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Kapa haka. Written by Khyah Wikitera.

Some tuesday’s we do kapa haka we learn songs.  Our teacher’s are called Papa Chris and Whaea Sandra sometimes they bring their baby girl named Kau and Kau’s sister to kapa haka. The songs are called ka tukituki and another song but i don’t the name. I think it is a big privilege to learn about kapa haka.  […]

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Rarawa Beach, written by Tommy Doyle

For the last few weeks we have been  going on trips to Rarawa Beach,to collect data on the species we find there.  At the beach we are put into three groups, group one,group two and group three. Group one would go snorkelling with Whaea Heather, group two would be with Whaea Tracey and group three with Whaea Yani. When you are with Whaea Tracey you walk along the beach looking for species like sand hoppers. When you’re with Whaea Yani you walk along the rock pools with the meter square until you find a spot to lay it down, then see what species you can see inside it.  When you’re with Whaea Heather you are snorkeling in the rock pools looking for species.  My favourite thing to do at Rarawa Beach is to go swimming in the lagoon.  I like how it sounds awesome when the waves crash down.

              

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Henderson Bay

Students enjoyed learning about the many different types of species and their habitats at Henderson Bay.

 

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Duffy Theatre

It is always such an exciting time when Duffy Theatre come to visit and share the message about how important it is to read. Our students laughed, giggled, smiled and were inspired by the three awesome actors. They had so many questions around what inspired them to become actors and how they got there. It was so lovely to hear our students thinking deeply about the experience.

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Celebration of good learners day 2016

Check out the photos from our celebration of good learners day at the end of Term 3 at Waiora Marae.  Thank you to all of the parents and wider community for your help and coming along and spending the day with us

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Firewise visit

Firewise visit

Dave came to share with us information on how to be firewise and keeping ourselves safe so that we don’t cause a fire (matches and lighters are given to adults when found) and also what to do in the case of a fire (get out and stay out).  Ask your child to tell you about the important fire messages.

 

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