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 begun 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.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Eye See You...

We have been learning how to Create drawings that are realistic. Here are our beautiful eyes looking over us in our class. Thanks Miss Morris for helping us create such beauty. Some of us symbolise the eyes as our ancestors looking down on us.

Monday, 16 June 2014


Mr Cottrell was lucky enough to go and see William and Harlem Wepa-Hazel perform at the regional karate competition in the weekend. The boys did very well, showing their amazing skills and that practice makes perfect. Their whanau was very proud of their determination and commitment. Here is a video of William doing his kata on the weekend and we will post a video of Harlem and William performing in class as soon as we can: Ka Pai boys!

William's kata from Tipene Cottrell on Vimeo.

William came 2nd in the individual kata and 2nd in the weapons kata (he had to face a black belt) Harlem came 1st in the individual kata.