It was fantastic to see some of the exhibitions at The Art Gallery. Following on from learning their pepeha, the children discussed ideas like identity, immigration, multiculturalism and local history, presented in the exhibition He waka eke noa. In the education centre, the children learned about symbols, motifs and patterns and how these can be used as tools to communicate a story. They then made their own waka, which tells a story of who they are. Keep an eye on one of the walls in the hub for the waka display.
dWhat an exciting week we had moving into our beautiful new space! Thank you to the children and parents who helped with the move of the small things. Thank you to Mrs Warren, Mrs Howison, Mr McKenzie and the moving team who transported the larger items. Thursday and Friday were exciting days getting to know our new space and work out some of the ways we enter/exit, move around and use the space. This coming week is an assessment week. Please feel free to come in and see our new building. A couple of things to note - the lockers are remaining outside and we are reinforcing with the children for this area to be kept impeccably tidy and that the lockers are empty over night. Every child has a locker for their bag outside and a cubby for their books inside. Here are a couple of cycle safety photo's from last week also.
Last minute reminder regarding Cycle Safety this week, see groups under Important Information for Parents. Group 3 needs to bring their bikes on Monday and Tuesday and Group 4 needs to bring their bikes on Wednesday and Thursday. Looking forward to seeing Group 3 ready with bikes and helmets - fingers crossed for good weather :)
Congratulations to these fantastic learners who received certificates at hub hui! They have either a Heart of Achievement Award or a Values certificate.
This morning Miss Kake and Mrs Aldridge are spending time with some of our Otakaro and Waimakariri learners participating in a Tournament of Minds workshop. They are problem solving, collaborating, discussing, questioning and showing creativity. Everyone is excited and the ideas are amazing, well done everyone!
A reminder cross country is on today from 9.20am for our Year 5 and 6's. Wear your house colours and good luck to everyone!
Runathon happened today (finally) after morning tea when the fog lifted. So many children pushing themselves to run another lap to raise more money for camp. Well done everyone! Can we please have all sponsorship money returned to home base teachers by the end of the term.
Thanks to everyone who was involved in making Waimakariri MKR a success - check out these photos! Our focus for the term has been building connections and relationships across the hub, what an excellent example of teamwork.
Congratulations to the following teams for winning 1st place:
The World Restaurant
Mini Master Chefs