Thursday, April 24, 2014

Happy Song - American School

Is this super cool or what?  I am already concocting plans for prizegiving people!!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Duffy Assembly Week 10

In week 10 we were very lucky to have a Duffy Hero’s Assembly. Husband and wife team Mary Kippenberger. ( storyteller) and Peter Charlton-Jones. (musician) had travelled up from Otane to tell us about themselves, as well as rope us into some very hilarious role playing.
They were very eager for some actors to help them out, and lucky for them we have a great range of budding young actors in our school. Joedy, Tegan and Jack Karekare had us all laughing with their amusing impersonations of the Huntsman, Little Red, and the wolf (in Grandmas clothing). They also had a great selection of talent helping them out when discussing the story of Henny Penny, including the acting skills of Miss Grover and Whaea Eds!
Peter and Mary left our school very impressed with how well our kids did and are certain they may see some of them on stage in a few years time (maybe even on Shortland Street?) We are also very thankful for all the books, which they presented to us. Know doubt the kids will be reading up a storm, as Peter had told them the best way to get an amazing imagination is to read.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

And, we have a winner!

Congratulations to Kingi (1st place), Tegan (2nd place) and Ngaire (3rd place) for our Kiwikids Weekly quiz results for term 1. It has been an extra big effort to be up to date with what is happening in our nation, around the world and with sporting news. So who are our term 2 triumphant people going to be?

Wacky Hair Day

Don't forget on our last day of term, Thursday 17th April, Te Mahia School is holding a mufti day - our theme is wacky hair. Go crazy people and use your creativity. Here are a few snaps to give you inspiration - the possibilities are endless. All putea from this day is going towards Eastern Zone Sports. Kia ora =)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What does ANZAC Day mean to me?

My Great Grandfather went to World War 1. Even though I never met him, I have been told that he was a remarkable man. He received two medals whilst at World War 1, my Uncle wears these to Dawn Parade at Kaiuku each year. They are a very special taonga that our family have.  When I think of ANZAC Day, I think of the incredibly brave and selfless people that went to war. To put your life on the line for your family and country is a remarkable and I think all soldiers are incredible human beings. I know our country would be very different today if soldiers and people did not stand up for what was right and wrong. Dictatorship is a word that has a lot of negative connotations to me and I hope our future does not include people such as Adolph Hitler. Currently around the world, there are a number of wars going on because people in power abuse it and can't negotiate and reason with different beliefs and views. On the 25th of April, I will be at Kaiuku for Dawn Parade and will be thinking firstly, about my Grandfather and other soldiers involved in WW1 and WW2.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Kiwi Kids Quiz Term 1 2014

Some people in Room 1 have done an amazing job with using not only the Kiwikids website, but also newspapers, the news, other internet sites.  It is sooooooooooo important you know what is happening in the world around you. That includes, community, national, international and sporting news. I have seen the progress the entire class has made but at the end of the term, 1st 2nd and 3rd have a treat install for them. So who likes chocolate? (It is Easter time shortly after all)