Thursday, 17 April 2014

Our Churton Park Heritage Trail

As a part of our recent inquiry - Living Locally - we have been researching the history of Churton Park. It was really interesting and we learned so much more about the area we live in than we did before.

Below is a map that Leni, James and Ryan T put together. It has where some of the main sites are, a heritage trail around them, an extra special track to a local legend! If you click on some of the sites, you can read some of the information we found out about.

We hope you like it! Feel free to leave any comments below if there is more information we can add.

P.S: Here is a link to the actual map if you want to look at it in a bit more detail.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Year 5/6 Girls Rippa Rugby

Apologies for the delay but we had a few technical glitches when we tried to post from the Park.

The girls had a blast and even managed to bask in the unexpected sun!  We won one of our games and came very close to winning the others.  Well done girls!


Try Scorers.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Term 1 Learning Celebration

Kia ora koutou,
Just a reminder about our learning celebration for Term 1. It starts at 1:45pm on Thursday afternoon in the community hall.
This term we are trying something new; we will start with some whole school celebrations, and then move into a learning expo run by the students. All students have chosen something they are particularly proud of this term and they will be sharing their learning at different points around the school. Parents and whanau are then invited to wander around and share/celebrate the different areas of learning being shared by all the students. We have students sharing their discovery/passion projects, electives, maths learning, inquiry and writing, Dragon's Den and more! It promises to be a learning extravaganza, come along and join in the fun!
See you all at 1:45 on Thursday.

Thursday, 3 April 2014


Summer is over (although we are enjoying the sun) and Winter is upon us.  The children in Harakeke have brought their most current trophies, ribbons and medals to school so we can celebrate their achievements.
Ka pai koutou!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Cricket Award

 Daniel was voted the "most valuable player" for his Johnsonville Cricket team this season.
He scored 230 runs and took 11 wickets.  Well done Daniel!

Congratulations to Callum

Callum was voted the "most improved player" for his Johnsonville Cricket team this season. The team, coached by Liza Hodson, was also unbeaten. Congratulations to all the boys who had an unbeaten season. 

Football coming third still 3 matches to go

Monday, 31 March 2014

Week 9 Language Focus

Ni hao! Ni hao ma?
Our language focus for this week is following the theme of basic greetings:  saying hello, asking how someone is and replying with a small range of possible answers (fine, tired, hungry, not well). 
This is a good focus for home learning - can you teach these phrases in Te Reo and Mandarin to your family?
Happy practising!

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Taekwondo Legends!

Huge congratulations to Ella and Fynn who returned this afternoon from New Plymouth, having attended the North Island Taekwondo Champs. Fynn brought back a bronze medal and Ella received a silver! It was Fynn's first competition so he did particularly well.
Great job both of you, what an amazing effort.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Exciting Electives!

We love Fridays because electives are so much fun! Below are photos from some of our electives - teach yourself coding, making cushions, dance your socks off name it, it's happening!

Palmerston North Sanitarium Weet-Bix Tryathlon

Congratulations to Ella, Fynn, Cruz and Ayrton for competing in this Tryathlon on Wednesday.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Week 8 Language Focus

Kia ora koutou! Our langauge focus for this week is a basic greeting - saying hello and asking how someone is. We are also still practicing how to ask someone's name and say what your name is.
We have discovered that the best way to learn these phrases is to say them over and over through the week at home and at school.
Our goal is to be able say all of these phrases automatically by Friday. Keep practicing!

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Swimming Success!

Well done Phoebe for your success in the Wellington Relay Swim Champs at the weekend.
Phoebe represented the Tawa Swimming Club at the Wellington swim championship and in the mixed 9 year old medley relay, swam a personal best time to help her team win the bronze.
Fantastic job, Phoebe!

Friday, 21 March 2014

Origami/Finger Puppets

Hello everyone - we have been doing sewing today and we have learnt to: thread the cotton through the needle, tie a knot in the cotton and do tiny little stitches around the initials of our names. Xandre and Gio made pillows, Jackson made a bag and Amaria made a pin cushion.