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Monday, June 20, 2016

Matariki at Waitangi Treaty Grounds

The senior classes went to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds to participate in Matariki activities. We were welcomed on with a powhiri. We then split into 2 groups. We played a variety of maori games including using the rakau. We then had lunch and were lucky enough to hear the kapa haka group perform in the marae. After that our own kapa haka group performed for them. It was really special being able to perform in the marae at Waitangi. The second activity we did was kite making. It was lots of fun. We had a great day.  

Opening our new school sign

We finally got our school sign up and had an official opening of it. It looks amazing. We are very proud of it. Thank you to all those who made it and got it up. 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Putting a link in a blog comment

Alex in Room 6 found out how to add a link to a blog comment. Here is her screencastify explaining how to do it.
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Puff n Pull - Pulling the train

In Kawakawa we have a train that goes through the middle of our main road. Each year we have Puff n Pull where teams have to pull the train down the road. Schools are allowed 40 children and adults have 20. The record how long it takes you to pull the train and the team with the quickest time wins.
This year we got asked to do a video for on What Now about Puff n Pull it was on last Sunday. Here is Kawakawa Primary Pulling the Train.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Building our Pa

As part of learning about Ruapekapeka Pa Room 6 had to design and make their own Pa site with our student teacher Miss Cochrane.

Basketball Tower

Today we had a problem solving afternoon. Our challenge was to use newspaper and 2metres of sellotape to construct a tower to hold a basketball. It had to be at least 30cm off the ground and be freestanding. The ball had to stay on for 10 seconds. Here is the winning team.