Thursday, November 12, 2015

Athletics day at Yendarra

We were dressed in black to celebrate the victorious All Blacks, we had just finished singing the New Zealand National Anthem and we were pumped and ready to go! Athletics Day was awesome! We had lots of different stations to visit and we were feeling excited.

Check out some of the action...
Saumotu getting ready for his shotput throw

Year 4 girls running the 50m


Mercy-Jane flying through the air during long jump

Year 6 boys running the 75m

After showing manawanui (never giving up) during all of the stations, we joined together again  as a whanau and enjoyed a waiata with Mrs Tu’ikolovatu. As a school whanau we did karakia together to thank God for the beautiful day and the people who had prepared our food. We then went with our classes and families to enjoy delicious healthy kai. Our picnics were so colourful like the colours of the rainbow and we enjoyed our healthy kai.

Check out some of our delicious, healthy picnic lunches. We think our parents and whanau who made our picnic food are amazing!
Hope, Grace and Amaziah enjoying yummy sushi and delicious home made fruit salad. No fruit salad in packets for this family as they have made the healthier home-made option. Now we know your secret for making such good choices and always being ‘the BEST you can!’

Leon and Dylan having some scrumptious salad sandwiches, as well as cucumber slices. carrot sticks, fruit and yoghurt! No wonder you guys always look so healthy and make such good choices in the classroom and on the playground! Look at your healthy, white teeth that show you are making healthy food choices and drinking water.

What a feast! YUM look at those scrumptious, sweet, succulent strawberries. We really like to see that you are eating a salad for lunch as well as water. Look at those salad filled sandwiches and the water!

Perez and Jodeci enjoying their prize winning picnic lunch. We all went WOW WOW WOW at all of the amazing picnics. Perez and Jodeci’s  Mum made fruit kebabs by buying a $2 punnet of strawberries, a $2 punnet of grapes, a banana and kiwifruit. From this she was able to make 10 fruit kebabs to feed 10 people. She had also brought to school a vegetable platter, rolled ham, salad sandwiches and of course everyone at Yendarra School’s favourite….WATER! They were a lucky family as they were awarded a FREE picnic hamper and lots of yummy, healthy food.

We had such a lovely day with the perfect weather, brilliant children, fun activities, amazing parents and whanau and of course our wonderful teachers who always smile. say kind things to us and help us ‘be the BEST we can’

Athletics Day was fantastic! We can’t wait for next year’s Athletics Day and whanau school picnic.

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