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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sir Peter Blake young Leader

Congratulations to Tyissa who was awarded the Sir Peter Blake young leaders award at school. She continually shows leadership in the classroom, in the playground, at school events and on the netball court. Well done Tyissa.

Waiata at Waiuru Army Museum


Haka at the Waiuru Army Museum

After our lessons and tour around the Waiuru Army Museum the boys wanted to say thank you to our leaders and show their respect in such a special place..They performed a haka in the place at the museum, where soldiers are sworn into the army after their training.  Everyone felt the goosebumps during this.

Senior Syndicate at the Cultural Festival

On Friday Kawakawa Primary hosted the first Southern Bay of Islands Cultural Festival. It was a fantastic day with schools showing their talents. Here is the senior Syndicate performing. 

Zaytaleah

When we went to the top of the mountain to have a look at the amazing view we found a great slope to slide down. We all had a go. Here is a video of Zaytaleah sliding down the slope. It was lots of fun.

Alex Skiing


Ashton skiing

Ashton enjoying the amazing day up the mountain.

YEAR 7 AND 8 SKI CAMP

Wow what a week at the snow we have had. The year 7 and 8 students have just returned from an amazing week at the snow. We travelled to National Park on the Monday, an 8 hour bus trip.  On Tuesday we had our first day up Whakapapa Ski Field. Everyone had a lesson and quickly got he hang of skiing. We skied for the next 2 days. We did a ride up to the top of the maunga to enjoy the amazing view. On the Thursday we went to the National Army Museum. We had the best week. Here are some photos from the week.









Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hinaki Week

So at the end of last term we had a Tuna and Takakau week at school. In room 5 and 6 we designed and made our own hinaki in a hope of catching a tuna. When we had made them we walked to the local farm and set our hinaki. The next day we returned hopeful to have a tuna in them. Unfortunately they were empty. Here are some pictures of our hinaki.




Friday, July 7, 2017

Recycling at Kawakawa

Here is a piece of writing from Te Aroha about recycling at school. She used great language to persuade her audience. She has some strong reasons to support her opinion. Well done Te Aroha.

WE SHOULD RECYCLE AT KAWAKAWA PRIMARY?

Do you want to stop pollution? Recycling is a great way to help the environment and save it from things such as pollution, Global warming and climate change. I strongly believe that we should recycle our rubbish at Kawakawa primary school. When you recycle your helping your community, school and the world to make it a safer and cleaner place. People are causing massive problems that are damaging our planet that’s why i think we need to recycle at Kawakawa primary school.

Firstly Do you want to make our environment more cleaner? i think that recycling would be a great way to help the environment to stop it from global warming and pollution. Recycling will improve our chances of climate change and save our animals from pollution. It’s vital for us to have clean air when your recycling it helps us lower the amount of rubbish that we throw into our bins. When you don’t recycle your rubbish ends up into the landfill going into the earth.

Secondly it’s a great way to teach the younger students about how to look after Papatuanuku and the animals. When they grow up they can learn to recycle their rubbish to help save our environment and teach their children to recycle. If we recycle at Kawakawa primary we will teach other students how to recycle and what to do to keep our school clean. Recycling can make our school cleaner and might influence other schools to recycle as well.

Finally all schools around New Zealand and the world need to learn how to take care of the earth and their communities as well as their school to help our chances of pollution, climate change and global warming slimmer. Scientists believe that the main cause for global warming is humans and all the oils and gases that are going into the atmosphere also destroying the ozone layer which is protecting us from the heat of the sun.

Kawakawa primary school needs to recycle to stop pollution and other events happening around earth. It will influence other schools as well to recycle and will teach younger students to look after our planet. I am adamant that we should recycle at Kawakawa primary school to save our planet and influence other schools to do the same.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Buddy Reading with Room 12

We had book character day at school today. As part of this we did some buddy reading with our junior class. It was lots of fun. We then played a shared game of Kahoot with them about characters from books they read. Thanks Room 12 for having us come and read to you. Hope we can do it again soon.

Monday, May 22, 2017

BOYZ RAP - RESILIENCE


Some boys in Room 6 had fun creating a rap about the 3R's. They had to write their rap related to the school values.

Friday, May 19, 2017

RESPECT, RESPONSIBLE, RESILIENCE

RESPECT, RESPONSIBLE, RESILIENCE - these are our school values.  They had to create something to teach our younger students what they are. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Right vs Wrong

Room 6 were set a task of producing something that could teach our younger students about our school values. This group came up with a video showing the right and wrong way to behave at school. Well done girls.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Resin Pendants

As part of our technology unit we made resin pendants and key chains. We made our own moulds and used pre-made moulds to see which was better. We had to make something that reflected who we were with our design, colour and things we put in the resin. They turned out great.

