Sunday, 14 September 2014

2014 Optimist Yachting!

What an amazing day we have had at Pandora Pond today! Our day was full of action packed fun, yachting and kayaking like the pros. Many of us found it challenging, but enjoyable at the same time. We can't wait to improve our skills tomorrow. Thanks to all the teachers and parents who helped us today. Here we are on the water:

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Random Acts of Kindness Day

Today is a day of giving random acts of kindness to others. We have all read the story about filling someone's bucket. Today is that day! How can you fill someone's bucket this week?

Nelson Mandela

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Show time! Break a Leg!

Wow, production is in full swing and boy are our students doing very well. All of their hard work is paying off and their performance is at its peak. Congratulations to all of the children who have tried their personal best and worked so well together. We have some very tired children, but they keep pushing on and getting the job done at such a high level. Ka pai koutou katoa!

Here we all are, waiting patiently to take the stage. What an amazing bunch of tamariki! Mrs Roil and I are very proud of you all. Thank you all for being the amazing children you are.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Mr Cottrell's Learning Journey

Tēnã koutou,
Have a great week with Mr Makris and Miss Morris! I will keep you posted with what I am up to in Ngaruawahia (learning about the Maori king and Maori culture). My journey has began with a trip through the icey, cold snow, while trying to get to Taupō. I can't wait to learn lots and fill you all in when I am back. 

Lots of snow! Zero degrees Celsius! 
Please post your writing to your blogs for your whanau to see. You have all worked very hard and have achieved your goals to entertain the reader. Ka pai to mahi koutou!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Production Practice!!!

Here is a sneak peak  of Room 7 and 10 doing a fantastic job with their production practices. We can't wait to share this with the community! Tickets are on sale in week 5!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Ihaia West!

Today we were fortunate to meet current Magpie and Blues rugby player, Ihaia West. We learnt how hard we have to work to get reach all of our goals. Ihaia says, "The people who work hard and do extra are the ones who succeed!" and "you must enjoy your sport."

 Thanks Ihaia for sharing about your life and getting Blues Jerseys signed for us. Also, thanks all of the children who performed dances, and read him your stories.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Saturday soccer

Nicole has just scored the first game for Magic against Waimarama! Fantastic skills! What a cheer from the crowd!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Here are the two songs we will be singing in our production. Keep up the great practice!

Friday, 1 August 2014

Saturday sport

Wow what a weekend of sport. Well done to all the netballers who faught hard on the courts. You were amazing to watch and have some fantastic skills. It was pretty much Parkvale verse Parkvale in the Tamatea verse Hastings rugby game. What a tough game in the wind. Just waiting for Mason, Grayson, Izzac and Liam to warm up for their game. Ka pai koutou!

Monday, 28 July 2014

Subtracting Using Negative Numbers

Have you ever wondered how to use negative numbers to help sole equations? Well watch this quick tutorial to learn how!
IMG 0925 from Tipene Cottrell on Vimeo.