Tamariki Potiki went to Otari Wilton’s Bush on Wednesday. Enjoy the video!
Some children went to Makara Beach for a language experience. They had the opportunity to eat fish and chips on the beach, fly a kite, explore the rock pools, pick up litter, build rock towers and create messages with driftwood on the beach. Here is a video where the children share their experiences.
Check out our newspaper report written by Lina and Ollie about Western Zones athletics!
All of our Year 7&8 students have been training for their upcoming Tramp in the Orongorongo range. They’ve taken off with their school bags full to practice tramping. They are also planning all of the details for the tramp – including food, clothing, gear needed and how to support children who are feeling sad or unwell!
Good on you, team!
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?