Saturday, 3 December 2016

Lots going on....

Kia ora all,

Yes, our last full week of school starts tomorrow. Week iwa ( 9)

The printing unit is well underway.  Please make sure you have a white or light coloured Tshirt at school to print on to.

We are swimming every day. Monday - Thursday at Huia, Friday at McKenzie Pool.  Kids often get extra hungry after using so much energy in their swimming sessions, so if you could have a chat with your children about what they need that would be great.  Remember to label all items.

The Talent Quest is on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.

The Year 6 children are practicing like crazy to be ready for the Year 6 Celebration night on Tuesday 13th 7-9pm.  We hope you have received your invites now.

Carols night is on Wednesday. The lovely Fundraising group will have the sausages sizzling from 5:15pm. There will be a sausage in bread for all, free of charge, followed by carols in the hall at from 6-6:45pm.

We have a musical group from Hutt Valley High performing for us on Thursday afternoon.

On Friday morning, before swimming, we will be meeting our classes for 2017.

Reports will be coming home on Friday, after our last normal assembly for the year.

The last touch rugby game is this Friday- good luck teams.

Phew.... hope that's all.  Please check the school calendar to get the latest updates.

Whai i te wiki nui - Have a great week!
Printing is all go!

And part of the finished product

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Team Rua are presenting at Assembly this week

and we are focusing on "Creativity" Auahatanga.

Please add your ideas here!

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Recapping our Te Reo

This week's focus- recapping from Term 1

Kia ora

Ko ________________ au.(I am)
Ko________________ koe.(You are)
Ko_________________ia.(He/she is)

Check out your Te reo seesaw posts from earlier this year. Listen to your pronunciation. Were you confident?

Make another post for your seesaw to recap the phrase above.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

"Change" Unit - Dress Up Day

Dress Up Day

As part of our school-wide study of 'Change' (our 150 Year Jubilee is this year) we had a Dress-Up Day today where the children and staff were asked to come to school wearing clothing from a different era.  

We began the day with raising the flag and singing the National Anthem.  Mr Gendall took us through "Drill" and then we had a parade to admire each others attire. 

Once we returned to class we had a taste of what school-life would have been like in the olden-days, learning about rules for children and teachers, punishments, lessons, seating arrangements etc.  Scary stuff!

Monday, 10 October 2016

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Poor Little Dill.....

Poor Dill,he was lost!  What are the chances that we get a full box of 24 seedlings and no dill?

What is dill?

What characteristics would dill have?

 Write a letter from the point of view of the other Little Garden plants that describes how dill got lost in the first place (be inspired by narrative voice in the movie Toy Story).


Some Dill Quotes

A room without dill is like a body without a soul - Cicero
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single dill - Chinese Proverb
You must dill the thing you think you cannot dill - Eleanor Roosevelt
Be the dill you wish to see in the world  - Ghandi

Can you write your own quotes

What about a pun or two???

Monday, 19 September 2016

Little Gardens at School

Team Rua and Toru are connected learners
We are linking with another class in the south Island to see what they are doing with their #littlegarden

Can you find out more about them?

We need to share some tips about how to get our #littlegarden producing.  What do you think? Click on the New World link below. 

Let's find out more!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Develop your Geometry knowledge here!

Work together to work through the stages below
click on the image

*What do we already know
*What is it we want to know
*How can we find out
*What will we discover


*Problem solving
*Crafting and refining what we are asking

*Mapping a process to record the big question
*Creativity and diversity and student voice ownership are nurtured

The opportunity to celebrate and say…
* I can talk about my learning
*I can make a difference to someone or something else as a result of my learning

Monday, 12 September 2016

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

A trip to Aglionby House

Aglionby House Visit
Yesterday the School Councillors and Eco Warriors were lucky enough to visit Aglionby House which is the building on Aglionby street where Armstrong Downes Commercial are located.  Tony Doile was very generous with his time to show them around this modern building with so many environmentally friendly features.  We also looked at a modern working environment and how it compares to a modern learning spaces.  A HUGE Thanks to Tony and Eve at Armstrong Downes for welcoming us, answering so many of our questions and encouraging us to think about why we do things and how it affects our environment.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Wiki e whitu!

Kia ora Tātou

Welcome to wiki e whitu!

