Year 8 Christmas Market
I am sure many of you have come across village markets in your overseas and local travels, and enjoyed the buzz and activity that surrounds the places. Well the same could be said for the Middle School Atrium on Wednesday 1 November. From 7.30am there was a hive of activity as tables were being set up, donut mix stirred, smoothies prepared, delicious ice cream milkshakes designed, cupcakes displayed on attractive stands, sherbet and crafts laid out, treasures and books and games piled high for perusal. Added to this was a hum of voices which ascended to a cacophony as 'opening time' drew near! The air was almost tangible!
When Mr Scott declared the market open, it was difficult to contain the eager buyers and stop them from rushing around in search of the ultimate bargain! Staff, a group of Nanas, Mums and Dads got caught up in the excitement and hopefully, went home with lots of bargains.
What a morning! It was certainly enjoyed by all. Our guests and staff have gone away having learned something about how our students support the wider community. We are proud of what we do here and our philosophy of 'Progress with Vision, Integrity and Love' underpins our mission to encourage every student to give back something of themselves. They can be extremely proud of the HUGE effort they put into both preparing for the day and selling their goods – all for the very worthy cause of supporting Kidney Kids NZ. A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who contributed – both for the White Elephant stall and the lovely food and crafts. Special thanks to Patricia Holden, Lorna Johnstone, Priscilla Ma, Tania Bennet and Nickie Miles who spent a long time sorting, laying out, and re-packing the items that came in. We are indeed fortunate to have such supportive parents.