Today we were extremely lucky to have a special guest at assembly. Joseph Parker is a professional boxer who became the first heavyweight boxer from NZ to win a major world championship. His advice for our students was 'to believe in yourself' and that 'nothing beats hard work'. Thank you Joseph Parker!
Friday, June 19, 2020
Friday, June 12, 2020
On Friday at assembly we celebrated Mr Burts achievement from the Queens Birthday Honours list 2020. Mr Burt is now a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his work in the field of Education. We also acknowledged the work of Mrs Burt who along with Mr Burt are the founders and leaders of the Manaiakalani Programme. We are so lucky and blessed to have such wonderful leaders at our school.
Friday, June 5, 2020
This year our 40 Hour Famine Team was a little smaller than usual. Due to the lockdown we couldn't confirm whether we were even going to have a team, but luckily we managed to put together a team at short notice. Instead of having our annual sleepover at school to mark the 40 Hour Famine and to start our 20 Hours of fasting (no eating), we held a workshop at school. We hope that you enjoy the following movie. Thank you to all of the families and friends of our students who have sponsored them this year.
Friday, May 29, 2020
This year for Samoan Language Week 2020, the Samoan group had the task of preparing an item that would be viewed on a livestream at our school assembly. Sadly we did not get the chance to view their item live on stage due to the lockdown restrictions. But we did manage to capture their stunning performance on video so that we could watch it again. Well done Samoan Group! Here are some of the highlights.
Friday, March 13, 2020
The Year 5&6 Camp was held in Week 6 of Term 1. The students had such an amazing time participating in many neat activities such as kayaking, swimming, water slides, cycling and much more. On the Thursday night a camp concert was held and each team (6 Teams in total) had to perform an item in front of an audience in the hall. Mr Goodwin was an amazing MC and Ms Haare was awesome at keep us all entertained in between all the items. There could only be one winner, so congratulations to Team Weka!
Friday, March 6, 2020
Do you know how to use your W.I.T..S? If you ever come across a problem in the classroom or in the playground and you are not sure how to deal with it, it's always best to use your WITS.
W - Walk Away
I - Ignore it
T - Talk about it
S - Seek help
Thank you to our wonderful prefects for demonstrating what using your WITS might look like.
Friday, February 28, 2020
Each year we have a school picnic down at our very own Pt England Beach. The weather was amazing and everyone had a fantastic time. Thank you to Mr Burt, staff, teachers and all of our wonderful parent helpers for making it happen!
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
We have a team of amazing teachers at our school. At the start of the term we had a Meet the Teacher Day where parents had the opportunity to meet their child's teacher. Thank you to all of our parents who came along to have a korero (chat/talk) with our teachers.
Monday, February 17, 2020
Have you heard about Lazy Sneakers! Maia Mariner is the young person who created this charity to help students. Lazy Sneakers collect reusable sneakers from the community and distribute to people for free so they can play, participate and reach their potential. Many students at our school were lucky enough to receive a pair of shoes when Lazy Sneakers came along to our school. Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity Lazy Sneakers and Maia!
Friday, February 14, 2020
The following movie was created by our prefects for their korero of the week - Pay Attention. It's all about the importance of paying attention. If you pay attention then you will be able to follow the correct instructions that you have been given. So listen to your teachers, coaches and to your peers. We hope that you pay attention in class, on the sports field and at home.