Ambience, vibrancy and success are the three words that I believe captured Rapaura School’s Night Festival celebration. The vibe and feedback from many of you was outstanding. We are so excited to hear you enjoyed the evening and to have the children lead the learning in a this way highlights the great learning at Rapaura School.
Gifford Room (Y7/8) planned, prepared and presented a nourishing, flavoursome hangi and oversaw the night’s entertainment. The organising and preparing of the hangi was one groups learning. The other children of the class organised and the provided entertainment, took charge of the visual design of the Night Festival and another group organised a cultural game with pinecone and flax as part of the night festival. Thanks to Reg and whanau for their support with putting down and lifting the hangi.
Bassett Room (Y6) shared their learning of festivals from around the world.
O’Dwyer Room (Y4/5) planned, prepared and presented a Wildfood Festival serving; smoked eel tacos, clam popcorn, venison kebabs and rabbit savouries – all extremely tasty. The class also organised signage and music to entertain.
Soper Room (Y4) had interviewed and created iMovies of some of our local whanau who have been either students or staff members of the school. They also have a visual planned to capture some of the historic events of the school.
Pigou Room (Y3) created Matariki stars. They are presented on the multipurpose room which changes and enhances our school.
Coleman Room (Y1/2) and Jellyman Room (NE/Y1) created bedtime stories that were viewed on the big screen while selling hot chocolate and cookies.
Well done to all classes and staff for a memorable night.