Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Awahono School Fun Run

As you can see from these photographs, Room 5 had a great time at the school Fun Run last Friday.
The course included a number of obstacles to go over, under and through. The goal for Room 5 students was to run at least three times around the course, but many people exceeded that goal with some managing a whopping ten laps!
Everyone dressed in their house colours and after lunch the senior students ran games for the rest of the school.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Midland Line Cross Country

Years 4 - 8 took part in the Midland Line Cross Country at Kumara last Monday.  Everyone made a fantastic effort and seven people from Room 5 qualified for West Coast Cross Country which is this Wednesday. Have a look at our individual blogs where we describe our experience of cross country, and you'll also see some more pictures.Good luck Jake, Miro, SophieB, Leah, SophieW, Solly and Isabel at West Coast Cross Country!

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Room 5 Portraits

Wacky Hair Day

Last Friday Awahono School held a Wacky Hair Day to raise funds for the Westpac Chopper Appeal.
There was lots of colourful, weird and wonderful hair in Room 5 that day and everyone had lots of fun.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Visit from Paul Beavis

Author and illustrator Paul Beavis visited Awahono School today, and he talked to Room 5 about his work. He read the first book he had published, Mrs Mo's Monster, and we joined in with some actions.  One thing we learned was how many different versions of the story and drawings Paul tried until finally the book was published. Paul didn't give up when the publishers rejected his first attempt, he kept trying different things until eventually he achieved success. A highlight was when Paul taught us how to draw our own monster, step by step, then he autographed each of our drawings.  We had a great time!

Have a look on our individual blogs to find out more about Paul Beavis.
Click on this link to listen to Paul Beavis reading Mrs Mo's Monster.

Room 5 join in with actions while Paul Beavis reads Mrs Mo's Monster.

Paul Beavis shows us how to draw a monster step by step.

We are following Paul Beavis's instructions to help us draw our own monsters. 

This is how we decided to draw the monster's arms.

This is Paul Beavis's monster drawing.

These are our finished monster drawings.

Friday, 13 April 2018


This term the kapa haka group has been working with rākau. It takes a lot of practice but Room 5 are getting better! These are some pictures from our practice this week.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Hunting and Fishing Competition

During Easter weekend many of the Room 5 students were involved in activities to do with the Ahaura Hunting and Fishing Competition. The children made up teams and spent the weekend hunting for hares, magpies, possums, goats, wild pigs and deer, with the help of their parents. As you can see from the photographs, many of these pest species were caught. This helps to keep numbers down, which helps local farmers and landowners.

Coming soon: look on our individual blogs for some of our descriptive writing based on our experience of the Hunting and Fishing Competition.

Hares are piled up on the back of a truck.

Deer are hung from the side of a large truck.  The animals are weighed before being displayed.

The antlers of the stags are measured.

A tractor is used to move the animal carcasses.

Wild pigs and chamois are displayed, as well as deer.

These are the goats that Haylee's family managed to hunt down.