We hope you enjoying the updates on the goals this week.  The students have been working hard and honest in their reflections.  Goal setting is a challenging business and setting a plan that allows progress to be seen takes time and effort.  Please add a comment on seesaw when you can.

Some have completed their calendar art, inspired by the TS crew exhibition at Pataka. Check out seesaw for an image of your child's art. Finishing off  will happen early this week especially for those involved in the Dance Splash and Southern Zone Basketball.

On Wednesday afternoon the Councillors and all Eco Warriors are visiting Aglionby House.  Please ensure your permission slips are returned to the office. 

Thursday afternoon is the Paid Union Meeting for all teachers. Below is the blurb that went home in last weeks newsletter incase you missed it.

The NZEI and PPTA unions are holding a Paid Union Meeting from 1:30pm on Thursday 8 September 2016. It is important that as many school staff can attend as possible and so we encourage you to pick up your child from 12.30pm on that day. Please send the return slip attached to this Newsletter to school. If an adult does not come to school on Thursday 8 September to pick up your child we will look after them until 3:00pm. If you would like your child to make their own way home, please let the classroom teacher know in writing.

On Friday we created and sent home invitations  to the Grand Parents/ Caregivers Day which is on Friday 16th September, from 11-12:30.  Please check with your child if you didn't receive one or need another. We appreciate that many Grandparents and Caregivers may not be able to attend however I'm sure that those  that can come will happily share themselves with groups of children and engage in discussions with them about what it was like when they were at school. 

Over the next few weeks we will be asking the children to source information about what things were like many years ago.  This many be a great opportunity to visit, phone, skype or write to a Grandparent or someone who can help in that way. Any help you can give will be much appreciated.

Just a reminder for any outstanding chocolate money to come in please and this Friday will be Onsie day to support the Wellington Free Ambulance.

Have a great week - Whai i te wiki nui

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Weekly Panui -wiki e ono (6)

Morena Tātou.

It's a lovely sunny morning and let's hope that continues for the week. 

Congrats to Maya and Corey  for presenting a great assembly on Friday. They had a tough script with many maori numbers in it. (19 actually). They were calm and collected and supported each other beautifully!  Ka mau te wehi

Thanks also to our calm techy, Katherine. It's a nerve wracking job pushing buttons at the right time for all to enjoy, lots of extra work last week with the eco warrior presentation (which is on our blog). Tino Pai! Katherine has been  well taught by Charlotte and Katherine will now pass on the knoweldge to the next techy in training. 

What an amazing trip we had to Pataka last week.  It was a great kick off to our unit around change, linking to the School Jubilee next term. An huge bonus was the link made to the TS crews Art.  This is the basis for our Calendar Art which we will be starting this week.  Please check out seesaw for the updates from the trip. 

 Week 6 (wiki e ono)
Monday and Friday are busy days for our choir ( art splash ) and Dance splash people.  Monday is art splash and Friday is Dance Splash.  See the office for tickets. 

Our prototypes are done for the second Dragon's den.  We are just refining our presentations.  It's exciting stuff!  

As I mentioned, we will be getting into the creation of our Calendar Art based on the TS crew art that we saw at Pataka. 

We will be reviewing our goals that we set at our Parent teacher meetings last term, watch out on seesaw for the reflections and next steps. 

A ani i te wiki nui- Have a great week. 

Eco Warriors at the Kids Connect Hui

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

The NZ Playhouse Company came to our school today to perform "The Fairest of Them All". Their message about social media, and how to use it appropriately was informative and very entertaining.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Disco Fun!

Thanks so much to all who came and had fun!  Great job Councillors!

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Awesome Class Assembly Item

Tino Pai Tamariki!

Big huge Congrats to all for the part that they played in our class item at Assembly on Friday.  Unfortunately due to photo consent I can't post it here.

Please ask your children:

  • What they like most about doing it?
  • Why do we present at assembly?
  • What was the biggest challenge?
  • What they think the audience would have enjoyed most?
  • What would they like to do next time?
  • How would like like to present next time?

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Say "No" to peer pressure.  

Constable Julie gave us some strategies to use when friends try and make us do something that we don't want to do.  We could...

  • Make an excuse
  • Say 'No' like you mean it
  • Change the subject
  • Be confident
  • Talk about the consequences
  • Walk Away
  • Tell the teacher

Thanks Constable Julie.  We feel confident now.