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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Our Dunedin Adventure

Yesterday the Waitahuna School pupils went on a school trip to The Early Settlers Museum (Toitu) and the Otago Museum.  Kim was our instructor at Otago Museum.  She took us to the StarLab.  We crawled through the tunnel in the dark, some people had torches because the light in StarLab wasn't going.  Kim taught us about the different constellations such as the upside down dog, she told us a story about Orion and the scorpion.  She also showed us how to find Matariki.  We were there for the morning and we also got to tell Kim all the things we now know about Space - she was quite surprised. 

Next we went to the Early Settlers Museum and had lunch.  Our first challenge was to work cooperatively to make a domino track - it was harder than we thought but lots of fun.  Later we went on an eye-spy challenge through the Museum and through this we got to see some very interesting displays.

Thanks to the Parents and Grandparents for accompanying us on our trip, we really enjoyed our day.
by Rebecca
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Dunedin Adventure 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Rippa Tournament

Today Waitahuna School had two teams competing in the Rippa Rugby Tournament at Balclutha.

The Year 3 & 4 team was coached by Dave and Grant and played hard on and off the field.

The Year 5 & 6 team was coached by Don and Jo and improved there skills as the tournament went on, hitting their straps in the last games.

Ms Johnstone, Miss Chapman and I have been really impressed to see the improvement in some individual children's ball skills during our Rippa sessions in PE.  

Congratulations to all the pupils for giving their best and to our parents for helping with coaching, reffing and transport.

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Rippa Photo link