Monday, November 26, 2018


We were very lucky to have Harold come and visit us on Friday. He brought with him a message about Keeping our Bodies Healthy. We learn't about eating a rainbow and drinking lots of wai (brain juice) as Harold calls it.

Getting Ready for Te Puāwai's Whakangahau

Te Puāwai have been practising hard in preparation for our Whakangahau this Friday where we will be performing four music items for the school and our parents.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Our Obstacle Course

We have been designing an obstacle course.
First of all we looked at Images on Google to see what things would be great to have as part of our obstacle course. Then we drew a plan and thought about what we wanted to include.
Next we made our courses with small parts in the classroom and photographed these.
Then we put our ideas together and made a course for our outside classroom.
We made a starting and finishing line and had fun today trialling the course.
Next we are going to time how long it takes each person to complete the course. 
It has been such a good learning journey as we have had to change and modify some of our ideas to make the course the best it can be.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Frankley School Carnival

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It is our School Carnival tomorrow, Sunday 4 November.
Te Puāwai have made driftwood faces and creatures to help raise money for our school. These will be on sale in Room 3 for $2 each.
We  have our fingers crossed that the weather will be kind to us. Hope to see you there. 🌝

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Gingerbread Horses

Just incase your child ate their gingerbread horse before you saw it, this is what they looked like.

Thank you so much for supporting this cause. $234 was raised for RDA. 

A big thank to our Learning Assistants Susan and Vanessa who helped some of our students make these yummy biscuits.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Music Sessions Are Back

We have all missed Mrs Aiello and her music sessions and were thrilled when she returned to Frankley School today.
We had lots of fun keeping the beat and using instruments to tell a story.
We thank Mrs Aiello very much for sharing her expertise with us.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Scooter Skills

On Tuesday we had some experts come to our school to teach us scooter skills.

This involved how to be safe on our scooters, how to make sure our scooters are safe, how to brake and stop, and the importance of wearing a helmet.

Half of our hub went up the Tukapa Street hill and practised checking for sneaky driveways but when the other half of our hub had their turn it started raining so we had to improvise and practise our skills in the hall.

It was a fun session and a valuable reminder to keep safe.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

!00 B00ks Read Challenge

Congratulations to Ava for achieving the 100 Books Read Challenge.  She made a stuffed animal as her prize.

Monday, June 25, 2018


Today we were learning about fractions. We divided our class in half and discovered that half of 24 children is 12.

Music and Dance with Mrs Aiello

Over the last term Te Puawai and Te Kakano have been very lucky to have Mrs Aiello visiting our school every Monday and take our classes for Music and dance. We have learnt a lot of new rhymes, songs and how to play interesting instruments. 
Our class gave Mrs Aiello a huge Thank You card with messages from all of us.

Mia is presenting Mrs Aiello with our card.

Hail to Start the Day

Alba brought some hail into school.
It was fascinating observing it over the school day.

At lunchtime there was still a lot of icy hail even
though we had the heaters going inside.

At the end of the day we still had hail,
although it was a lot more slushy.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Frankley's Te Puawai Band

Te Puawai have been very fortunate to have Jan Aiello take us for music and movement sessions on Mondays. This week we learnt a lot about all sorts of musical instruments and how to play them.

The children were then inspired to create their own band/music using whatever musical instruments they could find in our class.