Hunua School

Hunua in action - Photos

Pukekohe Raceway Duathlon

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On Tuesday 26th September we had 24 competitors who took part in the Pukekohe Duathlon at Pukekohe Raceway! It was a fantastic day!

W.O.W DAY!

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On Tuesday, Room 4 and Purapura had a "W.O.W Day" ("Workshops Of Wonder") of creative workshops with Mrs D, Miss Clegg and Oriana-Sensei. Some of the workshops included:
Design-a-cake, Make & Play, Cupcake Tic-Tac-Toe, Bake a cake-in-a-cup, Cake-in-a-cup, Playdough Art, Lego Building, Marble Run Challenge, Newspaper tower challenge and Team building games. It was a fun day of “W.O.W” (Workshops of Wonder) while the middle and senior school were at Auckland Live or the Pukekohe Duathlon.

Pohutukawa Coast Article

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Our EnviroSchool Committee students were in the Pohutukawa Coast!

Plastic Bag Ban for Inquiry Vol.2

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This week we had representatives from our PTA (Grant) and BoT (Chris) as well as Angela Storey visit Room 2 to sign off on banning plastic bags and selling reusable shopping bags! They were VERY impressed and HAPPILY signed the 'ok' to have the shopping bags made!

Giving trees to our EnviroSchool Committee

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On Friday 8th September, we had a range of very important visitors come to present a few of the 400 trees that are being gifted to the school in response to our growing unit theft a few weeks ago. Some of the guests included: Angela Fulljames, Constable Jason Young, Malcolm Bell, Amanda from the council, representatives from the Wairoa Restoration Trust and Franklin Local Board reps and Malcolm from the HAPVRA group. Our Kapa Haka group welcomed our guests on site and the our EnviroSchool Committee had an indepth discussion about our progress and inquiry into becoming a Green/Gold EnviroSchool.

Plastic Bag Ban for Inquiry

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On Tuesday 5th September, Room 2, Mrs Storey and Room 3 met with Raj from Hunua General Store. Room 2 presented their Inquiry into banning plastic bags and offered an alternative: a reusable shopping bag that has been designed by students! Mrs Storey has generously donated her time and efforts into making the students' Inquiry a reality! Room 3 presented a stack of 'light reading' - persuasive and informative letters asking Raj to stock reusable bags instead of plastic bags. It was incredible to see our 'Change Agents in the Making' improving our environment and sustainability by taking on the next part of our Inquiry cycle: Agency through Action!

Pōwhiri Welcome for Miss Clegg!

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On Monday 4th September we welcomed Miss Clegg to our Hunua School whānau! Our kapa haka group performed and then we had some students say a few speeches in Purapura.

Speech Finalists: Year 4-8

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Congratulations to all our Year 4-8 speech finalists who shared their speeches on Friday 1st September! Students shared their important messages, thought provoking ways the audience could make change, incredible performances and great links to our Inquiry!

Kapahaka Zonals 2017

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Our Kapahaka Group performed at the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Asia-Oceania Wheelchair Rugby Championships with the Wheel Blacks.

ECCS Cross Country, 2017

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Congratulations to all of our Hunua School student representatives at the ECCS Cross Country - you put in 100% and ran with incredible pride!

Inquiry Workshops

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On Monday 14th August, each of the teachers planned and taught an interactive workshop for Inquiry that focused on "Reducing, Reusing and Recycling"

Cross Country 2017

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Check out our students in Cross Country Action! Term 3, Week 2, 2017.

Term 3, Inquiry Launch! "FOR SALE"

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We launched our Term 3 Inquiry with our playground and field being "FOR SALE" then received a message in a bottle to unscramble the Inquiry statement: "Join the race! Make our place a sustainable space!" and question: "How can we innovate to create AND preserve what we deserve?"

School Production - Between the Lines, 2017

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Photos of and from our School Production, 2017: "Between the Lines'

Pink Shirt Day

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On Friday 26th May, 2017 we had a Pink Shirt Day where students could wear pink clothes / shoes / hair / makeup and bring a gold coin to donate towards the anti-bullying campaign lead by the Mental Health Foundation. It was fantastic to see our school pink up, speak up, stand together, stop bullying.

Dramatic Dress-Up Day!

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To link to our Arts Inquiry question "WHO CAN BE AN ARTIST?" and our literacy learning, we are having a DRAMATIC DRESS-UP DAY tomorrow! This is a day where students can choose a particular decade / time period / era to come to school in. For example, they could come dressed in 80's / 20's / 60's style or even Medieval or Victorian times.

Be Bright! Be Seen! Road Safety Week

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Our photos from our Be Bright, Be Seen Mufti Day and Wheels Week! Term 2, Week 2, 2017.

ANZAC Parade 2017

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On Wednesday 25th April, 2017 a group of Hunua School students represented our school at the Papakura ANZAC Parade.

Cook Out

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Senior students organize, develop a menu, a safety action plan and activities to cook a meal and entertain a group of children in the outdoors.

Ag Day

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Agricultural Day / Calf Club Day is a highlight, and celebrates our unique rural character.

ECCS Soccer Fun Day

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Year 5 - 8 soccer fun day at Bruce Pullman Park

Kiwisport: Soccer

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Each class having two sessions per week with Tracy developing their soccer skills.

Wheels Day

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Fun Friday activity

Science Challenge: Term 1

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Year 5 - 8 students were grouped together in groups of 4 or 5. They had to design a new board game using creative thinking, logic, strategy, lateral thinking and teamwork.

Small Schools Swimming

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Year 5 - 8 students took part in the Small Schools Swimming Day at Ararimu.

Room 3 Art

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Foreshortening is when something looks like it is coming toward you because of a change in size.

Action at Morning Tea and Lunch

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A range of activities to keep students occupied at break time.

Sailing

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As part of the PE and Health Curriculum all year 5-8 students took part in the Have a Go sailing programme. This program was designed by Sailing New Zealand to give students the opportunity to experience the thrills & spills of sailing in a safe and well managed environment. Students had a fun day and learnt to take responsible risks.

Crazy Day

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Fundraiser for the Switch On programme.

Market Day

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The purpose is to expose senior students (Rm 3) to real life situations using a range of skills they learn in the different learning areas e.g. budgeting, planning, estimating, adding, subtracting, presenting etc.

Dance

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Dancing with Kate from the Footsteps Dancing Company

Kiwisport - Taekwondo

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Teakwondo with instructors Steve Pellows and Fran Marshall.

Hockey Tournament

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Another leadership opportunity for our senior students. George organised this tournament for year 5 to 8.