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Term 2 News

Week 10

Preschool students have enjoyed Maori Language Week by making Maori Bread and pois. The experience they've gained from participating in Kapa Haka classes with Marsden Primary students, meant they were able to demonstrate how to use their pois very effectively. On Tuesday as part of the William Pike Challenge Year 8 students came for a 'service day' and cleaned the outdoor furniture with a bit of help from our Preschoolers. Thank you girls you did a great job! Ka mau te wehi! Awesome! (07/07/2016)

Week 9

Juan from Little Dribblers is really impressed with our Preschool students. Compared to others, he said "everyone here listens and does what I ask them to do" and we can really notice the improvement from the very first lesson when they were all over the place to this latest one, their ball skills have improved markedly. Well done Preschool! In other news this week, Primary students showed off their special korowai (cloak) which they made in preparation for Maori Language Week and they did a great job of buddy reading, our students were really enthralled with their story telling. Mrs Cave was impressed by a piece of toast at mat time which was perfect for the letter of the week "T". (01/07/2016)

Week 8

Preschool students did a double take when they saw Mrs Cave dressed as a witch with long black hair for their 'Story Book Character Dress-up Day' and Ms Molisa made a wonderful Slinky Malinki. There were firemen, princesses, mermaids and all sorts of other wonderful characters on the campus. It was also the day they had Emma the Firefighter from Karori Fire Station visit to talk about her job. She is one of only four women firefighters in Wellington. All in all it was  a pretty exciting day! See more photos in media gallery at right. (27/06/2016)

Week 7

It's been a full week so far for our Preschool students. They were mesmerized watching The Little Kowhai Tree puppet show on Monday, all about what plants need (and don't need) to grow, created by the talented Little Dog Barking troupe.  On Tuesday Shaun Kelly from the Royal New Zealand Ballet came and talked about his job and showed our students the basic foot and arm positions, some of our boys were amazed to find out there were male ballet dancers. Today Preschool students, accompanied by our wonderful parent helpers, took the bus into town to Te Papa where Rebecca had them acting out the Matariki story about the Maori New Year - wow and it's only Wednesday! (16/06/2016)

Week 6

Preschool students are starting to make stars in preparation for their Matariki celebrations. In between times, they have been out enjoying spells of fine weather, in the sandpit, running through an obstacle course and enjoying the simple fun of playing in the Autumn leaves. 

Week 5

Baking fresh out of the oven tastes amazing and it was especially rewarding for our Preschoolers who made their own pikelets this week. For some, it was the first time they had tried these morsels, but after the first bite they agreed they were delicious! Apart from this, they've had a productive week using lots of different resources such as; clay, the rice trough, puzzles, counting and matching numbers, and also a fun group activity with the parachute which they love. See other photos in the media gallery. (02/06/2016)

Week 4

Preschool students have been learning new football skills with the trainers from Little Dribblers this week. The all-weather hockey turf is the perfect place to practice co-ordination, dribbling and balancing on a ball which is not as easy as it looks! They've also enjoyed buddy reading the the 'big kids' from Marsden Primary. See other photos in the media gallery. (25/05/2016)

Week 3

Preschool enjoyed a beginning of term family sausage sizzle and also meeting Sean O'Connor, the new Librarian who read stories during their Library session. They've been training for cross country and enjoying getting out into the playground during the fine spells. See other photos in the media gallery.

Week 2
Meeting the Prime Minister

The big focus for this week was the opening of our new building on Wednesday 11 May. Preschool and students from Years 1 and 2 waited patiently in the new foyer with their coloured balloons for the moment when the Prime Minister the Right Hon. John Key arrived.  Mr Key took time to speak to our students, before entering the auditorium to officially open Te Manawa o te Kura and what a magnificent space it is.

Week 1

Preschoolers have started the new term embracing the change of season and finding pleasure in piles of fallen leaves - sometimes it is the simple things that bring the most joy. We visited the new building Te Manawa o te Kura, the heart of Marsden, and tried out some of the furniture for size - what a light filled beautiful space it is. We've read books in the Primary Library and accepted the challenge to act out 'Five Little Elephants' by balancing on our beam and adding more little elephants one by one. It's been a simple but fun start to our first week back.




Media Gallery:
Week 10
4 media items
Week 9
6 media items
Week 8
11 media items
Week 7
4 media items
Week 6
8 media items
Week 5
10 media items
Week 4
7 media items
Week 3
7 media items
Week 1
6 media items