This week's value has been "Service". Room3 has been enthusiastic in helping make our school a tidy and well-presented environment. They have raked leaves, weeded the vege garden and swept paths.
Each year groups of students are identified for extension programmes. One was on Podcasting and three Yr 6 students travelled down to Greytown School for 2 days where they experimented with green screens. The picture below shows an example of their efforts.
Students from Rooms 5 & 7 have been lucky to have Marlon Tortoza, a parent, come in each Tuesday to give tuition in Chess. Later in the Term some of these students will be competing in tournaments around the Wairarapa.
In Term 2 Mrs Blair trained up a group of senior students to lead Jump Jam, a fitness programme through dance. Every day students meet in the Hall at the end of lunchtime to dance their way through 4 songs lead by students and with the big screen giving them extra...
Room 7 are looking up at the Night Sky. To help us learn about instruments that astronomers use, Mr Vincent brought in his telescope for students to look through and realise what magnification is.
As part of the Literacy Programme students use dictionaries to locate word patterns and meanings.
Charlotte and Lily are working with the test tubes to solve a long division problem.
Here is Cody writing a sentence using the moveable alphabet.
Josh and Carlo are presenting their giraffe report.
Regan is working with a checkerboard to solve mathematical problems.
After the Creation story we drew our own ideas about the beginning of the Universe.
After the Balloon Festival in Masterton we made our own balloons out of paper mache.
The tug-o-war brought out the competitive nature in both our students and parents.
Students work with each other to share ideas on how to build a bridge using limited resources.
We are learning to count in English and Maori.
A group of students read "The Impossible Bridge" and then built their own bridges.
South End Kindy visitsWe visit the kindy each week for Buddy Reading. Our children are developing very good literacy skills. Bu
Buddy Reading at South End Kindergarten is a very popular activity.
We felt very proud when we won the "Tidy Classroom" award.
Syntesh is reading to Xanthe and Tsar. We practise reading to each other as a way of learning about our new books.
Bernadine loves reading new books. Our Parent Support Group has purchased us some lovely new books to add to our resources.
This group is learning to recognise and order numbers to 100.
As part of the Literacy Programme this group were reading about hexagons. Using a compass they constructed the hexagons and noted the properties that make this shape the best to tesselate.
Students in Room 7 were asked to bring along an object of interest for our Science Table. A wide assortment of objects arrived. Students are now completing a research study on the object they brought along.
Our Term One unit in 2011 has been "Ready Set Go". This has ensured that students now know how to manage their own time, resources, learning and behaviour. Students have prepared task sheets covering all aspects of the class, school, community and environment.
Charlotte, a Year 7 student in our class is proving to be a force to reckon with on the golf course. Charlotte recently took part in the Junior Tiger Tournament and is having pro-coaching at Lansdown Golf Club. We're really proud of your achievements Charlotte!! Now...
In March Rooms 5 & 7 walked down to Carrington Park to be part of the ceremony welcoming the Governor General of New Zealand, Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand and witnessing the opening of the new playground.
Please visit the Board of Trustees page for our community Health consultation..
South End Tamariki value Respect, Caring, Service, Grace, Courtesy and Pride. Once a week, leaders from Rooms 5 & 7 take small groups for activities related to the focus value. In our weekly assembly, we share the work we have done.
Class 5 is studying the Solar System and will be visiting Carter Observatory in Wellington.