Expect all things Kiwi at school fundraiser
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.