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.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Making Kids Waterwise


Teaching children about water safety is extremely important. Our children had a session with Leanne Stocks from Education Canterbury yesterday and she focused on aspects like getting in and out of the water safely, buoyancy, orientation in the water and propulsion.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Hokitika Districts Swimming Sports

Luke, Caleb and Sam will represent us at the Hokitika Districts Swimming Sports tomorrow. Good luck, boys. We know you will do your best!




Friday, February 15, 2019

Summer Learning Journey

Well done to all our Year 4-6 students for participating in the "Summer Learning Journey" at the end of 2018, beginning 2019. 
Congratulations, Caleb for being the winner again!


Monday, February 11, 2019

Upgrade

The staff and children are very happy with the upgrade of the area around the outside classroom. Thank you, parents.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Award

Effort in Environmental Practices and Management award 





Very proud to be the principal of Kokatahi-Kowhitirangi School this morning. We received the "Effort in Environmental Practices and Management" award from Westland Milk Products last night. This special certificate is for our participation and involvement in a range of sustainability efforts during 2018.

Presentation to the Westland District Council

Three of our Enviro Group students did an impressive presentation about our activities and actions with regard to sustainability this year. On the photo is our mayor, Bruce Smith.