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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Our Brilliant Blogger is .......

Our Brilliant Blogger this week is ...



Click on the link to check out Mika's awesome blog and her fantastic drawing about our shared book
Refugee!

Monday, 17 September 2018

Crusaders Country

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The Super Rugby Season might be over for another year but we are very proud of our Canterbury Crusaders who were crowned Super Rugby Champions for 2018. We were "super" excited to have the Super Rugby Cup at our school on Thursday for us to have our photo taken with it. Thanks Barbara for bringing it in! We are some very happy Crusader Supporters!              
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Friday, 7 September 2018

Ki-O-Rahi Tournament

I had the pleasure of taking this awesome bunch of children to the Uru Manuka Ki-O-Rahi Tournament this afternoon.


This is the second year the tournament has been run, and this year it was held at Gilberthorpes School. The children had a lot of fun playing in the tournament and ensured they were all sport HEROes on and off the field.




Well done everyone involved!

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Friday, 31 August 2018

Daffodil Day

Today in New Zealand it has been Daffodil Day. Daffodil Day is a day when we commemorate the people that have suffered with cancer or are fighting cancer.
When one of our wonderful Year 8 students was researching Daffodil Day she saw that one in three kiwis are affected by cancer whether it is if someone in your family that has suffered from cancer or a friend has suffered from it. Those figures really affected her.

To celebrate this special day she decided to make a little video showing why people wear a daffodil and what it means to them to where one. For her, she wore it for family and for anybody that has had to go through that experience of having to fight against cancer.

In the making of this video Grace found  that our younger children didn't really know what it meant to wear a daffodil. Because of that she now wants to make our children more aware of what it means to wear a daffodil and what cancer is and how people/families are affected.

"I feel that kids need to know how big of a problem it is and how they can help people to get better." stated Grace. "So if you would like to help out please donate to Daffodil Day so that we can help find cures and support those going through treatments."

This is the video that Grace made for Daffodil Day.



Friday, 24 August 2018

What's All This About Recycling???

This week, Rimu class got the opportunity to visit our local Waste Management Sites to look at Recycling. The trip was a chance for us to reflect on how much we are personally recycling and what we can do to help our families recycle more and therefore create less waste.

We firstly looked at Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover and Residual Disposal.

Chris (the Educator for Waste Management) told the group that went in the morning that they were only the second class he's ever worked with (and he said he had worked with lots!!!!) to ever get the words in the right order on the first go.  Way to go guys, that was an awesome effort!

After that the children had to go through the process of recycling items that people put in their yellow bins, just the way the machine at Eco Sort does. They had to sort all of this waste starting with removing all the contaminated objects (those things that have been put in the yellow bin but that just can't be recycled).

Next the children worked in pairs to match up raw materials with what the material looks like after it has been recycled and an object it has been recycled into. Not the easiest of tasks.


Finally we headed off to the Eco Shop and each pair was given a budget of $500. We had to pretend we were leaving home for the first time and setting up a new flat so we had to find items for our flat. We were surprised at the amazing bargains we could get. It was really exciting to "shop" for our flats. We found some great things but unfortunately we couldn't find beds but we decided that was ok and we would just sleep on the really comfy couches we found :)

Recycling Rocks!!!!