Wizard of Oz hits the stage!

Awesome original sounds, dazzling backdrop and props, stylish dancing and fun-filled acting ... there is something for everyone in The Wizard of Oz! The audience thoroughly enjoying the opening performance. Bring your friends and family along on Tuesday or Thursday this week. Gold coin entry, 6:30pm start. Please make sure the children are here by 6:15pm.

Quail Island

Yesterday, we had a wonderful day at Quail Island. The weather was perfect and we had a lovely time walking around the island, swimming in the safe beach, and enjoying ourselves in the outdoors. We would like to say a HUGE thank you to all the wonderful parents who came with us. You are awesome!

Week 6 update

Congratulations to Jarred who received his teacher registration at a special ceremony on Monday. Jarred spoke on behalf of the registering teacher group, with meaningful words and lots of laughs. We were very proud.

Last Wednesday we were wowed by the awesome talent of our athletes at zone sports.

We will be exploring our poetic sides in writing over the next three weeks. This got underway on Monday, as we quickly wrote poems about chocolate bars and got others to guess the bar we were describing.

Layers of sand twisted through the golden sea
Decorated with brown bird wings.
A desert delicacy
A swirl of sweet
A glowing sun behind the dunes.

Ashleigh, Tate and Kimberly

A chiseled masterpiece
Smooth and elegant
A layer of crunch and
A topping of gold
A scrumptious snack
An essence of sweet
A log of taste
Strong and stumpy
A bite of heaven.

Gen and Abby

Sweet and sugary
Melts in your mouth
Chocolate coating
Filling from the beehive
Golden treasure treat.

Charlotte and Zoe

A priceless shiny sheet sharing a secret with you.
Beware the traces of nuts and wheat
To contain the swelling of your feet.
A fresh snack to lighten the breath
Although crunchy like a honeycombed bliss.
The colour of the starless sky
Foreboding with no reason why.
A name of a maker scrawled in delicate font,
Intertwining the secrets within.
A rich delight tainting the tip of your tongue,
A small little leaf turns into a smile.


Maths in hub 13

In hub 13 during maths time we have been learning to solve addition problems up to 10 using materials. In these photos, we are tracing around our hands to make a template and show our working for a particular equation this way. Some of the children are starting to use imaging by holding their hand behind their backs and counting fingers without looking and others are working in their heads and then verbally explaining their thinking.
During this activity, students were working in pairs or in a small groups. They were demonstrating great negotiating and turn taking skills. We will continue to offer learning opportunities and experiences where these skills are practised.

News and Events for Term 4 Week 4

Kia ora whanau,

November already...and the weeks are whipping by! We are aware of the fact that this time of year is terribly busy for families, so if you are finding that you are suffering from (digital) information overload, we are going to have a tray outside Rooms 10 and 11, in which we shall place hard copies of our team news and events. Please feel free to pick one up if you would prefer.

Please note the following:
  • Whanau hui from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10th;
  • Athletics starts on Wednesday afternoon (RJT), so please send your child in sensible shoes fo running, jumping and throwing activities!
  • Keeping Ourselves Safe activities will continue through to the end of this week, Week 4. (Home books will keep coming home throughout this week - please work through the marked pages with your child)
  • Other important dates to note this term are:
    • Thursday, 26th November - team outing to Willowbank leaving 11:30 a.m. and arriving back at school between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m. (teachers will be seeking parent help for this outing over the next few weeks);
    • Wednesday, 2nd December - Te Whanau Koru will be teaming up with Te Whanau Pohutukawa to go into town to visit the Transitional Cathedral followed by a picnic and time to explore in the Botannic Gardens, leaving school at 9:30 and arriving back at school early-mid afternoon;
    • Thursday, 3rd December - Te Whanau Koru and Te Whanau Kahikatea celebration, starting at 1:45 and finishing at 2:45 p.m.
    Best wishes to all,
    Gail, Rowe, Jo, Cath, Andrea and Amanda 
Photos from Friday Funday...