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Year 0-2 End of Year Camp 2019

Gemma Williamson —

The end of year camps are fast approaching! Our exciting end of year Year 0-2 camp on the 5th and 6th of December will consist of two parts: a fun active day at ASB Centre and the opportunity for an overnight stay. We will camp overnight at school, sleeping marae-style in the hubs.

Here is the overview of the two days:


Thursday day trip: All children arrive at school in their uniform. We will travel by bus, to ASB Centre in Kilbirnie, and return to school for 3pm. Activities include: Futsal, co-operative games, ball skills, gymnastics and basketball. All students go home/to Kelly Club as usual at 3pm. 

Thursday overnight: Those students staying overnight will return to school at 5pm (in mufti/non-uniform) with their gear. We will have a shared dinner all together and then sleep overnight in the hub.

Friday: Breakfast and pack up the hub. The children who did not stay overnight can arrive back at school from 8:30am. From 9am there will be a rotation day at school for everyone.  All children can wear mufti (non-uniform) for the day.

It promises to be lots of fun and hopefully everyone will sleep REALLY well on Friday night!


The cost of the camp will be $22 per student. This includes the Thursday day trip, dinner on Thursday and breakfast, morning tea and lunch on Friday.

If you do not want your child to take part in the overnight stay, they can still take part in the daytime activities on the Thursday and Friday. The cost for this will be $8. If your child changes their mind and wants to stay overnight, we will not be able to make changes to this from Friday of week 6 (22nd November).

We will be asking all students to bring their own morning tea and lunch on Thursday, as usual. If your child is not staying overnight, they will also need to bring their morning tea and lunch on Friday.

Invoices for the cost of this camp will be added to your account in the online shop on Tuesday 29th October, and should be paid by 22nd November.

Consent and Parent Help

Here is the link to our camp consent form. Please complete this form for your child/ren by Sunday 27th of October.

As always, some parent help is needed, and greatly appreciated, for this activity day/camp to go ahead.

We will need some additional help with supervision on the day trip and for the overnight stay at school. We also know that it can be a big step for year 0-2 children to stay overnight, so we do have extra spaces for some parents to stay with their child.  We may not be able to accept all offers of help. There is a section on the consent form to fill in if you are able to help with any part of the camp. All parents staying overnight will be required to undergo NZ police vetting. 


Mufti clothes for Friday, toiletries, PJ’s, bed roll, pillow, sleeping bag, any medication, soft toy if required.

Please don't hesitate to contact your child’s whanau teacher with any questions about the camp.

Warm regards,

Te Rito and Koru teams