Thursday, 5 July 2018

KiwiCan Reward

We won the term points! Today we got to celebrate with action packed fun and games.

We played some classics...
The Chocolate Game

The Chocolate Game

Musical Chairs

Grandma's Green Undies

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Waiata O Aotearoa

We were lucky enough to be invited by Linwood Avenue School, to their performance of Waiata O Aotearoa.

Other schools in the audience included: Linwood North,School Te Waka Onua, Omihi, Bamford, and Tai Tapu.
Performers ranged in age from 5years to 11 years old. 

Student voice:

  • People were singing along to the songs.
  • They were talking about the olden days so they showed us what it was like when our parents were young.
  • I really liked the bird costumes. 
  • They put a whole lot of thought into that whole performance.
  • I enjoyed the time machine and how it put the disco lights on, was shaking and making noises.
  • I liked the army and how they went out excited and then came in hurt.
  • I liked how the transitions were so quick
  • I liked it how they used the time machine to go to the different places.

Not your average start to morning tea

Just before morning tea, three trucks rolled onto our courts today! Thanks to Dani & Riley's Dad for hooking this up!

Friday, 22 June 2018

Azire @ Gilberthorpe School: Matariki

Azire @ Gilberthorpe School: Matariki: Here is Azire's Matariki slide. We have been learning about Matariki and what each of the nine stars mean. I thought I had a firm favourite... until reading Azire's! Now I'm struggling to pick one because she makes them all sound so fantastic!!!

Wednesday, 20 June 2018


We recapped last week, where we talked about conflict and resolution.

This week we are talking about point of view.
"Problems don't just go away, it all depends on what we say."

For our game, we had to think about something that is unique to us. It has to be true. It might be...
I have three older brothers. 
If anyone else has it, they need to sit down too.

It was really frustrating when someone said "I have a cat" because lots of people had to sit down.

We discussed what we think a point of view is. Different people see things in different ways. One person might have the point of view that they like something... but another person might not like that same thing. We linked it back to when we talked about respecting other people's opinions. It's a lot like that. 

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Kiwi Can

We recapped in last week and talked about positive relationships mean.

We played "people to people" and had to connect the body part , with a partner, that was called out... so "elbow to elbow" you touch elbows with your partner. If "people to people is called, you have to find a new partner. 

People to People
We had to use our positive Relationships skills when finding a new partner, particularly with people who we wouldn't normally work with. 
We are talking about keeping each other safe.  It links back to when we learned about listening to others.  When we were talking about what we learned about the community, we remembered about how we need to be safe roading the road, even on a zebra crossing.  

We did an activity, called Raging Rapids, where we had to work as a team to get each other from one side of the room to the other. We were given equipment that we needed to cross with/in.if we fall in, we may be eaten by a shark or crocodile.

Raging Rapids

We had to really work together and talk to each other as we went. Just like last week, we were encouraging each other as we went.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018


Kiwican says all aboard the leader ship. 

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way,"
Playing the game "Seven".

We had to count to 7, using our legs. When we said "7", we lost that leg. We kept going around the circle until everybody was "out".

We talked about what it means to encourage someone. If someone doesn't want to do something, then you can encourage them with your words to keep trying. 

We worked together as a team, on our activity, which we did last year too. We had to step on the right cones in the right order to make our way through the mine field. We had to watch the person in front of us carefully to remember where to go. 
Minefield Game

It was great to hear such positive encouragement in the comments being made around the room. The high fives were a nice touch too!

We have come such a long way in the values that we show at KiwiCan. Today, we were being there by paying attention, encouraging each other and making the most of every opportunity. It paid off... we earned full points (20/20) plus a bonus point from Owen! No-one has ever had a bonus point before.