August 11, 2017

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 4

Miss MT will be continuing to teach in Kereru Class this week.
You have lots of PE/Sport sessions in preparation for the upcoming hockey and winter tournaments.
Monday: Homework Due
                 Performing Arts (Middle Block)
                 No Child Left Inside (Fitness)
Tuesday: Sport-Hockey Practice
                 Mass @ Church (Middle  Block)
                 Camp Parent Information Evening (5.30pm-6.00pm)
Wednesday: Sport with Hockey Coach 
Friday: PE-Winter tournament practice.
Have a great week!

August 9, 2017


The students are having a very busy sporty term already. 
Our school is taking part in a fitness programme called "No Child Left Inside' and the students are learning lots of new games and skills.
Hockey training with a coach from Hockey NZ has been very valuable as the Year 5/6 hockey tournament is coming up soon.
The students are also in training for winter tournament in week 6 and are practicing for their chosen sport; rugby, football, netball and boccia.

August 4, 2017

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 3

It's a busy week this week so please read the timetable carefully.

Monday: School Powhiri 
                 Homework Due Today
                 No Child Left Inside-Fitness
Tuesday: Sport
Wednesday: Hockey Skills (instead of Monday)
Thursday: Tree Planting Trip
Friday: Shared Prayer
 Have an awesome week!

July 28, 2017

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 2

This week and until week 5 our student teacher, Miss M.T, will be teaching in Kereru Class (with help from Ms Hampson 👍 ) 
Miss M.T has some awesome ideas and I know you will all be super supportive and really enjoy the learning.

Monday: Hockey in Schools 10-10.30
                 No Child Left Inside (fitness programme) 1.45-2.15
Tuesday: Sport
Wednesday: Library (new day)        
Thursday: Performing Arts (afternoon)
Friday: Shared Prayer
              ASB Financial Roadshow (Maths) 9.45-10.30
              News Groups
              Mrs Stanton (middle block)
Have a fabulous week!

Kereru Star of the Week: Week One

Congratulations to the lovely Mia, this week's Star of the Week.
Mia always comes to school with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.
Well done!

July 20, 2017

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 1

Welcome Back Everyone!
Monday: Student Teacher in Kereru
                 No Child Left Inside (physical activity programme)
Tuesday: Sport
Friday: Shared Prayer
              News Groups
              Mrs Stanton (Middle Block)
Enjoy your first week back at school 😁

July 7, 2017

Middle Syndicate Celebration of Learning

What a fantastic afternoon we had on Wednesday! 
The students were very proud to share their learning related to our 'Care for Our Common Home' theme.
How much do you know about NZ native birds? Here is a link to the bird quiz we made for our sharing afternoon. Parents had a fun (competitive!) time playing against each other!
Name That Bird!


July 6, 2017

Pizza Delivery!

Today Kereru Students were presented with a pizza lunch for consistently having the 'cleanest classroom' in term 2.
Thank you to our school cleaners for bringing us the delicious pizza!

June 30, 2017

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 10

😄  It's The Last Week of Term 😁

Monday: Dance practice
Tuesday: Sport
                  Dance practice
Wednesday: Celebration of Learning Afternoon
Thursday: Performing Arts (afternoon)
Friday: Mufti Mania (please bring a gold coin) 
              Shared Prayer
              News Groups
              Mrs Stanton (middle block)
              Have an AWESOME last week of term!

June 23, 2017

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 9

Saint Paul's week is here and we have a very busy (and fun) week planned. 
Please read carefully so you know what is happening.

Monday: Homework is due! Make sure you bring your 'Treasure Hunt' to school on Monday.                           Playhouse performance (afternoon)
Tuesday: Sport (full PE gear)
                  Middle School Interchange (middle block)
                  Whole school singing (afternoon)
Wednesday: Saint Paul's Feast Day Mass
                        Free lunch for students
                        Performing Arts (afternoon)
Thursday: Saint Paul's Feast Day (official)
                    Sports Morning! (9.30-12.30) You must have full PE gear
                    Middle School Interchange (afternoon block)
Friday:  Regional X Country
                Mrs Stanton (middle block)

Have an awesome Saint Paul's Week!

