Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Beach week - Sailing






 On Monday we had a beautiful day, cloudy with light winds. Alfred (Teddy's big brother) and Zoe came and taught us some of the fundamentals of sailing. They were in the two rescue boats buzzing around us and giving us sailing tips on the water. Then we had a try, we also got to have a turn in the rescue boat and watch others. Generally we had two people in a boat and one was on the tiller steering and the other pulling in the mainsail. Sometimes one person chose to sail solo too.

It was a good opportunity to do sailing and it was really fun, because it's something you can't do everyday - Chester.

It was really fun because it was a new experience for some people and we could do it ourselves. It was fun to steer the boat and touch the buoys. I liked it because my mum went sailing when she was young - Janne.


I thought it was cool how we got the experience to learn how to do everything and what all the parts were - Gemma.

It was fun crashing into people - Rico.

It was really fun, but there wasn't as much wind as I expected - Theo.

It was really fun even though there wasn't so much wind so we couldn't move as fast as we thought we could - Cody.

It was really fun and I think that it could be something you could easily make into a hobby - Elliot.









Snorkelling at Worser Bay

On Monday and Tuesday we were lucky enough to get to try out our skills with a mask and snorkel at Worser Bay Beach. We all got in the water and gave it a go and were really excited to see lots of different sea life. Starfish, sea cucumbers, anemones, limpets, paua, a variety of fish, octopi and a conger eel to name but a few. Lot's of us are looking forward to getting out and doing more over summer. Thanks heaps to the Island Bay Marine centre for providing such a great opportunity.

 

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Beach Week Groups and Timetable

Tena Koutou,

This is the timetable for beach week activities over the following two weeks.  Obviously much of this is weather dependent (hence the sailing which has been scheduled for quite a few days in a row).  If you are available to assist with snorkelling, please view the timetable attached and then fill in this Snorkelling and EOTC Parental Assistance Google Form to indicate your time of availability.

If you have any questions, please contact John at johnmcdougall@worserbay.school.nz

We really appreciate your help in making this programme work for our kids.

Nga Mihi   John, Hamish and Gabrielle


Year 6
Year 5-6
Year 5
Year 4-5
Year 4 (1)
Year 4 (2)
Liv
Danielle
Betty Jo
Emma R
Molly A
Raiha
Angelina



Fletch
Rory
Oto
Blake
Isaac
Jasper
Rory
Ben Blake

15
Sam Shortcliffe
Thomas J
Sam Streeter
Hugo M
Teddy
Charlie


Arabella
Lucie
Hayley
Sophia
Sylvie
Louise
Meg
Josie
Emma M

15
Alexander B
Joel
Hugo
Rico
Parker
Perry
Lucas
Anatole
Haare


Alex P
Elliot
Evie
Caitlyn V




13
Theo
Zach
Oscar
Chester
Cody
Rylan



Kaia
Bethen
Janne
Gemma
Alexandra
Greer W
Greer T



13
Ben
Alex G
Jan
Alistair
Peter
Henry


Mia
Daisy
Milla
Alba
Charlotte
Megan
Hana
Isabella



14

Luca
Flynn
Max
Nick
Mateo
Ollie



Molly
Maddie
Stephanie
Jessie
Orla
Yasmin
Eleanor
Caitlynn H


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Week 9   5 December  - 9 December

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Snorkelling at Worser Bay Beach with Island Bay Marine Reserve

Year 6 Group first


Sailing
Snorkelling at Worser Bay Beach with Island Bay Marine Reserve

Year 4-5 Group first


Sailing
Fishing
Swimming
Dune weeding
Sand sculptures






Sailing
Fishing
Swimming
Dune weeding
Sand sculptures






Sailing
Beach based activities.

