On Wednesday 18th October, Room 2 went to the Hunua General Store to launch the reusable shopping bags that the students designed.
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!
Our Kapahaka Group performed at the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Asia-Oceania Wheelchair Rugby Championships with the Wheel Blacks.
Congratulations to all of our Hunua School student representatives at the ECCS Cross Country - you put in 100% and ran with incredible pride!
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?"
Photos of and from our School Production, 2017: "Between the Lines'
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.
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.
On Wednesday 25th April, 2017 a group of Hunua School students represented our school at the Papakura ANZAC Parade.
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.
Agricultural Day / Calf Club Day is a highlight, and celebrates our unique rural character.
Each class having two sessions per week with Tracy developing their soccer skills.
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.
Year 5 - 8 students took part in the Small Schools Swimming Day at Ararimu.
Foreshortening is when something looks like it is coming toward you because of a change in size.
A range of activities to keep students occupied at break time.
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.
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.