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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

Posted on by Janette Page

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

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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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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Messy Fun

Posted on by Chelsea Sullivan

Team Piwakawaka had a lot of fun at the end of term 2. We attempted to make slime with foam and PVA glue. Unfortunately, it did not work because we…

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An Afternoon of Discovery!

Posted on by Dave Whiteman

It was an afternoon of ‘delightful discovery’ for Room’s 1 & 2 today. The children were given some wonderful options to choose from. Some decided to get the cardboard out…

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SPCA Group

Posted on by Sharon Boese

A group of students have been lucky enough to attend the SPCA programme at Tawhai this term.  The students had four sessions where they learnt about care and safety around…

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Avalon Intermediate Visit

Posted on by Sharon Boese

Last week our Year 6 students visited Avalon Intermediate for the day to get a taste of what  intermediate life is all about.   They were lucky enough to participate…

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Play Based Learning

Posted on by Janette Page

Today we got to give some new toys a test drive. We set up a variety of activities at different tables and students selected what interested them. We had kinetic…

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Ooblek!

Posted on by Dave Whiteman

Is it a solid or is it a liquid! Room’s 1 & 2 had lots of fun outside mixing up cornflour and water or ‘ooblek’! then dipping their fingers in…

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