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Monday, June 14, 2010

Congratulations Corner - otago homeschool team wins chess tournament!

Kathrin has made this lovely suggestion: "it would be nice to have a section in the newsletter congratulating children for any awards or achievements they might get. Like a wall of fame or something, even just for "Player of the Day" at football, or completing dance exams, or whatever."
This is an excellent idea, so if anyone has anything they'd like to share, please email Nicola any time and she'll include it in the next newsletter - it can be anything at all that you or your children are proud of and want to share.

In this vein, read on for our first congratulations to Leighton, Palin, Miro and Aster on winning the Otago/Southland Interschool Teams Championship (Intermediate) chess tournament!

From Annemieke:
I would like to share this great news with the home school group. Yesterday there was the yearly Otago chess tournament. All schools in Otago could enter, and I had entered a home school team. Our team consisted of, Leighton, 12, Palin, 11, Miro, 10 and Aster, 8. As we had two children of intermediate age, we had to play against the intermediate teams. There were 24 teams all up, including 11 primary age teams.
As the day went on, it became clear that the home school group was doing very well, even Aster won a game and the three boys won many games each. And guess who was the winning group at the end of the day?? Yes, our home school group!!!
We are all very happy about that!! We went home with some money, and we are allowed to play in the National chess tournament in Christchurch this year.
Just had to share that with you...
A proud mother,

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