The school grounds came alive on Friday, August 4th, as Batten House and Mansfield House joined forces to create an unforgettable carnival – the BATMAN Carnival! The collaboration between these two houses brought together an array of exciting activities, delectable treats, and heartwarming moments, all while contributing to amazing causes.

A feast for the senses awaited attendees, as a wide variety of mouthwatering delights were available for purchase. From the classic favourites like candy floss, bake sale treats, cookies, donuts, and hot chips to delights like KFC, Pizza, and Domino’s, the carnival offered a diverse range of choices to satisfy every craving.

The festivities didn’t stop at food, as there was a thrilling raffle that added an element of anticipation to the day. Lucky winners walked away with exciting prizes, adding an extra layer of excitement to the event. A standout feature of the BATMAN Carnival was the thoughtful inclusion of a dog day care, providing a unique opportunity for students to spend quality time with furry companions. This added an extra layer of joy to the carnival, creating lasting memories for both the students and their four-legged friends!

One of the highlights of the carnival was the captivating performances held in Batten House Commons. The small house choirs wowed the audience with their rendition of “Cupid” by Fifty Fifty, while the musical vibes continued with an electrifying performance from ‘The Fingers and the Blows’, the talented band that not only rocked the stage but also claimed victory in this year’s talent quest.

While the carnival was a day of fun and enjoyment, it was also a heartwarming display of generosity and community spirit. All funds raised from the event will go towards supporting the respective charities of Batten House and Mansfield House. Batten House will be contributing to the Westpac Auckland Helicopter Trust, a cause that plays a vital role in emergency medical services. Mansfield House, on the other hand, will be supporting the Guide Dog for the Blind, a noble endeavor that enhances the independence and quality of life for visually impaired individuals.

A special thanks to Batten & Mansfield teachers, House Executives, and students who helped organise this event.

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