Thursday 29 October 2020
Wednesday 28 October 2020
Tuesday 27 October 2020
Whole School Athletics - This Friday the 27th of October
Be Sun Smart
The events for Year 5 to 8 run all day. It is really important that your child has their sun hat and has sunscreen on from the beginning of the day. We will have sunscreen at school for them to reapply throughout the day.
Children may choose to wear their house shirt or their red polo. They may wear their choice of leggings/shorts. Black is preferred. Please make sure that children come to school in footwear appropriate fors sports, (running shoes are ideal).
We are still looking for parent help for Friday. Please email Jenny if you are available.
Zone athletics is held at Hansen’s Park on Monday the 9th of November. The children representing our kura are selected based on the results from Friday’s school event. There are restrictions that come from Primary Sport Canterbury on the number of events that children may compete in at zone and Canterbury level. We will be discussing options with children early in the following week.
Roll in hubs then out to the courtyard
Briefing and warm-up
Mid Distance Runners to Jenny
Rest of children to their first station
9:20 - 10:00
Mid Distance (optional)
10:00 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:50
11:50 - 12:40
12:40 - 1:15
Lunch - Seniors Eat First
Juniors eat at 1:15
Senior Students - Roll in hubs and then out to next station
1:15 - 2:00
2:00 - 3:45
Year 5/6 50m and 80m
Year 7 and 8 60m and 100m
2:45 - 3:00
House Relay 2 per house per year
Adults Versus Children Relay
Monday 19 October 2020
Whole Kura Athletics Day - Friday 30th October
(Postponement Date: Tuesday 3rd November)
Our whole kura athletics day provides an opportunity for our tamariki to participate in an athletics event. Our PE focus in the lessons leading up to this event is on the movement skills required to participate safely and to the best of our ability. The focus of the event is on fun and inclusion. Years 0 to 4 will be participating in a range of games that develop the fundamental movement skills of run, jump and throw, while the year 5 to 8 children will be participating in more traditional track and field events.
On the day
Children may wear their house top or their red polo shirt. Children should also wear shoes and clothes that will be suitable for running and jumping, (running shoes and shorts/leggings are ideal). Please ensure that your child has their sun hat and water bottle at school.
The Year 5 - 8 athletics run all day long, starting with the optional mid distance event and followed by track and field rotations. Sprint finals conclude the day. To help with the running of these rotations, we are looking for adult volunteers to work alongside a teacher at our track and field stations. If you are keen to help and available, please email Jenny Diggle (email@example.com).
We welcome spectators in Level one, but please leave dogs at home. There will be an adult team in the house relay so wear your running shoes if you would like to join in on this!
Wednesday 14 October 2020
- A light backpack for the first day containing:
- A snack
- Drink bottle
- A warm and waterproof coat
- Medicine that must be kept with the student (e.g. an inhaler or travel sickness medication)
- Toiletries – soap, toothbrush, toothpaste etc.
- Insect repellent
- 2 towels (shower and pool)
- A pair of walking shoes
- A pair of slippers or inside shoes
- Long pants
- Warm jerseys or bush shirts
- A warm hat
- Swimming togs
- Lightweight bags for dirty clothes
- A pillow
- A single fitted bottom sheet for your bed
- A warm sleeping bag
- A book to read (optional)
- Games (small board games or cards only) (optional)
- Soft cuddly toy (optional)
- Personal medication for the camp medic to look after and administer
- Medicine authority form
- iPod or MP3/MP4 players
- Handheld electronic games
- Chewing gum
- Cell phones
Please make sure all items are clearly named and that your child will be able to carry their bag themselves. A good idea is to bring the gear list to camp so that they can be checked off when we leave. A paper copy of the gear list will be sent home closer to our departure. If there is something you don’t have, we encourage you borrow it from someone rather than buy it.
Wednesday 7 October 2020
Kia ora whānau,
If your child is a year 6 student they will be taking part in the Cycle Safe Programme at school, during week's 1-3 of term 4.
The Cycle Safe programme is run by the Christchurch City Council and is a cycle skills education programme for schools. Students learn the benefits of cycling and how to ride with confidence and be road-wise. Students will be riding their bike on the road, supervised, around Beckenham School.
Your year 6 child/ren will be participating in this course on one of the following sessions:
Session 1 - Friday 16th & Monday 19th October
Session 2 - Tuesday 20th & Friday 23rd October
Session 3 - Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 28th October
More information as to the session that your child/ren will be participating will come home via a reminder notice, with your child, at the beginning of term 4.
On these days, students should bring the following to school:
- Their bicycle (in good working order)
- Their helmet (in good working order)
- A lock to secure these items to the school bike racks
Please ensure that your child/ren come/s to school on these days wearing suitable
clothing for the weather. If it rains and it is unsuitable for the children to go out on their bicycles, the remaining sessions will be either rescheduled at a suitable later date or be classroom-based.
For those who do not have their own, ten bicycles and helmets are available through the programme.
The Cycle Safe team have recently created some 3-5 minute videos about their programme. We welcome you and your students to view them.
Here is a link to a Helmet Fitting video. You can also look on the Cycle Safe page under the videos heading.