Term 1, Week 9 — School news
|Motat Trip Years4/5 rms 9/15/12||Tue, 30 Mar|
|Kapa Haka 7.45 - 8.30||Wed, 31 Mar|
|Nanogirl Science Assembly||Wed, 31 Mar|
|Teacher Only Day||Thu, 1 Apr|
|Easter Break||Fri, 2 Apr|
|Easter Break||Mon, 5 Apr|
|Easter Break||Tue, 6 Apr|
|Kapa Haka 7.45 - 8.30||Wed, 7 Apr|
|Cowley/Hillary Swimming Lessons||Wed, 7 Apr - Fri, 9 Apr|
|BOT Meeting||Mon, 12 Apr|
|Cowley/Hillary Swimming Lessons||Mon, 12 Apr - Fri, 16 Apr|
|PTA Meeting||Tue, 13 Apr|
|Yr. 6,7&8 Open morning||Tue, 13 Apr|
|Kapa Haka 7.45 - 8.30||Wed, 14 Apr|
|Year 7/8 Immunisation||Thu, 15 Apr|
|Student Fundraiser||Thu, 15 Apr|
A Messsage from Cowley Team
Cowley Team Inquiry – Volcanoes
In Term One the Cowley Team have been learning about volcanoes. We have enjoyed learning about how and why volcanoes form, and how they have shaped Auckland.
Over three sunny days the Cowley Team were lucky enough to visit Mangere Mountain Education Centre, where we learnt more about volcanoes as well as tikanga Maori. Highlights of the day included seeing volcanic craters, finding lava bombs, weaving a harakeke bracelet and learning about the history of the Maunga.
A recount of the Cowley Trip by Emma S, Room 26
Did you know on Monday my class and Room 25 went to Mangere Mountain. When we got there we sang our school waiata and Nate, my classmate, said the school mihi. Then we all got our drink bottles and started up the mountain. It was easy to start but got harder the higher we climbed. We learnt interesting facts on the way. We learnt that when the Maori came from the tropics they brought kumara with them. Since it isn’t so hot in New Zealand they got scoria and piled it up and left a hole in the top. They put the kumara and other fruits in. During the day the scoria would suck up the heat and at night the heat is slowly released as the stones cool. Tricking the Kumera and other fruits that they were in the tropics so that the kumara would grow. When we got back to School we were all hot and tired but it was a really fun day!
The Kohimarama Way – Reliability
Teacher Only Day & Easter Long Weekend
Thursday 1st April is our Teacher Only Day. There will be no school on this day.
Easter Long weekend means there is no school from Friday 2nd April (Good Friday) until Tuesday 6th April (inclusive).
School will resume on Wednesday 7th April.
Easter Tuesday hasn’t affected us the last few years as it has occurred during school holidays.
The Ministry of Education – School Closures
- State and integrated schools must be closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Easter Tuesday (a school holiday).
Mufti Day – Student Fundraiser
On Thursday 15th April, we are raising money for Nurnobi our World Vision Child. This is an opportunity for us to make a difference in another’s life and enable them the gift of choice. With our support Nurnobi will be given choices he otherwise would have missed out on. Students who are participating are encouraged to wear mufti (no uniform) and bring along $2
Congratulations Lucia M
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Latest Sports Update
Despite not having been able to hold our own school swimming sports, we were still able to send teams (including our fabulous parent helpers) to the Bay Suburbs inter-school event for Year 5&6 swimmers on March 24, and to Eastern Zones for Year 7&8 participants on March 22. Both events were held at Sacred Heart’s pool in Glendowie. Despite some fierce competition, we were able to secure some notable finishes including:
Theo P. First in both the Year 5 Boys 25m Freestyle and 25m Backstroke.
Xavier H. First in Open Boys 25 m Butterfly, Second in both the Year 6 25m Freestyle and Breaststroke.
Indiana C. Second in Year 6 Girls 25m Breaststroke
Year 5 Girls Relay team (Alisha W, Kaley P,Elana P and Allie S ) Third in the Yr 5 Girls 4 x 25m Freestyle.
Year 6 Boys Relay Team ( Xavier H, Conrad C and Austin R- Yes, a 3 person team in a 4 person event) Third in the Yr 6 Boys 4 X 25m Freestyle.
Flippa Ball Results