Ex­pect all things Kiwi at school fundraiser

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

St Theresa’s School may be look­ing to mod­ernise but this Satur­day it will be go­ing ‘‘old school’’.

Its fundrais­ing car­ni­val will fea­ture kapa haka, dance troupes, food, stalls and plenty of Ki­wiana games, such as the gum­boot throw.

Peo­ple are en­cour­aged to dress up in their best retro Kiwi at­tire.

Guest of hon­our will be New Zealand’s Got Tal­ent run­ner-up Jessie Hil­lel.

Prin­ci­pal Zita Smith and one of the car­ni­val or­gan­is­ers Kim Meo said the day was about the school’s com­mu­nity coming to­gether and rais­ing money for a much-needed im­prove­ment to the school. The hope was to col­lect $20,000 to build a new li­brary and IT cen­tre.

‘‘There is a huge amount of parental com­mit­ment in this event, it’s driven, run and or­gan­ised by them,’’ Ms Smith said.

‘‘The school needs this new learn­ing hub to meet the needs of 21st cen­tury learn­ing, it will be­come such a fo­cal point for us. The chil­dren will take a lot of own­er­ship for their learn­ing there, do­ing their own re­search and school­work.’’

An ex­ist­ing build­ing will be ex­panded and the play­ground moved to make room. Work is ex­pected to start this year.

The car­ni­val runs from 11am till 3pm and car park­ing will be at a pre­mium.

Ki­wiana time: St Theresa’s School prin­ci­pal Zita Smith and stu­dents Thomas Davey, Caleb Han­non, Phoebe Har­land and Nia Leighton get into the swing of the theme for Satur­day’s car­ni­val.

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