Year: 2023

Multi-links Investigation

How many Multi-link cubes does it take to go from the back door of our classroom to the front door?

Just to complicate this impromptu investigation, Room 26’s before school crew added 2 extra challenges: 1. complete it before the class bell  2. don’t let it touch the floor.  Moving desks and using the stools to bridge the gaps, the class now has the answer.  It was great to see the creativeness and collaboration the kids had, and the joy they had in this self directed learning.

Collaborative games that show Responsibility and Respect

As part of our class Restart/Reset coming into this new term, was to notice how we work together and use our values to support each other.  This game is called Satellites, where the team has to remain joined but move together to ensure their balloon doesn’t touch the ground.

Our favourite game was called Bridgeball, however we haven’t learnt to play On/Off the Lines yet. Please ask us more if you would like to learn any of these games.

Mahi Tahi Collaborative art work

On the final week of Term 2 all of Waenga Team students took part in Mahi Tahi type activities.  One of the tasks was to work together to create something that was bigger than themselves.

Each student was given a template to personalise, knowing that it would be joined to each other into the Tumbling Blocks quilt pattern, using the inspiration of Thank You X’s street art using the same idea.


But what do you think?

Cricket workshop

Just like the other classrooms in Waenga team, Room 26 also had the cricket workshop.  We really enjoyed the beat the ball/French cricket type game.

Room 26 students really pushed each other, practising their catching accuracy with 2 hands and single hand catches. They showed great collaboration with their catching buddies, and a healthy sense of competition to see who were the most accurate and consistent catchers.

the Black Caps and White Ferns definitely have some future players in the making.

Ka pai.

Embracing Matariki

For the last few weeks we have been learning about the Matariki.  We read stories, learned about harvest tikanga, weaving and planting food.  Some students experienced harakeke karakia for our weaving beautifully lead by Whaea Trina. We’ve had Whaea Petula and Whaea Marlene supporting weaving. We even had a former NWS school teaching the children to weave Matariki flower. Today we celebrated Matarki with a shared kai. Happy Matariki to all Kiwis from Room 18.

R25 National Spies

Kia ora,

We have been learning about what we can share and what we should keep to ourselves. So today we became investigators and check out a blogger. Here is what we found out about her.

It was interesting reading about other people and gathering information. We are happy to report we found nothing that should be private on her blog.