Horsham Downs School

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FINAL REMINDER CAMPS 2021

ADVANCE NOTICE:   CAMPS 2021 – YEAR 4-8         

CAMP DATES AND PARENT CONTRIBUTIONS:

NB:    Please do not pay for camps until the student info packs are sent out in Term 1. 

         We can offer payment plans and/or hardship assistance. More details next year.  

 Year 4       Pirongia      Either 24-25 February or 25-26 February*

A secure but challenging first camp experience; the  programme includes orienteering, confidence course, team building, problem solving, rock climbing wall, flying fox and the tramp to Ruapane Trig. Instructors supervise the rock climbing and flying fox.         Contribution towards camp costs   $100 per student . 

*PLEASE NOTE:  The Yr 4  camp is split over the three days i.e. half will attend Wed-Thurs, the other half, Thurs-Fri.

 As the classes are not finalised yet, we cannot tell you the exact date your child will be going at this stage.

Year 5/6    Karapiro   Year 5 classes: 22-24 February/ Year 6 classes: 24-26 February  

This camp is set on the banks of the Waikato river and begins with a tour of the Power Station and a riverside hike. The action packed camp programme will be supported by Adventure Works and Sport Waikato and includes- raft building, sailing, kayaking, high ropes, aqua slide and archery.      Contribution towards camp costs   $195 per student 

Year 7/8     Epworth/ CastleRock Adventure    8-10 March                                                                                

 This camp provides a high level of adventure and challenge. Activities include a day programme at Castlerock ( rock climbing, abseiling, flying fox) along with campfire and outdoor cooking, water slide, rafting and other water activities at Epworth Recreation centre. Equipment and instructors are provided by Big Foot Adventure.        

     Contribution towards camp costs   $220 per student.

 PARENT HELPERS

As our camps are early in Term 1, we would like to get our camp parents organised before the end of this term. We are always greatly appreciative of the support we get in this area and usually have more parents offer than can be accommodated. Each camp has a defined number of spaces for parents and this is built into the budget so that there is no cost for camp parents.  

Below is a link to a google form where you can indicate your willingness to be a camp parent. Forms need to be completed before WEDNESDAY 2 DECEMBER.  Please be aware that completing this form does not guarantee you a place.    You will be notified of the camp parent teams before the end of the term.

CAMP PARENT SIGN-UP


 Thank you,

 Rachel Poultney, Steve Dunsmore

SWIMMING LESSONS YR 3-6

Reminder - sign up by Wednesday.

BLOCK SWIMMING LESSONS  2020 : Years 3-6

We believe that, as we live in a country where water plays a major role in recreational activities, it is vital that we give our students a good grounding in aquatic skills. We see the use of outside providers as a valuable supplement to our school swimming programmes. For the past few years we have we used the coaches from 2FOCUS for block courses and have been impressed at the progress students make during this intensive programme. Lessons take place in our pool, during the school day.

 2focus have been coaching in country schools for five years, and coaching in clubs for over fourteen years; we bring qualified coaches to your school to make full use of the school's pool. 

What we offer

  • Block course 5x 30 minute swimming lessons
  • Coach swimmers to their individual ability.
  •  Technique coaching in all swimming  strokes
  • Supply all equipment needed, kick boards etc
  • We come to you, no down time from the class travelling to lessons
  • Depending on the swimmers ability each group will have between four and seven swimmers to a coach.
  • Efficient time management.

This year, the programme is being offered to students in Years 3-6 at a cost of $35 per student.

Swim week for Years 3-6 (Rooms 3-9 and 14) will be Monday 7 December to Friday 11 December.

 This is an optional, yet highly recommended programme. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity and sign your child/children up for this year’s block course, please use the link to the google form below and the fee will be added to your school account. 

 PLEASE NOTE: In order to arrange groups and timetables, it is vital that we have confirmed numbers by WEDNESDAY 2 DECEMBER.

 Link to google form :      https://forms.gle/8btWXG48LfH69U4M7 

 Special note:  YEARS 0-2   Students, who are in Years 0-2 (Rooms 1,2,15,16) at present, will have their swim week in Term 1, 2020. (Payment for these classes will be due in February).

Term 4, Week 7

SWIMMING

Repairs on the swimming pool are now complete and we have started filling it for the summer season. Once the temperature gets up to an acceptable level, we can start class lessons. Teachers will let you know when your child/ren need to bring their swimming gear.

KEYS

A limited number of keys to our school pool are available now. The pool will be available to use from Wednesday 2 December. 

There is a cost of $120 for the season. Please come to the school office as there is paperwork to be filled in.

