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.

Monday, 22 May 2017

SPACE PLACE

Here we are on the bus on our way to Space Place.  We were so excited as many of us had not been to the Planetarium before.



When we arrived at Space Place, we met Troy and Blake who were going to be our guides for the day.





We split into two groups. One group went into the Planetarium and the other group went into a classroom where we learned all about the planets and stars.
Troy told us all about the sun and how it gives out heat and light.  We were amazed to find out that over a million earths can fit inside the sun












Hugo, with the help of a torch and Maya holding the moon, showed us how there is day and night.



Before we went into the planetarium we had our morning tea.



This is a picture of us in our cosy seats looking at all the stars and planets.  We also watched a show about two children and a robot going into space to find out why we have seasons.


There were very tired children on the bus as we traveled home.  We had a great day and learnt lots of new things.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Genius Hour

On Tuesday, Rooms 1 and 9 joined up for Genius Hour.  As this was our first time together, the Room 1 children were given a big buddy from Room 9.  We spent much of our first session getting to know our new buddies and deciding on a ‘big question’ for our Genius Hour project.
We look forward to the next time we all meet up and now we have a new friend to say  “Hi” to in the playground.







Bernard Mangakahia and Mana -The Spirit of Polynesian

On Friday, Bernard Mangakahia came to school to present ‘Mana. The Spirit of Polynesia.’  We all packed into the school hall ready for the show.  For an hour, Bernard performed dances, told stories and encouraged us to accept new challenges, to have dreams and to believe in ourselves.

Bernard performed an American Indian Hoop Dance and a dance from Samoa.   He showed us some amazing poi moves and got us all onto our feet for a bit of Hip Hop.

Throughout the whole performance, Bernard encouraged us to find the inner strength - our Mana.
                                         
                                            What a great way to end a busy week!


AMERICAN INDIAN HOOP DANCE


MAORI POI 'S

DANCES FROM SAMOA

HIP HOP

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Our visit to the ASB Stadium

Today, we went on the bus to the ASB Stadium for gymnastics.  We had so much fun using all the                                     different equipment.  Look at the photos to see what we can do.

These photos below show Room One doing Gymnastics.











These photos below show Rooms 3 & 4 doing Ball Skills