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Trip to Maungapiko

We were so privileged to be able to spend a stunning day at Spirits Bay and climbing Maunga Piko. Our Year 7 and 8 students spent time talking to Richard and Kyle (our GNS scientists) and thinking deeply  about how the landforms around Spirits Bay were formed. We found out that there are areas of old (65 million year old) rock from the ocean floor that has been scraped over a younger series of rock. So if we were to cut into a mountain, we would find layers of old rock, then younger rock then older rock again. Very interesting.

The younger students spent the day playing fun fitness games on the sand and collected treasures to inspect under the microscope and wrote poems about the area. Fun was had by all!

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Playground fun

Our juniors have been very innovative lately in the playground. They have been practising the Habits of Mind qualities of Thinking Creatively and Persisting. Well done!

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Ukelele

We are really lucky this term to have Whaea Selena Bercic from REAP coming in on Thursdays to teach us how to play the ukelele.  These lessons are for all students and staff and are really enjoyable for all!  

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Ngataki Pa

What a cool trip this was! We all couldn’t get over how high Ngataki Pa was. You could see North Cape, the entrance to Houhora and if the pines weren’t there you would see Utea on 90 mile beach. The kids thoroughly enjoyed thinking about Mokohorea and what it would have been like in the past. If you have any stories around this please share with your kids.

                

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Matariki Day at Waiora Marae Term 2

Matariki day at the Marae

Another awesome day at the Marae last term. It wass lovely to have the chance for our Tamariki to share what they are learning. This definitely makes them feel proud and makes the learning worthwhile.

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POWTOON

Today we had a POWTOON lesson led by Megan Doyle who had used this app to present her careers project in an awesome and interactive way – well done Megan.  Students (and teachers) had the opportunity to learn how to use this app on the chrome books.

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Utea Pa visit

We had a great day on our field trip to Utea (Signaling Pa) It was so high and you could see all the way down the beach. It is a really good spot  to see people approaching in the distance. Our Tamariki had so much fun running wild in the low wind swept manuka. They climbed and hid and ran and ran. Kids were also shocked at how much rubbish we collected on 90mile in 3min!!!! Very sad to see. We will plan to go back and do another clean up as Kaitiaki of the Far North. A BIG thank you to Yvonne and Betsy for supporting us on the day, we really appreciate the time you give and enjoy listening to your korero.

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30 praise cards!!

Congratulations to these students that chose an ice cream sundae as their prize for receiving 30 praise cards at school.

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School Garden

The tamariki enjoy working out in the school garden.  The hens are doing well and we have had a steady supply of eggs since we got them.

                    

 

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Congratulations Tommy

Congratulations to Tommy for getting 30 praise cards.  The prize he chose was an ice cream sundae.

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