Friday, 11 August 2017

Softball coaching

Every Friday afternoon, for the next four weeks, trained instructors from Wellington Softball will be teaching us new skills.  This Friday, the sun was shining and we were all looking forward to going down to the bottom court to learn how to throw and catch the ball.

Thursday, 10 August 2017


We were really excited to welcome back Artregeous.  For  two weeks, on a Wednesday morning, we went into the hall and created a variety of art work for the art exhibition.  We made patterns using shape, rhythm and texture.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Alistair Fraser - demonstrates his musical instruments

Today, Alistair Fraser came to our school and showed us a great variety of instrument. These were all made from natural resources, such flutes made of wood , bones of animals, shark's teeth, whale bones and snail shells.  He demonstrated  the many sounds all of these instruments produced.  We were fascinated with his performance and maybe, in the school holidays, we might find items we can use for our own instruments.

Matariki workshops

Last week we were very busy with Matariki workshops. Some of us helped prepare the evening feast, carved soap pendants, made flax flowers, practised with pois, created a digital pa or cooked and ate kumara. It was such a fun day learning about Maori traditions. Then we ended the day with shared kai with our whanau as we celebrated Matariki together.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Space song

Rooms 3 and 4 performed their amazing space song at the last school assembly. Click here to check it out!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Kilbirnie School Run-a-thon

Today. we had our Kilbirnie School Run-a-thon.  The Junior classes ran laps on the bottom court and the Senior classes ran outside the school gates and around the block.   Each time we ran a lap, we were given a mark on our hand to show how many laps we had run altogether.

          In this photo, we are holding up our hands to proudly show the number of laps we have run.