Science,






Sailing
Morning tea




Year 5-6 Group

Year 4 (1) Group



Lunch




Year 5 Group
Hour of Code, art, science, Inquiry: What would Tangaroa say?
(Wet weather option)

Year 4 (2) Group
Hour of Code, art, science, Inquiry: What would Tangaroa say?
(Wet weather option)

Hour of Code, art, science, Inquiry: What would Tangaroa say?
(Wet weather option)

Hour of Code, art, science, Inquiry: What would Tangaroa say?
(Wet weather option)

Hour of Code, art, science, Inquiry: What would Tangaroa say?
(Wet weather option)










Tangaroa Art

As part of our Inquiry into Tangaroa, and linking back to lot's of the learning done in term 1 we have been creating water colour paintings to depict Tangaroa. Looking forward to getting more up on the blog.












Goal Setting Day at Worser Bay: Nic and Hamish's Groups



Today is Goal Setting Day at Worser Bay.

We made an imovie about goal setting.
First we wrote a script for our movie.
We then had to check if our script was good for a movie.
Just to make sure our movie wasn't boring we added a few actions.
We had to find out who wanted to do what in the movie and make sure everyone was included.
Then we started to record.
At the end we added music and audio to the clip.
Then we shared the movies to the whole class.

Kaizen is making small steps to meet a big goal. If you have to eat an elephant, eat it one bite at a time!

By Betty and Theo

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Messages to Tangaroa

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We have been writing about what Tangaroa, the God of the Sea, would say, or what we'd like to say to Tangaroa, given the state of our oceans.

Here are some of our responses:

Tangaroa would say:

These pesky Humans,
Ruining my ocean with this so called plastic,
Crafts that float over my sea,
They eat my citizens,
They eat everything,
Someone needs to teach these humans how to be,
My soldiers my Merpeople are ready to strike,
If they come down, they’ll get a bite!
All the problems are caused by humans,

                           
 NO ONE WILL DEFEAT THE MIGHTY TANGAROA!    By Rico


Dear humans.
I am sorry to say that the sea bed has risen about 2 meters.
A lot of shellfish are dying and other fish numbers are slowly going down.
I will do my best to get all shellfish and other fish back into the sea again.
But not only has the risen seabed killed fish and stuff, but pollution and plastic in the ocean causing more fish to die.
Once again I will try my best to keep plastic and rubbish out of the sea so we can have healthy sea life again.
If you want to help keep the ocean healthy to (you can!) All you have to do is buy as less plastic as possible.
Just reduce,reuse and recycle.
Stop getting plastic bags and other things you do not really need that involves plastic.
This is how to help save the earth.
From Tangaroa.

By Stephanie


Dear people,
I get that some of you protect our oceans, so I'll start on a positive note, thank you for reducing plastic and helping the sea! Unfortunately, that’s all the optimistic stuff.

I just can’t believe some of you! Your litter is destroying everything in our sea! I hope next time you’ll think twice before littering.

That’s not the only problem, overfishing is even worse! Innocent sea creatures being killed to suit people’s greed, you are disgraceful! Please use the feedback in this letter.

Signed,

       Tangaroa (by Liv)


Dear Humans,
Don’t you dare throw another piece of your stinky, rotten plastic into my home! How am I supposed to protect the sea life! It tricks my children into thinking it’s a bit of jellyfish or something, not to mention all the poor seabirds.

And also, you keep fishing and fishing and fishing day and night. I mean, how are my children supposed to breed and remain balanced. Only keep what you need or even better, invent something to prevent bycatch. You’d better act fast or I will demolish you all with my tsunamis and high waves!!!


Tangaroa (By Jan)


Tena koutou Aotearoa.
You have been disrespecting the tahuaroa now you stop or I start.
Your boats will turn into shipwrecks and every one will be scared of my power.
As my whanaungatanga will spread and scatter, hunt, searching you down and if you still let out that horrible stuff into my ocean I will start a nguna.
 I know you think i'm the problem but look at what you are doing to me. 

All that bycatch is killing more more more and more fish but there is a way to not kill my tamariki whāngai by using rope and hook it hurts them but doesn't kill all of them.

By Sam Sh