Book Quiz Whizzes!


Boyz at The Menzshed

These fabulous Year 5/6 Vinnies boys have been visiting the Menzshed for the past few weeks and have been learning valuable skills such as drafting, treating and sanding wood and carving.
See student comments below photos.

I feel amazed with what we have achieved so far.
by Ben
I liked the part where we had to use a tool to remove green stuff off the pole and we had to wear a mask and earmuffs.
by Ronin
I like what we have done so far and I'm proud of how we have all worked together.
by Luke
I enjoyed making the bird house to put on the top of the totem pole.
by Buno

June 16, 2017

Sharing Our Dances

Here are the videos from our sharing session earlier today.
The students did a fantastic job on all of the dances considering they have only had four 40 minute sessions!
Well done everyone!
Student Comments:
It was fun and the Hip Hop dance was my favourite because it was fast paced.
 by Toby
All of the dancing was energetic and I really like the slide move in the Hip Hop dance.
by Declan
My favourite bit was the beginning of the Hip Hop dance.
by Bruno
Hip Hop
Salsa Switch

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 8

Monday: Homework Due
Tuesday: Sport
                  Middle School Interchange
Wednesday: Performing Arts (first block)
                      Visitor from Forest and Bird (middle block)
Thursday: Middle School Interchange
Friday: Mahi Toi Performance @ Garin 9.00-10.40
              Mrs Stanton (middle block)
Have a fabulous week!

Kereru Stars!

Congratulations to Heidi and Kate who are this weeks 'Stars'
Both girls have made such fantastic progress in their STEPS learning and have now finished the programme.
You are awesome!!

June 15, 2017

That's A Wrap!

We are looking at ways to reduce waste in the school so earlier this week Kereru Class made their own beeswax lunch wraps and the students are actually using them which is fantastic to see.
Special thanks to Isla, Sean, Holly and the wonderful Elizabeth!
Here are the wraps we made.
Yes we are using them!
I thought it was a really cool process but I didn't like the bees chasing me. 
The wraps look really cool though.
By Bella
Making them was fun because we ran around with them to try and dry them.
By Holly.O
I really enjoyed making them and my mum is using my wrap for a picnic.
By Missy
They are really useful because we don't have to get plastic bags out in the morning.
By Alice

June 13, 2017

Shake Your Groove Thing!

Here are a couple of videos and photos from our dance sessions. It's great fun! 
Student comments will be posted soon.......
Salsa Practice

Hip Hop Practice

June 12, 2017

Kereru Star!

Congratulation to Alice for her achievements at The Wellington Rhythmic Gymnastics OPen Competition at the weekend. 
Alice achieved a 6th overall in the Level 2 competition and a 1st place in the Level 2 Rope section. WOW!
Super effort Alice!

Bird Feeders

Thank you to the students who made bird feeders for our school last week. They are hanging up in the trees and the birds have already eaten most of the seeds and the peanut butter off the pine cones! 
Thank you to Bella's mum for supplying us with a bag of seed :)

June 9, 2017

Keeping Up With Kerru: Week 7

Monday:Homework due
                Dance in Schools (afternoon)
Tuesday: Sport
                 Dance in Schools (afternoon)
Wednesday: Dance in Schools (afternoon)
Thursday: Dance in Schools (afternoon)
Friday:   Shared Prayer
               PE (Mrs Stanton in middle block)
               Dance in Schools (afternoon)
Enjoy your week!

Honey Wraps For Sale!

Honey Wraps for Sale!
To do our bit to help save our school from rubbish, Kereru Class Kids are selling beeswax wraps that are reusable, recyclable, washable and are eco-friendly.
The wraps come in packs of three;
One small wrap (raisins, nuts, biscuits etc)
One medium wrap (muffins, baking)
One large wrap (easily fits a couple of sandwiches, bread rolls)
Wraps can also be use in the home to wrap cheese, leftovers and cover food.
All for only $19.95!

