Friday, September 20, 2019

First Aid with St John's





Great learning about First Aid from Catherine (St John's ) today. 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Tree planting at the Treetop Walkway



The children from the Kea room had some great experiences at the Treetop Walkway yesterday. They were all very eager to help the adults with planting native trees. 

Friday, August 9, 2019

Learning about Blogging

Blogging

Children in the Kea Room are learning about blogging with our awesome facilitator, Nicola Minehan. 



Thursday, June 27, 2019

Science/Technology

Kea students learnt how engineers design and construct buildings to withstand earthquake damage by building their own model structures using toothpicks and marshmallows. They experimented to see how earthquake-proof their buildings are by testing them in an earthquake simulated in a pan of Jelly.



Friday, May 31, 2019

Shanty Town 2019

We had a great couple of days with both the juniors and seniors at Shanty Town this week. The children learnt a lot about the history of the Kokatahi and Kowhitirangi valleys from doing practical and hands-on activities. Thank you, Lisa and Judy (teachers at Shanty Town).




Monday, May 27, 2019

History Lesson

Max Dowell

Great learning this morning with one of our very respected grandparents, Max Dowell. Max started as a child at Kokatahi School in 1939 (80 years ago and the start of World War 2). We were fascinated by his stories of the Kokatahi and Kowhitirangi valley and how the school looked back then. Thank you very much, Max, for your time with us this morning. 

Friday, May 17, 2019

"Explain Everything"

"Explain Everything" on iPads


All the children in the Pukeko room now have an iPad assigned to them individually. This is mainly to use the "Explain Everything" app with our junior students. It is being used to support the Learn, Create, Share approach in many of the Manaiakalani schools throughout New Zealand.
The children are working with our facilitator (Nicola Minehan) on learning and creating learning objects. They will soon be able to share their work with their parents at home.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Last week of Term

Last week of term: 
Multiplication and Peer Mediation in the Hoiho room





Friday, April 5, 2019

Assembly Term 1, 2019

Thank you very much to all the parents and other community members who came along to our assembly today. Thank you also to Nicola for introducing "Explain Everything" to our parent community in the Kea and Pukeko rooms.