Monday, December 11, 2017


Room 9 were very generous and donated some lovely things for the Fifeshire Foundation's annual Big Give Appeal. 

We enjoyed participating and being contributors last Wednesday when More FM came to visit. 

We know many Nelson families will benefit from our generosity.  
Thank you The Big Give!

Life Education - Harold the Giraffe Visits NCS

We loved going to see Harold the Giraffe in his flash bus.

Ingrid taught us about different feelings and how we can make people have warm fuzzies or cold prickles. 

We discussed how we feel in different situations.

We also learned how Harold likes it when we use our brain aerials and are kind and thoughtful towards others.

Catching his kisses was a cool thing to do too.  We hope you enjoy sharing our bookley Harold gave to us to work through.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Summer is here

The children loved cooling off in the refreshing water on Friday when we had our first swim in the pool.  It was made even more special as we joined some of our Pohutukawa friends from Room 11 and 12. 

Remember to pack togs and a towel every day so we can make the most of this glorious summer weather.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Summer Disco Success

The School Community Group pulled off another wonderful evening of fun for our tamariki.  Everyone enjoyed the dancing, posing in the photo booth and tucking in to the deliciously donated food.   Thank you again to the team of hard working parents and to the children who embrace these memorable events.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Visitors to NCS

We've had some exciting visitors to the school over the past few weeks. 

Last week a group of 'bikers' travelling the country to raise awareness for family violence as part of the White Ribbon Appeal came along.  We heard from Constable Charlotte and were reminded how important it is to know our address and how to call for help in an emergency. 

Then, this week some of the cast and props from the brand new Kiwi Christmas movie visited us.  We even got to see the sleigh Santa travels to New Zealand in!  It was really interesting to hear from the children in the film and ask them questions about the job they did.  A few of each class were lucky and got to sit in the sleigh for a photo!

Cake Stall Success

Pohutukawa Syndicate really got behind the cake stall fundraiser last week.  We had an abundunce of sweet, yummy treats to sell to our School Community.  Thanks to your generosity, we managed to make a whopping $500+ that will go towards the cost of our end of year trip to Tahunanui and Natureland.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Saving the Native Birds with Rick

What a great experience we had when Rick and Cat from the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary came to Nelson Central School.  We learned of the wonderful work they are doing to protect New Zealand's native birds.  We saw stoat traps 'in action' and heard about the big fence that is keeping out the pests.  We learned how 26 million birds die in New Zealand from rats, stoats, possums and cats, among other predators.

To help to protect these special creatures Rick arranged for us to make bird houses, courtesy of Mitre 10 Mega.  We worked so well together, cooperating with each other and being good team members to create amazing, safe bird houses.  These will be put up in the school grounds and in the nearby community to encourage our birds to nest locally.

Thanks to Rick and Cat as well as our wonderful adults who gave us a hand to create these safe havens.  Check out the photos on this link - we had an amazing time!

Protecting our Native NZ Birds on PhotoPeach