and positive self image. We are working through the Keeping Ourselves Safe programme for the Years 1-4 and Positive Puberty Years 5-8..

Alongside this learning we will be organising the senior camp. The tamariki will be involved in: setting the menu, working out the budget, learning survival skills, working with Doc, building stamina and developing strong friendships.


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What's on this year?

Working towards our Silver Award.

The children have reshaped our vegetable garden and have made our bottle house.

In 2020 we will complete the bottle house by stringing the panels (using cut fizzy bottles to strengthen the panels) Term 1.

We are working with DoC in Term 1 on a Bioblitz and predator trapping. We are also excited that we will receive our Enviroschools signage this term too.

Our goal is to reflect and work towards strengthening our partnerships with all stakeholders in the community as we work towards our Silver Award at the end of the year.

Kāhui Ako Cluster Events Term 4

Káhui Ako Athletics Day - 17th Nov

Enviroschools projects at Ratapiko Term 4

Sustainable Backyards trail - school open Oct 31st - Nov 8th.

Cultivating seedlings in our bottle house.

Planting out the vegetable garden.

2020 Full School Year Term Dates

Term 1

Wednesday 29th January - Wednesday 25th March (due to COVID 19)

Term 2

Wednesday 15th April - Friday 3rd July (extended to 12 weeks)

Term 3

Monday 20th July - Friday 25th September

Term 4

Monday 12th October - Tuesday 15th December


Important Dates Term 4 2020

Term starts - 12th October

Silver Award - 14th October

Calf Day - 17th October

Community Evening - 6th Nov

School Photos - 12th Nov

Athletics Day - 17th Nov

Senior Camp - 2nd- 4th Dec

Prize Giving - 14th Dec

Last Day - 15th Dec