As part of our inquiry, we have been thinking about, "who is in our community" and about who we can help out. Me (Zoe), Jude, Teddy and Oto went to New World to fundraise for the Wellington Children's Hospital, We raised approximately $300. We would like to say a big thanks to Annette John for taking us along and getting us involved! By Zoe
Here are some photos!
Fundraising for Wellington Children's Hospital on PhotoPeach
It is that time when we invite family to come into school, but hold your horses that day is tomorrow! We will share some learning, give out some coffee, tea and morning tea. We all can't wait until that day. See you at 9.15 By Gemma
Disco: The Disco was very successful and almost all of the food was sold. Thanks to all the parent and helpers that helped with the Disco!
Toy Swap: The toy swap went successfully!!!
For the end of the term, on Friday the 25th we will be having Joke and Dress up Friday!!!
Joke and Dress up Friday, is where you can bring in a joke and you can dress up as whatever you like. The student council will pick some jokes that they liked and read them out to the whole school. The winners (1 from each base group) will get a big chocolate frog, but don’t worry, you get a little chocolate frog for participating! :) You could dress up as a… Fairy, Pirate, Bird, Animal, Princess, Prince, Your friend, Your favourite book, tv or cartoon character
Or any other ideas that you may have! We hope to see lots of jokes and costumes next Friday! Hunter shared: Miniball season
The Miniball season has ended and Worser Bay did really well.
The miniball teams have loved playing this season. The Wildbulls year 5/6 team came 2nd in division 1 and The Wolves, Wizards and the Wildfires played awesomely. A Special thanks to Kelly, Davey, Tim and all the parents that have helped out with coaching at practice or on game day.
Gemma shared: Netball Season
The Worser Bay Pearls netball season has been great. We all would like to say a BIG thanks to the Best Netball coach Deb and Sarah, the manager and all the parents that helped.
We have all learnt a lot, how to shoot a good goal, pivot, defend, all the ways to pass, how to play and all the position.
Fun games are always the best
So don’t you think you should play a good game of netball
Some children from Mahutonga and Matariki have been going down the bank to set some traps. We wanted to get rid of the pests which are eating the seeds, preventing the native bush from growing.
We set 2 traps and we put one weta hotel by the Puriri tree. We have been baiting them with Peanut butter but as yet have not caught any. Those rats are really clever managing to trip the trap without getting caught and then cleaning all the peanut butter off so that they are completely clean.
We are wondering what we need to do differently so that we catch some pests. Do any of you have any ideas? Please leave a comment.
Here is one of the traps →.
Oto with one of the traps.
We also did some planting of more native trees down the bank with Brian Thomas, the head ranger for the Eastern suburbs. We planted some Rewarewa, Tuapata,Tarata, Totara, Kawakawa and Kohekohe as well as some species we don’t know the names of.
I am really interested in the idea of kids being active and engaged learners, not having learning done to them. Our classroom is a busy, social and creative space. I am interested in music, painting and sculpture, creativity in general and my own learning journey.
So we say to our students, keep questioning the world around you and enjoy the difficulty of not knowing. Going toward the future is an exciting journey in Mahutonga-Matariki
Today we skyped Ben. He is in England/ Stoke at the moment and has also spent time in London. It was 10.42 at night there and it was Wednesday. It is Thursday here. It was really cool to hear from him!
While we will take part in the earthquake drill at 9.15 am, this is a great opportunity to test our systems regarding emergency evacuation. This will be a bit of an unknown in reality..... phone lines will be clogged and email probably down BUT we can simulate the exercise as much as possible on this day.
Thanks to those of you who have returned your new Emergency Contact Forms. Some of you have nominated 5 'others' plus yourselves who can pick up your child/ren, some of you 5 in total. That's fine..... it was, in hindsight, open to interpretation. 5 or in some cases, 7, nominated adults go a long way towards great support in an event of an emergency. Thank you.
So what will happen on the 15 October 2015?
Parents will get a reminder email and text from the school office at two different times of the day leading up to the 2.30pm pick up.
This will allow us to check these systems at our end and also for you to double check you haven't got a new mobile number or email address lately!
If you are unable to collect your child yourself, you will need to contact someone on your Emergency Contact List.
Children will remain in class spaces at 2.30 pm.
Staff will be at both school entrances with lists of children's names and nominated contacts who can pick the child/ren up.
(If wet, we will let you know where.)
Parents' nominated contacts will see a staff member who will check the list and provide them with a WBS stamped piece of paper with the child's name on it.
This piece of paper will be taken to a staff member who is with the children in the class space and only then will the child be ticked off and able to leave.
We are in conversation with ECAT (After School Care) regarding their emergency systems and will let any parents whose children go to ECAT the lay of the land in plenty of time.
As in the case of a 'real' emergency, please do not telephone or email the school. The staff will be too stretched. Just know that your child/ren will be looked after until you or a nominated contact can get to the school.If you haven't completed the forms, please do so asap.