Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Fence Palings

This year Vardon School has decided from starting this year and onwards, all the year sixes will be painting fence palings. Mr Peachy will be hammering the palings around the edge of the school until there no more space for the palings. these palings are to remember the year sixes that have been to this school. next year more year sixes will paint fence palings and so on.  

Art club panles

This term some people were selected to be in a art club.In the art club we were making art pales of a culture that we had done in the Production so we had the Maori group, the Pacific Island group, the south Africa group,the Asian group and the Indian group.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Road Patrol Funday

This Friday is going to be road patrol fun day for the YR 6 Road Patrols are going to water world for all there hard work standing out side making shore the cars slow down and every one crosses safely. At water world we get to go on the hydro slides inflatable obstacle courses and we can have a sausage sizzle.

Year 5/6 split

As it is coming to the end of the year, usually the year 5s and year 6s split up;  the year 6s to do a dance and year 5s to make a gift for them. We now have 2 more weeks to finish off or dance/gift. The year 5's will give their  gift to the years 6's on the 11th of december and the year 6's will show the year 5's there dance that means that the year 5's will be the first ones to see the dance. We are all VERY excited. If you want you can come to the end of year assembly, on Friday the 17th of December.

Monday, 23 November 2015


In room 14, we have been doing measurement. In measurement we have been learning about capacity, volume, litres and millilitres. We were taught that capacity means: If there was a mug and it was being filled with water and it got to the top and that would be the amount of capacity. Volume means how much is inside as if there were a bottle and you filled it up to 700 millilitres that would be the volume. Here are some pictures to show you what have been doing with measurement:

Monday, 16 November 2015

Dream Job Competition

In New Zealand there is a competition called the dream job competition were you write and draw on a form your dream job.In class people did jobs such as: dinosaur park designers, lifeguards, inventors and loads more. Mrs Gunn sent them off today, lets hope that one of our classmates will win because the prize is epic. The prizes are a $15,000  dream job maker lab for your school and also a laptop for your teacher, and a $5,000 holiday for you and your family. So if you are an adult make sure your kid wins!!! Here are some photos of our class entries:


Ever since the first week of the term the seniors and middles have been training for athletics. The sports in athletics that we have to train for is long jump, sprints, high jump and throwing. In the seniors  Mrs Gunn does throwing Miss Wolf does sprints, Miss Wyllie does high jump and Miss Dravitski does long jump. last week our class had to set up goals to beat at athletics.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015


 Last week we were practising athletics. My favourite sport is throwing because I throw over 30 meters. My goal is to jump higher then 1.20 meters in high jump.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Year 6 Fence Panels

Before the year 6 students leave the school they are making a project so that people can remember them, The year 6's had to draw a portrait of them selves and what they wear and all the details of them selves. But before they did that a couple of students had sanded and painted a piece of wood for every year 6 in the school. Then the senior classes drew their plans but instead of the year 5's doing it on a panel the did it on a piece of paper to hang up as artwork in their class. Then the year 6's started on there panels, Here is some photos of the art work:

hey had to do a pencil mark on it first but when Mrs D thought that it was perfect then we started painting them. Room 15 and 14 worked together to finished them and later on room 12 and 13 will work together to start and finish theirs. Here are some photos of room 14 and 15's panels

Monday, 2 November 2015

Debate on our school pool

At vardon school we have had a few problems with our pool, So Mrs Paton has sent out a form where you answer some questions about whether we should keep the pool or demolish it. Everybody gets a say in it like the community,Our families,Caregivers and others. There are problems with the pool but the big problem is that the concrete around the pool isnt leveled so we need to get that fixed. If you prefer the pool to stay and get it rebuild the cost we be over $60,000 and if you choose to have it demolished then students won't be able to learn to swim cause if they're in a situation where there surrounded by water and there in trouble they won't know how to swim because they never learnt because there school pool got demolished. So before you make your decision you should think about the students safety and how it would affect them.

The Rugby World Cup 2015

If you did not watch the final game of the Rugby World Cup 2015, don't read this post. If you did carry on reading. We Won the cup. New Zealand has won 2011, and 2015's Rugby World Cups, We are 1stly the 1st country to win the RWC back to back, and to win 3 times. We are very proud of our Boys in Black aren't we NZ, this is one of the songs NZ made up to support the boys:
                                                                           Simply just type up, Team Ball Player Thing into youtube.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Vardon School Speech Final

Last week on Thursday night vardon school had their speech final were the middle and senior finalist said their speeches to two special judges Mr Gunn (Mrs Gunn's husband) and Mrs Roskam (Who used to teach at this school but went of to have her baby). All the finalist did very well but there had to be a winner. The winner for the middle syndicate was Tyana in room 8( Amelia's sister) and for the senior syndicate there was a tie between Fergus in room 12 and Oliver M in room 15. The people that got in from our class was Amelia who did her speech on Mother Teresa and Joshua who did his speech on Tuataras.
Here are some photos of the finalist sharing their speeches:

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Captain Carrot and Bisket

In Room 14 We had some non-human visitors, they were Shelby's bunnies!There were two, Captain Carrots, and Bisket. Their breed is Mini Lops, and they love to eat apples,carrots,parsley,spinach, grass, hay and lettuce. Captain Carrots is the black and white bunny and Bisket is the black bunny.Sometimes when they are in the corner of the inside bit of their hutch they sit on each other, just not all the time though . Captain Carrots and Bisket loves running around our big blow up pool. They also like running in a straight line in between our herbs garden and little trees (the little trees are about 8 inches tall)We all find it very amusing when they run around(we should call them both Usain Bolt)They love running around as much as they like to nibble on things because they don't really like being cooped in a small area. Here are some photos of these cute little Bunnies.

Captain Carrots


Monday, 19 October 2015

Fruit Kebabs

Last term in room 14 we had had cross country, we had a little treasure chest that we  glued into our L.L (learning logs) it had gems on it, that we would colour in if we had fruit to eat. Mrs Gunn said 'if the whole class coloured in all of their jewels then we'll get a special treat.' Only the year sixes new what the special treat was. So eventually the whole class coloured in all of their gems, it was finally time for the year 5's to find out the special surprise, Fruit kebabs!!!!!!!!!!!(a healthy treat, for a healthy achievement) On Friday we brought our fruit, laid out mats, and got into our groups ready to put our fruit onto our kebabs, at the end we got another yummy treat, chocolate syrup and Marshmallows.(our teacher is so cool) Lets hope Mrs Gunn does this again next year : )

Wednesday, 23 September 2015


Today the senior syndicate had the speech semi finals. The people that were in the semi finals from Room 14 were Amelia, Joshua and Poppy. Amelia and Joshua got into the finals!

Monday, 7 September 2015

New World Competition

This the video we are going to enter for the competition .(If we win ,we get groceries for the school)!

Green Fingers Planting

On Thursday last week we (Amelia,Leah,and Jack) went to bunnings with Mrs  Boyce, mrs Gunns mum. When we got there we had to pick a plant. We didn't know much about the plants in the shop but all we had to do was look at the back and it would tell us about the plant and what is best for that plant. Here are some pics of the plants that we bought :

Monday, 31 August 2015

Cross Country

On Friday the senior syndicate had Cross country.

I don't think anyone was looking forward to this, the 9 year olds had to run 1 and a 1/2K, the 10 year olds had to run 2K! We all did an AMAZING day, and were all glad it's over. Good luck year 5s for NEXT YEAR! We all can't wait for our production next week.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Daffodil Day

Today is Daffodil Day here at Vardon School!  It is a day to raise money for cancer research.  Here are some room 14 students who have got into the spirit of the day!

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