Thursday, 30 May 2013

snowy hill paradise

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Character Description

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Power Is...

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Matariki Feast
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Monday, 27 May 2013

Maui and the Sun. We had lots of fun collaborating and being creative!

And the tallest tower is...

Whanau Groups. Who will make the tallest tower?

Friday, 24 May 2013

Eastern Zones XC- Well done to all who took part!

Days of the week in Maori
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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Zero Waste - The challenge

Check out this blog. It is by a group of Year 5/6 children in Whangarei. They are looking into a zero waste challenge. They have recently found out that they produce an enormous amount of waste in their lunchboxes. They have set a challenge for schools that visit.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Super Dump

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Kia Ora

I am calling in today representing the Capital Penguins Inline Hockey Club. 

This year the Penguins are running a Junior Development Programme.  As we train in the local community (Kilbirnie Recreation Centre), we are approaching local schools asking for help in reaching as many children as possible regarding our learn to skate pro


We already startet the programm and have lots of schools from year 1 to 8 attending. It is a very successful Programme.

Please visit our website to get some informations and feel free to email us back.

The Penguins are very grateful for your assistance in bringing attention to this great team sport.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Nicole Plass

Maths Strategy
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My Dad
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Character Writing
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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Tip Trip

I found out that where the shop is, under it is a tip- Louis

I found out that people were throwing away really good stuff- James

60% of stuff that is thrown away is actually reusable! Ethan

The green waste piles, the heat can get up to 65 degrees- Felix

You can reuse rubbish and make it into art- Frankie

I found out that lots of seagulls are at the dump- Takehisa

I found out that the guy who composts has a very hard job- Jack M

Character Writing- By Joe and Ben

My dad
Pedals whirring, wheels spinning, gears changing the bike speed though the lights zigzagging around cars. Heart is pounding, chest heaving, tummy bulging. Rich blue eyes scanning the road his forehead covered in wrinkles sweaty brow dripping. My dad he bikes to work as often as he can.

Cranky knees feeling great going round and round and round his bushy moustache pressed up against his mouth, his white face turning pale. A smile creeped across his face ears twitching. The little bit of white hair that was left on his head shot backwards.
 My dad said                                                                             “whenever I cycle I feel free!”
All I could see was a blur disappearing down the hill.

My dad
He was in the kitchen cooking dinner, tummy bulging, eyes blood shot, wrinkles glowing. He was standing there motionless his deep brown eyes twinkled in the moon light, his hair pitch black, his hands were repeatedly chopping the chicken up and down his hands went as fat flew everywhere. He walks steadily and slowly to the pantry. His shirt was tattered and his teeth were stained yellow. He looked tired and old.
“Hurry up,” shouted mum
“Do you want a nice dinner or what?” dad shouted angrily
“Yes but it’s a week night,” mum shouted wisely
“shut up would you its nearly done,” dad grunted
“ok,” mum sighed
The oven beeped

We are Mathletics Champions!!!

 Some students are on top 100 students and our class was 6th in new zealand and 45th in the world        Wow!
So keep on playing lets get first, yeah.

Bye Ben and Joe.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Wind Power

We observed that the windmill goes faster when the hairdryer is closer. There is a certain way to blow it so that it goes faster. 

Friday, 17 May 2013

Weekly Reflections

I am really proud of myself as I put lots of effort into my play script- The Three Little Pigs- Billy

I am proud of how I made my character writing about my Grandad interesting- Hunter

I am proud of being able to work with different people in a group- Ally

I am proud of the way that I finished my character writing- Henry

I am proud that I got my basic facts time down- John

I got my basic facts under 1 minute 50- Ella

I am proud of myself because I spoke well in assembly- Molly

I am proud of myself as I was able to play well at my netball- Evie

I am proud for using my power in a good way and standing up for myself- Tasia

The Three Little Pigs

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Playground Jail- These are some of our questions and comments by Emma and Faith

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Hockey Training!

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Eastern Zone Netball

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Sophina's Mihi

Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa.

Ko Euterpe Te Waka

Ko Mount Victoria Te Maunga (Your mountain)

Ko Cook Strait Te Moana/ (Your Sea)

Ko EuropeanTe Iwi  (Tribe/People)

Ko Tom raua Finnimore oku Koroua. (Grandfathers)

Ko Jeff raua Kelway oku Koroua.

Ko Anne Marie raua Finnimore oku Kuia. (Grandmothers)

Ko Kate raua Kelway oku Kuia.

Ko Simon toku Matua Tane. (Father)

Ko Jane toku Whaea. (Mother)

Ko Sophina taku ingoa. (My name)

No Wellington ahau. (I’m from)

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

SPCA Visit on Monday- Please comment to say what you learnt!

We were able to pat George- the dog!

