Welcome to Waitahuna School's updated Blog. We are excited to share some of the learning that we do everyday at our fantastic school. Included in our Blog are links that will help with supporting learning at home.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Term 3 ~ Junior Room

The Junior Room has had a great start to the term.  We are having a very funny time with our topic of clowns.  We have been reading books, writing stories and have even been doing some acrobatics on the beam just like clowns. Look at the photos of some of the lovely printing from our 5 year olds.

Term 3 ~ Senior Room

The Senior Room has settled quickly back into the classroom programme.  We have been working on our Unit of 'All About Me' and it has been interesting learning the strengths and interests of the class.  Yesterday the children drew self portraits.  If you click the link below you will see a scanned image of the finished portraits.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Meadow Fresh Promotion

PLEASE save the stickers off your Meadow Fresh milk and other Meadow Fresh products for Waitahuna School. The promotion runs for the next NINE weeks so start collecting now! Drop your stickers in to school OR post them to us at Waitahuna School RD3, Lawrence 9532

Monday, July 15, 2013

Presentation Assembly

3d Insect Art
The children have been very excited about their Presentation Assembly and have spent quite a bit of time perfecting their items. It was so positive to have 40 parents, pre-schoolers and friends of the school attend our Assembly on Friday.
The Assembly had an Insect theme based on our Inquiry topic this term. The children sang songs, told jokes, performed a play, and played the ukulele.  We were very proud of their performances and have received many positive comments from the guests. 
We wish you all a safe and restful holiday break.
Mrs Blackmore and Ms Johnstone

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Hockey Tournament 2013

Today the Year 4,5 and 6 pupils travelled to Milton to represent us in the Annual Year 5 & 6 hockey tournament. The children played with guts and determination and focused on our goal to confront our opposition at every opportunity.  This can be a very daunting task, but they all stepped up to the challenge.
First they played Milton 1 and won, then Tokoiti Terrors and won.  Followed by Waihola, Milton 2  in which they drew and Milton 3 which they won.  We then played the final against Waihola where we lost 4-2. 
The team represented our school with pride and showed great sportsmanship.  We are very proud of their performance especially with a squad of only 7 in a 6 a-side competition and the smallest school represented. (click the photo above to see a slideshow of the tournament highlights)
Well done team Waitahuna taking away 2nd place.