Digital file | 2005-02-23-Wednesday © Michael Jeans | archive 1964 – 2014
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August 2009 – August 2012
We are at the western lights, on the Maungatautari side of Lake Karapiro, waiting for opposing traffic to clear the one lane that tops the hydro dam so we can cross to the Karapiro side and Karapiro Hydro Village. Though this is not the purpose of this photograph. I’ve talked about the concept Township before. And of course we are launching forth into that disagreeable season of the Big Little Town or is it Little Big Town promotion that Fieldays inflicts upon Cambridge once a year. Grr.
KWTJubilee chair Kevin Roigard signs off Deb Robinson‘s minutes of the Karapiro, Whitehall, Taotaoroa & Karapiro Hydro Schools 125th Jubilee committee’s 22nd, and final, meeting. Those of us involved in the 20 month long project to plan for, and stage, the 24 – 26 September 2010 event met this evening, Monday, the 29th of November 2010 for a celebratory final meeting at Karapiro School. It has all been a great deal of fun. For more – Karapiro School.
Mobil Karapiro, Karapiro Motors, 719 State Highway 1, Karapiro, Waikato, New Zealand.
The Boatshed Café relaunched under new ownership today. Richard and Robyn Clark have split their ten year old business to concentrate on Boatshed Kayaks with Katie Shick coming in as the new owner of The Boatshed Café. (sorry folks! I may have left out a couple of steps here – but the point being The Boatshed Café & Kayaks is now two businesses). The Boatshed Café overlooking Lake Karapiro from the western shore is a gem that sits opposite the 500-600 metre mark of the 2000 metre Karapiro rowing course – the start line is clearly visible from the property. In the photograph we have from the left; Abiy, Katharina, Sheryl and Katie (Hydro Majestic & Ruby’s Cafe). Cool!
21 Amber Lane, Karapiro, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand +64 7 827 8286. Take SHI south of Cambridge – past the turn off to Karapiro Hydro Village & Mobil Karapiro, right into Gorton Road, left into Amber Lane – you’ll find it!
Four senior Karapiro School students; Jacob, Joseph, Rebecca and Cameron pose for a photo this afternoon, Wednesday, the 27th of October 2010 with Room 1‘s excellent WRCH2010 project. Not only showing support for the countries they are following – the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Germany and Australia – the clocks on the right show the time zones of each country (I do wonder, though, why the Australian clock has stopped!) – but a teaching moment, as well, exploring team work, with nifty references to rowing through the concepts friendliness, honesty, commitment, responsibility, excellence and confidence. Most impressive.
The ‘official’ KWT Jubilee photos are being uploaded here. This will take a day or so. If you see an omission or mistake please email me. Those who ordered with registration or on the day should receive their photos late next week. Once I have everything uploaded I will put a form in place for new orders. Please check out the KWTJubilee website for updates.
The 2010 World Rowing Championships here at Lake Karapiro, New Zealand are thirty-four days away.
Final remarks from Karapiro principal David Graham and Whitehall principal Justin Bertrand bring the KWTJubilee (Karapiro, Whitehall, Taotaoroa & Karapiro Hydro Schools) 125th combined schools jubilee to an end today, Sunday, the 26th of September 2010.
Rugby players from Karapiro and Whitehall schools perform a haka to begin the official opening ceremony of the combined schools 125th jubilee today, Saturday, the 25th of September 2010 at Karapiro School, Waikato, New Zealand.
David Graham principal Karapiro School 24/9/2010.
A bus will be leaving Leamington Bus Shelter (outside the Leamington Medical Centre, Leamington Shopping Centre, Shakespeare Street, Leamington) at 5:40PM SHARP and the Cambridge Town Hall Bus Shelter (Lake Street, Cambridge) at 5:45PM SHARP on Saturday evening.
Return by minibus can be arranged to suit during the evening.
A small charge will be made.
