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!

Saturday, 10 November 2018

On Monday Te Rōpū Māia and Te Rōpū Auaha worked on a  STEM activity.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. We used marshmallows and spaghetti to build the highest free standing tower. We were in groups of 3 or 4. We were only allowed to use the materials we were given. It was hard to try and not eat the marshmallows. It was also hard to try and make it stand by itself. At the end we were allowed to eat the marshmallows. We are looking forward to doing more STEM activities. Have you got any ideas of fun STEM activities you have done which we might like?

Thursday, 1 November 2018


Today we continued working with Scratch. We didn't complete any new work, but looked at what we have learnt so far and enjoyed sharing our learning and helping each other. We are focusing on teamwork and taking risks with our learning... we tried new things with Scratch.  Here are a few photos of our afternoon. We are looking forward to sharing some new Scratch creations soon. Watch this space!