Tuesday, 13 December 2016

All the best for next year!

2016 Year 6 students2016 Year 6 students — by Amesbury School

An evening of celebration, dinner and speeches for our Year 6 students... 

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Year 3/4 Camp Day Two

After a good night's sleep we were ready for the second energetic day of camp.
After much toast, fruit and cereal (thanks for hoovering up our milk spillages, Jackson!) we made our own cut lunches and then headed off to the ASB Centre. A high energy rotation of futsal, frisbee and inflatables left us a little hot and sweaty, but we had time to cool down a little in the shade of beautiful trees in Kilbirnie Park whilst we had our lunch.
Time to cool off and clean up: Kilbirnie Aquatic Centre was a perfect place to end the day. A swim, a run through through the sprinklers and a chance to laugh and play with friends before heading back to school.
A great camp was had by all. Many thanks to all of the parents who came and helped out in any way, including the parents willing  to help us pitch tents, even though we ended up not doing this - camps are possible because of all of the support from you. Thanks also to Mike, for all of his help, and to Hazel, who took time out of her Uni schedule to come on camp with us.
Sleep well, everyone!

Friday, 9 December 2016

Camp Fun!


Photos from the Year 5 & 6 Forest Lakes Camp... 

Day One of our Year 3/4 Camp

Wow, it has been a busy, exciting day!
We started by exploring the treasures of Te Papa, after rain meant we could not head to the beach. We wandered through wonders in small groups and went to all of our favourite haunts.
After a quick lunch we headed off to Jumperama, for an hour on the trampolines and an hour bowling. We discovered that Mike is very agile and Leo is a ninja with his flips.
Back to school for some afternoon tea, sampling the delights of our home-made slices from the transition programme, then on to some social time with friends.
Dinner was cooked by our own fair hands, using small barbecues to cook our own sausages; we are pretty proud of ourselves for that! After ice blocks to wash it all down, setting up our sleeping spaces took us a while to get it all just right (rain meant we did not pitch our tents outside, sadly). Then some settling down time listening to our hub novels.
Phew, a pretty full on day! Tomorrow we are off to the ASB Centre for some sports, then on to the pool. Bring it on!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016