Author: wakariweb

Wakari-Kaikorai Ski Weekends

Kaikorai Primary School combined with Wakari School will be holding their first ski weekend at Cardrona Ski Field on the weekend of the 26th and 27th of August.  A second ski weekend will be held 9th and 10th of September (more information and booking will be available for this weekend at a later date).

This is an excellent way to introduce your child to snow sports as the ski field offers reasonable rates to schools, which we in turn pass on to you.  It is your responsibility to organise your own transport and accommodation for this weekend and to look after your child for the day.

Cardrona ski field stipulates that to get these cheap rates we need to be organised well before the morning rush.  It is essential that you agree to be at the base facility on the mountain by 7:30am.  The other requirement is that we have 15 people for each day.  It is important that we don’t have people pull out on the day if the weather is not perfect or the snow is not fresh powder!

BOOK HERE

For more information on ski weekends, click here.

Snow / Ice Reminder

Along with winter comes those days when we have to make decisions about the school opening time because of snow and/or ice conditions. We have to consider not only conditions in the immediate community, but also those throughout the city. It may be suitable for children to walk to school, but impossible for staff from other suburbs to arrive as usual.

We also need to consider the safety of children when black ice is prominent around the hill suburbs. Hence the need to delay the start of school.

What you can do when there are MARGINAL conditions:

  • Follow us on Facebook. There are regular updates here
  • Phone the school 476 3140 and press “3”
  • Listen to radio (97.4FM, 89.4FM, 1125AM or 1305AM)
  • Call other parents you know – they might have heard!

What to do when there is HEAVY SNOW:

Usually there is a 10am start, but as daylight comes, we have a better idea of the conditions and it may be possible that school will be closed for the day.

If school has opened at 10am and you are not able to get to school, please leave a message on the school absence line (476 3140, then press “1”).

If in doubt – stay home! Find out the situation before leaving home.

School Lunches Update

There have been two changes to school lunches starting the first week of Term 2:

  1. Easy lunches (Monday and Tuesday) have price increases
  2. There are NO baked potatoes, cheese rolls or mac cheese on Tuesday

For more information on school lunches, click here.