Thursday, 18 December 2014
The entire community got together to celebrate a wonderful year and have a bit of a sing song.
It is relatively informal, with families sitting and singing together.
It's also a time where we farewell our Year 6 graduates
they have an opportunity to say a few words! The Year 6 students were fantastic! and
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
The other week some kids from Matariki and Mahutonga went to Massey University to see what inventions they have been using to do their research. We went to
Fab Lab from Matariki on Vimeo.
My Movie from Matariki on Vimeo.
We have been interested in innovations in food and cooking.
Today the student council ran a talent show. It was fun and awesome. There were musical instruments, singers, dancers and more. The judges rated the talented children and added the ratings up to see who would make it into the finals. The prize was a chocolate fish. By Louie
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Saturday, 13 December 2014
We had a great time kayaking, mountain boarding, playing soccer and beach volleyball. Thank you to Brooke and his students from Wellington High School for
organising and running the activities. Also, a big thank you to all of the parents who came to the beach to help.
Thursday, 11 December 2014
Three little dragons and big bad knight from Matariki on Vimeo.
Robert from Matariki on Vimeo.
We all had a great time at the beach today. We were fishing, making sand sculptures and sailing. Thank you to all of the parents for their help.
Day 1: You could do either Sailing, Fishing or just play-
It was super fun! We did Sailing but I didn’t go Sailing. Wilbur's dad brought his boat and we could go out in the boat, it was super fun! My friend, Eloise, brought her blow-up kayak and her friends played on it. It was also amazing!! By Anna
Beach week day 1 from Matariki on Vimeo.
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
This week on Monday and Tuesday the year 5 & 6’s went sailing at
Worser Bay Beach. The sailing was fun, we had a mini lesson before on how to work the boat! We learnt about things like the microphone grip on the tiller, using the mainsheet, how to tack and about the No-Go-Zone.
“I thought it was
fun but freaky because we nearly capsized” - Zoe
“It was fun and the water was really warm when we fell out” - Emma
“I liked sailing around the buoy and learning about the parts of the boat. The water was FREEZING!” - Asha
“It was REALLY freaky for
me but I also really enjoyed it!” - Anna
We are all looking forward to beach week and more sailing!
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Hack Miramar and Wellington
Makerspace Trust are teaming up to put on a series of free one hour workshops that give everyone the chance to learn an 'Hour of Code'. It's all happening from 10am on December 13th 2014
These sessions are suitable for ages 4 to 104, so don't just bring the kids, give it a go yourself. The sessions can cater for complete beginners through to the slightly more adventurous.
This event is being run here in Wellington as part of a global series of events put on by volunteers and educators around the world during "Computer Science Education Week". Participants will have the opportunity to take part in sessions that start each hour, learning some aspects of programming as well as electronics and general technology concepts in just 60 minutes.
Friday, 5 December 2014
Year 3 have been hanging out in Mahutonga and Matariki.
We have been enjoying working with different people.
Tom, "I am looking forward to being a Year 6"
Lucie, "I am looking forward to making new friends"
Josie, "I am looking forward to camp"
Elliot, " I am excited to be a Year 4!"
On Wednesday, we went to the zoo for a sleepover. We went around the zoo after hours and found out what happens behind the scenes.