Thursday, October 26, 2017

More Book character day photos.

Book Character Day

After a fun assembly we joined up with our buddy class to share some of the maths activities we had created this week. Guess the student behind the mask!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Term 4 starts

This Week Kauri Wha has been learning more about China and Mandarin.
We have watched folk stories, investigated information about the country and are learning basic greetings.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Film Festival

Groups working hard planning and editing their Documentary or News Report ready for entry into the Syndicate Film Festival. Our first showing will be to our Buddy class next Wednesday.

Buddy Time making mini booklets with Rimu Wha

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Planting around the school

We have been working on planting around the school - on the banks beside our class, playground and the area behind Rata. This has been part of our Water Inquiry last term where we learned about planting to help stop water erosion and also to beautify the school.
Here are some pictures of us planting yesterday behind the Rata Block.

Life Education

Towards the end of Term 3,
we enjoyed taking part in Life Education - learning about our different personality types and how we work with others.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Kauri Wha @ today's end of term assembly

The class was awesome today, presenting at the school assembly.
Very impressed with the confidence of those who introduced items and the work shown.
Well done team!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Grayson performing with the Ukelele Orchestra
on Thursday - sounded awesome!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Strike Percussion - Tuesday 13 June

Today we enjoyed Strike Percussion performing at school. They were loud and awesome!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Octagonal Art

We are learning about Geometry at Maths so have created some Octagonal Artworks to complement it and show some of our knowledge of symmetry.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Today Kauri Wha were at Gymnastics, enjoying all sorts of exciting activities! We go once a week for the rest of the term.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Year 6 Technology

Each week the Year 6 work in either Kauri Toru or Wha on a variety of different Technology activities. These photos some of our class doing the Marshmellow Challenge or making Bird Feeders.
Enjoy this short clip.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Week Two Student Voice

  • My favourite part of school so far is the library and p.e. I liked the "All about Me" work.
  • I enjoy the maths we do. It challenges our brains and helps us think. Thank you for the fun work you set for us.
  • I enjoyed using our devices. 
  • Class is going great I feel like I'm right at home. I have lots of friends in this class so I'm happy to be here.
  • I like P.E. can we play dodge ball? please!😉😉
  • Class is going Great.
  • I really like how we play P.E and it's really fun and good. I really like how we do all the sheets and graphs because it teaches me a lot and it's really fun as well. 😃😃  
  • My favorite thing is being a year 7 and going to tech on a Friday morning!! 
  • I love that we have played lots of sports and want to play lots more.
  • I love to play sports out and in school. I really like PE so can we please do dodgeball once a week.
  • I like school it is fun
  • It has been fun using our Chromebook(s).
  • This year I really enjoyed Reading P.E and Maths so far. (Well that's all we have done).
  • I like how we play P.E a lot.
  • I have really enjoyed how you take us out to do P.E most days I'VE LOVED IT. THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH.
  • I played (a lot of) sport.
  • School has been really good I like the work that you give us.I love doing P.E with you, You are an interesting teacher, I hope to learn more from you.
  • What I like about the class is that everyone is nice to each other and not mean and I also like how people are not loud.I like how everyone shares they're ideas.  
  • School, for me, is a really safe environment and the first two weeks of school was exciting and I enjoyed saying hi to my friends.
  • I like doing work on the computer.
  • I'm happy that I got into a class with friends.
  • I really like my class and my teacher and I love doing visual art.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Kauri Sport

On Friday afternoon we went out for Kauri Sport. We played Kauri 3 in a game of Danish Rounders. For some, it was a new game and there were different rules.

We were impressed with how quickly we picked up the game, with some excellent catching and great running. Everyone gave it a good go! We were very happy to come away with a win with the promise of close competition in the future!

It was nice also to see so many Papakowhai T-shirts on and running shoes!

The picture is of Kauri 4 fielding.

Buddy Reading

Kauri 4 have the responsibility of helping Rata 4 and Rimu 4 on wet lunchtimes. This means we send 3 students each wet morning tea and lunchtime to help the younger students in their lunchtime activities and join in with them in appropriate classroom activities.

On Friday we went up to Mr. Smith class in Rimu 4 and joined them for Buddy Reading which we will try and do every Friday to help each other in our learning.
Enjoy the picture.

Friday, January 27, 2017


Tena koutou, welcome to Kauri 4 for 2017.

This Blog's purpose is to be a student record of what we are doing in our class. Each week two people will have the responsibility to take a picture, write a comment to report on something they think is significant or at least interesting!

Look on the Kauri4Learning Website for information on me and what we are learning  - this will be where you can see learning links, independent class work, and resources to guide or help learning.

Looking forward to a great year.

Andrew de Wit