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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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Posted in Classroom 2 Year 5-6, Classroom 8 Year 2/3, Enviroschools Comments Off on Tree Planting at Horoeka Reserve

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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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Posted in Classroom 10 Year 0-1, Classroom 17 Year 0-1, Classroom 9 Year 1 Comments Off on Looking For Shapes!

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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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Posted in Classroom 11 Year 3, Classroom 2 Year 5-6 Comments Off on A Lesson in Mandarin Chinese!

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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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Posted in Classroom 14 Year 5-6, Classroom 16 Year 1 Comments Off on Win it in a Minute

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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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Posted in Classroom 5 Year 2, Enviroschools Comments Off on Stokes Valley Connect in the Classroom

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New movement program built around gymnastics

Posted on by Joshua Pearce

Students were really excited to join in on the first day of moveMprove program this Friday. This program is designed to help with student coordination, balance and motor skills, and…

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Posted in Classroom 6 Year 2 Comments Off on New movement program built around gymnastics

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Arts and Crafts – Weaving

Posted on by Janette Page

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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Posted in Classroom 14 Year 5-6, Classroom 16 Year 1 Comments Off on Arts and Crafts – Weaving

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Our Special Room 7 Visitor

Posted on by Julia Dorgan

We have had a wonderful start back to the term and have been very lucky to have had a special classroom visitor. Seiya is Mrs V.K’s grandson, and with his…

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Posted in Classroom 7 Year 2 Comments Off on Our Special Room 7 Visitor

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Beautiful Beanies & Slippers for Room 17!

Posted on by Katarina Serepisos

Today all the children in Room 17 were given a lovely warm beanie which was gifted to us from some very giving people at the Stokes Valley Community House. In…

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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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Fun learning in the Pumpkin Patch!

Posted on by Katarina Serepisos

As week 1 of Term 3 comes to an end, it has been awesome welcoming all of our new students into room 17 as well as sharing our collaborative spaces…

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Posted in Classroom 17 Year 0-1 Comments Off on Fun learning in the Pumpkin Patch!

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Nga Kukari Assembly

Posted on by Katarina Serepisos

It was a very exciting Nga Kukari assembly on Wednesday where we had the opportunity to invite all of our new students to Tawhai school and learn there names along…

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Enjoying the Winter Sun!

Posted on by Rosa Stewart

Because we have had quite a days of cold and wet weather, the Pumpkin Patch haven’t been out for their daily run/walk on the track as often as they would…

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Filling a Bucket!

Posted on by Ginny Treadwell

In the Pumpkin Patch this week, we have been learning about how to ‘fill a bucket”. It’s a way of encouraging kindness and positive behaviour using the concept of an…

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End of Term Hijinks!

Posted on by Joshua Pearce

As students wound down after a very active term two, we decided to relax the routines a little and rip into some alternative activities. In weeks 8-10 we learned about…

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An Impromptu Performance!

Posted on by Joshua Pearce

Every Thursday morning the year two students wander over to the hall to practice their kapa haka routines. Students have learned a range of waiata, karakia and haka throughout the…

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Posted in Classroom 5 Year 2, Classroom 6 Year 2, Classroom 7 Year 2 Comments Off on An Impromptu Performance!

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Staying in a Japanese Home

Posted on by Julia Dorgan

We have read  and looked at clips about staying in a Japanese home. At Writing time we talked about  the things we thought we would enjoy and also about the…

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Posted in Classroom 7 Year 2 Comments Off on Staying in a Japanese Home

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Play Based Learning in the Pumpkin Patch!

Posted on by Rosa Stewart

Here are some photos of our lovely Pumpkin Patch children enjoying some student agency together. It is wonderful to see their happy interactions with each other as they either pretend…

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Making Tikis

Posted on by Rosa Stewart

We have been making Tikis in the Pumpkin Patch. We looked at the different designs that we could add to our tikis and the general shape of them and used…

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Posted in Classroom 10 Year 0-1, Classroom 17 Year 0-1, Classroom 9 Year 1 Comments Off on Making Tikis
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