Monday, 19 February 2018

KaitĪakitanga i nga wā kātoa

KaitĪakitanga i nga wā kātoa means guardians of everything around us. As guardians of our environment, we strolled over to Omaru Creek today to explore the birds, plant life and check on the condition of the water.  It was wonderful to see  ducks, pūkeko and dotterel in the clear water and around the reserve.  It reminded us of how this time last year the stream was severely polluted and needed a lot of cleaning and care to return it to a healthy environment.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

All About Me - by Precious

My name is Precious and I am 9 years old and I live in Glen Innes in
Auckland. I live with my mum my dad and my 5 siblings.

My favourite food in the world will be pizza and noodles. My favourite t.v show that I usually watch will be Narnia because I like the part the lion comes out to see them and even Santa to give them a good and nice cool supersize. And my favourite sport is netball and tag cause i get to hang out with my god brother. And last is my favourite colour will be blue.

I enjoy learning maths because i love maths because it is my favourite subject in the world and i am also very good at it. I am going to try and get better at my reading a little bit because i not that good at reading so that is all i need to work on this year.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Let the games begin!

We were so excited to attend to our first Kiwisport session for 2018 today. Coach Mark is going to teach us how to play Ki-o-Rahi. He explained how the legend of Rahitutakahina (Rahi) inspired the game which Māori warriors played to keep fit and ready for battle!  We ran, chased and dodged each other playing Taniwha and Kīoma so he could check out our skills.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Welcome to Room 11 2018!

It's 2018! An amazing group of enthusiastic learners are beginning a new year in a new classroom.What a wonderful first day back at school today! During the term we will be learning about being guardians of our environment, Kaitīakitanga i nga wā kātoa.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Prize-giving 2017: The Year 5 Item

After all that practice, it was time for the real deal at prize-giving last Thursday. The Year 5 Item for 2017! What a fantastic performance from everyone. Ka mau te wehi!

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Hour of Code 2017

We were so lucky today. Nathan and Mikayla from OMGTech! came to share their expertise with us and host an Hour of Code in Rooms 9 and 10.  Everyone chose an activity to explore from Minecraft to Moana and many more. It was wonderful to see the concentration and thinking as code was created and problems were solved.

Thank you, OMGTech!, for supporting us to take part in this special event.