Friday, September 30, 2011

King of the Den

Orkut Scrap Toys

Merit Certificates

Well done Bayley and Wiremu. They both received certificates in assembly today.

Duffy Book

Congratulations Kayne!

Junior Rippa Rugby

Today our Art Buddy Class (Room 12) had a Rippa game against Churton School. We went along to support them. All the children tried really hard and played their best. It ended up being a draw. Well done both Churton and Carlton.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Interschool Cross Country

Well done to all the people who represented our school at the Interschool Cross Country. A huge congratulations to Tarron who came 7th.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Jovi's Writing Activity

Our writing group has been learning to use wow sentence beginnings. To make wow sentence beginnings you can...
use onomatopoeia
use speech
use descriptive language
use interesting words
use a variety of sentence beginnings.

Here are our examples,

Yahoo! As the crowd goes wild for the All Balcks team that just beat Tonga by miles. (David)

"Wahoo!!" I said as I bungee jumped off a cliff. (Kahu)

Wow, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a race car break up. (Bayley)

USA Rugby Team Email

Today we were so excited, we got an email back from the USA Rugby Team. We asked them a couple of questions and they answered them for us. Lucky us! Check out what they said.

What’s it like playing rugby in America compared to New Zealand?
1) Rugby in America is a very small sport compared to American Football, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and several others. Not many people know about rugby and the National Team has around 3,000 to 4,000 people attending a match when played in America, which compared to 40,000 or more in New Zealand is quite a difference. Plus the population of America is around 300 million people, compared to 4 million in New Zealand.

How do you feel about being part of a team playing in the Rugby World Cup?
2) The RWC is the ultimate tournament in the rugby world. To get the opportunity to represent your country at the RWC is an amazing feeling, and these moments are very very special, as they might not come again. Having the tournament in NZ is extra special because of the rich rugby culture and support here.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mystery Reader

Today our Mystery Reader was Mrs McIntyre. She read us a really funny story about a farting dog. We laughed and laughed. Especially at the part when Mrs McAvoy used a Whoopee Cushion. I wonder if our mystery readers are trying to tell us something?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Dance Class

On Monday we did Dance Class. We did started to do a Michael Jackson one. It was called Thriller. The instructor showed us the steps then we tried them. None of us got it right first time round so he showed us how to do it again. We all got it so he showed us the second move. It was lots of great fun.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


On Thursday we went to Gym. When we arrived we met the instructor, then we played a game called Jellybean. It was fun. After that we got into 4 groups and started the activities. One was on the trap, you can jump really high on it. Another activity was the sponge pit. We jumped on a mini tramp and did a tuck jump. Before we left the gym we played a game with a parachute called sharks and life savers. The sharks crawled around under the parachute and pull us under and the life savers had grab our hands and pull us out. It was so much fun.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Buddy Art

Today we did Buddy Art. We helped Room 12 finish off there rugby players. They are looking really good!

Buddy Art on PhotoPeach

Friday, September 9, 2011

Mystery Reader

Today our mystery reader was ... Constable Tanya. She read us a really funny story 'The mole who knew it was none of his business'. We loved her animal noises!
Thanks Constable Tanya for coming in to read to us.

King of the Den

Wall of Fame!

Wahoo Zane! He made it onto the school's Wall of Fame. He responded with Wonderment and Awe during our Rugby Day Out. Fantastic.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cross Country

Today we had our School Cross Country. Mrs Larsen, Mrs Steadman, Mrs Roberston and a few boys went down early to the Gonville Domain to set up. At 1pm the school arrived and racing was underway. All of our hard working training paid off. Congratulations to everyone who will be representing our school at the Interschool Cross Country.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Rugby Day Out

Today went had a Rugby Day Out with Room 12. We started off our day creating a supporters song/rap for the rugby team of our choice. Check them out below. Next we moved to the Rugby Roadshow. We had lots of fun recording our own rugby stories and looking back in time. Some boys even found Sonny Bill in an old school photo. Lastly we went to the Art Gallery. We looked closely at Mike ?? art works. We then got an opportunity to create our own. When we got back to school we spent the afternoon colouring in flags of the countries involved in the rugby world cup. We also taught our buddies how to pass and catch a rugby ball. We loved our Rugby Day Out.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Duffy Show

Today we had a Duffy show. It was about this mean golfer wanting to shut the library down so he can use the money to build a golf course. Duffy and the Librarian had a debate. Yay they won!

Duffy Show on PhotoPeach

Tarron was the lucky winner of a special Duffy Book. He always tries hard with reading and writing. Well done!

Weekly Challenge

Monday, September 5, 2011


Today we went for a walk with Room 2 and 12 to a house down the road which is just excited about the Rugby World Cup as we are. The owners have decorated their house with flags and a big All Blacks sign. The owners were so kind they allowed us into their yard to get a photo. Doesn't it look amazing!

The Eagles have landed!

On Sunday the USA Rugby Team, The Eagles, arrived in Wanganui. How exciting! They went to a Powhiri at the Putiki Marae, then went down the river on a waka. It was a great.

Merit Certificate!

Well done DJ. Keep up the beautiful singing!

Zane's Lucky Day!

Well it must of been Zane's lucky day in assembly. He got a certificate for completing Toe by Toe spelling and a huge bag of fruit because he was our healthy eating winner for the week. Well done Zane!

The King of the Den and Striving for Accuarcy!

Better late than never...

Zane is our winner for striving for accuracy. He drew a fantastic new logo for the Rugby World Cup. I love the ball under the kiwi's arm.

Our King of the Den goes to...

Duffy Book Winner

Good Job Nathanael. You deserve that book.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Maths Appreciation Week

Today in assembly we shared our numbers for Maths Appreciation Week. We think they looked great.

The Mayors Office!!

Today we went to Annette Main's office. We were invited to have morning tea in the council chambers. The Mayor told us about her life and how she got to be where she is today. We got to wear the Mayoral Chain and see her robe. It was interesting. We also met an engineer,
we learnt about water. We were told all about the stained glass windows around the Chamber. There was a very old picture of a shark. Before we left we had a picture with Annette Main. We really enjoyed our time in the Council Chambers. A big thanks to Jack for organising it!