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Basketball Tournament

Posted on by Janette Page

Tuesday 29th August saw 4 of our basketball teams head to Walter Nash Stadium to take part in the Northern Zone Basketball Tournament. Everyone played well and had some great…

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An Introduction to Floorball

Posted on by Rosa Stewart

Floorball is a fast growing type of hockey played indoors with “plastic” sticks and a light weight plastic ball with holes.  Developed in the 1960’s in Sweden, Floorball is a…

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Room’s 1 & 2’s Little Garden!

Posted on by Rosa Stewart

Room 1 & 2 have decided that they are going to grow their own flowers and vegetables and after acquiring the New World Little Garden kit, they spent this afternoon…

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Food & Art

Posted on by Janette Page

Last Friday we made some yummy Oreo ball snacks dipped in chocolate for an afternoon sugar hit. Along with these the students spent time making Father’s Day cards or a…

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A Great Day for Tree Planting!

Posted on by Rosa Stewart

What an absolutely gorgeous morning Room’s 2 & 8 had for tree planting today! We walked down to the Horoeka Street Reserve accompanied by some wonderful parents/grandparents/whanau and a merry…

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Mixed Media Jellyfish Art

Posted on by Ashlee Long

We love doing Art. This week we learnt about blending colours using paint. This piece took us a few lessons to complete, it was a big process. We are so…

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Tree Planting at Horoeka Reserve

Posted on by Rosa Stewart

On Friday 25th of August, Rooms 2 and 8 will be going to the Horoeka Reserve to help plant trees at the entrance. As a school, our inquiry focus this…

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Fun with Bubbles

Posted on by Raewyn Young

On Thursday the students in Room 4 showed their awareness of Cystic Fibrosis and supported the C.F. Foundation by wearing blue clothes and donating a gold coin. We had a…

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40 Hour Famine Fundraising

Posted on by Sharon Boese

Today at our Nga Manu assembly Max Tweedie from World Vision presented our school with a Silver Award for the money that we raised for the 40 Hour Famine.  The…

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Posted in Classroom 1 Year 4-5, Classroom 14 Year 5-6, Classroom 15 Year 5-6, Classroom 2 Year 5-6, Classroom 4 Year 4, Team Nga Manu (The Birds) Comments Off on 40 Hour Famine Fundraising

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A Lesson in Mandarin Chinese!

Posted on by Rosa Stewart

Room 2 and their buddy class Room 11 spent a great half hour learning a little bit of Mandarin Chinese courtesy of Miss Wilson. After a bit of a warm…

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Win it in a Minute

Posted on by Janette Page

Organised chaos reigned today as Rooms 14 and 16 got together for a huge amount of fun. Students worked in small teams to complete a variety of 60 second challenges….

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Dowse Art in Room’s 1 & 2

Posted on by Rosa Stewart

We had a visit from Jolie Degaia from the Dowse at the beginning of the week to work with the children on a wonderful project for the Stokes Valley Hub….

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Dowse Art for the Stokes Valley Hub

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Monday 7th August saw Team Piwakawaka have a visit from Jolie and Cat who work at the Dowse in Lower Hutt.They were here to help the students complete some art…

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Nga Manu Golden Time!

Posted on by Rosa Stewart

We were fortunate enough to have a lovely sunny afternoon for our Friday afternoon golden time! On offer were games such as dodge Ball, cricket, 4 square, chalking, coding with…

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Posted in Classroom 1 Year 4-5, Classroom 14 Year 5-6, Classroom 15 Year 5-6, Classroom 2 Year 5-6, Classroom 3 Year 4, Classroom 4 Year 4 Comments Off on Nga Manu Golden Time!

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A Visit to Koraunui Marae for Room’s 1 & 2!

Posted on by Dave Whiteman

After morning tea today, armed with writing books and a pencil, Room’s 1 & 2 went on an impromptu visit to Koraunui Marae. We were fortunate that wasn’t in use…

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Arts and Crafts – Weaving

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Our buddy class activity involved some arts and crafts today with paper weaving. We used a rectangular cardboard loom and the students were able to choose from a variety of…

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Room’s 2 & 11 Enjoy Some Buddy Time!

Posted on by Rosa Stewart

This afternoon Room 2 paid a visit to their buddy class Room 11 to enjoy some time together reading to each other. Miss Wilson & Miss McAuliffe are planning lots…

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Jump Jam and Buddy Reading

Posted on by Janette Page

What a wonderful start to Term 3. We began our buddy time with some energetic hip hop dancing in the hall. Everyone had a great time smiling and breaking out…

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Country Study

Posted on by Chelsea Sullivan

Last term part of our inquiry was learning about culture and change. For reading we were given an independent task to investigate  and learn about one country. We got to…

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Yoga and Meditation

Posted on by Chelsea Sullivan

We have continued to start the week off right! Team Piwakawaka do yoga and meditation on a Monday morning. We have been doing this for two terms now and can see…

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