News & Events

Disco

There was a fantastic turn out at the disco last night.Thanks to our amazing DJ Caroline and her whanau! Thanks for bringing out the best in our kids.

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Remodelled Raureka Satellite

It is with great excitement that the Raureka class moved back to their satellite this week.

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Special Olympics Athletics

Congratulations to all our athletes who represented our school at the Special Olympics Athletics meet on Friday 23 March. It was an outstanding annual event held at the Hastings Sports Park.

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Christmas Party

We had lots of fun at our annual Christmas party. The vintage cars and the bouncy castle were very popular.

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Christmas Concert and Prizegiving

It was wonderful to see so many of our students receiving trophies and certificates for the effort they have put in this year.

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The Year That Was

Hawke's Bay Today published "The Year That Was," and our school has a lovely feature page in it.

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Our Beautiful New Playground

The students have been enjoying our new playground at Base School for the last couple of weeks. There are so many exciting things to explore and do.

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Base School New Playground

The diggers are in, the whole playground has been dug up and the rebuild has begun.

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School Ball/Disco

Everyone had a fabulous night on Friday at the disco. Thanks to Angela for superb organisation and to all the staff and students who danced the night away.

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Nonu Visits Base Juniors

We always love it when Nonu the Newfoundland Therapy Dog comes to visit. We try and invite him in once a term.

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Pōwhiri for New Buildings

After some not very pleasant weather, Friday 7th April was a beautiful day to celebrate the opening of our new buildings at Base School.

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"Be Bright, Eat Right" Magic Show

On Monday 27th February we went to a wonderful show with a magician, who presented a programme about eating healthy food. The students were captivated by his performance.

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Bags for Good in the Neighbourhood

From 1 February until 31 July, Kowhai Special School is one of the community organisations featured in the Hastings Warehouse "Bags for Good in the Neighbourhood" initiative.

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PRIZE GIVING AND CONCERT

On Friday 2 December we had our annual prize giving and concert. It was a wonderful time of celebrating all the fantastic achievements of our students and showcasing their talent...

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Halloween Disco

On Friday night we had the Halloween disco. There were some very scary characters hanging around! Thank you to Angela Joy Hames for making the night a success!

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Polyfest

On Friday 14th October many classes from Kowhai School participated in the Hastings Polyfest, held at Flaxmere Primary School.

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Julian Raphael

On Friday 23rd September we attended a concert arranged by Chamber Music NZ, featuring Julian Raphael, Jeremy Fitzsimons and Yoshiko Tsuruta.

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Building Progress - Stage 2 is Complete!

On Saturday 17th September Rooms 1 and 2 at Base School finally moved into their new classrooms. It has been a long wait, but the classrooms are looking fantastic, all...

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PAMPER EVENING

Thursday 15th September was the night for our annual Pamper evening. 36 women came to be pampered with massages, pretty nails and crafts, as well as good food and conversation.

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Nonu the Therapy Dog

On Friday, Nonu the Therapy Dog visited the classes at Base School. He is a two year old Himalayan Mountain Dog. His owner, Gerry, has two Himalayan Mountain Dogs.

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Imagination Playground

The Hastings District Council loaned us their Imagination Playground blocks for a week. These large foam blocks are available for public use at Albert Square between 11 am and 2...

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Building Progress

The new classrooms are coming together nicely. The walls, windows and doors are in and the roof is up. We are looking forward to them being completed.

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Special Olympics: Swimming

Heretaunga Intermediate Satellite classes recently took part in a Special Olympics Swimming day. They enjoyed participating in a range of activities and races.

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Junior School Aquarium Visit

On Thursday 19th May the Base Junior classes visited the National Aquarium of New Zealand. The children loved the experience of getting "up close" with the sea creatures - and...

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Welcome!

This term, we welcome Gardia Potgieter, at Kowhai Tec. She takes the place of Katrina Derham, who finished at the end of last term.

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Building Progress

Stage One of the rebuild at Base School has been completed. The two reception classes are moving into the new rooms for Terms 2 and 3 (these rooms will eventually...

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Onesie Wednesday

It was AUTISM AWARENESS DAY again on Wednesday 6th April.

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Flaxmere High School Swimming Sports

The Flaxmere High school classes went to the Flaxmere Swimming Sports. We are in the house called Kaha which, as you can see, is orange.

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Special Olympics Athletics

Heretaunga Intermediate Satellite Classes went to a Special Olympics Athletics meet last week. We had fun running and walking in races and throwing javelins and softballs.

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