Monday, 10 December 2018

Big Day In

Last Monday the 3rd of December Ruru and Korimako had their big day in!
It was so much fun. Check out some of the photos below to see what we did.


Monday, 29 October 2018

Illusion Art

During Maths Week we started creating some illusion art.

We opted into one of four different types of illusion art. 





REAL TIME - Week 2

This term we have started REAL Time on a Friday.
Below are some of the activities we got up to last week.







Thursday, 11 October 2018


For our term three inquiry we looked at the power of wind.
At the end of our learning we sorted ourselves into small groups to plan and design our own blokarts.
We had to test our designs and make changes to make them work better.
On the last day of term we had a race.


Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Year 6 Ski Trip

On Monday 10th of September most of the year six children went on a ski trip to Porters Ski Field.

We had the option to do skiing or snowboarding,
most of the year us chose to do skiing.
Some of the parents joined in to learn to ski or snowboard as well.

When you did skiing you got put through three beginner levels and they
taught you to...
1.Put your skis on
2. Learn how to stop
3. Learn how to turn.
When you finished those three levels you could go off to the intermediate
slope which was steeper and longer than the beginners.
To get up to the intermediate slope you had to hold onto a pomer.
A pomer is like a flying fox but you don't sit on it, you hold onto it and it pulls
you up the mountain.

If you did snowboarding you would practice clipping and unclipping your
snowboard on and off. Then you headed half way up the intermediate slope
and sat down to clip in your snowboard.
One at a time you'd stand up and go down facing forward learning how to
stop and start. Once you reached the bottom you'd head halfway up again
and finish the lesson.

Thank you to all of your parent helpers. We hope you enjoyed the day as
much as us!

Mason Matthews

Tuesday, 18 September 2018


Congratulation to Finn, Harry, Zodie and Riley Sc who are members of the
Waitākiri A Chess team.  

They recently competed at the Canterbury tournament and won.
This meant they get to compete at the nationals in Mount Maunganui.
The boys have also worked very hard to fundraising to pay for their flights and
accommodation.They held a black and white mufti day, a pie fundraiser and guess how many chess pieces are in the pot.

This is a really good opportunity for them. They also went to Ashburton where they came 2nd out of all of the South Island.