Tuesday, 22 May 2018

World Day for Cultural Diversity

On Monday 21st May it was World Day for Cultural Diversity. Kilbirnie School celebrated this the following day in our assembly

Room 1 made flags representing our cultural heritage and some of us dressed up in our National costumes.










Cross Country 2018


After the torrential rain on Tuesday evening, we definitely thought our cross country would be cancelled.  However, the sun came out and we were so excited to be going over to Hataitai Park for this yearly event.
Room 8 children became our buddies for the walk over, then we all sat in year groups.
We did warm up exercises with Miss White before we began, then Mrs Mudge blew the whistle for the race to begin. First, it was the Year 2 girls, then the Year two boys.  Next followed Year 1 girls and finally the Year 1 boys.
We had such a fun time running around the course and then we saw Mrs Patel and Mrs Brown waiting for us at the finishing line.  
Congratulations everyone!!!!!!!!!!
















We can’t wait for next year’s Cross Country Race!!!!!!

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Kilbirnie School Runathon



We had so much fun at our school marathon today 
and our teachers were so proud of us.
We divided the hub into 5 year old girls, 5 year old boys, 
then year 2 girls and finally year 2 boys. We then had to run around the bottom court for five minutes.
It has certainly given us lots of practice for our Cross Country next week.
We would like to say a big thank you to Cooper and Ava
 for being our leaders and to all our supporters 
who cheered us along the way.  We thought you might like to see us in action.
















                                           


                                       

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Mihi Whakatau

Yesterday was a very special occasion when we held our first Mihi Whakatau of 2018.
This gave us the opportunity to welcome all new people to Kilbirnie School - Tamariki (children) Whanau (family) and Kaiako (teachers).
We were thrilled to see so many of our parents join us 

                                     


                                         Here we are waiting in our classroom with our parents
                                     


                                       Kaikaranga leading us into the Mihi Whakatau.
                                      Room One children are leading the way into the hall.


                                               
                                     The children and Kapa Haka group greeting us as we entered.



                                             Mr Austin giving his Whaikorero (speech)
                                       The school sang Haere Mai in support of Mr. Austin



Marty (Rose's Dad from Rm 1) giving his Whaikorero
The guests stood up and sang Te Aroha in support of Marty's speech.




                      Hongi/Harirau to unify the Manuhiri (guests) and the Tangata Whenua. (Hosts)

Tuesday, 8 May 2018


Kate Mcllroy is a NZ cyclist, triathlete and former runner.  She won the world mountain running title in 2005 and was later named NZ Sportswoman of the Year at the Halberg Awards.  Kate spoke to the children during our assembly about her dream of becoming a top athlete at the age of 7.  She also spoke about all her achievements throughout her career.  This will certainly inspire all the children at our school to live their dreams.


Winners of the raffle!

Lennie and Langa were thrilled when they won the raffle which enabled them to throw a pie at Mr Austin and Mr Dobson.
The whole school gathered on the top field to see this happen.

WONDERFUL ACHIEVEMENT BOYS!!!!!!!


Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Term 2 in the Ngake Hub

Term 2 is off to a busy start!

We have been working with the Matairangi Hub to investigate a country that we want to find out more about.

We have also begun our work with the Kia Kaha programme. We had Constable Aaron Dann and Taylor in to talk with us. During Kia Kaha we will  be learning about our similarities and differences, how to deal with conflict, and being accepting of everyone.


Room 3 and 4 are having gymnastics and ball skill sessions at the ASB this term on a Wednesday. Next term Room 1 and 2 will get to do the same.