George is only about 10 months old and he is with the SPCA because the previous owners could not look after him.

SPCA stands for Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The SPCA came to visit on Monday. They talked about how they are able to use their power to influence positive change...

Please make a comment and say what you learnt! 

Monday, 13 May 2013

Japanese Children's Day!

If you are looking for something fun to do at the weekend, the Japanese English Teacher Alumni Association are organising a free public event to celebrate Children’s Day at Te Papa Sunday, 19 May.

Children will be able to colour in and make their own carp fish to take home or try their hand at origami. The event is free and will be held in Naturespace on Level 2 from 11am-2pm. There will be prizes for the best carp fish awarded at 1:30pm

XC By Felix and Burton

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Saturday, 11 May 2013

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

We collected our rubbish on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Megan, who works at the dump, came in and showed us how much rubbish we were producing. It was interesting to see that there was so much untouched food. The fruit could have filled a fruit bowl. She talked about how we could reduce our rubbish in the school. If you don’t want to eat a whole apple then ask your parents to cut it in half. Rinse out plastic bags and reuse them. Use 
containers instead of lots of plastic bags. If you have a yoghurt container don’t put it in the rubbish – maybe plant a flower in it! 

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!

By Molly and Maya


WBS XC 2013

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Thursday, 9 May 2013

Email from Maddie

Dear Matariki and Mahutonga,
My name is Madeleine. I am 9 years old and I am from Penzance, Cornwall in England. I go to Newlyn Primary School ( Outside my classroom window I can see the sea, and this term we are doing a project all about coasts.
I would like to see what coasts are like all around the world and to hear about what you do and see on your coastline. I am attaching a photograph of myself on a walk at a local place called Porthgwarra. I would love it if some of your children could please email me and tell me about the beach and sea near where they live. Also, if they could send me a photo that would be fantastic for my project!
Many Thanks

Hi Maddie

Here a bunch of photos from some children at Worser Bay School to help you with your project.  We too can see the beach from our school and from our home.  This beach is known as Worser Bay Beach and is on the Miramar Peninsula, in the Eastern Suburbs of Wellington and is the entrance to the Wellington Harbour, the capital city of New Zealand.  Some of the photos show the Queen Mary – a HUGE cruise ship exiting our harbor that we photographed leaving Wellington from our home.  You will also see the Bluebridge, a local ferry that commutes between our North and South Island on a daily basis, carrying passengers between the two islands.  We also attached a photo of our harbor/beach taken from home at night so you can see what it looks like in an evening light!

The photos of us Kayaking, playing rugby, and diving off the wharf (which we LOVE)  show you some fun things we do down at our local beach – Worser Bay Beach.

There are also a bunch of photos that show you the coastline further up the North Island near Hawkes Bay – a beach called Pourere Beach.  As you can see from the photos there is a wide variety of wild life that shows up on this beach.  The children love to boogie board, body surf, snorkel and swim at this beach.  We have also put some photos in to show you the rushes and dunes that edge some of our beaches.  A seal is always spotted, a number of crayfish caught and when snorkeling (it has the most AMAZING reef to snorkel in in a LOW tide)  a whole lot of fish/starfish and crabs are spotted.  We also LOVE collecting sea eggs/kina at this beach – we don't have any photos of these but if you google them you will find some images, some people eat them but when the outer prickles have dried out they make the most beautiful shell and we love to collect "families" of them in all sizes!!!

We hope this gives you some idea of what we see from our school and home, and how we use our beaches.

Henry, George and Lucie.

Dear Henry, George and Lucie
Thank you so much for your reply and wonderful pictures, I especially like the one with the ship in the golden light. The beach looks lovely and it is amazing what wildlife you can see and I love the sound of collecting the sea eggs and making a family of them!! We have beaches which have lots of nice shells and we sometimes see tiny crabs, seals and dolphins. We also sometimes get Basking Sharks which are very big. Boys at my School love rugby we have a local team called the Penzance Pirates which have some players from New Zealand!
Thank you again

Dear Maddie

My name is Sophina and we live in Wellington by the sea. Wellington has a huge harbour. It is beautiful, surrounded by large hills. Often there are dolphins playing in the harbour.
I go to Worser Bay School From our school we get to see all of the choppy waves at Worser Bay Beach. Worser Bay beach is just down from our school and during the summer we go down and play at least twice a week on the beach and around the rock pools. We even have our Cross Country along the beach. Our family will also go down most days in the summer to play and swim. During the winter we walk, run or play along the beach or in the sand dunes. We have a boat and go out on the harbour. We go fishing or get dragged behind the boat in a biscuit, which is great fun.
Attached is a photo of me and my teacher at our recent cross country. I hope this helps. I look forward to hearing from you again.