Well done to all of Year 7&8 participants in Problem Challenge 2020 (run by Otago University). This Challenge involves children completing a series of increasingly difficult written maths challenges. The children can enter as individuals or in pairs.
Congratulations on these wonderful results:
Participation: Angus, Jack, Zoey, Telesia
Excellence: Callum, Oli, Anna, Kate, Dom, Ollie, Kirdan, Julia, Fleur, Serene
Well done to all of our students who took part in the Kiwi Competitions (run by Canterbury University) this year. These competitions allow children to complete tricky “tests” in different learning areas. This is a national competition, and there is a high level of difficulty in taking part.
Congratulations on these fine results:
Participation: Callum, Dom, Emily, Serene, William, Vanessa, George,
Achieved: Vanessa, Angel, Kirdan, Stephanie,
Excellence: Serene, Kirdan, Angel
Last week a mysterious box appeared in Teina. Before we opened it, everyone had to write a letter to the teachers to persuade them that we could all open it. We looked at persuasive techniques and tried to include these in our writing so we were extra persuasive! Eventually we did get to open the box and inside was an invitation for a class party in week 5! Wahoo!
Dear Miss Macgregor,
I definitely believe that the teachers including you should give us permission to open the mystery box.
Firstly, everyone in the entire class wants to know what’s in the mystery box. It could be some new library books for us to read, or maybe it could be a letter from Santa. It might be something for the whole class and you Miss Macgregor or it could be our lucky book club stuff.
Secondly, I promise that I will do the best writing, reading and maths I can ever do. I won’t forget any mistakes that I left in my writing. I will try to get all the answers right in my maths and in reading I will read all the words correctly in the book that I was reading.
Thirdly, if you let one of us have permission I will clean both entire classrooms since you gave us permission to open the mystery box. Both of the classrooms are going to be clean, tidy and spotless. Miss Macgregor do you want the classrooms tidy?
This is why you should give us permission to open the mystery box. Do you want to know what’s in the mystery box Miss Macgregor?
Tamariki Potiki have been busy bees with Measuring, Planting, Technology, and learning about St Teresa and her life.
For the PE we are working on our hitting and striking skills.
Enjoy the kids in action!
Learning to live our values is really put to the test when children are managing their own time, and their own games out in the playground. They learn to negotiate, share skills, work as a team, compete, and look out for each other. All of these skills are demonstrated in this simple video – taken at lunchtime.
Year 8 student, Telesia has been a contributing author to a new book about experiences of Sāmoan women, called Teine Samoa.
Telesia is the youngest contributor and has written about her experiences as a New Zealand born Sāmoan girl living within her family in Taiwan, Fiji, as well as in Wellington – and the challenges to maintaining her Sāmoan identity while being emersed in each culture. You may remember that Telesia also competed in a Chinese speech competition earlier this year.
What a star! Well done, Telesia! You can read about the Teina Sāmoa project through this link.
On Friday 18th September, St Teresa’s School went to the ASB in Kilbirnie. We did six different kinds of sports, which were futsal, tennis, floorball, dodgeball, athletics, and inflatables. We all had a really fun and energetic day. Movie made by Archie.
Thank you to the wonderful Petra, Libby, Phoenix and Oscar for being our busy bees this week! Busy Bee awards go to children who spotted being caring, respectful, safe – and their best! This week awards also went to children who were spotted practising the new te Reo phrases they’ve been learning! Ka pai Rawa!