Reading Recovery

When I was 6 I did Reading Recovery with Mrs Koorey. She helped me to read better. We wrote lots of stories. Now reading and writing is fun

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The Power of Whanau

Room 10 sharing equipment, finding solutions to design problems with construction equipment, and talking through problems with each other when they arose.

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Slip sliding away through extreme water play

We had the time of our lives slip and sliding our way down the water slide together our Middle and Senior School cooled off

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One Word Goal Setting

Words like ‘new’, ‘try’ and ‘trying’ are all inspired by our POWER virtue of Opportunity. ‘Kind’, ‘kindness’, ‘caring’, 'patient' and ‘helping’ stem from Respect and Whanau.

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Wacky Challenges

Room 12 has all been about challenges. Read more about 'Wacky Challenges'...

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Waka Paddle Artwork

We decided we would create waka paddles to help us paddle our waka through an exciting year.

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One Is a Snail, Ten is a Crab

One is Snail, Ten is a Crab is a counting feet book and it makes counting really fun.

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Seth drew two insects to make 12 feet

Ready, Steady, Go Room 7

This helped us to focus on some of the skills we need in order to complete our goals; perseverance, determination and focus.

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Magical Kiwi Experience

I was invited to travel with staff from Contact Energy to collect a baby kiwi from Rainbow Springs in Rotorua.

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Caterpillar Challenge

Our materials were lots of newspaper, lots of rolls of masking tape, and scissors.

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