Friday, 28 August 2015

Tall Poppies - Sports Camp

Congratulations and well done to our Tall Poppies (Year 7 and 8 students)
who have been away for 4 days this week at the Totara Springs Intermediate Sports Camp.
What an action-packed experience with approximately 20 sporting codes!

Congratulations to our sportspeople, you did us all proud.
 A massive thanks must go to Mrs Te Whaiti, Mrs Logan, Mrs Taylor and Mr Rikiriki for an awesome effort leading up to and during the week of Sports Camp. Super work with the Cheer Routine Mrs van Dijk! 
Thanks also to our wonderful parent helpers, Nichola and Donna.
Well done! You are all stars! 

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Year 1 and 2 Funky Fun Day

On Friday last week many of the Year 1 and 2 students attended a Funky Fun Day at ASB Arena. They had lots of fun participating in many different sports.

Thank you to Paul Griffin for creating this great movie to show you just how much fun the kids had.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

'Stand Up, Speak Out' Poetry and Speech Celebration

Today's Stand Up and Speak Up Celebration of Poetry and Speech was highly anticipated and a great success. The event was the culmination of weeks of learning and practise for all our Year 0- 4 children. Our audience were treated to an array of nursery rhymes, poems and speeches that were presented with passion and flair. They certainly reflected the time and effort the students had put into practising and memorising their item.

In a week when the School's best speeches were judged, this event highlighted our stars of the future.
Congratulations to all of those who stood up and spoke out ... you did a great job!

Wesley Newland - Save New Zealand's Native Birds
Rylee van Dijk - Why children should read more
Imogen Aulding - Why you should be a Warriors supporter
Ryan Galdeman - Why you should travel the world

Wee Sprouts:
Paige van Dijk - Baa Baa Black Sheep
Preston Underwood - The Gingerbread Man

Room 3:
James Appleton - Humpty Dumpty
Noah Leitze - Grand Old Duke of York
Kayden Franz-Kwan - Row, row, row your boat
Esmee Newland - Humpty Dumpty

Room 4: 
Luke Jones - Hickory Dickory Dock
Belicia Reddy - Goosey Goosey Gander
Rawiri Paora - The Grand Old Duke of York

Room 5: 
Chenoa Williams - 1 2 3 4 5.
Harley Oosthuysen - I’m only a cat.
Sophie Neustroski - The Queen of Hearts 

Room 6: 
Zoe Davy - Life of a Sheep
Analise Roscoe - Rainbow

Room 7: 
Lacey Graeme - Grandmas, Grandmas
Madison Bourke - Class gas

Room 8: 
Madison Payne - My Teacher Calls me Sweetie Cakes 
Nico - The Mistletoe Bough 

2015 Dynamo Leaders

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

School Speeches 2015

 As part of the Term 3 Oral Language focus our Year 5-8 students have all recently been involved in writing and presenting speeches. This involved class speeches for all students and class / syndicate finals for selected students in preparation for the School Speech Contest.
Well done to all the students who were involved in speechmaking.

School Speech Finals
Wednesday 19th of August
Thank you to Coryl Baggenstos and Jill Taylor who were the judges
for our School Speech Contests held today.

School Finalists were:
Year 5:
Isaac Bishop
Sara Esterman
Emma Neustroski

Year 6:
Sarah Kennedy
Sofia McCormick
Kate Watson

Year 7:
Cumorah Christy
Jenna Ruck
Ripeka Skudder

Year 8:
Jessica James
Hannah Rose
Arohaina Worthen

Winners for 2015:
Year 5 - Sara Esterman
Year 6 - Sofia McCormick
Year 7 - Ripeka Skudder
Year 8 - Arohaina Worthen

These students now go on to compete at the next level.
Yr 5 and 6 students - West Cluster Competition
Yr 7 and 8 students - Tall Poppies Competition