BLOCK SWIMMING LESSONS: YEARS 3-6        December 7-11, 2020

As in previous years, the coaches from 2Focus are coming back to HDS for a week of swimming lessons. This is an optional, yet highly recommended programme for students in Years 3-6  There is a cost of $35 per student for the five lessons.  If you would like find out more information, click on the PDF below. To register your child, please click on the Sign Up link below.

Block Swimming Lessons 2020 - Yrs 3-6.pdf

Sign up Form

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Eastern Waikato Country Schools Athletic Sports

Last Tuesday, approx 90 students represented HDS at our Country Schools cluster Sports at Porritt Stadium. We were very proud of the efforts of all our students.                                Individual top 3 place-getters are listed below. Certificates will presented at the assembly on Friday 11 December.

A special congratulations to Josh Ryan and Lanik Kadry who both placed 2nd in the overall Senior Championship.

800m

 9yo Boys:

3rd Tayen Ashton 3.00

11yo Boys:

1st Miller Sturm 2.43

2nd Dyarko Kadry 2.46

12yo Boys:

2nd Lucas Griffin 2.51

3rd Daniel Dawbin 2/53

12yo Girls:

1st: Caitlin Wright 2.54

2nd: Amy Sexton 2.57

3rd: Bria Emerson-Rae 3.05

13yo Boys:

1st Josh Ryan 2.27

2nd Riley Binnie 2.30

13yo Girls:

1st: Lanik Kadry 2.48

 

SPRINTS

9yo Boys:

3rd Ichiro Zaya-Gonzalez

 10yo Boys:

1st Liam Waitai

2nd Stirling Hill

 11yo Boys:

1st Nathaniel Stevens

3rd Reid McConnell

12yo Boys:

2nd Taylor Mitchell

3rd Cadel Finlay

12yo Girls:

1st Amy Sexton

2nd Gemma Landers

13yo Boys:

3rd Josh Ryan

13yo Girls:

1st Lanik Kadry

 

HIGH JUMP

9yo Boys:

3rd Ichiro Zaya-Gonzalex

9yo Girls:

2nd Corrine Daly

10yo Boys:

1st Yousif Humadi

2nd Tait Emery

10yo Girls:

3rd Equal Jahdae Rameka & Ella Johnson

11yo Boys:

1st: Reid McConnell

3rd Nathaniel Stevens

12yo Boys:

2nd Taylor Mitchell

3rd Daniel Dawbin

12yo Girls:

2nd Maiya Jhaveri

3rd Caitlin Wright

 

LONG JUMP

9yo Boys:

3rd Ichiro Zaya-Gonzalez

9yo Girls:

1st Alyssa Gaskell

10yo Boys:

2nd Hosea Ioane

3rd Tait Emery

11yo Boys:

1st: Reid McConnell

2nd Nathaniel Stevens

11yo Girls:

2nd Alyssa Mitchell

12yo Boys:

1st: Taylor Mitchell

3rd Benji Hewer

12yo Girls:

1st Amy Sexton

3rd Angel Miller

13yo Boys:

2nd: Jimmy Bourton

3rd Josh Ryan

13yo Girls:

1st Lanik Kadry

 

SHOT PUT

9yo Girls:

1st Elle Watson

2nd Corrine Daly

3rd Alyssa Gaskell

 10yo Boys:

1st Tait Emery

3rd Yousif Humadi

11yo Boys:

1st Miller Sturm

2nd Janneman Hewer

12yo Boys:

2nd Tane Waitai

3rd Benji Hewer

13yo Boys:

2nd Kaden Ashton

 

DISCUS

9yo Boys:

2nd Ichiro Zaya-Gonzalez

 9yo Girls:

2nd Corrine Daly

10yo Boys:

1st Tait Emery

3rd Yousif Humadi

11yo Boys:

2nd Miller Sturm

11yo Girls:

2nd Esha Reddy

12yo Boys:

2nd Taylor Mitchell

3rd Benji Hewer

 13yo Boys:

1st Josh Ryan

3rd Elijah Moore

13yo Girls:

2nd Lanik Kadry

 

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Please note our last school banking pick ups for 2020 will be the week starting the 30th November.

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Christmas Lesson Deals Now Available!!!
Make the most of the last few weeks of Term 4 with:

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Contact Carl for more info: 

carl.watkins@musiqhub.co.nz 

027 388 9558

 

 

 

 

 

 




2021 Camps

Please click on the link below to access the newsletter giving advance notice of the 2021 school camps for our Year 4-6 students. Included in the letter is a link if you would like to put your name forward for a spot as a camp parent. 

Camp Letter 2021.pdf

Notices from the last month: