Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Dean came to school to show us how to do a Hip Hop dance and a Pasodoble! The Pasodoble is a Spanish dance. We had to work with a partner to learn the different moves and then put it all together into one dance. He came everyday for a week and then we did a performance so that everyone could enjoy our dance routine.
We have been studying our class bird the Kea. We have found out that the Kea is an endangered New Zealand Native bird. We went to the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary to see all the different things that we can do to help rid the New Zealand bush of pests like rats, stoats, possums and weasels that are killing our native birds, their babies and eating the food that the birds need. We are looking forward to seeing kiwi and tuatara being able to live in the bush once again as well as seeing and hearing increasing numbers of tui, piwakawaka and kereru once the pests have gone.
We all had a great day out at Rabbit Island for our annual cross country races. We enjoyed a day of fun games like rob the nest ,dragon's tail and dodge ball while waiting for our turn to run the race. Once we had run around the cross country circuit we enjoyed hot sausages and yummy baking. Check out the photos of all the students in Year three and four who got a top three placing in the race.
Sunday, 19 March 2017
On Wednesday morning we went to the Aquatic Centre to do some water safety drills. When we got there we put some life jackets on and they split us up into two groups. First we jumped off the end of the wave pool. When we had all jumped off we huddled together in the water like in the start of a rugby match. If someone is injured or is a child they get put in the middle of the group to support and protect them. Then we formed into a long snake to swim back to the side of the pool. After all the water safety drills I felt like a water expert. That was the end of a wonderful day. By Logan
Saturday, 18 March 2017
We are proud of Shiloh, Charlotte, Casey and Ciara for taking the initiative to sweep around the Earth Bench in our Sacred Space. When they had finished sweeping and tidying they were surprised to find that there was a star under the bench! Good work girls!