Saturday, 23 February 2019

Play Based Learning - Week 2

It has been two weeks since we started Play Based Learning. While the children are having fun, they are also learning many things through play. Check out some of the learning the children are doing during the play.

Harsirat, Aria and Maddison were busy creating at the craft table.

Luca was finding out how the scale works.

Laytin and Skylarr made their cosy hideout. 

Isabella and Milla measured the length of the uni-link block they connected.

Zack, Cayden, Ryan and Kairo experimented the different states of liquids and solids with cornstarch.

Boston and Toby worked together for figuring out how to put up the

Caytlin-Lee, Mikayla, Sharnee are playing together nicely. 

Friday, 22 February 2019

Check out this Champion!!!

Check out this awesome champion! MJ has only been at school for just over one week and he is super full of confidence and led our daily Karakia. We are so happy that you have joint our hub. Ka Pai MJ!!!

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Hi. Our class is called Auaha and in our class we have 21 students in our class. We made a treaty and we used coffee and teabags to make it look old. You can see the treaty behind us in the photo.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019


Te Ara Whakatau has been making the most of the amazing weather and are continuing to develop our swimming skills in our school pool. It has been amazing to see all of the students growing in confidence and continuing to improve each and everyday! Here are some students from Te Rōpū Kura Pounamu, Te Rōpū Whakaute and Te Rōpū Wawata enjoying some free time after their swimming lessons.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Play Based Learning

Play Based Learning.

We have started out journey with Play Based Learning, and we are absolutely loving it. Check out some photos below. We are also starting to put up photos around the room of some of the great things we have made. Come in and check them out.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

The Festival of Flowers

On Friday some of our students made sand saucers to enter a competition called The Festival of Flowers. We were very lucky to have flowers given to us from Moffat Flower Company. There was a lot of wonderful creations and we did a fantastic job. We won several prizes and made our teachers proud! We are looking forward to entering again next year. Here are some photos of our sand saucers. Have you ever made a sand saucer? Which is your favourite and why?
These photos show the display at the hall. Our entries have a pink flag.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Swimming at Canterbury Swim School

In the first two weeks of the term some of the students from Te Ara Whakatau and Te Ara Takitini were learning some swimming skills at Canterbury Swim School. It will be great for them to bring these skills back to our school pool when this opens. We want to say a big congratulations to Soheilla for winning a $100 swimming voucher recognising all the hard work she put in over the two weeks. Congratulations Soheilla!