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Shannon School Diary 1980's.....

30 April 1980:               Mr G. Opie and Mr R. O'Leary with 57 St. 1 & 2 children commenced in the new 'variable teaching space' (V.T.S.)

17 October 1981:         Inter-school corss country at Foxton. Shannon won with 80 points.

27 April 1981:               Simulated fire drill, evacuation andFire Brigade as a star of "Fire Safety Week".

11 November 1981:    Police Dog demonstration.

23 March 1982:           Parent participation coffe morning.

6 September 1982:     Teachers only Day-Maori programme through Language & Music.

30 November 1982:    Special Parents Meeting-expressing concern over staffing and pupil/teacher ratio.

27 June 1983:              Std. 1-4 visit to Poutu Marae.

18 June 1984:              Visit Lands & Survey Display Trailer.

25 June 1984:              Moutoa/Spring Road bus commence.

10 November 1984:    Working bee to break up and remove concrete surround on big pool and end of small pool at the baths.

19 November 1984:    Rm. 12 and Mrs Orme represented school at Drama Festival in Palmerston North.

25 June 1985:              National Survey of Fitness of N.Z. school pupils- 9 Form II children took part with very impressive results.

31 October 1985:         Miss Yvoone Te Peeti commenced as Special Teacher Aide for Moukite Etita.

4 November 1986:      Kaiarahi Meeting attended by 59 people.

15 November 1986:    Ceri Toland & Andrew Kelly entered into Lion's Young Cyclist of the year and won the school an Apple computer.

18 March 1987:            Miss Yvonne Te Peeti appointed Kaiarahi Reo. Powhiri organised and led by Mr Rob Douthett.

8 May 1987:                  Visit, Russell Marshall, Minister or Education.

28 May 1987:                School Committee and FII boys completed new drainage in the Adventure Playground.

31 July 1987:                Visit David Lange, Prime Minister ans Annette King, M. P. Horowhenua.

9 December 1987:       Public Farewell to Mr Rob Scott (Principal 1970-1987).

1 February 1988:        Opening Roll 291. Mr G. Powell commenced as Acting Principal.

13 March 1988:           School Closed-Teachers on strike in protest at the State Sector Bill.

23 May 1988:               Mr M. Collins commenced as Principal.

23 June 1988:             Samples of several pupils Art Work were put on display in Thompson House in Levin.

24 August 1988:        Fifty pupils took part in the Gymnastics festival held at Manawatu College.

26 August 1988:         During the term holidays the folloeing pupils were in representative teams:

                                       Horowhenua Rugby Team- James Halls, Scott Robinson.

                                       Horowhenua Under 11 Soccer Team- Bradford Powell.

                                       Horowhenua Primary A Hockey Team- Jill Timms (Captain).

                                       Horowhenua Primary B Hockey Team- Kendyl Hughes.

                                       N.Z. Wrestling Championships- Ian Penn- Gold Medal.

17 October 1988:       Annual Speech Competition- 1st Shona Forman, 2nd Jolene Mackay, 3rd Dion Wilkin.

1 November 1988:     Shona Forman placed first in the Shannon Lions annual speech competition.

30 November 1988:   A hail storm occured in Shannon- many windows smashed in the town.  At the school 57 panes of glass were broken.

19 December 1988:    Final Day of the school year- Roll number 324.

March 24-26 1989:      Shannon School Centennial..









































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Shannon School 1980's
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Contact postal address:1 Grey Street, Shannon
Type of school:Primary
Year range:1-8