September 23, 2017

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 10

Last Week of Term ๐Ÿ˜
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)
                  Library            
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 ๐Ÿ‘€
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! ๐ŸŽ‚ ๐ŸŽ‰
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

Mฤori Language Week

This week is Mฤori Language Week. The theme Kia ora te reo Mฤori 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 Mฤori 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
              News
              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 ๐ŸŽ‚ 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.

Birthday Girls

This week we are celebrating two birthdays in Kereru Class ๐ŸŽ‚
Keira celebrated her 11th birthday on Monday and Bianca is now 10 years old!
Happy Birthday Girls!
                  

September 11, 2017

It's Maori Language Week!

Encourage your family to use some Te Reo Maori in conversations this week.
Use the link on the homework page to find some phrases you can use.

September 8, 2017

Spring Has Sprung!

Ms Hampson got a spring surprise this morning! A gorgeous bunch of spring flowers were sitting waiting for me.
Thank you very much to Elijah (and mum). They look and smell just lovely!  ๐ŸŒผ

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 8

Monday: Tennis w/Kolie
                 Performing Arts w/Mrs Wallace
                 Fitness w/Bodie
Tuesday: Sport (Athletics)
Wednesday: Library
                       Camp Parent Information Evening 6-7pm
Friday: Shared Prayer
              Mrs Stanton (middle block)
              School Disco 7-9pm
Have a fabulous week!

Year 5/6 Very First Golden Letter Recipient

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
Dear Mia
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. 
You 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 be. 
Keep on shining Mia.

September 4, 2017

Fabulous Fathers

Here are some of our very cool Father's Day cards ๐Ÿ‘จ ๐Ÿ’™

September 1, 2017

Keeping Up With Kereru: Week 7

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
                  Sport: Athletics
Wednesday: Suter Gallery Visit (Cancelled ๐Ÿ˜ž)
                      Speeches (continued)
                      Library
Thursday: School Photos
Friday: School Photos
              News Groups
              PE: Athletics
              Year 6-8 School Speech Competition
Have a fantastic week!

Kereru Stars!

Here are our fabulous stars for week 5 and 6!
Rosa received the Star of the Week last week for her fantastic time management and great details and description in her writing.
Luke received this week's Star of the Week for showing great team spirit and supporting his team mates at the winter tournament.
Ben received a third place trophy for a Motor Cross event that he participated in last weekend.
Well done everyone!