Monday, 16 October 2017

End of term Staff v Student Netball game

On the Thursday, before the end of term, we all went down to the bottom court to cheer for our favourite team.  The teacher's team - wearing fancy head gear - played the girl's netball team.   The teacher were beaten and the girls were awarded a certificate,  in assembly for their outstanding victory!!  Well Done, girls!





Saturday, 23 September 2017

The Crazy Science Show

On Friday, Richard Scholes came to Kilbirnie School to perform his science show called -  ‘Wild Weather.’  Richard, the crazy scientist showed us some wacky and fun experiments.  He demonstrated how precipitation forms, how snow is made and how tornadoes and cyclones are created.  We learnt a lot about weather and hope he can come back to teach us more.  What a great way to end a very busy week!





Thursday, 14 September 2017

100's Party

For the last 100 days Room 3 and 4 have been learning about numbers. Each day we put a stick in the jar until we got to 100. Everyday we looked closely at the number to see if it was odd or even, what numbers came before and after the number of the day, and some number stories totalling our number of the day. When we got to 100 we celebrated with a maths party. Here are some photos of the delicious food we had.


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Tennis Lesson

Here are some photos of Room 3 in action at tennis. We have had a great time learning some tennis skills.





Tomorrow, we will have another tennis lesson with our coaches. We been learning how to throw a tennis ball to our partner and stop the ball with a tennis racket.  We think we are getting pretty good at it! -


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

Artrageous

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.