Thursday, 23 February 2017

Week 4

Kia Ora,

What a busy week we have had!

Kapa Haka on Tuesday and the swimming sports on Wednesday.

On Monday we had a discussion about being a responsible citizen towards our environment.

We came up with heaps of ideas of what we could and should do. Then we went for a walk down the walkway behind school.

Oh my goodness!!!! What a shock we got!!!

There was so much rubbish everywhere that people had just dropped instead of placing it in the rubbish bin.

Then we found furniture that someone had left on the grass.

They certainly weren't being responsible citizens!!

It was such a shame to see so much rubbish near our school.

Today we farewelled Ben and Addison leaving the Afternoon Programme Team.

First we had a feast....fairy bread, cherrioes, chips, dip, vegies, chocolate cake and lollies.

It was a great way to start our celebration.

Then we had a ceremony to farewell Ben and Addison.
Mrs Coleman, Mr Anderson and Ben's mum Jess came to help us celebrate.
We called it the Graduation Ceremony.
Ben and Addison gave a speech on their time with our team.

Then we all told Ben and Addison how we felt about them. We are all sad that they are going but at the same time we are very proud of what they have achieved.

Enjoy the weekend looks like it is going to be a stunner!!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Week 3

Kia Ora everyone,

It hasn't been a very good week for Christchurch with the fires that are blazing on the Port Hills.

We went up onto the bridge on Wednesday to look at all the smoke. It was awful....there was so much of it!
When we walked out of Learning Support we could small the smoke!

We all hope that the amazing fire fighters out there can get it under control so that all the people that have been evacuated can return to their homes.

This week we made banana cake again....but we cooked it a different way.

There were quite a few differences between cooking it in the microwave and in the oven.

These are our findings.....the microwave cake was thinner, it had chocolate chips in it and it was very quick to cook.

The cake cooked in the oven was bigger and thicker. yummier, had a slight crust to it, took longer to cook and had a few more ingredients in it.

We took a vote...the banana cake cooked in the oven won!!! Hands down!!!

Banana cake is one of Jacob's favourites!!

Boy oh boy....Ryan took the prize for being the best at stirring really fast.
He even went red in the face while he was stirring!!

The final product.

The topic this term is all about being a responsible citizen and that we have a choice to be one.

We have been discussing about being a responsible friend.

This is what we came up with....

Being kind, sharing, helping out, listening to them when they are talking, introducing a friend to another friend, having fun, playing nicely with friends, being caring and being kind and helpful to new children at school.

We thought everyone should try to do what we came up with, because the world...and school would be a happier place.

We all hope that you have a wonderful weekend and that the fires will soon be out.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

We are back!!!

Kia ora everyone,
We hope that you all had a fabulous holiday over December and January.

The Afternoon Programme team had a wonderful holiday.
Some of us went camping, while others met up with family in different parts of New Zealand.
We all enjoyed having a long holiday.

It is fantastic being back at school and catching up with all of our friends.

Last week we welcomed Jacob to the Afternoon Programme. He has come to Waimairi from another school in Christchurch.


Last week we all thought about what we would like to cook or bake.

Jacob chose banana cake so today that is what we made.

Gayle found a recipe that was gluten free so that Gabby could eat it.

It was also cooked in the microwave which was nice and quick.

Addison stirred while we all had a turn at putting the mixture into the bowl

Our chief stirrer....
Now to grease the bowl...
All ready for the microwave...
Icing sugar for decoration...yum!
Jacob was so pleased with the banana cake he gave it the thumbs up!!!

The recipe was so easy....we think that we could make it at home with some help.

We finished the day with a story about a baby orang-utan whose mother had been killed. 

It's name was Rinti and he when he was found he was very sick. People looked after him at a special place for abandoned orang-utans.

Slowly he got better and was eventually released back int o the jungle.

Ryan thought that he looked just like us!

Enjoy the weekend everyone!!