September 23, 2017

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 10

Last Week of Term 😁
Remember to share our class blog with your mum/dad/grandparents
Monday: Election homework due
                  Tennis Skills w/Kolie
                  Performing Arts (middle block)
                  Fitness w/Bodie
Tuesday: Sport (athletic skills)
Friday: Shared Prayer
               News Groups
               Mrs Stanton (middle block)
Enjoy your last week of term! Woohoo!

September 22, 2017

Decision 2017!

This week Kereru Class have been learning about the electoral system and how we get a government.  The students discussed questions such as: What is an election? Why do we have them? What happens during an election campaign? How does the voting process work?
The students have been very engaged and definitely had their own opinions about the two main political parties and their leaders!
We finished the week with our own election with each student getting an I VOTED sticker afterward.
The results were.....
Winner: Labour 18 votes
Runner up: National 10 votes
Greens: 2 votes
NZ First 1 vote
It will be interesting to see if our votes match up with the real thing on Saturday 👀
Looking forward to our class discussion on Monday!
Here are some photos taken over the week:
Election process discussions
Students on the 'Vote Compass' site
Vote Compass Site
Our two Election Officials

Decision time Ben!

September 20, 2017

More Wishes and Stars!

September is our busiest month for birthdays here in Kereru Class and yesterday we had another one!
Happy Birthday to Jorja! 🎂 🎉
Last weekend Jacob participated in a table tennis competition and made it through to the finals in both the Under 11 Boys Singles and Under 13 Boys Doubles. 
What a fantastic achievement Jacob!

September 15, 2017

Māori Language Week

This week is Māori Language Week. The theme Kia ora te reo Māori was chosen to celebrate New Zealand’s indigenous greeting. 
The students have practiced how to introduce themselves to a friend and have posted these, and their personal Mihi,  on Seesaw. They have also been learning about Māori myths and legends, in particular 'The Story of Rangi and Papa'
In their groups they presented their own interpretation of the story using masks and stick puppets. Great job everyone!

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 9

It's a very active week this week!
Monday: Homework (make sure you have your Maori greeting prepared)
                 Tennis w/Kolie
                 Fitness w/Bodie
Tuesday: Sport (athletics)
                 Middle Syndicate Mass @ school 11.30 (invitations have gone home)
                 Zumba w/Sally (afternoon)
Wednesday: Performing Arts (afternoon)
Thursday: Library (instead of Wednesday)
Friday: Shared Prayer
              Mrs Stanton (middle block)
Have a fabulous week!

Middle Syndicate Mass

On Tuesday 19 September @ 11.30 The Middle Syndicate will be having a mass at school. Parents are very welcome to come along and join us and stay for a cuppa and a bite to eat afterwards.
(invitations have gone home with your child)

Wishes and Stars

Big birthday wishes to Ronin who turned 10 on Thursday 🎂 and congratulations to Elizabeth, our Star of the Week ⭐ Elizabeth is a happy, kind and gentle friend to all who also works cooperatively with her learning buddies.

September 12, 2017

Disco Fever!

Spring has sprung which calls for a Spring Fling! Lets celebrate spring's arrival by dragging out those bright and flowery shirts and dresses. Come and have some fun at our Spring Disco! 
  • When: Friday 15 September, 2017
  • Where: Richmond Parish Centre, William St, Richmond
  • Time: 7-9 pm (Year 5-8)
  • Dress Code: Flower Power/Bright spring colours
  • Cost: Tickets $5 each - Available at the office. Door Sales available.
There will be games during the evening and a prize for the best dressed. 
Treats & fizzy drink will be available for purchase throughout the evening.