Poetry Competiton Final

Today our finalists from each hub recited their poem in the Piwakawaka and Parera poetry competition.
First Place: Sander Findlay Smits - Night Comes
Second: Elise Jolliffe - Henry
Third equal: Nityajitsinh Parmar - Incy Wincy
                    Tatum Loxton - I love.

Congratulations to all the children who were selected from their hubs and to the winners. A big thank you to our judges Jenny Jamison and Jo Lidstone. Also to Lucy Whyte for organising this awesome event.

Pīwakawaka 1 Poetry Competition

Well done to everyone for sharing your poems with your classmates and whānau. A special congratulations to Jock, Elise and Mylo, who came 1st, 2nd and 3rd. A big THANK YOU to Diane for judging our competition.

Ferrymead with P1 and P2

We visited the wonderful historic park Ferrymead.We had a wonderful day stepping back in time wearing olden day clothes.
We did the housework, made cookies, went to school and did the shopping- 
what a lot of fun !! Watch our slideshow to see our great day.

Piwakawaka 2 Poetry Competition

On Friday we had our Piwakawaka 2 Poetry Competition.All the children did a fantastic job of saying their poems clearly and loudly.
Congratulation to our class winners, Toby, Rea and Ana MariaYou can watch your wonderful children present their poems - (The volume is very low)

Ferrymead Trip

Last week Pīwakawaka and Parerā travelled back in time! We experienced what life was like 100 years ago by completing different tasks wearing old fashioned clothing. We did housework, schoolwork, grocery shopping and baking. What fun we had! Thank you to all the wonderful helpers who accompanied us. Click on the 'Read More' button to see more photos!

Kindness begins with me - Ignition Day.

Haere Mai and Welcome back to Term 3 Whānau! 
Our inquiry this term will be ‘Kindness begins with Me’. Under this umbrella we will be looking at how we all contribute to our community and that we make our world around us a happier place by the way we treat people, our environment, animals and things around us. ‘Input equals Output.’
This term our adventures include Wheelie Day, Ferrymead and Art Gallery trips, Poetry competition; Book, Cultural awareness and Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week), a Court Theatre performance and Grandparent’s Day.
Below is a term calendar with all the events noted. The fairy tale or Aesops’ Tale that we will be studying each week is included in so that the children can bring along any literature that they have.
Week and Fairytale Event Week 1: 22-26 July Three Billy Goats Gruff Mon: 9.30 Mihi Whakatu to welcome all new whanau Week 2: 29 July-2 Aug The Lion and the Mouse Wed: School Photographs Fri: Wheelie Day Week 3:  5-9 Aug Goldilocks Tues: P22/23 Ferrymead…