Our School Garden
All the hard work in our school garden was again recognised at a recent award ceremony. The Waihoro/Spreydon Community Board runs an annual event to e...
NZ Symphony Orchestra visits our school
On 11 March, members of the NZ symphony orchestra dazzled us with their beautiful playing at lunchtime. Our school hall was packed and CSKI was privil...
Science Badges @ CSKI
There has been a wonderful uptake in the Science Badges this year with over 40 students signing up. There are a total of 29 badges ranging from Agricu...
Haka Off 2021
Tēnei te mihi aroha ki a koutou katoa e tautoko ana ki ō mātou Haka Off 2021!A massive thank you to everyone who supported our annual Haka Off competition! On Wednesday 14th April, we held our annual haka competition between the 4 pods. Every year the standard that our ākonga and kaiako set just gets higher and higher! This year was no exception. At 9 am the whole school congregated on the basketball court and battled it out to be the ultimate haka champions. It was great to see so many whānau come along and tautoko this event. The students thoroughly appreciated having an audience that was so supportive and excited about the event - this really added to the atmosphere. Each pod proudly demonstrated the mahi they have been putting into learning the haka over the last few weeks. Their passion was evident and they should all be incredibly proud of themselves. Kei runga noa atu koutou! The judges (Matua Steve Reid and Amiria Reid) had a tough choice to name a winner and the competition was very close! Ultimately, Sheppard Pod was named the champions for 2021. Tēnei te mihi anō ki a koutou - it was a great competition!
Kids Lit Success!
This year's Kids Lit Quiz saw two teams from Christchurch South Karamata competing against 48 other teams from around Canterbury for the honour of being this year's kids lit champions for Canterbury. Each team's knowledge of children's literature was tested over 10 rounds intended to challenge even the most confident and well-read teams. Question categories included Horses, Hybrid Animals, Jacks, Manga and a visual category on Literature Knowledge. As always the competition was fierce and after five rounds the Number 2 team was well placed. The second half of the competition was tense with all teams striving for success. As the final results were announced, the CSKI number 2 Team of Eve, Lilah, Lucy-Mei and Mormor took out the top spot and will travel to Wellington in June to compete in the New Zealand final. Congratulations also to the CSKI Number 1 team who gained a very credible 8th placing. Both South teams represented the school with excellence and can be very proud of their achievement.
Korfball Tournament - Term 1
Our korfball season officially kicked off on Monday 12th April as our Korfball squad took part in the first tournament of the year held at Hagley park netball courts. With 4 teams taking part, being the defending champions, and having a large contingent of year 7 and 8 students who had never played korball before, it was always going to be a huge day for South! Our year 7 and 8 'newbies' took to korfball like a duck takes to water. They all showed beautiful teamwork and were able to showcase their skills and talent. No doubt, these players will be so much richer for the experience. All South teams played exceptionally well during pool play and we found all of our teams in the playoffs - unfortunately the way the draw worked, we had two South vs South playoff games! Our A team narrowly defeated our B team 6-4, whilst our Year 7 Development team just edged out a victory over the D team 3-1. In the final, our A team took on a very strong and big Middelton Grange team. In what was an absolute nailbiter of a match, Josh Breitmeyer scored two quick goals in succession late in the game to pull us ahead. One more goal late in the piece ensured CSKI a 3-0 win and resulted in our 8th successive tournament in a row! Congratulations to all players involved and a massive thank you to all our parent volunteers who helped with transport and stayed to cheer on our students. Finally, well done to Josh for being named in the team of the tournament.