Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Where The Wild Things Are

We have enjoyed exploring the story Where The Wild Things Are this term.

One of the highlights was designing a boat for Max to sail
through night and day
and in and out of weeks
and almost over a year
to where the wild things are.

We thought carefully about our design plan and then had great fun using all the stuff from Creative Junk to make our boats.

Would it float or not? It was great fun trying them out. They all floated, except Mr Hastilow's (and when we talked about it we decided his Max was a bit too big!).

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Cross Country

What a lovely Christchurch autumn day for our cross country.
Didn't the children do well!
We were very proud of their efforts and their behaviour.
It has been great that we have had such good weather and this enabled us to do lots of practices. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Welcome to Term 2

We are all happy to be back enjoying some lovely autumn days.

On Wednesday we enjoyed the Playhouse Theatre Group doing a very funny show based on Red Riding Hood. The Show was great, but watching the children's faces was even more enjoyable for the teachers!

The rain postponed Junior Cross Country is now on Wednesday 9 May at 11.00am. Fingers (and toes) crossed for a fine day - but if it does have to be postponed it will be rescheduled to Friday 11th at

For seven weeks, beginning in Week 2, we both have student teachers from the University Of Canterbury. Their names are Terilee Goffe and Adam Hastilow. We are sure you will see and hear lots of the things they will be doing.

We are looking forward to a busy and productive term of learning - and what a great start we have already made!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Rere Atu

We had a wonderful time at the Whole School Cultural Parade.
We enjoyed sharing our Māori poi song, Rere Atu, and dressing in the headbands and flags we had made to celebrate our different cultures.
We also enjoyed watching all the other classes share their items.
The Avonside Girls' High School and Shirley Boys' High School Pasifika groups were fantastic!
The sun even co-operated and shone on us.
Here is a photo of us just before it all started.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

With Thanks

We would like to acknowledge and thank those of you who were able to collect your children early on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week while we both went to Paid Union Meetings.

We do realise that it wasn't possible for everyone, but the lower numbers of children in the classes certainly helped manage the day while we were operating on a skeleton staff.

"If it is a skeleton staff, will we hear the bones rattling?"
Ethan (and his Dad!)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Part of our learning this term has been about dance. Why do we dance? When do we dance? Who dances? How do we dance?
This will lead in nicely to our whole school Cultural Celebration.
We had fun doing some dance about a poem called 'The Dancing Cat'. We read, danced and did some art work.
The art work looks so good that it is up on display in one of our school entrance ways. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


We have had some busy days at school with lots of learning, talking and laughing. Our flower fun day was a great success. Thank you to those of you who were able to  support us by coming along or sending flowers and veggies. The children made some great creations!