Thursday, 23 October 2014

Planning a Trip: Invention and Innovation

What places would you like to find out more about?

You will be planning a trip this term relating to your interests around innovation and invention.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Te Papa Visit

Today we went to Te Papa. We explored innovation and invention. 

Is Art Innovation or Invention? How?
How does WOW represent innovation?
What were the tools used? How were they used? 
How have people innovated to respond to the threat of natural disasters?  Do you have new ideas of how we can innovate to protect ourselves from natural disaster threat? 
How has nature inspired inventors/ innovators?

Te Papa Trip from Matariki on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Year 6 have been sprinting in preparation for School Athletics!

We have been thinking about our Year Six Leaver's Book. Please add any ideas that you have to the Padlet. Thank you!

BP Technology Challenge

As one of our activities this week, we need to complete the BP Challenge. 
We have to choose an activity and work on it with our learning group. 
Go here to look at the activities:

Monday, 20 October 2014

Quoits: Getting Ready For Athletics

Hamish ran a quoits workshop this afternoon. We are training for our school Athletics. We learnt how to throw a quoit. We did it in three stages; on our knees, sitting down and standing up.

By Anna, Maya and Eloise

Quoits from Matariki on Vimeo.

Beethoven Algar

Celebrating Our Place: Beethoven Algar has graced our wall outside Autahi as part of the "lest we forget" project. Beethoven came to Worser Bay School. Find out more at

Friday, 17 October 2014

Cream it For Kids

Cream it for Kids MacDonald House Fundraiser

The Student Council are organising a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House. This will be on Friday the 31st October. The children a Worser Bay School will be able to pre order a tip top small tub of vanilla ice cream for $3.00. This can be done through the schools new online order system or money to base group teachers. Orders need to be in by Wednesday 29th October. Please advise your base group teacher if your child requires a non dairy option.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Thank you morning tea for all the parents that helped out before, during and after the Arts Celebration

Today we held a morning tea for the parents that helped out before, during and after the Arts Celebration. A representative from each base group stood up to thank the wonderful parents for all of the help.

ALL: Good morning Parents and welcome to our Morning Tea.

Seniors: We are now going to say our food karakia

Juniors: We have a few thank you’s to say

Gemma: Thank you for helping us design our costumes.

Tommy: Thank you for painting the boxes for our set.

Molly: Thank you for helping us create beautiful faces for the show.

Chester: Thank you for all your help backstage.

Lucie: Thank you for taking fantastic photos of us.

Gretel: Thanks for the help with the dance choreography.

Charlie T: Thanks for helping us with all the beautiful dance moves.

Hugo: Thanks for helping us make our costumes.

ALL: Now please enjoy your Morning Tea from all of us at Worser Bay School.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

A Great Way to Start the Day!

We started the day with a choice of yoga, singing or fitness.

Eloise: Yoga is a good way to stretch in the morning!

Juliette: Singing is a good way to start the day as it makes you happy!

Gretel: Fitness is a great way to start the day because it warms you up and it got my brain working!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Ready to Rock into Term 4

Today we came back to school to start Term 4. We have been booking ourselves into workshops and choosing when we work on our tasks. We have also been reflecting on goals that we set for ourselves after every session. 

This is what we think...

Friday, 26 September 2014

Fantastic First Day of Planting

At Worser Bay School we have planted some feijoas, a lemon tree, sunflowers, peas, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and red peppers

We hope that these  grow so they will look good, and taste nice.


If you are playing with any balls please be careful not to hit the plants.

Please do not dig in the boxes because there are little seeds growing in them.

By The Eco Warriors:

See more on the Student Council Blog:

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Super Sleepover!

The Year 3 and 4 Sleepover was a chance for the children to grow some independence and reconnect with classmates from the past who will be mingling and mixing again in 2015.

Year 3 and 4 Sleepover from Matariki on Vimeo.

Nicola, Sarah and Leila: You Rock!

We had a great time with our special student teachers. 

Nicola, Sarah and Leila have been in our class for seven weeks.

 Ka mau te wehi !

 All the best with your studies, Leila, Sarah and Nicola. 
We are looking forward to having you back in our school soon.

What was the best thing about Nicola, Leila and Sarah teaching? 
We think they would love to know.
Post a comment here.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Thursday: Fun Day

Dress up as your favourite character on Thursday because it is our last week of term. Let's have some fun! By Wilbur Ally and Asha (student council)