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Enjoying the Warmer Weather!

Posted on by Rosa Stewart

What a great week we have had in the Pumpkin Patch after the holidays, spending some time outside for student agency. The children have been having fun playing with some…

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Grow your Own Garden in the Pumpkin Patch!

Posted on by Rosa Stewart

On Monday our keen gardeners Marlie, Memphis and Mia got to do some expert planting with the New World Grow Your Own Garden kits.

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Mapping the solar system in Room 11

Posted on by Kara McAuliffe

Today we made a playground sized model of the solar system. We had to measure the distance of each planet from the Sun and each planet was a different size….

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Some Imaginative Play in the Pumpkin Patch!

Posted on by Rosa Stewart

The children in Pumpkin Patch have been enjoying their student agency in the last week of Term 3, inside and out as the days are now getting warmer, delighting us…

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Room’s 8, 11 & 12 Battle it out for the Tawhai Cup!

Posted on by Ryan McGarry

It was a scorching hot day in Stokes Valley as Rooms 8,11 and 12 battled it out for the prestigious Tawhai Cup. There was plenty of fantastic touch rugby skill…

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Moving and improving!

Posted on by Kara McAuliffe

For the past 8 weeks Room 11 has been very lucky to have Chris and Aaron from Rimutaka Gymsports to run the Gymnastics programme Move and Improve. We have been…

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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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Posted in Classroom 1 Year 4-5, Classroom 11 Year 3, Classroom 12 Year 3, Classroom 14 Year 5-6, Classroom 15 Year 5-6, Classroom 2 Year 5-6, Classroom 3 Year 4, Classroom 4 Year 4, Classroom 8 Year 2/3, Sports Comments Off on Basketball Tournament

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Room 17 create body outlines with Chalk!

Posted on by Katarina Serepisos

The sun is finally shining and what better way to spend our morning than learning and enjoying it outside. The children have been exploring shapes over the term and discovered…

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Room 9 Enjoy their MoveMprove Gym Session

Posted on by Rosa Stewart

The 8 week MoveMprove Programme has proved to be such a hit with the students and they very much look forward to their sessions. Here are Room 10 enjoying their…

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Outside Maths!

Posted on by Rosa Stewart

Room’s 5 & 6 had a pleasant surprise early this morning. The maths groups enjoyed some of their rotations outside in slightly warmer weather with a hint of sunshine!

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Student Agency & Exploration!

Posted on by Rosa Stewart

It was lovely for the children in the Pumpkin Patch to enjoy some student agency outside today enjoying some rare rays of sunshine. A few even got to explore the…

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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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Kenny the Kindness Bear a Hit with Pumpkin Patch!

Posted on by Rosa Stewart

Pumpkin Patch have had a recent addition to the classroom in the shape of Kenny the Kindness Bear. He arrived with a special bed and a small set of rules…

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Room 11 goes weed busting!

Posted on by Kara McAuliffe

We had an awesome time on Wednesday with the Kieran and Christie from Greater Wellington Council (Biosecurity) learning all about weeds in our local environment and why they are bad….

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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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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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Looking For Shapes!

Posted on by Katarina Serepisos

What an awesome day we had going on a shape hunt around the school! The children have been learning about shapes this term in the pumpkin patch and we decided…

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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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Stokes Valley Connect in the Classroom

Posted on by Rosa Stewart

Unfortunately the planned ‘Stokes Valley Connect’ walk to the Horoeka Street Reserve involving all children from all 3 schools did not go ahead due to the inclement weather but instead…

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