Order forms are available from the office. Bring your completed order form to the office and pay in cash.
You can pay the school online: a/c No:12-3158-0172957-00
Please enter your name and ‘Beeswax’ as a reference/details

By Jacob.C, Sean.H, Holly.B and Isla. (Kereru Class)

June 8, 2017

Beeswax Wraps

Here is a link to the slideshow on how to reduce waste in your lunch boxes.
Thank you to Holly, Sean, Isla and Jacob for all of your hard work on trying to reduce the use of plastic in our school.

June 2, 2017

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 6

Monday: Queen's Birthday Holiday 👑
Tuesday: Homework Due
Wednesday: Inter-school Cross Country (for some students)
Thursday: Performing Arts (middle block)
Friday: Shared Prayer
              Mrs Stanton in Kereru (middle block)
Enjoy your week!

May 26, 2017

Cross Country Information

Saint Paul’s Cross Country
Tuesday 30 May @ Rabbit Island 9.45-12.30 (please note day/time may change)

Programme for the day
9.05 Organise / line up for buses
9.15 Buses leave for Rabbit Island
9.45 Round Robin + Races Begins                        
12.05 pm Round Robin + Races End 
12.30 pm  Return to School 
Requirements for the day
All students must have suitable footwear, school P.E. gear, warm jacket/pants/hat 
You will also need a packed lunch, snacks and a water bottle.
REMINDER: Sausages, Burgers and Baking will be available to buy. Please bring your pre-order to school on Monday.
We will travel to and from Rabbit Island, as a school, by bus.  It is expected that all children
will travel to and from Rabbit Island by bus.
Have a Great Day!

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 5

Monday: Homework Due
                 Garin College Visit-Stage Challenge Show
                 Library (instead of Tuesday)
Tuesday: School Cross Country @ Rabbit Island
Wednesday: Performing Arts (afternoon)
Friday: Shared Prayer
               Mrs Stanton (middle block)

In the Pink!

This morning we had some wonderful St Paul's parents organise a Pink Ribbon Breakfast in support of breast cancer awareness.
We also did our part in Kereru Class by wearing 'a little' bit of pink.

May 25, 2017

Zen Zone!

What a glorious morning for some meditation with the sun streaming in through the windows 🌞
The students had a Basic Facts straight after and almost the entire class scored a PB! 
We are Zen Masters!
It is very calming and makes your mind feel that it's gone into another place.
By Ronin
It was very relaxing and it motivated us to do our maths test.
By Holly B
The meditation took us to another world and it was very calming there and joyful.
By Bruno

May 19, 2017

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 4

Busy week this week!
Monday: Homework due back
                Mrs Stanton (afternoon)
                Library (instead of Tuesday)
Tuesday: Ms Hampson away in the morning (Mrs Stanton in Kereru)
                Sport w/Mrs McQuillan
                Middle Syndicate Mass
                Rippa Team to Tournament
Wednesday: Performing Arts w/Mrs Wallace
                    Buddy Reading
Thursday; PE today instead of Friday
Friday: Shared Prayer

Have an awesome week everyone!

May 14, 2017

Brook Waimarama Sanctuary

Below is a selection of photos from our fabulous trip on Friday.
On Monday students will be posting comments on what they have learnt.
We learnt most of the bird sounds in the Brook.We learnt what plants not to eat and what to eat it was really fun.
By Reuben
At the Brook we learnt lots of the trees names and where they were from. We got to eat two types of plants one was really spicy.
By Lily  
At the brook we learnt that the fence is to keep out animals like ferrets, rats and stoats because they eat the native birds.
By Taylor
(read more comments below) ↓

I really liked how spicy the kawakawa leaves were.
By Holly O
 I learnt that the kawakawa trees make their taste spicier when a caterpillar eats them
By Toby
There is tons of cool bugs and birds.
By Austin
We learnt that the kawakawa plant is shaped like a heart.
By Declan

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 3

Monday: Mrs Stanton in Kereru (afternoon)
Tuesday: Sport
Wednesday: School Powhiri @ Church
Friday: Shared Prayer
Remember to leave your sports gear at school all week as we will be training for cross country every day 🏃
Have a fantastic week! 

