7 April 2015
PARENTS, children, and their Teddy bears explored Kawerau Putauaki School on Monday afternoon as part of a transition to school initiative.
Early childhood centres around Kawerau were invited to the event, which aimed to familiarise potential parents and pupils with the school and make their transition into primary education easier.
East Bay REAP school co-ordinator Jude Cornelius-Nuku said parents were really pleased to have the opportunity to look around the school during the informal occasion.
Children brought their Teddy bears for lunch and played a range of games, including tug of war, relays and ball games.
A similar transition to school event was planned for next term at Kawerau South School.
GAME TIME: Children line up for a game after their picnic. D1895-104 FREE AFTERNOON: Kasey Stafford-Kingi plays on the field at Kawerau Putauaki School. D1895-081 GREEN TEAM: Tehea Hakopa, 4, and Manaaki Falwasser, 4, below left, take a lunch break after a day of games during their visit to Kawerau Putauaki School. D189025 PRINCESS VISITOR: Amani Rangi, 3, takes in Kawerau Putauaki School at the transition to school event. D1895-040 BISCUIT BREAK: Arya Brown eats a biscuit with Rewiti Elliott at the Monday picnic. Photos Troy Baker D1895-012 TEDDY TIME: Kasey Stafford-Kingi and Willow Coates play at the Monday event. D1895-021 GREEN TEAM: Tehea Hakopa, 4, and Manaaki Falwasser, 4, below left, take a lunch break after a day of games during their visit to Kawerau Putauaki School. D189025
Source: Whakatane Beacon