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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 […]

    General

    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

    Matariki and Te Reo in Room 5

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                 In the process of creating our class Matariki environment, students in Room 5 were engaged in a range of activities. One of the groups designed a 'korowai' and explained its significance, the other group investigated the importance of ' tukutuku' panels and created a … [Read More...]

    Bible Stories with Tuakana Teina

      This morning the Tuakana and Teina team shared a very special time enacting Bible stories. We selected stories which were familiar to all. The highlight was working together in a team to act out the Bible stories with wonderful sound effects. Some of the Scriptures we acted out were: Moses receives the Ten Commandments, Jesus calms the … [Read More...]

    Tuakana – Teina Art

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    Last Thursday, in our weekly meet up with our Tuakana's, we completed a new art activity. This was a new experience for us and we had lots of fun getting our hands dirty with paint and pipe cleaners. Our  very clever Tuakana's helped us make shapes with our pipe cleaners to dip in the paint. We always look forward to our Tuakana - Teina … [Read More...]

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    Sports

    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...]

    Netball 2016

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    Our Netball team for 2016 did very well and finished 4th in their C grade. The team has grown so much over the last two terms and it was so pleasing to see their skills develop so  much but also more importantly to see them having so much fun!  A big thank you is extended to the coach Ange and manager Maddy for all the help and effort … [Read More...]