Thursday, 23 November 2017

Beach Education

We were lucky enough to go to the beach this week and learn how to keep ourselves safe in and out of the water. There are 6 rules to follow at the beach and we had to split into groups and act out what it would look like to follow each of the rules. We got to look around the surf club and see the surfboards, IRBs and kayaks. The best part came at the end of the day when we got to spend half an hour in the water on boogie boards and in the waves! 








Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Akeake Camp


Akeake Camp

On Monday, the Akeake team embarked on their camp to the Woodend Christian Camp. Spending the first day with our entire syndicate playing mini golf, team building activities like trying 3meter high wall, and on the aero-jump. We were being challenged and having fun. When the year 3 left at 2:30pm, the year 4s set up camp before tracking up and down the huge water slide. The day continued with year 4's screaming down the flying fox, racing around of go-kart and accurately shooting arrows and air rifles. It had been an action-packed first day. 

Day 2 saw the year 4's orienteering, volleyball tournament and a huge clean-up. We had a fantastic time and can't wait until our next camp next year. A huge thank you to all the parents that attended and helped out over the two days.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017




Grandparents Day

We had such a great time sharing our learning spaces with our grandparents on Grandparents Day.  Thank you to everyone who attended.  The children really loved having you here.  And a huge WELL DONE to our Akeake children who got up on stage and performed a Jump Jam routine.  They had been preparing for a few weeks for this special occasion and they did a wonderful job. Ka Pai everyone!


Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Hinau Team Camp 2018

This post is for parents of Year 5 students going into year 5 in 2018

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Keep Calm and Drink Milk!

This term our Inquiry is based around milk and dairy products. Part of our immersion is looking at where milk comes from and how it is turned into different dairy products.

I bet you don't know where milk comes from. It's not the supermarket! We get milk from cows. Farms all over New Zealand have hundreds and thousands of cows which they send to the milking sheds every day. Each cow can produce 25 Litres of milk each day - that's enough for 100 cups of milk! Once the cows have been milked, they get treated to a yummy dessert drink full of nutrients to keep them strong and healthy. 

We made comic strips to help us understand the process cows go through in order to get milked.