Thursday, 23 March 2017

Special Olympic Athletic Day

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Not long now until the central schools
Special Olympic Athletic Day
Thursday 30th March at Mt Smart Stadium

Friends & Family are welcome to attend.

10.15am Opening Ceremony, 10.30am – Track and field events start, 1.30pm –  Schools depart

All vehicles and buses to enter via the O’Rorke Road, Penrose entrance please. There is FREE car parking at #3 parking lot and when this is full we’ve been asked to spill over into parking lot # 2. Wheelchair access with hand rail is at the front entrance. There will be a coffee cart and food truck on site. Please Bring: your sunscreen, hat, a packed lunch and a drink.

2017 Vodafone Warriors CCC Home Set - Baby

The Warriors will be coming for an hour on this day 11am-12pm. This will be a chance for the kids to take photo’s and have some fun getting autographs and a few giveaways.

Soap Box Derby Newsletter

Monday, 20 March 2017

Te Hapori Classes Shared their cool personal hygiene checklist with us

I have had a shower today
(Body wash/Soap, Wash hair, Clean private parts, Flannel for face, Underarms, Feet)

I have brushed my teeth
(Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Floss, Brush tongue)

I have put on deodorant       
(Roll on, Spray, Underarms, Sometimes moisturise
Skin and Face)

I have clean clothes on               
(Clean underwear, Clean Socks)

I have tidy hair                  
(Brush or comb hair, Tie it up, Use gel sometimes)

I have clean fingernails       
(Trim fingernails, make sure they are clean)

I have a smile on my face
(I am ready to start the day)

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

WELCOME TO THE MACHINE - Class Trip Wednesday March 15th

We will be going to Motat on Wednesday 15 March for a special lesson with the Motat teachers and to look at all of the exhibitions.

Our class “Machines Work” topic aimed to observe the many machines that do work in our school environment. To help gain understanding students have read a set of non-fiction texts based on machines, drawn parts of machines and completed hands on exploration of machines as part of our MOTAT trip.

“Machines Work” Learning Goals for our Students included:

  • observing the many machines that do work in our school environment.
  • Reading a set of non-fiction texts based on machines
  • Drawing parts of machines
  • MOTAT trip to promote "hands on exploration of machines"


Winner of the Most Innovative Use of Te Reo Māori 
at the ServiceIQ 2015 New Zealand Museum Awards.


They’re everywhere – the kitchen, the lounge, on roads, in schools and workplaces. Where would you be without them?
‘Welcome to the Machine’ shows in a creative and interactive way how six simple machines can be combined to make more complex machines. There is plenty of hands-on learning for the children. Fun and interactive activities include a pinball machine, a giant lever on which you can lift a friend, an Archimedes’ screw that winds balls into the air, the Strongulator that magnifies strength, and much more.
Begin your journey with interactive examples of the simple machines which include, the lever, wheel and axle, pulley, inclined plane, wedge and screw, and learn the technology behind each of them. Visitors will also be encouraged to see if any simple machines are utilised in our larger and more complex objects. 
Children can take a hands-on approach, getting a chance to see each machine in action. Prepare to have your perceptions changed the further you explore, as we take you through some of the most recognisable examples of simple machines including a corset, ships block, scales and even a tennis racquet!
The bicycle as we know today is a great example of technological evolution, and uses levers in the form of pedals, and the later addition of a chain and a wheel with sprockets gives us the final element of a contemporary bicycle.  Compare the 1930s-style racing bike of champion cyclist Wiremu Paratene  and compare it to Olympic silver-medalist Hayden Roulston.
You’ll also learn about Kiwi ‘No 8 wire’ innovation, with the story behind the ‘Kindling Cracker’, invented by the 2013 Fieldays young inventor of the year award winner, Ayla Hutchinson.
Innovation, invention and the ‘No 8’ wire attitude; an important day out for the next generation of young Kiwi minds!

    Special Olympics at Mt Smart

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    Date of event:  Thursday 30th March 2017
    Venue: Mount Smart Stadium

    Please bring with you: lunch, water, sun screen, hat, and your loud cheering voices!

    This year we are lucky enough to have the “Auckland Warriors” come along for a few hours!  This will be a real bonus and I’m sure there’s some league follows amongst your students that will get a thrill out of meeting them at their athletics day!

    Maths Fun Links To Try

    Click these links to try some maths fun