Kiwanis International - Kiwanis Club of Drury

KI Logo Drury Kiwanis Club 2009 Terrific Kids Program
Text and photographs by Stella Penn - Kiwanis Club of Drury Publicity Officer

The Kiwanis Club of Drury has been involved with the Terrific Kids programme for seven years. The programme was first introduced into two low decile schools, Takanini and Red Hill but then it was decided to include Drury School. Although a high decile school it was felt that there would still be children worthy of recognition and as a Drury club we should be seen to be working in the Drury area.

Terrific Kids Logo Terrific Kids is a student recognition program of Kiwanis International that promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance. Students work with their classroom teacher and establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance or schoolwork. Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive, Capable.

The awards are presented at the end of each term and comprise of a certificate, a special pencil, a Terrific Kids sticker (all available from District Supplies) and a Whitcoull's voucher With 17 classes at Takanini School, 12 at Red Hill and 18 at Drury we reward 188 children each year with a Terrific Kids award.

Drury Club is very enthusiastic about this programme, and it is most satisfying to be able to recognise children who have displayed responsible citizenship, positive attitude, good character etc. The program also provides teachers with a tool to reward students for special achievements which otherwise may go unnoticed.

Red Hill School
RedHill School with Kiwanis Club of Drury members Stella Penn and Edna-May Wood.
Drury School
Drury School with with Kiwanis Club of Drury member Edna-May Wood.
Takanini School
Takanini School with Kiwanis Club of Drury members Stella Penn and Joy Boodker.

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