Thursday, 25 August 2016

Lexie M paints a picture with her words.

What an amazing piece of writing from Lexie! She is learning to add strong adjectives and verbs to her writing.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016


This week and next we are learning to be 'Firewise.' We will be learning all about fire safety. Today we had Jodie from the Wanaka Fire service visit us and talk to us about matches and lighters, as well as how to get out of a burning house safely. We appreciate your support in helping with the homework we have set to support our learning!

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Bruce Potter visit

Yesterday Bruce Potter visited our school. He is a book author and illustrator (and also a great singer!) He showed us how he creates his characters for his stories and drew an amazing doodle creature from ideas we gave him. 
"I liked the shark mouth." - Kaiyo
"It was incredible!" - Jake

As soon as we got back to class we got suck into some doodle art, so watch this space!

Monday, 15 August 2016

Writing skills

The Lions writing group have been learning how to use commas in their writing to join ideas together. They now use these well! They are also enjoying reading each others writing and looking for their learning goals in each others stories. Well done team! You can check out part of Meisha's writing here.

Thursday, 11 August 2016


We have been learning about the Rio Olympics in Karearea. We chose some fun activities to have competitions in. Today we handed out our first medals. We did frisbee throwing! Malakai won the BRONZE medal with a throw of 13 metres. Avie won the SILVER medal with a throw of 14 and a half metres, and Ellah won the GOLD medal with an ENORMOUS throw of 18  AND A HALF METRES!
All the kids had a great time and cheered their classmates on. Tino pai Karearea!!

Sunday, 7 August 2016

The Olympics have started!

We have been learning about the Rio Olympic games. Last week Kyle brought to school a 2000 Olympics jacket signed by Gold medal winner Rob Waddell! We think it would take a lot of effort and practise to win an Olympic medal.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Remi's super writing!

Check out Remi's super descriptive writing! Remi and the Lions writing group are learning to use commas to create complex sentences. Hasn't he done well!