A busy year coming to a close
Temuka Primary School

Temuka Telegraph

December2020

As the term draws to an end, we seem to be just as busy, if not busier, with students representing the school in Ripper Rugby, mountain biking and swimming along with seven teams playing in the weekly basketball competition in Timaru.

Our pet parade was a huge success with many pets coming to school to be admired and paraded. We had a lot of dogs and cats but were also lucky to see a turtle, frogs, rat, lambs, rabbits, goats and birds.
A small group joined with others from South Canterbury for the Halberg Games.
On Monday we went to Aoraki Stadium to play sports as part of the Halberg Games. The best sport was T-ball because I got to hit the ball and I scored 4 home runs. Some of my class are going to play soccer when I teach them the game we learnt. We had lots of fun there. Lincoln
Team Koru, the junior children, had a lovely morning, travelling to C-Bay by bus and spending lots of time in the pool, lazy river and water playground. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate and we couldn’t have lunch at the Caroline playground as planned.
At C-Bay I took lots of the children’s photos. I felt like I was a lifeguard and I took a photo of Riley. Click, click went the camera. Hudson
Yesterday Team Koru went swimming at C-Bay. I was swimming like a mermaid. “Splash! Splash!” I was going down the hydroslide. Splash! The bucket fell on me. I was excited because it was fun. Emma G
With the school pool open as well at the Temuka pool, there will be lots more opportunities for swimming before the end of the year.
Our grandparents were welcomed along to school for morning tea and shared time with their grandchildren.
Students competed in age groups at our school athletic sports and from that a group will represent the school at the South Canterbury Sports.
Another highlight for our Year 3-6 students was the Top Team challenge run by Sport Canterbury. The students moved around various activities competing in challenges like the gumboot throw, giant jigsaw, sack race and water activities.
As the year winds up, we would like to acknowledge the enormous contribution from the community who have given their time and support to the school. One of the community groups the junior school would especially like to thank are the Temuka District Lions who for the past few years have provided two ladies, three times a week to read with the students.
We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, a lovely holiday and all the best for the year ahead.