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Picnic Day

December 5 @ 8:40 am - 12:30 pm

8:40 am – 12:30 pm followed by shared whanau lunch 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Students will then clear their lockers and school will end at the slightly earlier time of 2 pm (TBC)

A fun day held annually in the last week of Term 4. The morning consists of going around in your classes competing in 12 short fun games, such as ‘Sack Race’, ‘3- Legged Race’ and the famous “Sponge Relay’.

The cafe will be open during lunchtime but only selling the basics – drinks, juices and potato chips.

In the afternoon we hold the Tug of War where the year levels from each whanau compete.

What to bring

  • If organised by your Whanau, students to bring a shared lunch to their Whanau – items as advised by your Whanau Leader/Tutor
  • Suncream
  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • if needed, Antihistamines. Only our nurse can administer them in case of emergency, and hay fever can be especially high this time of year.
  • Great attitude

Most of the day is spent outside, please remember to be Sun Smart.

What to wear

Students are permitted to travel to school in their correct sports gear – BDSC PE shorts (no exceptions) with BDSC PE t-shirt or whanau coloured top. Top must be appropriate for competing in sports events, back covered, not strappy and no offensive pictures or language.

Facepaint is ok if used sparingly and sensibly. To be applied once you are at school in your tutor classes.


  • All students to report to your whanau promptly at 9 am to drop off food and do roll call.
  • Classes rotate around the 12 events in the morning.
  • Year 9 and 10 classes will be ranked from 1st to 12th for each activity. 1st = 12 points, 2nd = 11 points etc.
  • Tug of War competition takes place after lunch.
  • At the end of the day, there will be a Year 9 and Year 10 winner, and then the overall winner, which will go towards the Whanau Shield.
  • There are bonus points awarded for behaviour, enthusiasm, teamwork etc as well as following dress-code.

Potential activities include

Chest Shuffle, Sack Race, Hoop Exchange, Lunar Landing, Shuttlecock Throw, Sponge Relay, Noodle Hockey, Upsydaisy, Obstacle Course, Skittles, 3 Legged Race, and Hoopla.


December 5
8:40 am - 12:30 pm
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BDSC Fields
575 Chapel Road, East Tamaki
Auckland, 2016 New Zealand
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09-273 2310

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