Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hockey Tournament

In week two of this term the majority of our senior students took part in the Greymouth Hockey Tournament.  The year 7/8 students had success with winning their division and the year 5/6 come in second in theirs.  It was a great day by all. 







Tuesday, July 31, 2018

St John First Aid Training


Last week we had St John come and provide some great information and first aid training.  The students loved learning something new, or in most cases, relearning a skill that is needed to help each other and the wider community.


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Monday, July 23, 2018

Paperclip Challenge

The Paperclip Challenge is something I came across some years ago.  It was an interesting concept. Today for the start of the third term I showed a TEDx Talk by Kyle McDonald. He started this project in 2005 and was able to work his way up to a house after 12 months. He said part of the adventure and experience in doing this challenge was meeting people. 

Lets see how the kids go.  They will be blogging their progress over the school year. If you are keen to be a trading partner, I know they would love to hear from you! 
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Friday, April 13, 2018

3D Shapes

We had fun this week making 3D shapes with lollies! It was a great way to finish off our geometry learning for the term.








Monday, April 9, 2018

Procedure writing

We collaborated today ad wrote a more detailed procedure text, please note this is our first draft:
A guide to making new friends

You are at your new school, you do not know anybody, it is really hard for you, what you need are some friends.
Friends are important so you have someone to talk to, share experiences with and spend time together. Friends stay with you no matter what, through rough times and good. Making new friends shouldn’t be scary, it is a lot of fun! Here are some tips on how to make new friends.

1:
Take the first step
You walk up to someone and introduce yourself, don’t wait for the other person to approach you. There’s no need to be shy, it’s not as scary as you think.  Be brave, confident and believe in yourself, because it always good to take the first step of friendship. If you don’t know anyone around you, just walk up to someone and introduce yourself, find out what you have in common, remember to be yourself.

2:
Get yourself out there and don’t be afraid.
It is not as scary as you think, It doesn’t take much to make new friends and all the fear is in your head. One of the best ways to make friends is to get yourself out there, join a group or a club, it is most likely that there will be other people there that want to make friends to. If you ever find yourself in a difficult situation then think, what’s the worst that could possibly happen? It is not like they are going to eat you alive.

3:
Be yourself.
Always be yourself! Don’t change who you really are for someone your not. People want to know you for who you really are, not someone else. When you make your first impression be yourself, be confident and be genuinely interested of what they say. Simply be you!

4:
Be nice, positive and cheerful.
When speaking to people, make sure not to be grouchy, angry or give off bad vibes. Make sure to be positive and be yourself. Be approachable and open to people make them want to be your friend, don’t give the impression your hard to make friends with.

5:
Get to know the person.
Have a conversation. Ask them questions and listen to their answers to get to know them. Find out things you have in common and what you both like. Share information about you with them also. Be confident and talk about interesting topics that will engage them in conversation.For example talk about your interests, hobbies, where you live.

6:
Make the effort to stay in touch:
if you friend moves/leaves , make the effort to stay in touch, don’t just let them slowly leak out of your mind and you forget them. Ring them up and sort something out like a playdate of a party. If your friend moves of to a different school, and you don’t know where they go, you could email them find out where they moved to and you could go for a play. Or you could both join a club so that you can stay together. Another way of keeping in touch is connecting through social media or text messaging.

Friends can be made anywhere at anytime provided you try. Make the most of any opportunity, make a connection with someone new and make an effort to build a friendship and stay in touch. It really pays off in the long run.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Pick-a-path narrative stories.

We have had so much fun writing descriptively. 
We have learned how to link slides together and applied this new skill to create pick-a-path stories.
Have fun reading our crazy, spooky, imaginative and at times humourous stories!