Sunday, November 27, 2011

Our Outdoor Education Experiences

At outdoor education we learnt how to balance on a surfboard and how to surf on some waves in Sandy Bay. When we went to Adventure Forest we learnt how to balance high up in trees and to overcome heights. It was great to try something new to do for a school trip. (By Halle)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Our Outdoor Education Experience

Our syndicate went to Adventure Forest and Sandy Bay for our EOTC experiences. We were divided into two groups. The first group went to Adventure Forest and learnt how to use a karabiner and harness to scale along a variety of challenging circuits. Some of the children were scared of heights, but they over-came their fears. The other group travelled to Sandy Bay where they learnt how to surf. They learnt the importance of balance, technique and water safety. Both groups then swapped activities on the alternative day. A special thanks to those parents/caregivers who assisted with transport and supervision.

Friday, November 11, 2011

RWC 2011

Rugby World Cup fever hit Room 15 with a storm. William, Kaleb, and Matthew were provided the challenge of using the e-learning application, 'I Can Animate' to reproduce the Rugby World Cup Final using just lego. They spent many hours moving individual characters around to recreate the final match between the All Blacks and France. They have also added in a humorous part just for fun-see if you can identify that part. Well done guys. Watch out Peter Jackson!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Favourite Book Character Day

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Last Friday, the school celebrated 'Favourite Book Character Day.' The event was organised by Rimu Whanau. Children were given the opportunity to be their favourite book character for the day. The costumes were amazing!!!! Later that day, the school had a parade to show off their was so funny! Sarah and Taine won 'Best Dressed Book Character' for Room 15. Even Mr McKernan got involved-he was 'Bob the Builder.' There was also an elderly lady in costume too...I wonder which teacher that was???

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wacky Wednesday Hair Day

Well...Wacky Wednesday Hair Day finally arrived today. The immersion activity was organised by Kauri whanau. The children were buzzing with excitement showing off their designs. Mr Werder's new hair colour even matched his pink shirt. Tino pai team for using your imagination!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cricket Coaching

Welcome back to another busy and exciting term. This week, some cricket coaches from Northland Cricket Association visited our school to teach us some simple skills required for the game of cricket. We learned how to catch, throw, field and bat.