Welcome to Banks Avenue School
Kia ora and welcome to Banks Avenue School. As a decile 4 contributing school we cater for children from New Entrants to Year 6. Every learner at Banks Ave is nurtured, inspired, encouraged and challenged to live and learn with H.E.A.R.T. We believe our children are the school’s most valuable resource. On this website you’ll find information on how our school works, what we believe in, and what's coming up.
Latest News by HEARTbeat Media
School Cross Country
Wednesday 7 April
Today all children across the school participated in our annual cross country event. Below are articles of this event from our HEARTbeat Media Journalists.
Team Kahikatea children are competing in the cross country and some of the children are dressed in their house colours. Children compete in their age groups. Our whanau were cheering for their children and encouraging them. the course Depending on their age they had to run one, two or three laps of the field. Pals (Physical Activity Leaders) were helping them out, running beside them. We asked some students if they liked the cross country. Melinda said, "I like cross country because it makes me fit and it's super fun" Fatima said, " I like to run and sprint and get fresh air!"
Team Miro HEARTbeat Media Journalists: Payton & Annabelle
As the juniors grouped for warm ups, we saw big grins, smiles and pride in the spectators and parents eyes. As the children started running a faint flashback of my 5 year old self, running my first cross country come to mind. When the children were halfway, they slowed down, then suddenly a group sped up running confidently and not giving up. Cameras were clicking, people were cheering, eyes were shining, hearts were full of pride and joy.
"I loved keeping up with the seniors" Evie
"I feel good because I ran fast" Pheonix
Team Miro HEARTbeat Media Journalists: Natalia and Nyah
HEARTbeat Media Photographers: Hollie & Isla Rose and Chloe & Maryam
Tune your radio into 106.7FM to listen to our very own radio station. Broadcasting has approximately a 6km radius. If you live further away you can listen online. All you have to do is click play below, and listen to our students master broadcast radio. Shows broadcast from 8:30am-9:00am Monday to Friday (during school time) and also during our lunch hour.