Thursday, 25 September 2014

Buddy Class

We met with the lovely Room 13 today for the final time before the holidays- what a perfect day for some outdoors reading!  We decided to make them "Warm Fuzzy Thuzzies" (a crazy name for Thursday) to tell them something we really like about them. Luka and Aiden wrote to Harlaquinn
"We really like your smile and we have all had the Awapuni Shield before". If you look closely you can see some Room 13 students holding them.

Term Three Week 10 Newsletter

The final week of Term 3…… and yes it’s a busy one!

We have literally skipped our way into Week 10 with the highly anticipated “Jump Off” on Monday. All students were actively participating for the full 45 minutes which was fantastic to see (photos below). Tu Meke Room 4- you made a rainy day into such a joyful one! It is now the students responsibility to collect their sponsorship money and return their forms to the office by Friday.
This week we congratulated Matias with both a birthday certificate and a “Being Kind to Yourself” certificate. Matias continues to strive for excellence in his learning and is a fine role model- Keep it up Matias! Our prestigious “Student of the Week” certificate was awarded to Jessica for displaying the six kinds of best we strive for at Awapuni School. Jessica is a new student in Room 4 (only joined us on Monday!) however has shown very kind qualities to her peers in this short time. She has settled in very quickly with her attitude set for learning from Day One. Ka pai Jessica! We also give a very warm welcome to the Rendall family in joining our Awapuni community. Tahuti mai! Welcome!

Privilege Day is fast approaching so I would like to clarify a few details. Students are allowed to bring wheels to school this Friday (eg. scooters, rollerblades) as it will hopefully be a lovely sunny day outdoors. They are also allowed to wear mufti on this day as it is a celebration of their Term 3 efforts. Our Shared lunch will be slightly different this term (an emphasis placed on healthy eating) however I will send out a separate notice with this information today.

Have a safe and happy holiday everyone,

Miss Beattie. 

Dance Club

Our wonderful dancers performed at Syndicate Assembly today as a practice for tomorrows grand show to the whole school! From Room 4 we had Calais, Emily, Paru and Faith as members:) Awesome girls, I was so proud of your commitment!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Pak and Save Visit

Some highlights of our Pak and Save visit. We compared the food labels of an "everyday food" with and "occasional food". We also created a list of all the different coloured fruits and vegetables available. Thanks to our wonderful parent help for making our visit possible and of course Koka Annette for sharing her knowledge. I wonder what we are going to plan for our healthy shared lunch...???  Thanks Pak and Save!

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Healthy Eating with Koka Annette

We loved having Ngahuia's mum in our room talking about Healthy Eating. She taught us about the food pyramid and how to read food labels. We were all shocked about how much sugar is in drinks that are so popular. Next week we look forward to our Pak n Save visit where we can put our new skills to the test!

Term Three Week 7 Newsletter

The drizzly Week 7!

Even though it has been miserable outside, Room 4 has kept positive spirits and worked through lots of valuable learning.
We have Luka to congratulate this week for receiving our “Being kind to others” certificate for his encouragement to his peers during Cross Country running. This is a great quality to have as a budding sportsman. Our Senior Syndicate certificates went to Shelby, Braith and Jazmine for their classroom efforts. Our main “Student of the Week” certificate was received by Braith last week for his positive behaviour and perseverance in his learning. Well done to all our certificate winners- a fantastic achievement!
Another outstanding achievement was made by the Awapuni Strikers hockey team in the weekend by winning their overall grade with an incredible 12-nil win. Five of the players hailed from Room 4 so I made it priority to be on the side-lines and what a tremendous win! A big congratulations to Aiden, Dylan, Matias, Taylah and Morgan (and your fabulous coaches) for their success! Over on the soccer field, the Awapuni Pumas also finished their season on a high winning 6-2. Well done to Manaia, Tobias, Kyle and Wayan (currently overseas) for their sporting excellence.
As there are lots of bugs going around, I ask you to please keep your child home if they’re unwell. Sending them along to school only spreads the bugs further to other students (or teachers!) Please remind your child about the importance of drinking water during these months also to keep them active and alert.

Until next week (here’s hoping it’s a sunnier one!)

Miss Beattie