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!

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Talking with the authors

On Saturday the 29 of August writers club and some of room 14 are going to see  some famous authors at morrinsvile intermediate, like Des hunt,Judy Billcliff and Michael Oheely .

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Student Led Conference 2015

A big thank you to all of the families who came in to listen to us share about our learning and our achievements.  Mrs Gunn was so proud of all of you and all you have achieved so far!  Great work team 14!

Here are some photos of us sharing with our families:

Rm14s Tapa cloth

On Wednesday and Thursday last week we were lucky to have Mrs Demshey in our class. When Mrs D was in we made a tapa cloth, a tapa cloth is a cloth that is common in Rarotonga,Fiji,Samoa and Hawaii. How we made it was we grabbed our paper and screw it up carefully and then flatten it out (we did that 10 times). Then Mrs D ironed it out for us.  After we choose out pattern some we pretty easy but some people choose to challenge them selves and did one of the harder ones. Later on we stuck all our artwork together.
Here is a pic of our finished tapa:

Waikato times.

Last week our class had a photo for the Waikato times newspaper. They took the photo at the joiners playground. Makayla and Oliver where holding the Don't mess these kids book and also holding the bar on the playground. The rest of the  class was standing on the ground but only some of us where holding the Don't mess with these kids book. Here are some photos.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Whaea Billy and Whaea Denise help us with our Mihi's

On Friday we were very lucky to have two special visitors Whaea Billy and Whaea Denise come to support us with saying our personal mihi's that we have been learning.  They were particularly helpful with our pronounciation, as some words were a bit tricky for us to say correctly.
We now are so much more confident saying our mihi's, and our looking forward to sharing them with an audience in a few weeks time.
THANK YOU SO MUCH Whaea Billy and Whaea Denise!  We really appreciate it!

Monday, 10 August 2015

Cultural Connections

Last week we started learning about South Africa and other cultural.Room 14 and Room 4 are looking at South Africa.The senior students are working on a welcoming dance called the gumboot dance this is a traditional dance.The population of South Africa is 54 million they speak 11 different languages in South Africa like:Africans,English,Ndebele,Northern Sotho,Sotho,Swazi,Tsonga,Tswana,Xhosa,Zulu.One of the famous landmarks is The Big Hole,in Kimberly South Africa.South Africa is at the bottom of the African continent. 

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