31 March 2017

The Game of Awesome!

This week we received a Ministry of Education writing resource named The Game of Awesome! The students have had a couple of sessions playing the game in order to understand how it all works and their feedback has been really positive. Next week we plan on taking the next step and using the game to generate ideas for writing.
Here is a link to a short video about the game followed by some photos and student comments.
Link to The Game of Awesome!
It's pretty cool and fun because it will help with my writing and my imagination.
by Declan
It's funny and a great way to play with your friends and make stories that are funny.
by Taylor
The Game of Awesome is literally awesome because there is so many cool game cards to choose from and it will really help with writing.
by Jacob C
Everyone gets really imaginative with their stories that they end up with.
by Isla
It's pretty awesome!
by Austin
The Game of Awesome is awesome.
                                                                 by Alice
You can get mind blowing ideas from the cards.
by Bianca
The Game of Awesome is cool cause it's got some weird objects to choose for a story.
by Kate

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 10

Monday: Homework Due
Tuesday: Sport
Thursday: Performing Arts (afternoon)
Friday: Shared Prayer
Have a great week!

28 March 2017

Swimming Awards and Star of the Week

Congratulations to Lily, Ben, Reuben and Carter on gaining a place (1st, 2nd or 3rd) in the recent Primary Inter-School Swimming Competition at Nayland Pool. What a fantastic achievement.
Also, well done to Reuben for being our Star of the Week!

24 March 2017

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 9

Monday: Homework due
                Reliever in Kereru (afternoon)
Tuesday: Sport
Wednesday: Performing Arts (afternoon)
Friday: Shared Prayer

22 March 2017

Kereru's Student Councillor 2017!

Congratulations to Alice who was voted by her classmates to be our class representative on the Student Council this year.
Alice presented a well thought out and written speech and convinced her peers that she would be the best person for the job.
Well done Alice!
Thank you to all the other students who presented a speech. You were all fabulous!

20 March 2017

🍀 Irish Dancing Fun 🍀

On St Patrick's Day Elizabeth and her Irish Dancing school did a tour of schools in the Nelson area to showcase their fabulous talents.
Unfortunately Kereru Class was at swimming when they arrived at St Pauls so today we got a special encore performance (just for us)
🍀  Here is a video of the gorgeous Elizabeth and her lovely Irish dancing 🍀

Elizabeth also participated in a dance event on Saturday and achieved a 1st Merit Award.

17 March 2017

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 8

Monday: Homework Due
                Mrs Bafico in Kereru (middle block)
Tuesday: Sport
Wednesday: Performing Arts (middle block)
Friday: PE

Swimming Fun

This week Kereru class had swimming lessons at the ASB Aquatic Centre. 
Swimming was really fun especially when our class had a lifesaving session. We got taught how to make a huddle in the water as well as flipping off a boat safely. 
In swimming we mainly focused on freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. 
Isla quotes 'I really liked the coaches because they were really supportive and nice'' 
Heidi quotes 'Swimming was fun. I liked freestyle ''




14 March 2017

Tryathlon Champs!

Well done to these fabulous kids who participated in the Weet-bix Tryathlon on Sunday
Good on you all for challenging yourself to finish the course!
All participants received special medals this year to celebrate the Tryathlon's 25th anniversary.

10 March 2017

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 7

🏊 🏊 🏊 🏊  Reminder: Swimming Lessons All Week 🏊 🏊 🏊 🏊 
Monday: Mrs Bafico (afternoon)
Tuesday: Sport
Thursday: School Mass and Picnic @ school 5.30pm
Friday: St Patrick's Day!
Have an awesome week!

8 March 2017

Fun Times!

Muddy Buddy!
Some of our students participated in last weekend's Muddy Buddy and by the looks of it they had a blast!
Thank you to Jacob and Austin for the photos.
 Here are the before and after shots!

Taylor went over to Waimea College to spend time with a tuatara. She said she thought it would feel bumpy but was actually quite smooth.

Keeping it Clean in Kereru!

Thank you very much to the parents who have generously supplied us with some wipes for classroom tables and also tissues for our noses! Unfortunately some stationery boxes at the beginning of the year were missing tissues so we are desperately short, especially moving into autumn and winter. Please keep them coming!

3 March 2017

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 6

Remember there is no swimming this week! It is now in Week 7 (next week)
Monday: Mrs Bafico in Kereru (afternoon block)
Tuesday: Sport
Wednesday: Primary Inter-school Swimming Competition @ Nayland Pool
Thursday: Performing Arts (middle block)
Friday: Shared Prayer
              Homework due back at school
Have an awesome week everyone!

Kereru Stars!

What talented students we have in Kereru Class!
Jorja received two trophies and lots of certificates from the A & P Show in Murchison for her fantastic baking and photography skills! 
Lily participated in the Tasman Athletic Champs and received a 3rd in long jump, 2nd in 100m sprints and the 200m!
What a fabulous effort from these girls!

Happy Birthday!

🎉 We had two birthdays this week.
Carter hit double digits this week when he turned 10!
Holly celebrated her 9th birthday and will be having a party at Rabbit Island this weekend.