Kia ora! We were in a state of excitement this week - holidays coming up (and we were all ready for those) as well as the Year Sixes headed for two and a half days of action and adventure at Camp Columba in Pukerau for our annual X-factor X-pedition!!
The Year Sixes enjoyed archery, air rifles, abseiling, kayaking, team building, raft building, the flying fox and more!! Mrs C feels tired just thinking about it! You can see more photos like those below on our school Facebook page:
And here is the Take Two News episode that was produced:
The Year Fives gathered with Mrs Stanway to enjoy some time together and study the events that are commemorated by ANZAC Day: we wrote postcards from soldiers, made trenches amongst the class tables, researched aspects of war eg weapons and use of animals, made Anzac biscuits and painted poppies.
OnMonday we worked in groups to complete our inquiry assessment via a Google Doc which we each then linked to our Edmodo page for Mrs C to mark. We seemed to know what we were talking about when we listed what a great learner needs to do to be successful, and the Year Sixes certainly practised what we preached by putting all our learning attitudes and values into our activities at Camp Columba!
Our other main task was to share information about our role-models - today many of us put these onto our personal blogs. You can see photos of our posters, trioramas, or videos like these:
Speaking of successful, check out this example of how persistence pays off...
Have a great break everyone!!