Monday, 27 July 2020

Buddy Reading with Room 2

This term the whole school has made the decision to do buddy reading each day at 11am Monday through to Thursday.  Room 5 and Room 2 are buddy classes.  It is fantastic to see how well this works, how much reading milage we can get in during this time and how strong relationships are being formed between our tamariki.

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Designing a Water Safety Poster

Room 5 participated in a challenge that the Westland Rec Centre had put out this week.  The challenge was to create a water safety poster that contained at least 3 facts, was bright and colourful and taught others about water safety.

Here are some wonderful examples from Logan Oates and Lochie Mills.

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Our Visit with Harold - Learning To Make Good Choices

We have had a fabulous start back to the term with some great visits to the Life Education Van.  During our time in the Life Ed Van we have been learning about making choices.  Inshirah has put together a fantastic slideshow explaining how we make choices by using the hamburger model.

Feel free to visit the children blogs to see their individual Harold Hamburgers.

Here are some photos from our visit.

Friday, 26 June 2020

Wearable Arts 2020

As we come to the end of term 2 we are all looking forward to our school show case known as the Awahono School Wearable Arts 2020.  The children were set a challenge to create a costume from recycled goods.  Here are some of our progress shots:

Feel free to come along and join us for this day of celebration where you will see our wonderful children shine!!

Rip Rugby

So today we all learnt something new.....there is another type of Ripper Rugby but just called Rip Rugby.  The difference between Rip Rugby and Ripper Rugby is in Rip Rugby they introduce scrums and line outs.  Once again Sport West Coast have provided us with a fantastic opportunity to develop our resilient kids even further and give them another set of skills.  It was boys verse girls and this made for great entertainment. 

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Getting Some Sport Happening!

It was so wonderful this week to be able to get back out and have a fantastic game of Ripper Rugby.  Thanks to Sport West Coast for providing some wonderful training. 

Thursday, 18 June 2020


This term Room 5 have been working on their speeches and supporting presentation.  Everyone in the class has to present a speech on a topic they are familiar with.  We are only 1 week into our presentations but the standard of the speeches has been amazing.  Well done to Taylor-Rose for being the first to present, to Cameron, Annabelle, Indea-May, Amelia, Lochie, Hunter and Tyler for all being in our first week.

Feel free to check out the children's blogs to see their presentations.  Below are some photo's of the lucky animals we got to meet.