Secret Garden

We have been designing and building some pallet furniture to make a secret garden out the back of our classes.






Sun hats at school

Here is Alex's introduction for 'Should all children have to wear a sunhat at school?'. She worked really hard on this, using rhetorical questions and  research to back up her opinions.


Do you want to prevent yourself with skin cancer? Did you know each year 4000 people are diagnosed with melanoma (skin cancer),which  up to 11 people per day being diagnosed. Over 300 New Zealanders die of  melanoma,although maori and pacific people have a low chance of getting affected by the cause.  I believe we need to make sun hats compulsory in Nz schools to help in the prevention of skin cancer. Firstly,we need hats to be compulsory as children get affected by it in the young stages of their life.  Secondly, if we make hats in school compulsory,more schools over the world may change their rule for hats to be compulsory. Finally,  no one wants to be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer,as we all wanna last as long as we can and not worry that we have issues with our health. Make hats at school compulsory before our younger ones get burnt so bad that they  could have  speckles of cancer in our body.

Sun Hats at School? By Tyissa

We did Exposition writing in term 1. We had a workshop on how to write an opening statement using a rhetorical question. The students did really well at this and were able to use research to support their opinions. Here is Tyissa's writing on should we have to wear sun hats at school. What is your opinion on the topic.

Sun Hats
Do you want to be a one of the people diagnosed with melanoma (skin cancer)? Over 4000 New Zealanders are diagnosed every year with melanoma. Do you want to be one of these people? I agree that sunhats should be compulsory in New Zealand schools. Firstly, hats can stop you from getting sunburnt. Secondly, it should be a compulsory requirement at our new Zealand schools Lastly, some hats  can be a big fashion statement.

So to begin with there are a lot of people in New Zealand that are diagnosed with melanoma (skin cancer) each year, even each day, so how do you think we can decrease this ? Well did you know that sun hats can do a lot to help you to prevent yourself from getting melanoma. Hats stop the sun from beaming onto your face and burning your nose which is one of the most common places where you can get melanoma. Sun hats should be compulsory at our New Zealand school!

Secondly, I strongly believe that wearing sun hats at school during lunch and morning tea should be a compulsory rule. Kids needs to be protected because their skin is more delicate and burns easier than adults skin so if kids keep putting their hats on it becomes a habit and then they are protecting themselves without even thinking about.

Lastly, not only can hats protect you from the sun it could also be a fashion statement you can support your local teams and even other big teams by wearing their hat like the chicago bulls ect , it can go with your outfit and you can show your individuality.


So in conclusion, I am adamant that sun hats should be compulsory in our New Zealand schools. Some hats can actually be apart of a big fashion frenzy and should it be a rule at each school because melanoma can kill people. So, I strongly recommend to go out and buy you a sun hat today!

Ruapekapeka Pa by Adelia

Aswell as going up to Ruapekapeka for a class trip we learnt about the history of Ruapekapeka Pa and what happened there.

2017 Kaiarahi

CONGRATULATIONS to our Year 7 and 8 students who were presented with their Kaiarahi badge for 2017 students. These students participated in team building sessions at school and then filled out an application form. We are very excited to see them grow into great leaders in our school this year.

Weetbix Tryathlon

Well  done to all those who were involved in the Weetbix Tryathlon. After training at school and in their own time they all did so well. Awesome work.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Waiata on top of Ruapekapeka

Room 6 had a Noho marae where we stayed at school for the night in the school marae. We went for a visit to our maunga Ruapekapeka. We have been learning about the history and the war that happened here. Before we left we sung a song as the sun was setting.

Fall in Love

The talented Jayda and Tyissa showing their beautiful singing voices at assembly for Room 6. So much talent.  Well done girls.

Hit the beat


The talented girls in Room 6 showing us their dance moves at our assembly. Awesome work girls.

Pizza Making

Our Year 7 and 8 students had their first technology lesson this week. Our focus was Food Hygiene and Safety. We finished the lesson my making Pizzas to practice our food hygiene and safety. 


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Collaboration and Team work. What it means to us?

This term we are looking at 'Collaboration'. In groups we had to come up with what collaboration and team work means. Here are the ideas we came up with.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

This is us.

This is us for 2017. Room 5 and 6 working as 1 group this year.  

Friday, February 17, 2017

Viral Video Challenges

Welcome back to 2017, Room 6 were first up for assemblies this year. Room 6 decided to look back at the things that went viral last year and made them into a video. It was lots of fun. Enjoy.