Sunday, 8 November 2015


On Thursday we had a visit from Richard de Hamel from the University of Otago Marine Studies Centre. He came to talk to us about sharks. We had lots of questions. We wanted to know why some books say that sharks are warm blooded and some books say that sharks are cold blooded. He explained to us that sharks are poikilothermic! That means that they change their body temperature to be the same as the water temperature that they are swimming in. He had a fun game where you had to answer a question about sharks and if you got it wrong the sharks head "bit" your hand!! It was fun!

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Fun with weaving flax.

As part of our learning about Fabric and Fibre we learnt how to weave flax.

A visit to the marae by Emma and Rayah

As I went into the wharenui I was amazed! I saw lots of tukutuku patterns. I had to sit on the carpet until we had morning tea. When we were ready we listened to all the Maori people's speeches. After some of the speeches we did a waiata. Then we did some more speeches and the student councillors did the hongi.After that we had food in the wharekai. Later on we went outside to get a photo taken. Soon we said our mihi and then we went back to school. By Emma.
As I went into the wharenui I was amazed because of all the patterns and when I first looked up I saw a lot of koru patterns, they looked wonderful! There were thousands of them. When I felt the carvings on the walls the wood felt hard and some patterns were made from weaving. When we sat down a Maori man stood up and made a speech and then the women sang a waiata. It was lovely. Then awhile later we sang our waiata. After that we went into the wharekai and ate a lovely morning tea. After morning tea we went and had our photo taken and then we went back to the wharenui and said our mihi in our groups and then we went on the bus. By Rayah

Saturday, 12 September 2015

BALANCE AND AGILITY both in P.E and in math!

Two stepping stones were given to each pair of children to cross the river. No-one could fall off or they would be eaten by crocodiles! Having to slow down and balance well was a challenge.

And balancing weights in the class is fun for Hannah and Kate.

We learned to read kitchen and bathroom scales.

Re-enacted Baptism for R .E.

In R.E. Kea class have been learning about Baptism. It has been very interesting sharing all our special Baptismal things such as candles, photos, certificates, white garments and stories. Some of us remember our Baptism and some of us want to be baptised!

Cooper and Taylor are the chosen godparents.

We baptised the child "In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen."

Blessed oil was used to seal in the Holy Spirit. Dylan was the altar server.
Hannah and Sterl are the proud parents of their newly baptised child.


Under the Sea Parade

This is book week and St Pauls dressed up for the occasion. Here are some shots of Kea children.

Sensational seaweed.... Modelled by Finn and Marco.

Scary sharks... Ben, Cooper and Logan.

John Dorman then read us an hilarious story. Great fun!

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

The Helicopter Surprise!

On Friday a helicopter landed in the school and we got to go into the helicopter. We saw Juliette's family fly off in the helicopter. I felt the wind blowing in my face.
By Sterl

At school on Friday afternoon a helicopter landed on the ground. We were so excited we ran outside. Everyone ran out of their classrooms. The reason it came to school was someone had won a prize. It was a helicopter ride. The girl's name was Juliette. I felt good for her. The helicopter took off. We were so happy for her. Then we went back to class.
By Logan.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Rubbish Free Lunch Box

Abi, Madison and Hannah are just some of the students in Kea Class who are bringing a rubbish free lunch box to school. Welł done!

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Holy Week

The last week of term was Holy Week. This is the week when we remember all the things that happened to Jesus before Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Our class retold the story of Palm Sunday when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and all the people cheered and treated him like a king.

Shrove Tuesday

On Shrove Tuesday which is the day before Ash Wednesday, we had a pancake race with Weka Class. The tradition of Shrove Tuesday began when people used to use up all their "luxury" foods before Lent began. People would fast from foods such as eggs and butter during Lent. 

The Stopping Demonstration

 We walked around to Herbert St in Richmond to learn about road safety around cars. We watched a car travel at three different speeds and saw what happened if you go faster than the speed limit. We saw that the car could not slow down fast enough and it hit the "pretend" people. They used tomato sauce as fake blood!

ANZAC and the Animals

 We have been learning about how animals helped the soldiers during World War One and where the name ANZAC came from. We went to
the Nelson Museum and we saw some of the things soldiers used in WW1. We saw a tent, some things for cooking with and a morse code machine. We also saw some uniforms.


We enjoyed improving our swimming skills at the Aquatic Centre. On the last day we had fun with our teachers when they threw us up in the air and we splashed down like a cannon ball!

Monday, 13 April 2015

Kea Class 2015

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