Wednesday, 12 April 2017
This term our inquiry unit was whanaungatanga. Students in Room 2 got into groups and organised a whole school event with activities that promoted whanaungatanga within our school. Each group organised the activities and ran the event for groups of approximately 25 students.
There were a variety of different activities ranging from dance offs and chant competitions to chocolate river and water balloon dodgeball. Students were marked on how well they gave instructions, how clear their voice was and most importantly how well they reinforced positive behaviour with positive feedback.
Our next step would be to consistently model these positive behaviours in our school and look at ways to promote whanaungatanga in our community. We hope you enjoy our learning.
If you have time please check out students' individual blogs, they are on the left hand side of our class blog and have have more about what we are learning.
Nga mihi nui
Monday, 10 April 2017
Thursday, 6 April 2017
This term we have been learning a new waiata, Hareruia. We performed it after karakia at this mornings assembly. We are very proud to be able to share this with you and would like to make special mention to Susan and Siomita for their solo performances and to Jada and Kauri for welcoming us in. We would also like to thank all the whanau that showed up to tautoko us.
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
We were lucky enough to have Papakura High in our school today. Their Year 11 & 12 drama class performed a play where each person was a members of a circus. There was a ringmaster, fortune teller, squirrel, clowns, acrobats and more. It was a very funny show.
Monday, 3 April 2017
We have been learning how to write interesting introductions that will hook the reader in. Here is an example of a piece that Jada completed. What do you think? We have added in the success criteria also, do you think she achieved this?
Friday, 31 March 2017
Monday, 27 March 2017
Friday, 24 March 2017
Congratulations to our Champion of the week and our Duffy recipient.
Faith received our Champion certificate this week for making others feel welcome and included in our class.
Tapuvae received our Duffy certificate for showing a willingness to learn by getting on with his reading and writing quickly.
Well done Faith and Tapuvae, you have both worked very hard this week.
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
We have spent the last few weeks working on poetry, we created metaphors about ourselves and designed these postcards which we will send to Highfield School in Timaru.
We cannot wait to receive our package in the mail!
Happy reading school kit whanau :)
Friday, 10 March 2017
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Congratulations to this weeks superstars, Amanda and Kauri!
Amanda identified someone that needed help and went out of her way to help him with his mahi, thank you Amanda for being a positive mentor and role model in our classroom.
Kauri has worked hard this week and has shown enthusiasm towards learning, it's great to see. Well done Kauri.
Remember Room 2 the kaiako and myself are always on the lookout for special tamariki that shine, keep up the good mahi and next week it could be you.
Friday, 10 February 2017
Thursday, 2 February 2017
Friday, 9 December 2016
Kia ora whanau, today we had our senior school prizegiving, it was a great celebration of the successes our tamariki have experienced this year. If you missed it below we have a slide to show all our prize winners and the awards they won. Nga mihi whanau for another fantastic year.
Meri Kirihimete kia koutou from all the kaiako here at Edmund Hillary School.
Monday, 5 December 2016
Congratulations to us!
We have just received a digital badge for our participation in the Tuhi mai tuhi atu whanau. We have a vision to connect clusters of students through blogging. Every week we comment on and post our learning to our individual blogs. It has been a great way to connect with others. We have been lucky enough to connect with Lake Brunner School, Paroa School and Wesley Primary and have enjoyed working collaboratively to positively improve our learning.