Monday, 19 August 2019

Who Loves Honey??

Last term we learnt a lot about bees. 

One thing we learnt was that honey is made by bees, and that they put a lot of work into making it.  It's a bit gross....but did you know that once a bee gets back to the hive with nectar in its mouth, it vomits the nectar into another bee, and that bee vomits it into another bee....and so it goes on until one bee decides it's good to go into the hive.  And then, because the nectar is still a bit to watery, the bees hover above the nectar, flapping their wings so fast that the water is evaporated.  Bees are so very clever.

Friday, 26 July 2019

Friday July 26

What a fabulous first week of Term 3!  Today, after morning tea, we had a Hip Hop group called Royal Family perform for the whole school.  The group is going to America next weekend to compete in the Hip Hop World Championships.  We loved their energy, and hope they have a successful time overseas. 


On Friday afternoon we had our first Jump Jam session of the term.  We are learning to focus on following the instructions, and to have fun while we learn.

Tuesday, 23 July 2019


After this morning’s assembly, Room 17 were the first class to go and visit Lynne and Harold, the giraffe, at the Life Education bus.
Lynne and Harold are teaching us about healthy eating.  Today we learnt where a lot of our food comes from, and how we should be eating a lot of green food (from the ground), some orange food (from animals), but just a little bit of red food (treat food from the shop).  We will be following this session up in class, as we investigate our lunchboxes, write about healthy food, and find our more information about the food we eat.

Term 3 Immersion Assembly

Welcome to Term Three.

This term’s theme is science-based, and is called ‘There’s Something in the Water’ (he mea i roto i te wai).  The whole school is focusing on investigating different aspects of the waters around our school. 

Point England Beach is a short walk from the school, and Team One will be answering the question ‘What animals live at our beach, and how are they suited to their habitat?’. 

To inspire our children about the theme, Team One teachers created this movie which was shown at our Immersion Assembly. 

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Term Two's Immersion Assembly

The theme for this term is ‘I Like Your Latitude’.  It’s all about knowing where we are, where we’re going, and how we’re going to get there.  Team One are looking at the problem of why bees are dying, and will find pathways for bees to be safe and will find the quickest and safest way for a bee to get to it’s hive.  We will also create pathways for people to follow, using words such ‘left, right, up, down, turn’.   
To introduce our inquiry, Team One teachers made an amazing video.  We hope you like it.

Monday, 29 April 2019


Today we had our immersion assembly.  It was amazingly fantastic!  (well – perhaps not amazingly, cos we’re all just amazing all the time!).  Here is a photo, and a short video, of the awesome robot Mr J. made.

As well as the Senior Management Team getting creative, each teaching team created a video or stage presentation to introduce what their students would be doing in Term Two.  It was so much fun!