Saturday, 10 June 2017

40 Hour Famine Sleepover

On Friday the 9th of June, 7pm, the Rimu classroom was invaded with 4 girls. These girls had a mission, the mission was to have as much fun as possible whilst raising money for World Vision. 

The annual 40 Hour Famine had kicked off. 

Hut building, spotlight, popcorn, truth or dare, dress ups, movie watching and waiting for the school alarm to go off and attempting to get some sleep are just a few of that activities that the night involved.

Each student had to choose a challenge to participate in. Surprisingly Prudence was incredible quiet but it seemed that her challenge was no speaking, which she completed. Lucy, Hannah and Bella were doing the 'Bag Challenge'. This is when you live out of a bag. All succeeded in doing this, though I'm not convinced refugees have that many bags of popcorn with them. 

The reason these wonderful students were completing these challenges is to raise money for Syrian refugees. This is the second year World Vision is using the 40 Hour Famine to raise money for this cause and that is because the crisis isn't over. 

We do have a few students who are completing this challenge at home over the weekend. We are hoping to raise $1500 but anything that we raise does count, so even if we don't hit the target that's ok. 

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

National Young Leaders Day

Last week 7 senior students attended the National Young Leaders Day. This event is for students who show potential as leaders. There are a number of great speakers and they follow a theme.

This year the theme was 
E kore au e ngaro, he kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea. Tomokia e te toki.
I will never be lost, for I am a seed born of greatness. Pick up your toki.

It was a great theme, with each speaker working through the theme. 
The students had their favourites and different things stood out to them. It was a pretty cool event and you can read more about it by heading to the blogs of Shukoor, Cayde, Base, Zac, Prudence, Bella and Hannah. 
Here are some photos of the day:

 The stage and all the students. It was pretty exciting and noisy!

We each got a notebook and most of us used it. 

Nomad! They were awesome - such incredible voices. Mrs Spragg was quite impressed. 

Base really wanted to go down and join the crowd.

These guys didn't.

The girls thought the day was pretty cool.