Thursday, 31 March 2016


Summers Out!

Date: Friday 8th - Sunday 10th April 2016

Drop off: 6.00pm Friday 8th April 2016  
(Please don’t be early!)

Pick up: 4.30pm Sunday 10th April 2016  (Please don’t be late!)

Drop off at Venue: Sir Peter Blake Marine Education Centre, Beach Road, Long Bay

Cost: $480.70
  (We do accept Carer Support/ACC as a form of part payment)

ALL AGES and Abilities

Please confirm your Booking ASAP!

Day Programme: MERC trained staff, Janet McVeagh – Recreation staff and Support staff will support participants through a weekend of fun and extreme outdoor activities….. all activities are wheelchair friendly! Day programme includes such things as: Adventure based games, archery, kayaking, dinghy games, rock climbing, body boarding, slingshot, canoeing, snorkeling, stack them, tree climbing, sailing, surfing, abseiling, adatok games and group games.

Night Programme: 
Projector DVD, beach games

PLEASE BRING: Individual information form, Medical information MERC form filled out and Payment Friday of camp. (This is a must!)

What to bring:
*                      Sleeping bag, sheet, blanket, pillow, touch
*                      Pajamas/night wear
*                      Toiletries (Toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap, hairbrush, deodorant etc)
*                      Insect repellent
*                      Medication (Cleary labeled) – enough for duration
*                      Shower towels x2
*                      Face cloths x2
*                      Any special equipment (Mattress protector, wipes, cups, toilet chair, sanitary requirements etc)
*                      Swimming togs x1
*                      Rash Shirt (A must please)
*                      Wetsuit (optional)
*                      Beach towels x2
*                      Sun Block, sunglasses, lip screen, Sun Hat (A must please for sun protection at camp)
*                      Enough Clothes for duration of camp (Loads)
*                      Summer and warm clothes
*                      Warm hat
*                      Underwear (Loads)
*                      Socks
*                      Sneakers (a must for activities)
*                      Jandels or crocs
*                      Raincoat/parker
*                      Spending money $$$$ for dairy runs….. (this is up to you as to how much you bring)
*                      Drink bottle

*                      Cutlery: plate, bowel, knife, spoon, fork, cup, tea towels x1 (all named in a plastic bag or holder) NON Breakable please!

Email to confirm: 
or Txt on 021.2119882

Many Thanks

Sarah McIntosh

Janet McVeagh - Recreation
PO Box 13899
Auckland 1643

Mobile: 021 211 9882 (Kerrie O'Hara)

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Fan Art

As part of our Blotch and Splotch art unit we have been exploring random techniques to use paint, inks and dye.

We used the fan to draw the circle. I used three different coIours. I spins very fast. Lauren.

I used some cardboard. I drew in different colours. The patterns are cool.


Doing the fan was fun. I liked the fan going around. It was cool.


The fan art was really cool because I found it unusual.  


I think the fan art was very good. The paper flew off and hit Naki's leg. I had to draw carefully.


The fan art was very fun and easy to do.

I found it very interesting .

You pick up cardboard and stick it on the fan. Then pick up the pen. Push the pen onto the cardboard when it spins around. 


I draw the circle. I used yellow and pink. It was fun to draw on the paper.


Thursday, 17 March 2016

St Patrick's Day Learning

On March 17th we learnt about St Patrick's Day

We looked on the internet using the Google search engine.

We shared what we found 

We watched some videos to learn some more.

We listened to and sang some Irish songs to celebrate the day.

What else can you do to celebrate this special day?

Special Olympics Athletics 2016

Yesterday we competed at Mt Smart.

Our Flag Vote

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The NZ flag — your chance to decide

Between May 2015 and March 2016, New Zealanders will consider options for our flag’s future.
Our class has had a secret vote.
The current flag and the alternative
27% voted to change the flag
73% voted to keep the same flag

Monday, 14 March 2016

Soapbox Derby 2016 - The Race Is Over !

