Thursday, 19 July 2018

Our last Garden to Table session

On the last Wednesday of the term we had our last Garden to Table session - Pizza making!
A big thank you to Sarah and Trudy who do such an amazing job organising the kitchen and garden activites and a massive thanks to the volunteers that help as well - the students absolutely love the experience and have learnt so many valuable life skills. Thank you!!

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Arataki Fun

For our Kauri Team trip this term we visited Arataki to learn about invertebrates and how they are great recyclers. Massive thanks to the education guides at Arataki and the awesome parents who helped us and made the tip possible.
Here are the photos:

Game of Moostery

On Thursday 5th July we set up a Google Hangout chat with our Game of Moostery Buddy Class. We took turns at asking yes or not questions where we tried to guess each others: Island. Region. City or Town and School.
It was really great narrowing down places on Google Maps to try and locate them and asking them questions such as “Are you North of Dunedin?” and “Are you within 100km of Hokitika?”

Our buddy class did amazing and managed to guess our school first. We came in a few questions after with their school “Paroa Grey School”.
Check out the photos!

Here are the links to our Buddy Class students blogs. Click on the names to check out their blog. They have just started learning to blog so check out their awesome start!

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Talented ex-Owairaka student in photo competition

Check out this awesome photo taken by Vinnie - an ex-Owairaka student. To vote for him click on the link. (page 5)You have to click on the star number you want to give him (e.g. if you want to give him 5 stars then click on the 5th star).
He entered a couple of photos in the 2018 Auckland Photography Festival's - Auckland Photo Day Contest a couple of weeks ago and one of them was selected amongst 149 picks from 1000 entries to be put on line for the "People's Choice Award" online vote.
This is his photo (taken on a freezing weekend morning in the hood just before trudging up Mt Eden to get dawn photos):

Awesome stuff Vinnie! Keep up the amazing work.

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Monday, 25 June 2018

Arataki Trip

The first Arataki trip scheduled for Tuesday 26th June has been postponed due to expected bad weather. We will go next Tuesday instead (3rd July).

For the Arataki Trip:
  • Closed toe and comfortable shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Warm clothing
  • Raincoat if it looks like it might rain
  • Healthy morning tea and lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Pen
  • We must take all of our rubbish with us when we leave.

We will be leaving school promptly at 9.10am and returning by 2.30pm. Please be at school on time. Any questions please ask your classroom teacher.

Matariki Buddy Class

We were lucky enough to have Matariki celebration kai with our buddy class. So much food to share and some great qulity time with our buddies. We also got to see Whaea Puhi's amazing cloak and we made one of our own using paper feather templates and water colour pencils. Happy Matariki everyone!

Monday, 18 June 2018

Big Foot bikes

We were very lucky to have Big Foot Bikes come and give us a couple of sessions on bike safety. We learnt so much and had so much fun riding around safely on our bikes. Thanks Big Foot!