Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day Mums!

Happy Mother's Day Mums!

The boys wrote great metaphor poems for you all on Thursday.  Hope you all received them (sorry the art didn't turn out quite as I had hoped!). Some of my more favourite lines were;

My Mum is an astronaut; she will go to the moon and back for me

My Mum is a lion; filled with courage
My Mum is a bowl of sugar; sweet
My Mum is a river; Coll and calming
My Mum iOS a crocodile; snapping at me when I forget my chores!
My Mum is a fairy; granting me my every wish
My Mum is a grenade; she is the bomb!
My Mum is a jewel; precious to me
My Mum is an angel; forgiving my wrong doings!

And there were many more great lines!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Gold Badges

Congratulations to Manaia and Benji for receiving their gold badges today.  Manaia received a gold badge for culture and Benji received a gold badge for sport.

Manaia & Benji

Thursday, April 13, 2017


It is that time of the year again, when we start thinking about fund raising for the end of year camp and how we make lighting the fire easier.  Luckily both go hand in hand and we had a great day (between cyclones - Debbie & Cook) to visit Te Maunga farm and bag pine cones.  Now they are drying in the shed during the holidays before we advertise them early next term.

Getting some sun to help the drying process!

PB4L Dojo Event

Wow!  What an amazing day we had at the Dannevirke Domain for our end of term PB4L Dojo day.  The Year 8's were amazing leading each class around each of the events and the Year 7's got right into every event.  Great to see the boys being kids!

Balloon Buster - Kahn

Inflatable Castle - Jaden

Velcro Wall - Gemini

Velcro Wall - Elijah

Velcro Wall - Stephen

Balloon Buster - Santana & Lars

Sack Race

Fonterra Train - Kahn

Balloon Buster - Caleb & Angus

Gold Badges

As usual we present students, who have earned them, with gold badges on the last day of term.  Today Chisora and Jayden received their Gold badge for Cultural and Tiaki and Huriwai received their Gold badges for Sport.  Congratulations to you all.

Tiaki & Huriwai - Gold badge for Sport

Chisora & Jayden - Gold Badge for Culture

Which Day is it?

A problem for today

If it's not the day after Monday or the day before Monday, and it isn't Thursday tomorrow, and it wasn't Thursday yesterday, and the day after tomorrow isn't Saturday and the days before yesterday wasn't Saturday, what day is it?

Not many got this, can you?

Silhouette Soldiers

With ANZAC falling in the school holidays and we having been busy with other subjects we decided to spend the last day of term remember those soldiers who gave or risked their lives so our country had freedom.

We had a lot of fun producing the following pieces of art.  We were very persistent, especially when cutting out our silhouette soldiers.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Addition Date

Today we had some fun with the date 23 July 2030.  

This is an addition date 23/7/30 (23 + 7 = 30).

We then had to find 5 more addition dates in 2030 that come after this date.

Can you do it?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Huia Range Room 16 Triathlon

Huia Range year 8 Boys Callum, Shaylim, Jaden, Stephen and Daniel went to the
Weetbix Triathlon in Palmerston North on Tuesday

Saturday, March 18, 2017

School Swimming

Had our school swimming on Friday.  Big day, lots of competitors, and only managed to get a couple of snaps.  Results are still to come.

Manaia - butterfly

Elijah - butterfly

Tamati - breaststroke

Harry - breaststroke

Friday, March 10, 2017

Pastel Art

The choice was either a Scarlet MaCaw or an Orca whale to sketch & colour.  The colouring was done with oil pastel with the focus being on the background colour selection!  Some fantastic pieces of art were produced to day!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Honors Badge


Congratulation to Daniel on being the first recipient of a honors badge for  2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Go-By-Bike Day

Congratulations Boys!  You did a great day running the different stations for today's Go-By-Bike day.  Everyone had a great afternoon on their bikes.

Angus on the weaving

Blair racing around the track

Andreas, Blair & Cullum, racing around the track

Benji & Angus, racing around the track

Leevi on the ramp

Cullum on the ramp

Benji at the round-a-bout

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Todays Fitness

Today in fitness we carried out strength task.  It was fun and challenging, overall it was a good exercise. 

Bear crawling and crab crawling

Piggyback racing

Shoulder lifting

Piggyback racing

Piggyback racing