By Demelza Topp | Posted: Sunday December 8, 2019
This article has information about the graduation dinner (Monday 9 December) and the day in town (Tuesday 10 December).
We are very much looking forward to celebrating with our Year 6 students. They have all grown so much in their time at Amesbury School and we are excited to be sending such capable young people onto intermediate. Here is the general outline of the evening.
5:30pm Mix and mingle, drinks and snacks
6:00pm Formal welcome, dinner and dessert
6:45pm Year 6 speeches, more snacks
7:20pm Closing speech, farewell
*Please note that the graduation dinner will be held in the hall at Amesbury School.
Most Year 6s like to get dressed up for this event and we love seeing the outfits they have chosen. If you are wondering what you should wear, casual formal is the way to go.
Day in Town
For our Year 6 day in town, we are heading to the Wonderland exhibit at Te Papa (information). Here is a brief outline of the day.
8:30am All Year 6s meet in the library
9:00am Catch the bus to town
10:00am-12:00pm Te Papa
12:20pm-1:00pm Lunch at Capital Markets (map)
1:00pm-1:30pm Christmas shopping on Cuba Street
1:45pm Catch bus back to school
A couple of notes
*In order to catch our buses on time, all Year 6s will need to meet in the library by 8:30am.
*Students will need to wear their school uniform, including their hat and their fleece, and appropriate shoes. They will also need to bring a drink bottle and something to eat for morning tea.
*We will be using public transport (bus) to and from town. This enables students who are nervous about catching a bus next year to practice using a snapper card and talking to the bus driver, if necessary. Please note that the school has a limited number of snapper cards so most students won't be able to practice with them. If any children have their own snapper cards, they may like to bring them along to practice with.
*In previous years, some parents who work in town have joined us at Capital Markets for lunch. We welcome you to also join us if it fits in with your schedule. Your child will need money to buy lunch. From past experience, $10 should be enough. However, you may want to give your child a little extra.
*On this trip, students will have a small amount of time to do a bit of Christmas shopping. We recommend giving your child between $10 and $20.