27 November 2016

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 8

Monday: Shared Prayer 🙏
                Music 🎶
                Christmas Crafts (Making wreaths-please remember to bring a ribbon) 🎄
Tuesday: Asttle Reading Assessment 👀
Wednesday: Inter-school Athletics 🏃
Thursday: Celebration of Learning Afternoon 🎓
Friday: Sports/PE 🏀
Have a great week everyone 😄

18 November 2016

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 7

REMINDER: Swimming starts on MONDAY and every day this week (from 1.30-2.00)
Monday: Shared Prayer
Tuesday: Swimming
Wednesday: Trip to Suter Gallery (10.30)
Thursday: Swimming
Friday: Sport

15 November 2016

Athletics Day Photos

Wednesday is our postponement day for our school athletics. 
Come to school in your PE gear. 
You may wear track pants as it can still be a bit cool in the morning. 
Here is a reminder of what else you will need:
-School Polar fleece or Jersey
-School Hat
-Drink bottle (water)
-Lunch and snacks
-Wet weather gear (raincoat)
When: Wednesday 16 November 2016  
Where: Saxton Track
          Parents, families and friends are welcome to come along and enjoy the day 😎




11 November 2016

Celebrations and Festivals

The Middle Syndicate Celebrate Celebrations
Celebrations and Festivals are an ongoing part of life, where we say "thanks" for what we have or the milestones that have been passed. Each country, group and family have different celebrations but the connecting threads in these are: fun, sense of thankfulness and appreciation, connection with the traditions of past (in family, group, country), moments of reflection and importance.

As part of our Celebrations and Festivals topic, the Middle Syndicate students have been rotating around Kereru, Kotuku and Kea classrooms each Thursday afternoon to learn about a new celebration.

The students have decorated Calavera (sugar skulls) which are used in the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) and the Catholic holy day All Souls day. 
Students celebrated Guy Fawkes day by creating 'Fireworks in a Jar' and firework art.
Candle holders were made (yet to be decorated) to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu 'Festival of Lights'.

The students really enjoyed spending time in other classrooms with a mix of children from across the syndicate.
A big thank you to parents and grandparents who helped out in the classrooms!

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 6

Monday: Shared Prayer
Tuesday: School Athletics @ Saxton (all day)
Wednesday: Postponement day for School Athletics
Friday: Sport
             Homework due

9 November 2016

Presidential Election

For the past few days Kereru Class have been learning about the electoral process and the Presidential Election.
We had a mock election (The Candy Election) where students had a democratic vote to nominate three types of chocolate and three types of chewy candy. Today was the Primaries (a taste test) to decide on which of the chocolate should be the nominee for the 'Chocolate Party' and which of the chewy should be the 'Chewy Party' nominee. Tomorrow we will have the 'General Election' to decide if the Chocolate or Chewy wins!
In the afternoon we watched the election results on TV and recorded the results on our electoral maps. We also held our own version of the Presidential election. The students had to register to vote and bring their registration card to the voting booth in order to vote. Some teachers and support staff also came in to vote. After they voted they were given an 'I Have Voted' sticker :)
(Hillary won by a landslide btw!)
Voting Booth ready

The Candy Election

Rilee checking Alice's voter registration form


Counting the candy votes
Ready for the Presidential vote

Mr Wingham gets his 'I Voted Today' sticker


8 November 2016

Suter Art Gallery Visit

Last Wednesday as a class we visited the new/old Suter Art Gallery.
 We went there to see the new art and the new building.
We liked how they kept the old  part of the building in the new part of the building. 
Our favourite painting was the Huria Matenga.
 Over all we really enjoyed our visit to the Suter Art Gallery.
A big thank you to all the parents that took us to the Suter Art Gallery!!!!
By Sophie And Alice. 


Touch Tournament 2016

Last Friday it was the Top of the South Catholic Schools Touch Tournament. 
It was held at Saint Pauls school. There were Year 5 teams up to Year 8 teams. 
We had sausages, baking and juices. 
The year 5/6 team Saint Pauls Eagles placed 1st in the competitive grade and year 5/6 team Saint Pauls Chargers placed 2nd in the year 5/6 competitive grade.
Saint Pauls Navy came 2nd in the year 7/8  competitive grade. 
The competitive teams played at Salisbury school and participation teams played at Saint Pauls school. 
We had so much fun on Friday playing touch rugby really looking forward to next years Top of the South Touch Tournament.
                                                                  By Maisie & Agnes

6 November 2016

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 5

We are halfway through the last term of 2016!
Monday: Shared Prayer 
Tuesday: Music
Wednesday: Middle Syndicate Mass @ Church (9.30)
Thursday: Middle Syndicate Inter-change
Friday: Homework Due
             Sport: Athletics

1 November 2016

Halloween Fun

Kereru students have been having a lot of fun over the past week decorating the classroom for Halloween. 
Today they enjoyed some sweet treats (jelly eyeballs and skulls!) and watched a not so scary episode of Goosebumps :)