30 June 2016

St Paul's Top Team Sports

Today we had a house colour sports day. 
The games we played were 
Dodgeball, Tug o' war, Relay with obstacles, 
Gumboot throw, Egg and spoon race, 
Monster soccer, Sack races, 
Sand pit dig.
Some of our favourite games were the sand pit dig and monster soccer because
the sand pit dig gets you really sandy.
People got dressed up into different colours like red, blue, green and yellow. 
Lydia, Jordan and Agnes were awarded best sportsperson!
By Khara and Rilee

27 June 2016

Kereru Stars!

Well done to two of our students for earning certificates this morning!
Cordelia received her certificate for 'being a caring, considerate member of Kereru Class. She supports others and is a fabulous role model'
Agnes received her certificate for 'working hard and putting in a lot of effort into her school work'
Another fantastic role model!
Well done girls!

25 June 2016

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 9

Monday: Shared Prayer
Tuesday: St Paul's Feast Day Liturgy @ Church
               Sausage Sizzle Lunch
               Visiting Theatre Group
Wednesday: Sport w/Mrs McQuillan
Thursday: Inter-House Sport Competition
Friday: Homework Due

17 June 2016

Celebrating Matariki

Kereru Class celebrated Matariki today by making soup and bread. In traditional times, Matariki was a season to celebrate and to prepare the ground for the coming year.
Students also put on a Matariki play 'Tane me te Whanau Marama'. Others made flax stars to represent the seven sisters while other students created a poster of the Matariki constellation.
BIG thank you to Katie's Mum (Steph) for helping out with the chopping and bread watching and also thanks to Na (Elizabeth) for the fabulously easy and delicious bread recipe!




12 June 2016

Maths: Measurement-Weight

WALT: We Are Learning To.....
Read scales to one tenth, add/sub/multiply basic weights to compare and solve problems.
Watch the following video clip to find out about weight.

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 7

We have a pretty quiet week this week!
Monday: Visiting Author
Tuesday: Author Writing Workshop
                Music (middle block)
Wednesday: Extra sport session with Mrs McQuillan
Friday: Sport
            Homework Check
Remember to bring your PE gear each day.

7 June 2016

Oreo Moon Phases!

On Monday we got into groups of three and used Oreo Cookies to make moon phases.
We used a knife, plate and 6 or 9 Oreo Cookies. We had to make Oreo cookies into the New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter and Waning Crescent and then again New Moon.
Waning means that the moon is getting smaller and Waxing means the moon is getting bigger.
The moon takes 27 days 7 hours and 43 minutes to finish its rotation.
After we had done the task we got to eat the Oreo cookies. Yum!
By Reuben

Healthy Teeth!

Wow what an amazing talk about teeth!
Last week Issac's mum Annemieke came to talk to us about teeth and how to take care of them. She talked to us about decay and what you need to get it teeth, bacteria and sugar.
She also talked to us about the bad things you can get and she told us how to prevent getting it.
Then she told us that you should not rinse our mouths out after we have brushed our teeth because it washes some of the fluoride out.
At the end of the talk we had to answer a little quiz. If we got it right we got a free tooth brush yay! Thank you Annemieke for teaching us about teeth.
By Sophie & Maisie

3 June 2016

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 6

What's Happening This Week?
Monday: Queen's Birthday Holiday
Wednesday: Inter-school Cross Country
Thursday: Reliever in Kereru
Friday: Reliever in Kereru
Have a great week!

2 June 2016

Year 5/6 Hockey Tournament

What a fantastic day we had today at the Year 5/6 Inter-school Hockey Tournament! We had six teams entered into the competition and all of the students played brilliantly. The support they gave each other and the team work was great to see. Our Year 6 girls team took out top honours by winning the final against Henley, which came down to nail biting penalty shoot out, and they brought home the trophy! The boys Year 6 team came very close to making the finals but just missed out on points. Huge thank you to the team managers who made sure the teams got to where they needed to be and supported their teams throughout the day!

1 June 2016

Clay Workshop

On Tuesday Kereru class went to Founders park to do a clay workshop, with Esther from the Suter Art Gallery. First we looked around looking for patterns on the buildings. After that we got a piece of clay and shaped out our building then we engraved patterns on our house till we were happy with them.
Esther is going to fire them in the kiln and we should have them back for painting in a couple of weeks.
By Jordan and Sean

Cross Country

Last week on Friday we had cross country. We had 6 stations including running, 5-8 year old's ran 1K and 9-13 year olds ran 2K. Our favourite part was the snack and relax station and the running.
By Hannah and Evie P