Friday, November 29, 2013

Our EOTC Posters

Watch out "Broadway!"

For the past few weeks, Room 14 children have been doing 'plays' as part of developing confidence and being able to express themselves through the curriculum area of "Performing Arts."  We are fortunate to have some children who have experience in theatre, and these are seen as great role models for their peers and teacher.  The children have been having loads of fun entertaining and expressing literacy in a fun and creative way.  The confidence gained through these performances is quite amazing, and at times, humbling to witness.  Below are some photos and video clips of the plays performed last week.  Enjoy...

Future Black Sticks...

Holly W.  (left) "Marist Hockey Club D Grade - Team Spirit"
Anika (right) "Marist Hockey Club D Grade - Most Improved"


On Saturday, November 23rd 2013, Alice and Isabella  acted in the play called “Porridge.”  Alice played Junior Bear and Isabella played PC Doughnut.  They were part of a large contingent of primary school children from around Whangarei who showed their talents to the general public.   The show was a huge success.   Congratulations to both girls (and their families) - you made Room 14 extremely proud!

The synopsis of the play: 
When a crime wave hits Happy Valley, there’s a caseload of mysteries to be solved!   Who has stolen Ma Hubbard’s recipe book?  Who has kidnapped Marigold the cow?  What dirty secret is Papa Bear hiding behind his Porridge empire?  Why is the entire Synopsis of this show simply questions?  Its up to Private Detective Jack Spratt to uncover the terrifying truth in this tale of mystery, mayhem and breakfast cereal!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

My Innovation Project

First, I got a rubbish bin lid. I had to measure it up against the lid then get all the measurements.  I wrote all the measurements on a piece of paper then I started making my rubbish bin.  I made the size of the real bin on to the card board then I put it all together.  I decided to make the lid into a sharks head.  After that I started making the sharks head on the bin.  Once I had done that, I painted it then then let it dry then.  Finally, it was finished.  The sharks head is then placed on top of the bin ready for it's first meal. WATCH OUT!!! (By Connor)

Friday, November 8, 2013

"Down on the Farm"

Eight year 6 'Gifted & Talented and Enviro' students from our school recently attended the Northland Enviroschools Expo “Down on the Farm.”  The dairy farm was the property of Shayne and Charmaine O’Shea near Maungatapere.  The children explored and experienced: possum plucking, looking around the milking shed, examining how the farmer gets rid of the dairy effluent, the conservation of wetlands, and how they use silage and maize to feed their stock.  The children had a great time.  Special thanks to the Northland Regional Council for organising the event.  Thanks also to Miss Russo and Mrs Olsen for helping me enjoy the experience with the children.

String Dragons and Fireworks

Our 'Celebration' Homework

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Kauri Whanau 'All Saints/All Souls Day' Liturgy

Last Friday, our school celebrated the Feast of All Saints which is a Holy Day of the Church, honouring all Saints known and unknown.  The saints we think about today include not only all canonised or well-known ones, but also all who are praising God in heaven.  While there are a great many of them, we particularly remember the ones our school is founded from.  The Feast of All Souls follows All Saints day and reminds us of those who die in God’s faith and friendship.  All Souls is the day to remember, pray for, and offer liturgy for our family and friends who are no longer with us.  Our parish family celebrated this feast day yesterday with several masses during the day.  Thanks Kauri whanau for putting together an awesome liturgy - tino pai!!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Aboriginal Art

We learnt about art from the indigenous people of Australia.  These people are known as Aboriginals.  We looked at a video clip about an aboriginal legend called ‘The Three Sisters.’  The art we created tells a story using painted dots and lines.  We created some amazing stories.  Enjoy...