Black History Month

On Friday 15th October, the whole school came together to celebrate the work completed in each class around Black History Month.

Black History Month is now celebrating its 34th year and is a way of making sure that everyone is given the opportunity to share, celebrate and understand the impact of black heritage and culture.

In our special assembly, The Meadow retold the wonderful story, ‘Bringing the rain to the Kapiti Plain’ by Verna Aardema with everyone joining in to chant the chorus of the book.

The Woodland Class retold the story of how Anansi the spider got his eight long legs.


The Ocean Class told us about Katherine Johnson, a famous black woman who was a NASA mathematician and who calculated how to get the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

Finally, two children from The Mountains held a question and answer session about John Edmonstone, a former slave who taught Charles Darwin how to be a Taxidermist, supporting him in his ideas of evolution.

It was a great way to celebrate this year’s theme ‘Proud to Be’. As the editor of Black History Month explains,

“Everyone deserves the right to be Proud to Be everything they are and want to be in life.”