Thursday, 29 November 2018

Market day

Te Ropu Whakamanawa held their first market day on Friday. 
Students and whanau made sweets, craft and donated goods to sell.
It also happened to be pyjama day, so it was an extremely festive atmosphere around the school.

Here's some pics of some of the stalls:

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Perseverance and problem solving

We are learning about Perseverance and problem solving.

"Go over go under go around or go through, but never give up in all that you do."

Today we were fortunate to have Vili join us again.

We played a game where 4 jokers had the tough task of making people smile...

We've got a couple of really good akonga able to keep a seriously straight face! There was a lot of integrity in the room too, which made it great.

We had to really persevere, but when trying to make someone smile, as well as when trying not to smile. 

We problem solved to move a golf ball from one end of the room to the other. We were in teams, which made it difficult too.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Learning should be fun

All In Tag
With our Thursday crammed between Strike Day and Anniversary Day, we are trying to cram as much fun into one day as we can!


Ellen & Paige, from the Canterbury Softball Association, came to teach us some softball skills today. 
We played a game of tag and then practiced some throwing.

Monday, 12 November 2018

The Summer Learning Journey launches

We had the pleasure of having Emma come to visit to tell us about the Summer Learning Journey.
This year it's about the world around us.
There are some great prizes up for grabs.

You can earn 4 points for each activity. 10 points for a bonus activity. For each comment you leave in a friends blog, you get 2 points .

There are 3 activities per day.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018


New face at KiwiCan... we welcomed Seddon today, after farewelling Katie last week.
Owen & Seddon
Last week we talked about goal setting. We recapped what goal setting is and why it's important.

KiwiCan says...
keeping calm and in control, 
helps us all to reach our goals.

We played 'Windy Racer'. We had to move a ping pong ball from one line to another, without using our hands. We had to watch out for carpet burn too!
We talked with a buddy about what a smart goal is and what it might be... 

We looked at big broad goals, then moved to more specific ones.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Athletics practice

We have been practising for our athletics sports next week. Today the year 4's we're learning shot put and discus.
Year 4 throw practise