Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Mumpkin City

The people of Mumkin City want a new Pumpkin Pay Park.  We had a go at designing one and then took to some pumpkins to see if it would be very easy to build cafe, watersides and ghost trains out of pumpkins.




Friday, December 5, 2014

Awapuni Library











We had our last visit to the Awapuni Library on Thursday with LC15.  Terry and Erina had set up for the Summer Reading Programme so we all got to sit in the tepee's to read our books.  It was lots of fun.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Book Donation

LC16 donated their Conservation Week prize to Ara Uenuku for new books.  They got the following books:  "Diary of the Whimpy Kid: The Long Haul", "Minecraft: Beginners Handbook", "Minecraft: Combat Handbook" "Minecraft: Redstone Handbook".

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Book Character Day

Check out our photos from Book Character Day.
















Operation Christmas Child - UPDATE

Dear Lynette,

We are excited to tell you that your Operation Christmas Child shoebox is on its way to Fiji, aboard the vessel Capitaine Cook V001 which is due to arrive in Suva on 20/11/14 .

Somewhere a boy or girl will soon be opening a shoebox from you. Imagine how excited they will be. When the children open their shoeboxes the atmosphere is alive with joy. Most of these kids have never received a gift in their lives. It?s a very special moment and one that they never forget.

Again, thank you for taking the time and effort to prepare and send these shoebox gifts that bring such good news and great joy!


Conservation Week Winners

A huge congratulations to LC16 for entering the Conservation Week writing competition.  The Department.of Conservation have awarded them with a $50 book voucher for their class.  Well done LC16.

I like the Esplanade because it has a swimming pool and the water is blue.  It is big.  I like watching the train.  Zoom along.  The water is freezing cold.  I like the flying fox because it zooms to the end of the tyres.
By Hayley Watson

I gazed at the diamond blue river as I ran through the emerald bushes.  Nature is all around me, this is my local treasure.  I like to run in the pitch black forest.  I like to relax in the luscious green grass and look at the cloud and imagine pictures in the clouds.  There is lots of nature.  That’s why Waitoetoe Park is my local treasure.
By James Rattanak

Whoosh!  Whoosh!  The slight breeze zoomed against my face.  The diamond blue river is swirling down the hillside.  I ran up the small mountain with luscious lime green grass.  I gazed at a lovely flying sparrow in the air.  I love nature.
By Jake King

Walking through the river with the very nice breeze.  The sun is shining on me while I’m pedalling on my bike.  I’m gazing at the black and white birds while I’m waiting for my mum to catch up.  I am getting very, very sweaty.  The Manawatu River is very beautiful.
By Alex Drayson-Hirst

My local treasure is Waitoetoe Park.  I love Waitoetoe because the sun looks gloomy and bright through the trees.  You can see dogs that are pitch black, tan and cream.  Waitoetoe Park has lots of trees with thousands of olive green leaves.
By Clare Staines

I’m biking through the bush walk.  I can feel the fresh air on me.  Nature is all around me.  The bush walk is so long so I get to spend lots of time in the wild.  I like the sun shining on me in the bush walk.  When I get to the end I can see the diamond blue water so I put my feet in the pond.  I love the bush walk by the Esplanade.
By Brayton Mackley

The Manawatu River is a perfect place to have lunch.  There is a bush walk and the train leads into the trees.  When the trains stop there is a playground.  I like flying down the slide.
By Matthew Locke

My local treasure is biking to the Esplanade.  I like listening to the birds chirping and seeing the bright green grass.  When I get to the Esplanade my favourite thing to do is the train.
By Logan McLaughlin

 Feel the breeze, the oxygen around me, my heart is pumping as I watch the ducks and swans swim past in the diamond blue river. I gaze at a bird spread his wings and take too the skies. The cool stones, the trees shaking their lime green leaves. Nature is all around me. The pea green grass waving in the breeze, the water running down the stream. I’m in LOVE with the Manawatu River!!!
By Daniel Nhim

My local treasure is the Manawatu loop track.  There are interesting trees and possum holes.  My favourite part is the look-outs.  You can see a long way in the distance.

By Bailey George

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Water Safety - Life Jacket Relay

video
We had to get dressed in a life jacket and goggles and then run with a flutter board between our legs.  It was great fun.  Have a look at the video of Miss Bourke and Mrs Kenyon giving it a go.  Mrs Kenyon won.

Water Safety - Life Jacket Making

For Explore Time today Miss Bourke let us make life jackets out of newspaper.  We weren't allowed to use glue, staples or cellotape.  A big thank you to Mr Carter for judging for us.  The winners were Logan, Gabe and Artemis.







Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chihuahua Visit

A big thank you to Helen (Ruder's mum) for bringing two of her chihuahua pups in for a visit.  Sparkles is a 4 week old girl, and the other (no name) is a 4 weeks old boy).  Sparkles is going over to live with a family in Australia.



My Local Treasure

My Local Treasure
The light blue birds are tweeting, the water is sparkling, the wind is blowing in my hair. Nature is all around me. This is my local treasure, Lankayan Island. There is a long bridge under me, there is a big building in front of me, at the back is the royal medium house and the beach. There are beautiful forest green trees in front of me. It’s a very calm and peaceful place.
By Ying Ying, LC16

My Local Treasure
Feel the breeze, the oxygen around me, my heart is pumping as I watch the ducks and swans swim past in the diamond blue river. I gaze at a bird spread his wings and take too the skies. The cool stones, the trees shaking their lime green leaves. Nature is all around me. The pea green grass waving in the breeze, the water running down the stream. I’m in LOVE!!!
By Daniel, LC16


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Boat Making with Miss Bourke

We had a fabulous morning making our own boats this morning.  The children then got the chance to float (or not float in some cases) their boats in the school pool.  
Well done to:
3rd place - Cecily & Serenity.
2nd place - Matthew, Kody, James, Jake, Bailey
1st place - Sonja, Hayley, Kaitlynn, Clare, Morgan