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One of the most delightful features of our school year at ‘Springs/Waiōrea is the Annual Beach Picnic that we hold for Year 9 and 10 students at Long Bay Regional Reserve.  This is a 25 year ‘institution’ here!

This year we have the picnic scheduled for Tuesday, December 12th.  Our teachers are organised with BBQ’s, games, equipment and water safety gear. Our buses are booked to get us to Long Bay and back, it’s high tide at 7.30am in the morning and we have our fingers crossed for an absolutely brilliant, sunny, calm summer day…just like the last time we did this!

If the weather forecast is unsuitable for our picnic, we will cancel it the day before and Tuesday will operate as a normal school day. We will notify parents by email and the school app on Monday afternoon if this is the case.

This is part of our scheduled school year and it is an expectation that all attend.  Most of you have paid the $20 fee (pop into the office to pay if you haven’t already). This covers both transport and the BBQ food that we supply.  Permission was granted at enrolment time for students, so parents – no forms to fill in!

Students should arrive at school at the normal time of 8.45am on the day of the picnic and we will arrive back at school by 2.15pm when students will be dismissed to make their way home in the normal manner.

Remember, too that our Junior Prizegiving is the day after – Wednesday December 13th at 10.00am in the new school gymnasium.

Yours sincerely,

Ivan Davis

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