Monday, March 30, 2015

Tahnesha's fantastic softball season

Well done to Tahnesha who was a valued participant in tee ball. Her team received the award for best team-coach combination and tahnesha received an award for most improved fielder. Awesome work!

Great focus in assembly!

Well done Ako Ngatahi! Superb focus in assembly. Exceptional focus from our Pro Active Tiger Pou! What a great role model!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

How about those Blackcaps!

The mighty Blacks beat South Africa and make it into the final of the Cricket World Cup!  Awesome work!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Cross Country Training

Today we started cross country training, make sure you wear suitable shoes.

Mathletics Certificate Winners!

Well done to Siola, Zayd, Sophia and Ranit who all achieved certificates for mathletics last week.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Marching Champion

A big congratulations to Tamara and her marching team who received a second place and a third place at the marching nationals!  Awesome work well done!

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Well done to Khush, Jolly and Lyan for amazing work in mathletics and earning bronze and silver certificates. Keep up the great work!

Our Shade Sail is Back!

After some terrible people vandalised our sun sail where we eat our lunch, we were really upset. But now we have a brand new one which looks great!  We love eating our lunch here!

More Amazing Progress in Swimming.

Check out Alexis who has made excellent progress!  She is very speedy as well!  Keep up the great work!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Our Broken City

Today we went to the city centre to look at the changes that have occurred since the devastating Earthquake 4 years ago.

Check out these photos!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Pro Active Tigers

We have a group of boys who are working with Nigel from Pro Active Tigers.  They have been learning some Martial Art skills and values, like keeping focused.  They are also learning the importance of discipline.

Here they are demonstrating some of their skills.


Real Press ups

Lock and Load - Staying focussed.

Brain Breakfast!

Every morning, after admin we have a brain breakfast where we use and practice different thinking strategies such as having an opinion and justifying your opinion.  We learn people can have different opinions about topics an that's ok, people can also change their opinion.

Today's topic was:
"Should people have to pay to dispose of their rubbish"

Some of the class strongly agreed, while some strongly disagreed.  Others were neutral.
Check out these videos with some of our opinions.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Fale's Birthday Surprise!

Today is Fale's birthday,  and a few of our amazing children asked if they could sing happy birthday to her in Samoan.  Listen to their beautiful singing!
Happy Birthday Fale!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

W.A.L.T become independent workers.

In Ako Ngatahi we are learning to become independent learners.  We will know that we will be successful when we:

  • Move and settle quickly
  • Work with someone who will keep us focussed.
  • Keep our voices to a murmur. (Flight mode)
  • Complete the task/s to our personal best.
These two have chosen someone who will keep them focussed.

Keeping our voices to a murmur. (Flight mode)

Keeping our voices to a murmur. (Flight mode)
Active listeners as well. 

Keeping our voices to a murmur. (Flight mode)

Active listeners as well.  
These two have chosen someone who will keep them focussed. 
These two have chosen someone who will keep them focussed.

Tamara's marching success

On Saturday Tamara competed in the Canterbury marching champs. Her team got first place in display and in technical. Awesome work and a great example of personal best!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Respectful communication

Our focus again this week in Kiwican is respectful communication and our catch phrase is "choosing the words that we say, can make a difference in someone's day"

Respect bands

Check out these great Hornby Trekkers who are being self managing and wearing their respect band. Our respect bands remind us to show our school expectations - respect ourself, each other and our environment and to always display our personal best.