Friday, February 27, 2015

Congratulations Hayley.
Hayley received the tino pai certificate 
for Rata Tahi at MOOT time on Friday.
Hayley always shows respect and kindness
towards others. Tino pai, Hayley!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

What a great day we had at our School Picnic........

 Welcome Caitlin to our class. Caitlin and her Mum came for a school visit today.
Eden was her special buddy.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A BIG welcome and happy Birthday to Amber! on PhotoPeach
Road Safety Walk
On Thursday 26th February our whole school is going to Aotea Lagoon for a picnic. The older children can choose to bike, but we are walking there with our big whanau buddies.  We practised walking safely around our neighbourhood.

We set off with our class buddies.

Stop, look and listen at the school driveway.

We walked safely around the cul de sac, 
looking out for the van parked in the driveway.  

Ready to cross the road.
Stop, look, listen and link.
Look up the road.

Look down the road.

Now we can cross safely.

Another sneaky driveway!

We know we can walk safely to our 
School Picnic on Thursday.
See you there!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Buddy reading week 3, and playground fun😊


Reading is fun with our buddies.


Playing on the playground is fun.

By Maddie and Eden - with help from their big buddies Mikey and Emma.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Happy Birthday and a BIG welcome to Jethro! on PhotoPeach

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Photographer of the day - Eva

 I am taking a photo of my friends. We are doing t on the whiteboard.
It is fun.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Photographer of the Day.....Jack with the help of his big buddy Lara from Kauri Toru.

Our playground has been repainted over night we really like the colours .

We saw the builders putting wood into these big bins .

Big buddy Tuesday with  Erana , Jesse and Carson .

Monday, February 16, 2015

Letter of the Day........Hh

Photos and stories by Hayley.....

Star of the day - Hayley

Eva and Maddie are reading so nicely.
Layla is smiling. She likes reading.
This is my story about my holiday.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Pōwhiri at Papakowhai School.........

A Māori welcome on to a marae is a pōwhiri (or pōhiri). Marae are not the only places where pōwhiri take place - pōwhiri can happen anywhere that hosts (tangata whenua) wish to formally greet a group of visitors (manuhiri).
This is the waiata the manuhiri (new teachers, children and families) will be singing at our Powhiri on Wednesday...... keep practising.  The words are also in the communication book.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Welcome to Rata Tahi 

M.O.O.T. - Managing Our Own Time is a ninety minute activity based programme which runs once a week on Fridays.
The children get a chance to manage their own learning. They are excited and fully engaged. Best of all, it is FUN.
Check out this week's M.O.O.T.

Congratulations Gabriel for getting a certificate for
showing respect and kindness during MOOT.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Today we went to the library. Mrs Munro is our school librarian.
We chose two books to take home. 
We can keep our books at home until next Wednesday. 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

We have been learning about how we stay safe in the sun...........
On Thursday we went into our Buzz Groups and brainstormed our ideas about being sunsmart

We came up with 6 things we need to do to be SunSmart.......

  • slip on a t.shirt
  • slop on some sunscreen
  • slap on a hat
  • wrap on some sunglasses
  • stay in the shade
  • drink lots of water
Are you SunSmart?

click on the link the find out more about being safe in the sun