Sunday, 20 August 2017

Week 4, Term 3

Week 4, Term 3

Another great week! 
This week, we have been continuing with our projects and gym kids sessions. Some of us in LC1 also had their first session of grasshopper soccer in the gym. 

Te Reo and Tikanga

We have been rotating in our guardian groups for Te Reo and Tikanga. We have been learning how to ask someone what their name is and how to respond in Te Reo. We have also been doing decorating feathers and weaving to put together for our LC1 Korowai that can be worn on special occasions. 

Singing Time 

For the past few weeks, we have been singing on Friday afternoons. LC1 and LC3 come together and sing different songs, led by Sharee. We have been really enjoying these sessions and it's really great to see some passionate singers. This is a great way for both commons to come together.


This week, only one guardian group could go to the library, as we had to have a big clean up for our cubbyholes. We are trying to keep the cubby areas tidy which is part of 'managing ourselves'. We will have the other two guardian groups go to the portal next week. 


Another great week of PINS! We are having lots of children who are keen to be leaders- which is great! Many thanks to our parents and grandparents who come in to help run our PINS workshops. Great to see everyone very excited to be part of our PINS workshops. 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Weeks 2 and 3, Term 3

We've had a great two weeks in LC1. Our projects are well underway now. We've also enjoyed our gym kids session and welcomed more new children and their families. 

Gym Kids

So far we have had two of our four gym kids sessions on Wednesdays. We have two more sessions left in weeks 4 and 5. We have been working on balance, handstands and forward rolls.


In week 3, the 'Animal Babies' group went on a visit to Hobsonville Veterinary Hospital. Dr Deborah Sampson was kind enough to answer some questions that we had prepared for her. She also showed us lots of important tools vets use and interesting things like animal xrays!

Learning Advisory Time

We have be learning what to do when someone is doing something to us that we don't like. We talked about the different steps - 
1. Say 'Stop it, I don't like it!'
2. Get help.

We discussed why getting help is important and who we could get help from e.g. Leaders wearing yellow jackets outside, duty teachers, friends, older students and our own teacher. 

This learning comes under the dispositions of managing self and collaboration. We are going to be looking closely at our Trust Licenses next week and co-creating ideas about what those with Trust Licenses should be allowed to do and what you have to do to get a Trust License.