Well Done Everyone !

We had a brilliant day. Thank you to the Rotary Club for setting up the event, to all of our adult helpers who made it all possible and to our supporters who came along on the day.

The 2016 Soapbox Derby was an epic event. It was interesting trying out an unknown track at the new venue. We all had a awesome time and survived the competitive racing. 

Our Fantastic Fast Drivers were:

Thiha, Cameron, Carson and Cole.

Our Perfect Pit Crew were:

Matthew and Julia.

Well done Sommerville!

Friday, 11 March 2016


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Thursday, 10 March 2016

Soapbox Derby is on Sunday

Greetings all

This year’s race day is Sunday 13th March to be held at the University of Auckland Tamaki Campus.

Enter the Campus from Morrin Road: 

Race teams enter at Gate 2 

Spectators and the public enter at Gate 1.

The NZ Finals for this year will be held on Sunday 20th March at Whangaparaoa. Practice Day will be Saturday 19th March.

How is your music top ten list going kids?

I like the Need You Right Now video

Anyone fancy a game of domino's.

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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Jono's Top Ten Hits

We have invited Jono to visit our music class 
and share his Top Ten Hits

Jono and Steve will be our guest artists at our "Top Hits" fun concert for Edgewater 1, 2 and 3 on Thursday 24th March.

Bring your dancing shoes.

Mount Smart Athletics.

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All Welcome.
Bring your lunch, a drink, sunblock 
and a winning attitude.
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Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Edgewater Whanau Athletic Sports Was Whanautastic

It was a lovely day outside for sports. I did some running, shot put and long jump. It was a hot day. Finn

My favorite thing was the running, shot put and long jump. I felt happy because it was a beautiful day. Lauren

I really liked the running track because it was not as competitive as some of the other sports on the field. The rules were more relaxed. Bradley

We do throwing the ball into the bucket at the gym. We throw the ball five times and you get points if you get it in the bucket. I feel excited because we like Athletics day. Troy

I am in Light Blue with my friends. I did long jump. It was fun to run and jump. I am happy to go go outside because I like sports. Katy.

Athletics day was really because I did a long jump. I landed on two feet. It was a big jump. I felt puffed. Michael

It was fun. I liked the face paint. I was Maroon. I play with the ball. Joseph.

Monday, 7 March 2016



Students are to come to school in uniform and get changed at the end of interval into their sports gear and whanau colours.

9.15-9.30                     Mentor Time

9.30 – 10.15                Period 1 as usual.

10.15 – 10.45              Interval and get changed.

10.45                           Students go to their period 1 classroom and leave their bags.  Staff to be in their rooms to lock up after all students have left their bags there.

10.50-11.00                 All students assembled in their whanau groups on the field beyond R7 for announcements about how the day will run.

11.00 – 1.00                Activities begin – 4 activities to rotate around.  Staff allocated to events and to accompanying the whanau groups between activities.

1.00 – 1.30                  Lunchtime (staff open rooms to allow students to claim their bags, if students take bags, they can keep them for the rest of the day)

1.30                             Bell – students to assemble back in their whanau groups at the meeting point beyond R7.  Relay runners head to the start / finish line. 

               2.00 – 3.00                  Whanau Relays.

Students may go home in their whanau shirts and PE gear.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

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Friday, 4 March 2016

Self Portrait 2016

Every year we make a Self Portrait for our student record file. 
Here are our independent Self Portraits for 2016.

I like my pretty hair. I did it all myself .

I made it all by myself. I put my hair all around. I draw my mouth.

My face is cool. 

This is me myself. I draw it very carefully. It is really cool.

I think my picture has a lot of detail. 

I like my long eyebrows and I like my enlarged smile.

I drew the uniform blue and I coloured the eyes brown, the lips red and I have black and brown hair. 

I draw my nose thicker and I draw my eyebrows black. I draw my hair and colour with a pencil. I draw my mouth without lips.

I like my self portrait I made lots of mistake on it but I finished it