Saturday, 10 November 2018


Last week we had a fantastic day at Lovelock Track for the Year3-6 Owairaka athletics day. It was awesomely organised (thanks Mrs Mudgeway) and everyone did a fantastic job in all the events. Events included shot put, discus, high jump, long jump and 100, 200, 400 and 800m track runs.

Everyone put in a great deal of effort and determination and did themselves, and Owairaka, proud.

Special mention to Joyce, Taimalie, Solomon, Leo, Harry, Savannah, VJ and Kingston who took out placings in, sometimes several, events.

Another special mention to Solomon, Savannah, Harry and VJ who competed in the class relay representing Rm23 - and coming first! Awesome stuff.

Good luck to students who will be representing Owairaka School at the Eden/Albert Athletics. Go team!

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Duffy Awesome Grandparent

Big congratulations to Wayne, Lucas' grandad, who recieved the Grandparent Duffy prize for 2018. Showing great support and and commitment to Lucas' education at Owairaka School - your efforts are appreciated! Lucas is very lucky to have such great grandparents!

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Camp 2018!

Last week Kauri Team went on camp to Chosen Valley - despite some dubious weather we all had an absolutely awesome time. Check out the student blogs for their camp reflections (soon to come).

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Blog Blasting

Here is the class brainstorm Room 23 did looking at what makes a positive, quality blog comment.
We are flocusing this term on connecting with the other Kauri classes blogs.
Rm23: How are you finding this so far?

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Philopsophical Question of the Week

Here's our philosopical question of the week to get you thinking about what you are thinking...

At what age is a person an adult? Why do you think so?

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Comment below with your answer and make sure you tell us why you think that.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Big Rubbish Clean Up

On the last week of Term 3 Rm23 took part in the Big Community Clean Up where we joined Room's 19 and 25 in cleaning up around our school and all the way up to the top of Mt Albert.
It was great to be able to do something for our community and the students did an amazing job getting in the bushes and behind all the debris to collect a large amount of rubbish!

Hopefully when we do it next year we won't find as much rubbish!! Challenge Owairaka community!

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Dawn Raid

This term we have been reading the book 'Dawn Raid' by Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith.
We were lucky enough to have a character from the book 'Tigi' come in and talk about his experience as a Polynesian Panther and how they fought the injustice of the Dawn Raids in the 1970's.

Rm23: Tell us what was most memorable about Tigi's talk. Comment on what it made you think/feel.

Here are some of the questions we wanted to ask Tigi.
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