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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
800 dozen cheese rolls were made, that’s 9600 cheese rolls!
Perfect timing with snow forecast for tomorrow.
A huge thanks to Nat for doing all the ground work with this mammoth fundraiser and Sarah for helping keep the team fed.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Thursday, May 3, 2018
It is interesting sitting and watching what children do at lunchtime without the involvement of teachers.
- Children lined up and taking turns
- the risk-takers taking risks
- the workers working
- the spectators supporting
Chance of accident - probably,
Chance of learning, definitely.
(No children were harmed during the making of this video)
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Friday, April 6, 2018
Today Waitahuna School held their annual community harvest, Apple Crumble our project.
Firstly came the walk around Waitahuna picking apples off the roadside trees. Some ingenious ways were used to get the apples from the upper branches and some great team work involved in catching them.
Then to peel and chop the 3x 10lt pails of apples. A mammoth effort.
Only the smallest hands could be used to place the garden picked blackberries on each pudding, with the crumble sprinkled by the Juniors.
We hope the community members enjoyed the dessert made by the great team at Waitahuna School 🍎🍏
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Today the Junior Room had a visit from Aaron Collins the “Firewise” fireman. Aaron and the children talked about how to stay safe and get out in case of fire. “Get out fast and make a plan with your family”. Tonight the children will be bringing home their own Firewise book to share with their family.
Aaron also showed the children all the safety gear that he needs to be a safe firefighter.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
By Elsie Homer age 9
Today Libby @treadlighter.org came to a Waitahuna School to share her message about looking after our environment and not using single use plastic.
She told us about all the plastic in the sea and how it is killing off our sea life. There are animals like seals, sharks, stingray and turtles getting caught in plastic or mistaking the plastic for food and eating it. The bad by is when they eat it the plastic makes them feel full and they won’t eat for a long time and starve or if you are a turtle the plastic you eat makes your body float to the top of the sea and you can’t get back to your place in the sea that you eat and live!
She also talked about how there is too much plastic in the world. The 4 worst plastic items are coffee cups, plastic bags, plastic bottles and straws. So next time you order a drink that comes with a straw say “no straw please”.
Libby said that after being an Ocean Scientist she became a teacher. She always said to her students that they can be ‘superheroes’ and save the world. One of the kids asked her why doesn’t she go and save the world herself? So Libby became a tourist and now rides around the world on a bike she handmade out of bamboo! She also put a light on the bike and when she pedals electricity is made which runs the light and a USB that chargers her phone!
At the moment Libby is riding her bike around New Zealand teaching kids about being plastic free and not using ‘single use’ plastic.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Friday, February 9, 2018
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Monday, December 18, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Parents doing school tailing on Monday, Ukulele on Tuesday, Snow on the ground on Wednesday with a visit from Pip and the Life Education Classroom, and thankfully the sun shone on Thursday for PET DAY!
The Pet Day was a great success. The children were excited and keen to share their pets. The parents were able to catch-up, visit the classrooms and see the children's work and competition entries on display.
The dog agility course was a highlight and the Grand Parade was a spectacle!
A huge thanks to the parents for supporting this event and a special thanks to Larissa for capturing the photos.
Monday, November 6, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Today Waitahuna School went to our Annual planting day at Bellview Gardens in Lawrence.
We spent the morning potting native plants and also sourcing seedlings from under established plants.
The children worked hard until they had exhausted the potting mix supply.
Next we were treated to roast lunch and cream cakes for afternoon.
We also had a go a fishing for some trout which we could see but sadly no tight lines today.
A huge thanks to Stevie for letting us share your special place. Also a huge thanks to Kasey for all your guidance and the beautiful food - prepared by yourself and Grandad Gordon.
Also thanks to Gary and a special mention to Annie R for your amazing baking. 🌱🌿🍰🍩