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Year 6 Graduation and Wearable Arts Fashion Show
Year 6 have decided to celebrate their graduation with a formal Graduation Ceremony followed by a Wearable Arts Fashion Show on the afternoon of 18th December. The Graduation Ceremony will be held from 1pm to 3pm, followed by the fashion show from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Tea and biscuits will be available in between events to graduates' family and friends. Invites will be sent out in week 8. Please be sure to RSVP so we can keep track of numbers.

Soap Box Derby 2014 - We Need You!
Due to the generosity of Graham Clough from CDS, the Year 6 Red Beach Rockets have been able to compete in the Whangaparaoa Soap Box Derby competition for the past 5 years. However this year his last grandchild will be moving on from Red Beach and as a result we are in need of a new sponsor to support our team. Historically we have been very successful and qualified for the finals on several occasions.
If you think you may be interested in sponsoring our team, or helping out in general, please take a look at the sponsorship proposal below or contact Sophie Hemmington (2019) for more information.

Tu Maia Kapa Haka Festival
On Friday 8th November, Orewa Primary are hosting the Tu Maia Festival. Powhiri is at 9.30am and poroporoaki (farewell) at 2.00pm. Come along for some great entertainment and join in the celebrations.

Sand Pit Unveiling
Thanks to the Community Committee we will be unveiling our completely refurbished sandpit in 4th November at 10am. The Committee have been working their socks off to generate funds for the project and we can expect something a little out of the ordinary when it is finally revealed.

Kids do us Proud at the Kaipara Festival
Saturday was a hoot and Red Beach kapa haka represented our school with mana and pride. Many conversations around me while I was in the crowd watching were positive and in amazement of how polished they were for a Primary school group.
At the end we were supported by approximately 80 parents, past pupils and their families, various staff from school and RTLB who came up on stage and sang the finale song with us. Many tears were flowing from families of past and present students.
All our families sat and enjoyed an impromptu picnic lunch under the shades at Whangaparaoa school, who hosted an amazing day. The school presented itself well and the community and staff spirit was high.
A big thank you must be given to our 54 kids who turned up on the day to perform. Many of our students were there from 7.30am until 6.45pm later that night. 
Check out the gallery for pictures of the day.
Pam Mohi

The G-Word
Yes folks, it's that time of year again! The Gala is fast approaching (17th November) and preparations are in full swing. Friday 25th October is the first of our Mufti Days. Please send you child to school with a lucky dip item (no McDonald's toys please). Further Mufti dates will be advertised on here as well as the newsletter.

Dad's Day Lunch
Thursday 24th October sees the return of our Dad's Day lunch. Dad's or significant other males are invited to share a sausage sizzle with their children at lunch time (12.30ish) and then join them in a game or two on the field. Please make sure you have placed your order with the office and paid your $2 by Wednesday.

 News from Rome - Gladiators are in Town!
The time has finally come to welcome this year's Arena Games to Red Beach! The Emperor and Empress would like to invite you all to witness this amazing spectacle on 16-19th September, at 7pm. Tickets are available from the office although they are highly sort after and for the price of $10, they are flying out of the Colosseum door like hot cakes! Romans from the suburb of Cast A will be attending on Monday and Wednesday, whilst Romans from the suburb of Cast B will be attending on Tuesday and Thursday. If you need more detailed information please check your emails or ask your child's Gladiator chief! Pre-schoolers are free of charge and will have their very own viewing gallery provided.

Winning the Hibiscus Coast Primary Rugby League Tournament qualified the Red Beach School  for the Auckland Championships which were played at Avondale Racecourse on Tuesday. The team  played with pride and skill to win all 4 very excited pool games which put them into the semi finals.  They came up against a well drilled Waiheke team who beat them in the last 5 minutes of the game 6-4.  Although very disappointed, the boys and their coach, teacher James Thomlinson, can be very proud of achieving 3rd place in the first year that Red Beach has competed in the tournament.

Angus Henare,Sam Paotama, Luke Bishop, Caleb Falloon, Cama Tikoisuva, Oliver Howarth, Riley Stothard, Karlos Hennings, TuMeli Tipene, Zak Hulena, Daniel Stoddart, Jed Cooper, Boston Josephs, Levi Manukia, Ice Manukia, Braiden Parkes

Grandparents Day
This will be held on 31st May, 2013. Come and see what your grandchild gets up to and share a love of reading at the Book Fair. 
Watch this space for more news and pictures...

Stu Duval Writing Workshop
On Wednesday, June 26th we will be hosting, on behalf of the Hibiscus Coast Writers, a writing workshop help by Stu Duval. It is open to a number of Year 5 and 6 classes from schools from the Hibiscus Coast and costs $4 per child. If you would like your child to attend, it is up to you to book their place directly with Tanya Gouws at writers@xtra.co.nz.

Book Character Day and Book Fair
You would be forgiven for thinking that Red beach had been invaded by book characters from far and wide. To celebrate the imaginative and mystical world of books the whole school, including the teachers, were asked to dress up as their favourite book character. From Spiderman to Pinocchio, you name it we had them all. It was obvious to see that there had been hours of hard work by parents, creating costumes and the smiles during the Costume Parade made every stitch worthwhile. In conjunction with Book Character Day we also have the Book Fair visiting in the library at the moment. Get your orders in quick to ensure you don't miss out.

Cross Country
The whole school beat the showers and made their way to Shakespear National Park to compete in the cross country festival. It was wonderful to see so many children from across the school motivating each other and using their life long learning skills to persevere across the finish line. Although there were some very competitive children determined to finish first, all those who ran were winners for taking part.

Year Six Camp
After many weeks of excitement and sleepless nights, this year's Year 6s went off to the Peter Snell Camp at Army Bay at the beginning of Term 2. Not only was it an opportunity for the children to have a go at activties like kayaking, paintball and abseiling, it was also a great opportunity for the teachers to see their class in an alternative environment and cement those all important relationships. There was an abundance of parent volunteers who offered to give up their own time to come and help, which was fantastic, and it was great to see so many parents in the audience at the debut of Camp Idol. We sure have some talented stars for the future.

Soapbox Derby 

Congratulations to the Red Beach Rockets who had a rollercoaster of a day at this year's Soap Box Derby competition, held in Stanmore Bay. After weeks of intense practicing, the team, made up of Kailana Clough, Matt Allsop, Angus Henare, Caleb Gamman, Tess Doorman-Smith, Madi Smith, Matt Meadows, Tom Marshall and Hanna Stow, gave a fantastic performance with Kailana and Matt A reaching the top 10. As if hurtling down a hill at 70kmh wasn't nerve wracking enough, Caleb managed to outdo everyone with a spectacular collision in the first race but in true Red Beach style he brushed himself off and tried again. Luckily the trolley was the only thing that ended up a little worse for wear. We would like to also congratulate former Red Beach student, Dylan Smith (Madi's brother), for winning the Nationals on Sunday and we wish him luck when he competes in Ohio, USA later on in the year.