Kids in Town: Jazz Band and Rock Bands
Well done to CSIS Jazz Band, Torn Strings Rock Band and Ghost Rock Band who performed at last week's 'Kids in Town' event at Tūranga. We really enjoye...
Congratulations to the 40 students who took part in this week's Music Soiree. You have made incredible progress since the start of the year and blew t...
Kahukura Junior Orchestra Performance
Congratulations to Kahukura Junior Orchestra who gave a fantastic performance at Thorrington Primary School's Boot Market on Sunday 24th November.&nbs...
Kahukura Chorale's Bus Tour
Congratulations to the students, parents and teachers involved in Kahukura Chorale's two-day bus tour of the cluster schools and Bishop Selwyn Rest Home. Eight performances in two days might sound ambitious, but everyone rose to the challenge and sang and supported each other brilliantly. It was a wonderful, fitting end to a year of hard work. The students sang their hearts out - what a talented bunch! Highlights included getting over our nerves performing to the whole school at CSIS, the fantastic acoustics at West Spreydon and Sacred Heart Primary Schools, and the high-energy audience at Thorrington. We also loved teaching 'Crash Beep Beep' to students at Cashmere, Somerfield and Addington Primary Schools (great singing from the audience!), and being asked to sing an encore at Bishop Selwyn Rest Home. It was fantastic having a bit of down time at different schools' adventure playgrounds, and great to get to know each other even better. Kahukura Chorale will look a little different next year, with Miss Divett and Ms Radcliffe-Price as conductors, but it's likely to still take place on Thursdays after school. Existing members automatically have a spot in Chorale in 2020. Register your interest by contacting Miss Revell by email before the end of the year, or at the start of 2020 by listening to the daily notices.
Maunga Teitei Kahukura Cluster Kapa Haka Festival
To celebrate the consistent mahi and achievements of our kapa haka rōpu over the year, our Kahukura cluster held a celebration performance at Christchurch South Intermediate School. Whānau brought along kai and blankets and we came together as a community to support our tamariki. Sacred Heart, Somerfield, Thorrington, West Spreydon, Addington, Cashmere Primary, and Christchurch South performed a medley of waiata and haka that they have been learning in their kura over the year. It was a treat to see children of all ages singing their hearts out and performing haka with ihi. Overall it was a wonderful evening and we would like to share a special thank you to all of the whānau who came along to watch. Ngā mihi ki a koutou katoa.
2019 Junior Theatresports Competition
Congratulations to the ten students who participated in this year's Junior Theatresports Competition run by the Court Jesters from The Court Theatre. This year, Christchurch South Intermediate School entered two teams of five students: Team Cosmic (Vincent, Zinzan, Connor, Zoey and Maisie) and Team Ziggy (Alex, Maia, Cameron, Ellen and Sienna). The heat, which took place in Rangi Ruru's school gymnasium, saw us compete against each other (eek!), Medbury School and St. Andrews' College. After the first round the two CSIS teams nearly level-pegging ahead of Medbury (also consisting of year 7 and 8 students) but behind the year 9 and 10 students from STAC. This trend continued until the end of the competition, at which point Team Cosmic were awarded second place (despite having an equal score with Team Ziggy?!?!), with STAC in first place. Congratulations to STAC who played very well and deserved to win. Despite the heat, tough competition and crazy acoustics we had heaps of fun and are very proud of our second and third placings. The teams loved playing - amongst other games - Typewriter, Meanwhile, Time Jump, Shared Voice and Speak in One Voice. My favourite moment has to be Team Cosmic's "change of heart" scene which involved a talking sheep, a bully sheep, a farmer and a farmer's wife. The moral of the story?... if you're ever destined for the slaughter house, make friends with your fellow sheep-kind and run away like mad.