Friday, 31 July 2015

Worser Bay Zebra Crossing Banner: Orange Day Parade

Today we started to paint our Orange Day Parade banner. 

Orange Day Parade is coming up for our Year 5 and 6 Road Patrollers. We will be leaving school at 9am and will arrive back in school by 1 pm.

We arrive at Parliament at 9.30 am and the Road Patrol Parade will begin at 10am. Students will march along Lambton Quay to 

the Michael Fowler Centre for prize giving. You can find the latest road patrol schedule:

There is NO COST, however please give permission for your child to go by bus via WRAP IT UP.

Assembly 31.7.15

Thank you to our fabulous presenters and people who shared their learning today at assembly

. Well done to all of those children who received Principal Awards for demonstrating Maanakitanga. 

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Twitter Photo Chat @Kidsedchatnz

Today we were using our school Twitter account (@MatarikiWBS) & we were answering some questions (see below). One of the questions was about a Cow with a suitcase & you had to answer why does the cow have the suitcase & where is it going?

Nicola's base group did this today as part of our rotations in Matariki & Mahutonga! It has been really fun doing this, this afternoon.
  • By Gretel & Eloise

Here are the questions copied from

T3 - W2 Photo Chat

Hey everyone, the first Kidsedchatnz for term 3 will be on at 2pm Wednesday, Week two. 

And what is the topic you ask? Well I'm going to try something a little different for this chat. The topic is a Photo chat! All questions are based on a number of different photos! 

Sounds interesting? Check out the photos and questions below! (All photos come from the fabulous website Lend Me Your Literacy)


Q1. If the doors above were portals into the future and the past, which door would you visit first and why?  

Q2. Do you think people that lived a 100 years ago had better or worse lives than us?

Q3. Why do you think the two sides are so different?

Q4. If you could be more like any animal, what would it be and why?

Q5. How do you think the little boys are feeling? Would you exchange places with them?

Q6. What does a cow pack in a suitcase? Where do you think it is going?

Q7. If you were trapped inside the tree, how would you escape?

Q8. You return to find your home city in ruin, what do you do next?

Q9. If you could have any super power that could help people, what would it be?

Q10. You discover a stone giant at the bottom of the ocean. Do you remove it or leave it where it is?

Big Dance: Wake your brain up activity

Every morning we can choose a "wake your brain up" activity. Today one of the choices was dancing. We worked through different levels. Here is our dancing by Lucie

Here is a link to "BIG DANCE":

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Apirana Taylor Visit

Apirana Taylor came into school today. He showed us various musical instruments that he has collected as he travelled to different countries. He also told us some stories, sang some songs and recited some poems. We liked the story about the lolly tree because it was funny and interesting. Apirana used his instruments in some of his stories and used great facial expressions. He used his body language to entertain us.

We thought that he was inspiring because he told us that he got his letters muddled up at school and had dyslexia, but he still really loved writing!  He said he enjoyed writing as much as the other kids liked art because he could paint a picture in the reader's mind.

By Jack H

This is the "Manu Roreka" poem that he performed:

Here are some photos of Apirana's visit:

Monday, 27 July 2015

Orange Day Parade: 7th August

Orange Day Parade is coming up for our Year 5 and 6 road patrollers. We will be leaving school at 9am and will arrive back in school by 1 pm.

We arrive at Parliament at 9.30 am and the Road Patrol Parade will begin at 10am. Students will march along Lambton Quay to the Michael Fowler Centre for prize giving.

Please can you give permission on the WRAP IT UP site There will be NO COST.

You can find the latest road patrol schedule at: 

The entries for the Orange Day Badge competition will hopefully be displayed in the library on Victoria Street. Watch this space...


For one session every Friday, students and teachers will be moving around the school and working in different groups. This is to help students become familiar with working in different spaces, particularly those who are transitioning to these spaces next year. The Year 3 students will be working down in Māhutonga and Matariki with the Year 4s and 5s. All of Autahi will be working in Tautoru with the Year 2s. The Year 6s will be working in Autahi. Teachers will move around and work in different spaces, with different groups, over the term.

Year 6 children will be working with different teachers to complete their yearbook, write speeches and will be planning other activities.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Friday Netball

Gemma: We have netball training every Friday morning at school. We play netball on a Saturday afternoon against other schools. I like netball because it is a team sport.
Evie: I like it because it keeps me fit and healthy.
Isaac: I joined in today. It was so much fun!
Chester: I joined in too. I enjoyed shooting at the goal.
Liv: I love playing netball because of all of the different positions on the court. I am captain this week and I’m feeling a little bit nervous.

"Thank you Deb for coaching us!"

Sportsfest 2015

This Term we are lucky enough to be taking part in the inaugural Wellington Regional SportsFest 2015.  This event is being organised by the Wellington City Council in partnership with ten Regional Sports Organisations.

The event is only open to Year 5 and 6 Students.
Worser Bay has been lucky enough to get four teams registered. Miniball, Netball, Hockey and Football. This Friday we introduced the students to the rules of each sporting code and asked them to sign up for the one sport that they would like to trial for.

Our next step will be to run skills training sessions for the children to give everyone a chance to build confidence. After that we will run trials to narrow our teams down to the numbers allowed. We would love parent involvement in these skill sessions and will also need coaches/managers to help supervise teams on the day. If you are interested in being involved, or have any questions please drop in and see us or send an email to Hamish at

Years 5 & 6                  25 August 2015
Years 5 & 6                 9.30am - 2.30pm
Prizegivings                3.00pm - 3.45pm

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Email Etiquette

Email Etiquette by Liv and Gretel

This week we have been thinking about manners and expectations of emailing. We have been learning about this over the past week.

We have been thinking about manaakitanga and how email etiquette helps us to use manaakitanga in our emails as well as in person.

We came up with what we think are good examples of email

To: Frankie CC: Hanne, Jack M
From: Gretel
Subject: Bad Day
Dear Frankie,
I understand how you are feeling. We all have our bad days. We could organise a play for on Saturday. We could practice some sports and go to a cafe. Do you have any ideas on what we could do after? Hopefully you are feeling better after planning this play.
The team!

To: Church
From: Chester, Takehisa, Evie, And Liv
Subject: School Visit
Hi Margaret,
We are a group of students from Worser Bay School and we are interested in finding out about people in the community.
We were wondering if we could visit your Church? If so, could we come next Thursday at 1 pm? Or are there any alternative times that we could visit?
Please reply so we can get permission.
Thanks heaps!

We have co-constructed our own WBS email rules: 

Worser Bay School
Student Email Expectations and Etiquette

  • Include a clear subject line as a header so people can identify if it is relevant to them.
  • Remember your online manners. Say please, thank you etc.
  • Say “hello” and “goodbye.”
  • Address the person that you are talking to e.g. “Dear Jude”.
  • Check who you are sending it to before you send.
  • ‘Reply to All’ option should only be selected if you really need everyone on the list to see your reply.
  • Do not send group emails e.g. “everyone” or “mahutonga2015” unless you have been given permission by a teacher.
  • Do not respond to emails that are inappropriate. Report these emails to one of your teachers.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

School Holidays: What did you get up to?

We hope that you all had a great break. Add a post to the Padlet to let us know what you got up to... 

You can add a photo if you like!

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Wellington Indian Sport Centre: Who is in our community?

Wellington Indian Sport Centre     

On Wednesday Asha, Eloise, Frankie, and Gretel went to Wellington Indians Sport Centre

We spoke to the president of WISC, her name was Hansa Parbhu. One of the questions we asked her was how old is WISC? And the answer was 23 years old since we have developed it into a Sport and Cultural Centre. We then asked What was here before WISC? And the answer was a Vacuum Cleaner factory! We learnt a lot about going to this place. Me, Eloise and Frankie play for Indians and we learnt a lot more about the turf as well. We learnt that it was a Concrete area before renovation and it took around 3~4 Months to make it a turf! It was really fun and interesting!

By Gretel

Friday, 3 July 2015

Doodle 4 Google

We have started to design our Doodle 4 Google artworks. The theme was "If I could go back in time..." We had to write about what we would do in 50 words or less. You can see some of our designs in the presentation. 

By Hayley

For more information go to:

Interview with Jason about when he went to school at Worser Bay: Who is in our community?

Alex, Lucie and Gemma were interviewing Jason (Lucie’s dad) so that we could find out more about Worser Bay School and about the Miramar Peninsula. Jason went to Worser Bay School so he told us about his school days. He told us what it was like when he was there.  
The Miramar Peninsula wasn't that different then. Worser Bay School was very different than it is now. At the top court there was a pool, but then it got drained out in 2001 so we can’t swim at Worser Bay School now. The keys to get into the pool were only five dollars for the whole summer. You had to return the key when the summer was over. He liked most of his teachers. One of his teachers was Teddy’s grandma, her name was Mrs Stanley. Thanks for your time Jason!

By Lucie, Gemma and Alex P.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Planning our own trip: The Roxy- who is in our community?

 On Monday the 29th, Asha, Frankie, Chanel, Eloise and Gretel went on a trip to the Roxy to find out more about the history of the site.

We found out that there was a cinema at the same place as Roxy in 1928 it, then closed down in 1964 because at that time people started getting television and there wasn't enough money to keep the business going. It was  then just an empty site until the owners of the Roxy now came along and decided to build another cinema on top. They removed each wall brick by brick, but left the wall where you come in.

We got a tour of the projection room. They were screening The Minion movie. Valentina showed us how the machines worked!
It was so dark!
By Asha and Frankie

Trip to the Roxy from Matariki on Vimeo.

Roxy - By Gretel and Eloise

On Monday 29th  we went to Roxy to find out more about the site and building.
Before the Roxy was built, in 1924  there used to be a building called the Capitol Theatre. The Capitol Theatre closed down in 1964 because people started getting television and there wasn’t enough money to keep a Cinema going.

After the cinema closed the space was divided into seven different spaces all for different shops and it became a mini mall area.

In 2009 they took down the Old Cinema/Shopping Malls but they kept the front wall where you walk in! It took one year to plan and one year to build! Roxy then opened in 2011.
The first Movie they showed when Roxy opened was King Kong  premiere and that was sold out! The other times that they were sold out were when the Hobbit, Lord of the Rings and Tintin were showing. Overall, we all found it very interesting and we got to go into the projecting room! Minions was showing in Cinema one!

By Gretel and Eloise

Newlands Mystery Skype

Some of us Mystery Skyped a class from Newlands Primary School. We recorded our progress on Twitter 
It was fun having to research and find places on a map.  We took turns and asked questions to each other to narrow it down until we got the correct school.

Newlands mystery Skype from Matariki on Vimeo.