Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Storylines Festival visits school

The Storylines Festival visited Vauxhall School today. The children had the opportunity to hear two fantastic authors and illustrators speak. In the photo is Mark Sommerset who was really funny!

Monday, 22 August 2016

Kauri's Olympic Medal Tally

As part of our study of the Olympics we have been keeping a tally of New Zealand's Olympic medals. 

Speech Finals

Well done to our speech finalists who did an amazing job this morning with some very convincing speeches! 

Ethan explained why children should be in charge and not us adults, Very funny Ethan.

Grace convinced us why children should be able to leave school at the age of eight. Her examples and children's language warmed our hearts.

And the winner is....Isla! Isla entertained us all with all the reasons why being the oldest child in the family is the best.

Please make Nate's dream come true and make hamsters legal in New Zealand!
Nate supported his argument with some well thought out reasons. Well done Nate. 

Monday, 15 August 2016

Book Week Begins

The fun times started with a moody transformation of the classroom.

Welcome to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!

 Wizards, witches, dementors, professors and broom sticks. Harry Potter's biggest fans!

The BFG and Sophie

Inspired by Thea Stilton

May the force be with you....Amazing Star Wars costumes! 

 Gangsta Granny....with Professor Umbridge in the background. 

The other Gangsta Granny....what lovely office ladies we have.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Friday, 5 August 2016

Next week is Peace Week

In Kauri we've been talking about what peace means to us. Please come and read our thoughts about what peace is....we had lots of different ideas.

Our Effort Award this week goes to.....

Congratulations Michael, Lucas and Matt for receiving the Effort Award this week.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

The Kauri Haka

The Kauri Haka.....Thanks Whaea Isobel for your amazing Te Reo lessons every Thursday.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Our Class Meeting

Each Wednesday we have a Class Meeting where we discuss playground issues and help support the children in resolving any conflicts that may have arisen. The children all share their ideas to help solve any problems. Today we wrote some rules to support the children in the playground.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Speech Time

We've been working hard in Kauri planning for writing a persuasive speech. Here is the checklist the children will be using in class....

It would be a great help if you could support your child at home to find some facts to support their arguments. 

Olympic Fever

The anticipation is building in Kauri...