Friday, November 3, 2017

Flip Slide Turn by Greta and Kaycee

We have been learning about transformation. Here is a DLO from one group to show their understanding.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Enviro Action Day

We had a fantastic learning day during our Enviro Action Day. Thank you Mrs Hickford for organising all of these fantastic activities and the children ran them very well. We have some great environmental ambassadors here. Just a couple of pictures to show what we were learning.

How High Can You Jump

We have been practicing our High Jump for the Kaniere School Athletics. Here are some photos of the effort our tamariki put in to get over the bar. Great work everyone.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Dragon Math Sessions

We were luck to have Philippa Dye from the Statistics Learning Centre come and share some Rich Math Tasks with us based around Dragons. The children in Ruma Tahi and Ruma Rua really enjoyed the sessions.


Today we started our DARE program with Constable Jos. All the children bought in an item that was special to them and then shared a bit about themselves and the item. This is Leith's special item. We all enjoyed interacting with it.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Rewindable Learning

We have been learning how to use Screencastify to enhance our writing and to share it with others.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Harold and Life Education

This week we have been learning about how our bodies work and grow. We looked at how our bodies change over time and what we need to do to look after our bodies on the inside and the outside. We had some fantastic learning with Harold and Carmen from the Life Education Trust. Here are a couple of photos of our learning.

Should Animals Be Kept In Zoos?

El Gregoe by Caleb Nelson

Monday, June 12, 2017

P.E. On A Frosty Winter Morning

We are hardened here a Kaniere School. P.E. first up on a frosty Thursday morning. What a beautiful sight but just a bit chilly.

Monday, May 8, 2017

St John's In School Program

Today we had a visit by two wonderful St John ladies. They taught us how to bandage a cut arm, to put on a sling, that your blood runs down into one arm at your side when the other arm is held in the air and how to put someone into the recovery position.
We had a great afternoon practicing all of our new skills.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Color Wheel

We have been learning about the colour wheel and how the use of colour can make you feel a particular way. This is why some artworks make us feel happy, sad, excited or thoughtful. Here is the video we used to show us how to create our own colour wheels. We created some using paint, pastel, and chalk.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Harakeke Flower Weaving

We had great fun in Ruma Rua learning how to make Harakeke Flowers. Hune was a fantastic teacher and with perseverance we were able to create some really good flowers. Here is a bit of the action. Thanks Hune.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Square Dancing

In Ruma Rua we have been learning how to Square Dance. We have had a lot of fun dancing with our partner. Here is a video of what we have learnt so far. Our next step is to add in some more difficult dance steps.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Get NZ Writing

There was great excitement in Ruma Rua today when we opened our parcel of Get NZ Writing from Room 37 Meadowbank School in Auckland.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Senior School Swimming Sports

Thank you to the parents who came to help and support our tamariki at the Senior Swimming Sports on Thursday. We had a fabulous morning where our tamariki showed excellence, perseverance and respect. Congratulations to those swimmers who are now going to compete in the Westland District Swimming Sports next week. GO KANIERE!!!!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

PE T Ball

What a beautiful day to be outside playing a game of T Ball for PE with Helen this week. Here is some of the action.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tagul Word Art

We have been learning how to create Word Art Clouds using Tagul. The students loved creating their artworks using this tool as it was easy to follow what to do on the website and the end results were fantastic. Here are the learning intentions and a couple of examples of what the students created. We are sharing all of our Tagul art at assembly this Friday morning so come along to see your child's work.

NZ Playhouse Puss n Boots Pet Detective

It was fantastic to have the NZ Playhouse visit our school and perform for us their show Puss n Boots Pet Detective. It was a fantastic show that entertained the children and adults alike. Thanks also to Kumara School who came along and shared the show with us. Here are a few photos from the show.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

Ruma Rua 2017

Hi everyone. We are the students in Ruma Rua for 2017. We are a great bunch of kids who are ready to learn. We love learning using digital technology and we are going to have a fantastic learning year with Ms Barrow in Ruma Rua.