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!
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!
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.
Wow! Big congratulations to Mia for being awarded the Golden Letter for Year 5/6!
The Golden letter is a new initiative and is awarded to students who show they are living the Saint Paul's way and are a shining examples of a Saint Paul's Star!
Golden Letter from the
Principal for Mia Fraser
Congratulations!!The teachers at Saint Paul’s School have all
agreed that you are a Saint Paul’s star and this term you have been chosen to
receive a ‘Golden Letter from the Principal’.
Mia we are very proud of the way
that you show our school values in the playground and in the classroom.You are kind and caring to other students and
always make sure that others are happy and enjoy being at our school.Your teacher often notices that you care
about other people in the way Jesus has asked us to care for everyone, valuing
the uniqueness of every person.
We notice that you are kind and
generous with your time, always happy to help others in any way.You help other children in your classroom
feel happy and safe at school and you also share all the great skills that you
have. Other children at Saint Paul’s can learn how to do the right thing by
being around such a positive role model.
are a diligent worker and have a strong work ethic. Mia we know you try to do
your best in all learning areas and this is evident in your work. What
a shining example you are for your classmates.
All of the staff and children
from our school want to say thank you for always choosing to be the very best
you can be and for being a part of making Saint Paul’s a great place to
We have school photos this week on Thursday and Friday. Please ensure you are wearing correct uniform. Thank you
Monday: Tennis in Schools
Fitness with Bodie
Tuesday: Speeches due today
Wednesday: Suter Gallery Visit (Cancelled 😞)
Thursday: School Photos
Friday: School Photos
Year 6-8 School Speech Competition
What a fantastic day we had today at the Year 5/6 Winter Tournament. All of the students participated in football, rugby, netball or boccia.
It was great to hear the students encouraging and supporting each other throughout the day
Thank you to parents and grandparents who came out to support the teams and BIG congratulations to our Year 6 netball team who took out first place in their competition. Congratulations also goes to the social football team who won their competition
On Friday we had our annual Book Week Dress Up Parade.
The winner of best dress up (and it was a very difficult decision due to so many fab costumes) was Declan who came dressed as a box of matches!
Well done to everyone who put in an effort to dress up!
We also had our Kereru Book Day on Friday. Students came in their comfy clothes and set up reading nooks around the classroom. They shared their favourite book, read their scary stories and created book trailers for their book.
S'mores and Milo were a special treat in the afternoon!
📗 Student Comments 📘
It was quite fun cause we got to do the things we normally do when it's a rainy day at home.
We had delicious Milo and S'mores and shared our favourite book. It was awesome!
The book day was very fun. Their were some cool costumes at the parade. Mrs B's costume was one of the best teacher's costumes!
All the costumes looked really cool and it was cool to see the different ideas that people came up with. Comfy day was also fun and so were the activities.
We had a fantastic turn out of parents for Student Led Conferences on Wednesday night!
It was great to hear the students articulate their learning and see the pride they have in their work.
Well done Kereru Kids! I was really happy that my dad gave me happy comments about my learning and what I was showing him. by Bianca I enjoyed showing my parents the maths challenge because they struggled with it and I had to show them how to work it out. by Declan It was fun showing my parents all my work but they got a bit confused with my maths. by Jacob C