Monday, 22 June 2020

Tawhirimatea and Tangaroa's Cooking Sessions

Over the last two weeks the Garden to Table groups in Tawhirimatea and Tangaroa have been getting together and cooking some delightful treats. Last week we made Cheesy Spinach Macaroni balls using spinach from the garden. Everyone thought they were fantastic.


This week we made Peach Crumble using the rest of the stewed peaches we had frozen from earlier in the year from our peach trees in the garden. We also decided to bake some bananas with sultanas and brown sugar, we used the bananas we had left over from fruit in schools. A BIG thank you to one of our wonderful teacher aides, Ali, for helping out and keeping our cooks focused.


Sunday, 14 June 2020

Chrome Musiclab


Noah S's version of Bad Guy by Billie Eilish




Anika's own creation


Today for Monday Mashup we explore Chrome Music lab. We practised making rhythms, chords and beats. We then used the Songmaker to create our own song.

Have you ever tried Chrome Musiclab? We can highly recommend it!

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Badminton for Monday Mashup

Today we returned to the hall to start up badminton for Monday Mashup. After an hour or so everyones skills were lots better with some excellent rallies. Next week we are going to start the Tawhirimatea Badminton Challenge. Students pick their partner and then we will play a tournament to see who will be crowned Tawhirimatea Champions.


Monday Mashup Music





Today for Monday mashup, the children experimented with percussion instruments. They worked in groups of four to make short pieces of music. They investigated how instruments sounded together working with groupings of 4 beats.

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Return of Kiwisport

Today Georgia from Rawhiti Community Sport returned to start Kiwisport lessons. Nigel's group was the first to go and they had a great time. We did lots of shuttle runs that involved hurdles, star jumps and running backwards. Next week it's Urmi's groups turn to go.


Week 7 Garden Update

This week we are finishing off making more planter boxes as well as creating a space for the 500 native tree seedlings that we are going to look after as part of our association with Eco-Action Nursery Trust. David from Eco Action will be coming in the next week or so to help us set up our nursery. A big thank you to Cadin, Jake, Mason and Lawrence for clearing the space for the seedlings.

Check out the Eco-Action Nursery website for more details on what they do.



Monday, 25 May 2020

Deano Yipadee The Singing Author

Today we watched a live show with Deano Yipadee. He is a singing author. Some of his books are called Nee Naw, Ron the Royal Guard and Stink- O-Saurus. His book are really funny and had us entertained.


Have you ever read or listened to his stories?

Tawhirimatea and Tangaroa's Cooking Sessions

Over the last two weeks the Garden to Table groups in Tawhirimatea and Tangaroa have been getting together and cooking some delightful treat...