Thursday, 26 December 2019

Fire Safety in KWW

Throughout terms 3 and 4 the students in Te Rōpū Kura Pounamu, Te Rōpū Whakaute and Te Rōpū Wawata have been learning about fire safety. To finish our awesome unit in the last week of term we had some firefighters from the Wigram Fire Station come and visit us. They talked to us about their job, smoke alarms and tested our fire safety knowledge before seeing how we could get down, get low and get out if the building safely if there was a fire at school. Then we got to have a look around the truck and we all got to spray the hose! In the photos below you can also see 'Fireman Sam', Miss Corry dressed up as a firefighter! It was a great morning and we hope they can come back again next year!


           Checking out the fire Truck!
Fireman Sam!


                   Thanks for coming to visit!

Thursday, 5 December 2019

It's Christmas!

We have put up our Christmas tree. Do you like our Christmas tree? We decorated it as a team and think it looks amazing. Have you put up your Christmas tree - we would love to see a photo if you have.

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Celebrating Diwali

Celebrating Diwali

Last week, the people of India celebrated 'Diwali'. Diwali is the 'festival of lights'. Indian people celebrate the festival with sweets and special foods, as well as traditional music and dance. 

We were lucky to share the celebration with Harsirat from Wawata class last week. She performed an Indian dance for us, which we enjoyed very much. Some of us tried to copy the movements from watching her dancing. Her performance was even more special as she learned the dance moves by watching Youtube clips and created her own dance. 
We could clearly see she worked very hard matching her moves to the rhythm. 
Thank you, Harsirat!

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Our Massage Circle

We got the idea for a massage circle from a book. The book is called At the End of the Day. We love doing a massage circle because it makes us feel calm and warm. We think everyone should try it:)

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Scientists at work!

This week Te Rōpū Kura Pounamu, Te Rōpū Whakaute and Te Rōpū Wawata have become scientists exploring the important natural resources that we use on Earth. First we looked at rocks and came up with some awesome words to describe how the rocks felt like, smelt like, and looked like. Then we started investigating the different soil that we can find around the school. We used magnifying glasses to investigate. Check out the amazing scientists below!

Friday, 13 September 2019


Today we had a really special visitor., his name is Cooper. He looks really cute as you can tell by the photo. We would all love to have Cooper as a pet.  Mrs Ryan hopes he comes back soon:)

Sunday, 25 August 2019


The students are enjoying using our new building table during play based learning time. There has been lots of sawing and hammering happening here as the students practise using the tools and materials that we have. It takes a lot of effort to saw through the wood so we all have to use lots of patience and concentration. Thanks Mark for getting the table ready for us, we are sure getting great use out of it! Here are a few photos of some students trying out the saws, you can sure see the concentration from Ashlyn, Dylan and Isabella as they work to cut through the wood!