Coffee mugs, beer handles, wine glasses and pens. If you don’t have a forward order you had better be in quick! On sale from Friday. KWTJubilee is on this weekend. Remember that Whitehall and Karapiro Schools will be open from noon Friday 24 September 2010 until noon Saturday 25 September 2010 please feel free to have a wander around. Name tag pickup at both Whitehall and Karapiro schools from noon Friday as well.
It was going to be a masterpiece but then it began to rain – cold rain – so just a snippet.
Kevin Dean and David Soar from Harcourts, Caroline Webbons KWT Jubilee committee member, Spencer Hickford from Farmlands and Benjamin Hemi Event Coordinator with Waipa District Council. Our sponsors also include Rotary Club of Cambridge and J. Swap Contractors Ltd.
Photograph: 29 July 2010
We are gathering photographs and memories for the Karapiro, Whitehall, Taotaoroa & Karapiro Hydro Schools 125th Jubilee | 24 – 26 September 2010. This gem arrived (thanks George) on Saturday. Can you offer us any clues as to who is in the photograph? You can comment here or visit the jubilee website and contact us from there.
Just after 11 o’clock on Saturday the 5th of October 1985 this table cloth was used for the centennial cake cutting celebrating 100 years of education in Whitehall, Karapiro and Taotaoroa districts. In September 2010 the same cloth – with updated embroidery – will serve a similar purpose at the Karapiro, Whitehall, Taotaoroa and Karapiro Hydro Schools 125th Jubilee. For more information please visit the website.
Karapiro School 1951
Karapiro Hydro School 1951
For more information on Karapiro, Whitehall, Taotaroa and Karapiro Hydro Schools’ 125th Jubilee on 24 – 26 September 2010 go to the Jubilee website.
We are thinking about school around here today – for a couple of reasons. Dad is writing up his memories and I have been involved for the past six weeks or so in preparatory meetings for the Karapiro, Whitehall, Taotaoroa and Karapiro Hydro district schools 125th Jubilee we will celebrate in September next year. This week we launched the website which will be used to publicize the celebrations. Dad, my sister and brother and I attended Whitehall primary; my mother went to Taotaoroa. The history of all four schools – two of which no longer exist – are bound up with one another. Check out the website if you are interested.
Dad (at Whitehall in the 1930s) asks me about the word kingasini. Yes, we played bullrush or kingasini in the 1950s and 1960s – at Whitehall (I recall we used the two names interchangeably – or were there two variations each having their own name – a vague memory is saying yes). I have a photograph here which shows the exact place we used to play it – the large bare patch in the lower portion of this photo – an area that was later grassed.
Whitehall School Archive
I can find three references to Kingasini: Tommy Kapai‘s delightful 29th September 2008 Bay of Plenty Times article Ding-dong of bullrush can teach our kids plenty (Omanu School). John Saunders’ Memories from Onehunga Primary School… on Old Friends and Kitty Arnold (Whelan) Memories from St Pius X School (Glen Innes)… also on Old Friends. Wikipedia mentions bullrush as an antipodean variant of the British game Bulldogs and provides a whole lot of other names but not Kingasini – I wonder where the name came from?
In September of next year, on the 24 – 26th of September 2010 to be exact, the 125th Jubilee celebration of education at Karapiro, Whitehall, Taotaoroa and Karapiro Hydro Schools is to be held. There is a website where you can find out more and perhaps get involved in the planning yourself. http://125kthw.wordpress.com/
Twenty-Five or so years ago when my Mum – Phyllis Jeans – gathered the material for Centenary 100 Years of Education in the Taotaoroa Whitehall Karapiro Districts. 1885 – 1985 [ISBN 0-473-00307-4] the manuscript was typed (by Lesley Sewell) and set again for the printing presses at Cambridge Independent. We on the other hand have access to all the current digital tools enabling us to share and edit documents from home – view them online at meetings and share much more readily and rapidly to a greater audience the fruits of our research and planning. Above the Karapiro, Whitehall, Taotaoroa and Karapiro Hydro Schools’ 125th Jubilee committee meets at Karapiro School this Thursday evening the 4th of June 2009. The 125th Jubilee is being held in September 2010.