Wednesday, September 21, 2016

We all belong to Rata Tahi - 
one of our school groups

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Congratulations Tessa....
Today I am going to ballet.
I am going to have fun.
It is going to be an exam.
I am going to get a pink ribbon....


Monday, September 19, 2016

Congratulations Kathryn

I went to the Jazz exam.
I got a trophy

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Friday Art...

This week we did some 
observational drawings of the Kowhai flower..
The Kowhai flower is special to us.
 Papakowhai, a suburb of Porirua City, (and the name of our school) lies approximately 22 km north of Wellington in New Zealand. The name "Papakowhai" (Māori pronunciation: [papaˈkɔfai]) in the Māori language means "land covered by kowhai trees".

We LOOKED and we TALKED....

Then we DREW....

Friday, September 16, 2016

Little Barking Dog Theatre

Little Barking Dog Theatre

The theatre came to Rata 
with an amazing production 
"The Little Kowhai Tree"

Little Kowhai Tree is a magical story 
of how things grow. 
Seeds are planted, 
green shoots begin to appear 
and Little Kowhai Tree 
begins her journey of growing up.

The Little Kowhai Tree

The Little Kowhai Tree on PhotoPeach

Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday Hui
Today three Rata Tahi
 children were welcomed
to our school.
 Max with Eleanor

 Milah with Emma

Zac with Oliver

 Mr Smith presented
Zac, Milah and Max
with a certificate.

Social Skill - Thinking
 Sorcha with Summer

 Jacob with Phoebe

 Well done to all 
these great Thinkers!

Congratulations to
Rata Tahi certificate holders.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

On Thursday we could 
hear the hail
pelting on the roof at school.

It was very loud so
we went outside
to see what hail
looked and felt like.
Hail is.....icy, cold, hard,
small, round, wet,
freezing, crunchy,
white and clear,
stinging, wintery,
frozen chunks of ice.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Look at the AWESOME writing 
in Rata Tahi today

Today we read some of our favourite stories to the class......

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Today we finished creating an artwork for our 2017 calendar.
Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama was our inspiration. 
She likes to use dots in her art.

We hope you like our artwork. Order forms for the calendars will be coming home this Wednesday. Great idea for Christmas presents....

by Sorcha

by Mirabelle

by Joseph

by Jacob G

by Jacob M

by Zac

by Camille

by Beau Andy

by William

by Tessa

by Milah

by Teagan

by Max

by Aiden

by Kathryn