April 9, 2017

Holy Week in Two Minutes

This week Holy Week begins.
Holy Week is the week before Easter and the final week of Lent. 
Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday and ends with Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday.

April 8, 2017

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 11

😊 It's the last week of term! 
Thanks to all of you for all your hard work this term.
What a fantastic start to the year in Kereru Class!
This week we have a Holy Week liturgy each day at 2.30pm.
Monday: Homework due
Tuesday: Sport
Wednesday: Buddy Reading with Weka Class
Thursday: Last day of Term One!


Congratulations to our Star of the Week, Lily.
Lily received her certificate for her awesome teamwork in and out of the classroom and for always having a positive attitude and a smile on her face 😃
We also had two birthdays this week!
🎉 Happy Birthday to Heidi who turned 11 this week and Bruno who was 9 on Friday 🎉 

March 31, 2017

The Game of Awesome!

This week we received a Ministry of Education writing resource named The Game of Awesome! The students have had a couple of sessions playing the game in order to understand how it all works and their feedback has been really positive. Next week we plan on taking the next step and using the game to generate ideas for writing.
Here is a link to a short video about the game followed by some photos and student comments.
Link to The Game of Awesome!
It's pretty cool and fun because it will help with my writing and my imagination.
by Declan
It's funny and a great way to play with your friends and make stories that are funny.
by Taylor
The Game of Awesome is literally awesome because there is so many cool game cards to choose from and it will really help with writing.
by Jacob C
Everyone gets really imaginative with their stories that they end up with.
by Isla
It's pretty awesome!
by Austin
The Game of Awesome is awesome.
                                                                 by Alice
You can get mind blowing ideas from the cards.
by Bianca
The Game of Awesome is cool cause it's got some weird objects to choose for a story.
by Kate

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 10

Monday: Homework Due
Tuesday: Sport
Thursday: Performing Arts (afternoon)
Friday: Shared Prayer
Have a great week!

March 28, 2017

Swimming Awards and Star of the Week

Congratulations to Lily, Ben, Reuben and Carter on gaining a place (1st, 2nd or 3rd) in the recent Primary Inter-School Swimming Competition at Nayland Pool. What a fantastic achievement.
Also, well done to Reuben for being our Star of the Week!

March 24, 2017

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 9

Monday: Homework due
                Reliever in Kereru (afternoon)
Tuesday: Sport
Wednesday: Performing Arts (afternoon)
Friday: Shared Prayer

March 22, 2017

Kereru's Student Councillor 2017!

Congratulations to Alice who was voted by her classmates to be our class representative on the Student Council this year.
Alice presented a well thought out and written speech and convinced her peers that she would be the best person for the job.
Well done Alice!
Thank you to all the other students who presented a speech. You were all fabulous!

March 20, 2017

🍀 Irish Dancing Fun 🍀

On St Patrick's Day Elizabeth and her Irish Dancing school did a tour of schools in the Nelson area to showcase their fabulous talents.
Unfortunately Kereru Class was at swimming when they arrived at St Pauls so today we got a special encore performance (just for us)
🍀  Here is a video of the gorgeous Elizabeth and her lovely Irish dancing 🍀

Elizabeth also participated in a dance event on Saturday and achieved a 1st Merit Award.

March 17, 2017

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 8

Monday: Homework Due
                Mrs Bafico in Kereru (middle block)
Tuesday: Sport
Wednesday: Performing Arts (middle block)
Friday: PE

Swimming Fun

This week Kereru class had swimming lessons at the ASB Aquatic Centre. 
Swimming was really fun especially when our class had a lifesaving session. We got taught how to make a huddle in the water as well as flipping off a boat safely. 
In swimming we mainly focused on freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. 
Isla quotes 'I really liked the coaches because they were really supportive and nice'' 
Heidi quotes 'Swimming was fun. I liked freestyle ''