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    Room 1 are so lucky to have Constable Cyrus in for three lessons. Lesson 1: Safe walking when we cross a road (classroom) Lesson 2: Safety in cars (wearing seatbelts) Lesson 3: Safe walking (demonstration – walk around the block) Today, for lesson two, we got to show Constable Cyrus just how well we can […]
    On Friday students supported Westpac Chopper Appeal by wearing red. The Westpac Chopper Appeal is a national fundraising event where they raise awareness and funds for the charities that provide New Zealand’s rescue helicopter. This enables rescue helicopters across the country to continue helping people in a range of emergency situation for 24 hours a […]
    We went gardening with our Tuakana’s and Jared from Countdown.  Our gardens needed some new vegetables planted after we pulled all the weeds out a few weeks ago. We planted carrots and beans and each class was also given some seedlings to grow – Room 1 got beetroot which have sprouted in our classroom this […]

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    ASB – Get Wise Money Programme

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    Today, Gary from ASB took us through a Get Wise money lesson. Here were some of the key things it taught us; What money looks like (different coins and notes in NZ) Where safe places are to keep money How we can get money e.g by doing chores for our parents Wants and needs How to spend our money wisely … [Read More...]

    Samoan Langauge Week

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    Room 1 were invited to the Grey Lynn Library to celebrate Samoan Language week. We were read some stories and got to sing some Samoan songs.  Lucia even gave us a treat - Panikeke, which is a Samoan donut. We loved sharing our knowledge of Samoan language with the younger children who also attended this special event. … [Read More...]

    Stepping Out with Constable Cyrus

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    Room 1 are so lucky to have Constable Cyrus in for three lessons. Lesson 1: Safe walking when we cross a road (classroom) Lesson 2: Safety in cars (wearing seatbelts) Lesson 3: Safe walking (demonstration - walk around the block) Today, for lesson two, we got to show Constable Cyrus just how well we can buckle up our seat belts … [Read More...]

    Classes

    Tuakana – Teina

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    The weather was beautiful and sunny today so for our Tuakana - Teina time we went outside to play a game. Room 5 taught us how to play octopus. There was lots of running, laughter and competitions. We look forward to learning from our Tuakana's again next week. … [Read More...]

    Footsteps

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    Today we had Cassandra from Footsteps come in to teach us a dance lesson. Room 1 joined in with the year 2 and 3's from Room 4 which was lots of fun. Our dance was called 'Best Years' … [Read More...]

    BNZ – Closed for Good

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    Closed for Good is BNZ’s annual day of volunteering. They close their stores and most of their support offices on the day and get out into New Zealand communities to lend a hand. This year we were blessed to have them at St Joseph's! They took a lesson in each class and also helped tidy up around our school by doing some gardening, … [Read More...]

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    St Mary MacKillop Feast Day

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    On Tuesday 8th August we celebrated St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. We started the day with a liturgy where we celebrated and remembered St Mary MacKillop and all of her achievements. At lunchtime we all shared a sausage sizzle and in the afternoon the whole school participated in a sports afternoon organised by our house leaders. It … [Read More...]

    Maori Games

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    For the last four weeks our school has been participating in a Maori Games session every Wednesday. This programme has fit perfectly into Room 1's Physical Education focus of team work through learning games such as Tapu Ae and Ki O Rahi. It was an exciting opportunity where we learnt more about Maori language, history and physical … [Read More...]

    Gymnastics

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    Starting this week the students have four gymnastics lessons every Wednesday morning. There is a huge range of equipment and the students were buzzing with excitement.  They are learning moves such as; the motorbike stop, the bunny handstand, the balance beam and the trampoline. A big thank you to Sport Auckland who funds Gym Kids to … [Read More...]