Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tee pee Challenge

Yesterdays Tee pee Challenge.

Thank you  Mrs Smith and Mrs Rogers for all of your time and effort in Te Puawai this year.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Our End of Year Celebration

28 November 2017

Dear Parents

We are planning an end of year celebration day for Te Puawai on Thursday 14th December.

Due to popular vote by the students we have booked to go to Airzone (the cost of this will be covered by our activity fee).

We will leave school by 9:30 and return by 11:30. We then plan to have a sausage sizzle (sausages will be provided by us) and a swim in the school pool.

We will need parents to help with transport and some to assist us with the barbeque.
Can you please fill in the form below if you can help.

Many thanks Geraldine & Jenny.


I can/cannot help transport …….. children with seatbelts/carseats.
My vehicle has a current Registration and Warrant of Fitness and I hold a full NZ Drivers License.
Registration Number: ……………………………………..

I can help with the barbeque at school (please circle one)


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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The NZ Navy Military Concert Band

Today we went to the TSB Showplace to see the NZ Navy Military Band.
We all enjoyed the show very much, especially singing and dancing along to songs we knew.
It was a great opportunity to learn more about the instruments in the orchestra .
Te Puawai now wants to investigate how we can make some of these instruments for our Outdoor space.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

100 Books Read

Congratulations to Joyce, Tima and Hadley for achieving their 100 Books Read Goal. As a Prize for finishing this challenge  Joyce, Tima and Hadley got to make their own Stuffed Toy. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Te Puawai's Post on Friday, 3 November 2017

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Strawberry Jam Drops.
Today our bakers made Strawberry Jam Drops, using the strawberry jam our previous baking group had made. They made enough for the Teachers to try one each as well. Yummy.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Our Te Puawai Whakangahau


Today Te Puawai had their Whakangahau. We shared our weather poems and were lucky to enjoy a performance by the Kapahaka group. Last Friday they were involved in a kapahaka competition, held in Waitara. Thank you to all of the  family and friends who were able to come and support us.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Solids, Liquids and Gases

Today Zoe and her two whanau groups tricked us all. They had been talking about the difference between solids, liquids and gases and how water can be in all three states.
They made a mixture of half a cup of cornflour and a quarter of a cup of water. They mixed this together and squeezed it into a solid ball. Something exciting happened when the kids passed the ball to a partner and they held it on their flat hands.
You could try this experiment at home and see what happens!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Welcome to Term 4

Today we had 3 Taranaki Cricket players come to school to teach us cricket skills.
It was great to be outside in the sun having fun.
We even got a prize pack to take home.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Our New Karakia

Kia Uruuru mai
Kia uruuru mai                                   Fill me with
A Hau ora,                                         Vitality
A Hau kaha,                                       Strength
A Hau māia,                                       Bravery
ki runga,                                            Above    
ki raro,                                              Below
ki roto,                                              Inwards
ki waho,                                             And Outwards
Rirerire hau                                      Let the wind blow and bind

Paimārire                                         Peace upon you

Saturday, September 9, 2017

100 Books Read

Congratulations to Luca for achieving his 100 Books Read Goal. As a Prize for finishing this challenge Luca got to make his own Stuffed Toy. Luca choose to make a frog.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Our Skeleton's

Today Zoe showed us xrays and taught us about some of the bones in our body.
We drew on our arms and legs to show where some of our bones were.
We also had fun using a stethoscope to listen to our heart beating.

Cross Country

Luckily the weather was kind to us and we were able to run the Cross Country. All of the children tried hard and ran a great race.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Materials Recovery Facility

On Tuesday we had a very interesting visit to the Materials Recovery Facility. Through the windows of the Education Room we were able to see the whole sorting process, that our kerbside recycling goes through. We wish to thank all of the Parents and Grandparents who accompanied us to the facility and made the visit possible and Mr Baker who spoke to us at the Facility.


Thursday, August 24, 2017


Today Zoe taught us how to make safe sling shots.
We had so much fun discovering how we could make our corks fly the furthest.
Just look at the delight on our faces!


Today our cooking group made the most delicious gingernut cookies.
The children are certainly master chefs in the making!
We enjoyed eating these while we watched a clip from this mornings Breakfast show about  single-use plastic water bottles.
It is well worth watching at TV On Demand to learn some pretty scary facts about the amount of plastic that has been produced in the last ten years.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Fraction Fun with Mrs Dunlop

Today the Pyramids and the Spheres maths groups were working on fractions with Mrs Dunlop.
It was fun adding up fractions to make a whole.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Thank you Livvie

Today Livvie shared her amazing birthday cake with the class.
It was delicious! Thank you Livvie.

Our Building Table

We have our building table set up in our outdoor classroom area. All we need now is some fine weather to start using it!

Thank you to those people who have donated timber, nails, screws and tools. If anyone has anything they think would be useful to add to this resource we would be very grateful .

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday Experiment - Making Ice-cream

Today Zoe taught two whanau groups how to make ice-cream.
They got a bag full of ice and salt and then measured cream, sugar and vanilla. They mixed these together by shaking them in a separate bag.
The result was delicious!