Thursday, 26 May 2016

Celebrating Success

The weekend just gone (21st/22nd May), William went down to Wellington for the NZ Kyokushin Karate Championship.  In his age group (8-9 years) he came 3rd in the Males Elite Junior Kata.
He then had two fights in his age group in which he both won very easily and then became the NZ Junior Champion in 8-9 years.

He represented Papakura Kyokushin Karate Club honourably and his Sensei (Rhenndy Vissor) along with everybody else in his club were all very extremely happy with William.
Not bad for someone who has only been doing Kyokushin Karate for 1 ½ years.

Awesome William.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Room 7 Haiku

Room 7 is currently learning to write poems using similes.  A simile is a language feature where you compare one thing to another to make the description in the writing clearer.

Here are some examples:

Monday, 21 March 2016

Last week, Miss Pihama taught all of the teachers a few ideas about art that they can put into their class programme.  The teachers:

● Explored blending with oil pastels.
● Explored tone, shading and colour.
● Explored different ideas of assembling the artwork.
● Talked about how they made their artwork both independently and collaboratively. 
● Discussed pop artists in particular Roy Lichtenstein and their motivation and influences behind their art. 

Below is some of their work:

The Middle and Senior teachers did a 'slip, slop, slap, wrap' theme because that
is what they are focusing on at the moment.

The Junior teachers did a super hero theme because that is what
 they are focusing on at the moment.

Soon, all of the children will have a chance to see how well the teachers learnt. Thanks heaps Miss Pihama!.