Saturday, September 24, 2011

Springboks Training

We went to Owen Delaney Park to see
the South African Rugby Team, the Springboks training.
Brendan Weatherley from Classic Hits radio was there, he gave us posters and threw balls and drink bottles into the crowd.
We all made small South African flags to wave and we took along our rugby balls in the hope of getting autographs.
Mrs Allen had bought a large South African flag for our class, we waved that too.
We even made a 'Broadlands School' banner to help us get noticed.

We saw lots of the team members up close and got heaps of photos and some autographs too.
It was a great outing.
We hope you enjoy watching our photostories.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A visit from two 'Baby Blacks'.

On Friday Sam Cane and Carl Axtens came to visit us.
They both played for the New Zealand Under 20 rugby team (the Baby Blacks) that won
 the Junior World Championships in Italy earlier this year.
They also happen to be ex-pupils of Broadlands School and cousins of Robbie, Joshua and Charlotte.

We had time out on the field together playing rugby and then they came into class to talk to us.
They showed us their team tops and their medals.
They answered our questions and then signed autographs for us.
It was a fantastic visit!!


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Button Box

This term we are working on a whole school
 production of 'The Button Box'.
We have been very busy rehearsing our songs.
This is one of our favourites.

Reporoa Cluster Schools' Cultural Festival

Today we performed our Kapa Haka items at
 the Reporoa Cluster Schools' Cultural Festival.
It was our very first time performing in front of an audience and also
the very first time we had been onto the stage at the College.
We were all very nervous beforehand but once we were on the stage we
forgot about the audience and did our very best.
We all had a great time.
Thank you Whaea Donna for teaching us!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011


To complete our unit on '3-D shapes' we have been constructing 3-D shapes out of spaghetti and marshmallows.

The marshmallows are the vertices (corners).
The spaghetti makes the edges (sides).

Before we were able to make a shape we had to say it's name
 and how many marshmallows and pieces of spaghetti we needed to make it.
It was fiddly but fun to do.
Watch our photostory.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Pass It

Term 3 has started with another Bay of Plenty sports activity.
We are now doing 'Pass it', which has a netball focus.
Our first teacher was Anna, she taught us how to do chest passes.

Then we had Julianna Naoupu, she has just been named as a Silver Fern!!!
Lots of us took the opportunity to get her autograph or a photo.
We are so lucky to be able to work with one of the country's best players.
Julianna with Room 1.

We also had Lucy coach us, she helped us to improve our bounce passes.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Cooperative learning about hangi.

We have worked cooperatively with Room 2 to find out about different types of hangi.
We worked in pairs, Tuakana and Teina together to support each other.
We used the notebooks to access an interactive learning game.
If you would like to try it yourself click on the link below.