New Hanover Preparatory News Snippets
New Hanover Prep CELEBRATING BOOKS!
World Book Day is a day when New Hanover Prep kids join schoolchildren from all over the world in celebrating books by dressing up as their favourite characters. It’s all about getting kids closer to the books and authors they already love, and letting them discover more books and authors they’ll love every bit as much in the future. As the name suggests, it’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of the joy and value of reading. Each class was inspired to explore the pleasures of books and reading by participating in “buddy reading”, learning of library skills and other reading and story-writing activities. The children were also encouraged to donate books to the local, neighbouring school thus sharing the enjoyment of reading with others.
New Hanover Prep has fun at Hobby Day
Hobbies benefit children in many ways. They give kids an opportunity to express themselves, and lead them to discover themselves and build self-esteem. They are also great educational tools.
Our annual Hobby Day at New Hanover Prep is aimed at introducing children to a wide range of interesting hobbies and they are always encouraged to try something new. The hobbies on offer this year included outdoor hobbies such as fishing, hiking, cycling and graffiti designing using spray paint as well as indoor hobbies such as baking, puppet making, cartoon drawing, video editing, paper folding, experimenting with Science, playing squash and making music on computers.
Hobbies are rewarding and enriching parts of our lives. They teach children to set and achieve goals, solve problems and make decisions. They can also set the course for what children become later in life as they often turn into lifelong interests or careers.
New Hanover Prep Sport
The second term is always a busy one on the sports field.
The school hosted; a tag-rugby festival which is always a highlight for the boys as well as our Annual U13 Girls’ Day/Night Hockey Festival. The latter event saw seventeen schools participating, five of which stayed over for the night! The girls had a fun-filled afternoon of hockey as well as dancing and cheering alongside the hockey field. Winterton Primary were the overall winners of the festival, closely contested by Bisley in second and St John’s in third place.
New Hanover PrePrimary Mother’s Day
The New Hanover Pre-Primary held a Mother’s Day afternoon tea for our special Pre-Primary mothers. The children sang songs where after the mums made bath salts with their children, were treated to manicures, and of course explored the wonderful NHPP playground.