Thursday, 27 February 2014

Welcome Carterton School ....

Today the JNS Team Jo and Sparky went to our first school assembly at Carterton School ... We met our awesome new JNS Ambassadors, Krysta Johnson, Mia Prichard, Lola Hallbrook, Rebecca Johnson and Mya White along with their staff liaison Melanie. We look forward to working with you all at Carterton School ... 

Carterton School staff Liaison Melanie

Sparky and Jo 

An attentive audience 

Welcoming our JNS Ambassadors 

Sparky and Jo with everyone 

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Golden Shears - Sheep decorating competition

Thank you again to all the schools and early childhood centres that participated in this fantastic event. There were some amazing designs and colourful creativity ... Our winning school flock was from St Patricks school with Fernridge and Lakeview receiving runner up ribbons ...

Here are just a few of the outstanding creations from this weeks display in the Town square ...  

St Patricks winner of the school flock - Ka Pai!

St Patricks 

Carterton School

'Dolly' The Sheep



Caretrton School 

Lakeview School 

Our Mayor Lyn Patterson, Sarah Taylor-Waitere, JNS Co-ordinator and friends 

JNS Talent Show

As part of the 12 nights of Xmas JNS held its first JNS Talent show evening. We had some amazing talent ranging from, singing, dancing, drama, theatre and show casing some talented musicians on piano and guitar.

Our overall winner was Mila Te Whare winning a surround sound stereo system, MP4 Player, Headphones and an itunes voucher. Congratulations Mila.  

Mila Te Whare - Overall JNS Talent show winner

Other category winners were as follows:

Top Group  - Metro Crew
Best Vocal - Wikitoria Rimene
Most Entertaining Act - Thorin Williams
Special mentions - Zac Stapeleton and Anika Tatham

Our wonderful Mayor Lyn Patterson and Sparky 

A huge thank you to our sponsors Trust House, Wairarapa Community centre, Police Blue light, Creative Communities, Masterton District Council, Warehouse Stationery and More FM.

Our awesome judges Mayor Lyn, Cruize Karaitiana and Raymond Andrews-Paul  

Some crowd entertainment from special guest  and judge Raymond Andrews-Paul 

Most entertaining act - Thorin Williams

Special mention - Anika Tatham 

Special mention - Zac Stapleton 

Best vocal Wikitoria Rimene 

Top Group - Metro Crew 

Final Prize giving 

Special guest and judge Cruize Karaitiana 

Masterton Xmas Parade

In December 2013 the JNS Team along with some of our awesome Ambassadors and helpers hit the streets in our custom designed float to take part in the annual Masterton Xmas parade.  Thank you to all who contributed and participated on the day. 

Decorating the JNS float

Waiting to go ....

Sparky gets a hug 

The JNS Xmas Parade crew 

JNS Ambassadors and recipient - Big Day Out

JNS Ambassadors and recipient - Big Day Out

To celebrate the success of our JNS recipients and acknowledge our hard working Ambassadors in  2013 we held our annual ‘BIG DAY OUT’. This was hosted by David Woodcock and team at the Wairarapa Outdoor Pursuits centre in Paierau Road.

It was awesome to see all of our partnering school Ambassadors and recipients participating in both the low and high ropes course.

While unfortunately not all schools could attend it was a great day and an opportunity to also farewell our year 8 Ambassadors. We thank you for being a part of JNS and wish you well on your next journey.

We would like to thank David Woodcock and team and Police Bluelight for giving their time and sponsorship to this day. 

JNS Ambassadors attempting the low ropes course at the Wairarapa Outdoors Pursuit centre

Welcome St Patricks School, Masterton

Another huge JNS welcome to St Patrick's School in Masterton who also became a JNS partnering school in late 2013. 

Our first official event was the St Patricks Gala in which the JNS team went along to join in the festivities, stalls, food and and the fabulous talent show. Some awesome talent on show.  

We look forward to working with Steve  Wheeler, Deputy Principal and their JNS Ambassadors Jackson Gordon-Wiles, Emma Gray, Marshall Kilion- Delaney and Aisha Quaghebeur.

St Patrick's JNS Ambassadors and Sparky