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Rhonda from Swim Safe

We had a good session on Thursday with Rhonda learning about how to be safe in the water.

        

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Celebration Day

Check out some of these cool photos from our celebration day that was held in week 1 term 4.

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Litterless lunchboxes

Every piece of packaging or excess food that we can save from landfill makes a difference. We are focusing on reducing the amount of material that we send to landfill. When planning lunches, throughout the year, please help minimise food and packaging waste by packing a waste-less lunch!  We were lucky to have our friend Jo Shanks from CEBEC come in and teach us how to make beeswax lunch wraps.
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Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori

Here is a short snippet of the tamariki playing the ukelele during yesterdays lesson with Whaea Selena.  They love these lessons and after only a few lessons this term they are really starting to get the hang of it and become awesome little players.

Ka pai tamariki ma!!

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School Garden Update

Things are going well in the garden. We are preparing our beds with new compost and some blood and bone to add nutrients (very soon we will also have worm juice too). We have been weeding and mulching our celery, garlic, onions and lettuce and getting ready to harvest more kale. Kale chips will be on the menu, yummy!  In the hot house we have beans growing and we have planted two varieties of kale seeds, basil, spring onion, black capsicum and eggplant seeds. Everyone is enjoying their time outside in the early spring sun.

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Bottling with Whaea Ada

A very BIG thank you to Whaea Ada for giving us a day in the kitchen. After hours of slaving away – we now have jars of kiwifruit chutney. Mmmmm

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Ukelele

Here are a couple photos of the seniors enjoying learning how to play the ukelele.  We are so lucky to have Selena come into school for this term and teach us all the ukelele.

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Trip to Maungapiko

We were so privileged to be able to spend a stunning day at Spirits Bay and climbing Maunga Piko. Our Year 7 and 8 students spent time talking to Richard and Kyle (our GNS scientists) and thinking deeply  about how the landforms around Spirits Bay were formed. We found out that there are areas of old (65 million year old) rock from the ocean floor that has been scraped over a younger series of rock. So if we were to cut into a mountain, we would find layers of old rock, then younger rock then older rock again. Very interesting.

The younger students spent the day playing fun fitness games on the sand and collected treasures to inspect under the microscope and wrote poems about the area. Fun was had by all!

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