Thursday, 15 February 2018

Week 3 Trip

We had a great time at Percy's Scenic Reserve on Tuesday. We looked at the way that the Percys and then the Hutt City Council have transformed the area to make it better for people to use. We saw man-made features such as the beautiful carved silver ferns on the fence and built-in stone benches and wall. We noticed that different pathway edging has been used throughout the reserve. We also saw the natural features such as the lovely waterfall and the surrounding bush. There was a great weta cave that had been a natural feature but had been made a little bigger so people could fit in to it. We all filed down into the cave and then someone turned on their phone light and we saw moving wetas all around us.  There were a lot of screams as we ran from the cave!

Thanks to all of our parent helpers.

Friday, 24 November 2017


Room 3 is swimming for the next 3 weeks. We start on Monday at 9am and our focus will be on keeping ourselves safe in the water. All students need swimsuits, caps and goggles. Cotton fabric cannot be worn in the pool, as it fluffs and the fluff blocks the filters.  Boys need liners or clean swimming undies and girls need tight fitting togs or swim-shorts.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Hungry Hungry Hippos

Mrs Su'a got some free equipment for the school which included some play pit balls. Mr Searle decided to try out a new game. We used the desks to create an arena, along with some hoops and our lily pads we created out own life size Hungry Hungry Hippos game.

It was lots of fun so Mr Searle used it for his Whanau time activity today as well.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Amazing Race 2

After our first Amazing race  in term 2 was so successful we decided to do it again to give our leaders from last time the opportunity to participate in the race themselves. Students designed new challenges in groups and tested them out before the day. At each station they received a ticket with a maths question. When the team completed all 12 stations they returned to Room 1 to solve the problems.
It was great to watch the students showing agency and managing the whole event themselves.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Water safety - rescue skills

In our final week our water safety we have been looking at different rescue techniques using different tools and materials around us. We tried out swimming in old clothes to see how they influenced our ability to float and swim. The students have been learning how to signal for help correctly and identify when someone is in trouble.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Athletics Day

Today we had our Athletics Day.  We had great fun competing in activities such as long jump and high jump, quoits (using a discus throw) and torpedo throwing (javelin).  In the afternoon we watched the finals of the sprints across the year groups and we all cheered when the top senior sprinters beat the teachers.  It was a close race but the students came through at the end.

Whanau Time

In Whanau time this term we are exploring the value of consideration and in our team building group we are showing how we can be considerate.  Here we are working together to make a paper run for a marble to roll down into a bucket.