Thursday, March 24, 2016

Kia Aroha - 'Heart Art'

Art Inspiration - Jim Dine
Inspiring, passionate and world class art teacher- Gaylene Smith
Media - Pastels on black paper
Skills - pastel blending / layering
Art Elements -  texture focus
Students - learning about 'art' while having FUN!!!

Ollie's walk around the Hatea Loop

Hot Cross Buns vs Fruit Kebabs

Hot Cross Buns and Fruit Kebabs
Kia huritau ki a koe / Happy Birthday, Emilie!!!
Room 9 children remembering Jesus' death while celebrating Emilie's birthday.

Easter Re-enactment

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Hidden Sugar in Treats

The children and I spoke about a recent newspaper article in Saturday's 'Weekend Herald' about the decay risk from liquid treats (i.e., fruit puree, frozen yoghurt, etc) that are in some children's lunchboxes.  We discovered that some of these treats have up to three teaspoons of sugar in them, even though it was advertised with having "no added sugar". This amount of sugar is more than half of the recommended daily sugar intake for children. This in itself is putting children's health (and increasing tooth decay) at a high risk.  We spoke about having these items as a 'treat' verses on a 'regular basis'.  What are your thoughts and views? Great article...great in-depth discussion and thinking!!!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

What did Nadine (and Harold) have to say???


Room 9 children and whanau made some delicious healthy snacks for the school gala.  The ‘Healthy Option’ section of the cafe made a credible $318.  There were numerous positive comments from the public about the quality of the food.  A huge THANK YOU to those who contributed to this, and helped promote the 'healthy eating' and 'hauora/well being' message.  No doubt, this will be a growing feature in future school galas to come.  Awesome TEAM EFFORT!!!  You made Mr Werder extremely proud.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Always Swim Between The Flags

Last week, the children learned about ways to stay safe when swimming in the ocean.  Northland is surrounded by water, so it was important for them to understand the risks and dangers involved when swimming.  The children talked about ways they can enjoy the water, but also identified practical ways to stay safe-especially if one gets caught in a rip.  Some children also made connections with some of the 'survival skills' that they were taught by the Swim NZ instructors at school, last year. Thanks to those amazing volunteers from Surf Lifesaving New Zealand that help make our beaches a safe place to visit with our whanau and friends.

Nga Kai

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