Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Poetry in motion. We have been writing poetry in Room 7 this week. We are learning a lot about language devices in poetry. This is Telesia's poem. It is not yet finalised but her draft is exciting enough to post.

A light that beams with joy
Through bad or good cases
The light that it provides
When there is only dark
In your light I forget my misery
For I can face them tomorrow
A light that I look up to
To seek guidance and wisdom
A light so peaceful and tranquil
That shines a path as a guide
A light that I follow after
For it is my sun that shines
brightly towards me
A light that slowly burn
When anger is around
But the light which shines within

Will always be my sparkle

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Stanley recounting an exciting time with his dad and friend Sale.

My exciting weekend with Dad

Last Saturday morning Dad and I went to Rainbows End. I was excited to go on the rides. The first ride I went on were the bumper cars. It was my favourite because  I like to bumping people and I bumped Sale the most. The other people were just riding around and the ride was over and we went on the bumper boat and I was wet because the water was coming on me. I asked my Dad for some food and he said yes and we ate hot dogs and we drank a Fanta after all our rides we left rainbow End  when it was evening I felt tired but happy at the same time I want to do more fun stuff with my Dad

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Financial literacy with Price Waterhouse Cooper

Reuben and Daniel from Price Waterhouse Cooper are our tutors this year. They arrived yesterday full of enthusiasm to teach our class about being smart with money. Yesterday we learnt about saving, borrowing and Kiwisaver.

Today we learnt about being a responsible borrower. When you are a responsible borrower you only buy what you need and what you can afford to pay back. You also have to be trustworthy to pay and return borrowed items back on time. We did some skits in class to learn more about being a trustworthy borrower.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Neil Armstrong the first man to walk the moon.

Dekorah has been learning about Neil Armstrong. Her reading group have been reading about the Apollo 11 mission. She decided to collect more information about the first man to walk on the moon. She created this Google drawing to share her learning.

Sailing have a go!

We were very fortunate to have the opportunity to take 24 of our senior students to have a go at sailing. This was on Tuesday the 16th of May. We departed Glenbrae School at 8.30 am and arrived at Okahu Bay Sailing Club at 9 am. We were then introduced to Justin and Maria from Yachting NZ as well as Gavin and Gary from the Rotary. The day was full of learning, fun and challenges. The students were challenged out of their comfort zone to sail in pairs. There was much laughter and excitement once they were confident in controlling their sail boat. What a fabulous day we had. Thank you Rotary and Yachting NZ.

Here is a slideshow of our fun day.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Reading Toitoi with Price Waterhouse Cooper

Charlotte who is from Toitoi came along with some volunteers from Price Waterhouse Cooper. Price Waterhouse Cooper pay for Glenbrae School's subscription for every Toitoi edition. Our class were separated into small groups and went with a volunteer. We read many stories and poems from the Toitoi books and also looked at the amazing illustrations. All the work in Toitoi books are from students in around New Zealand. Our class are trying to have some of our work published in Toitoi too.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

K Pop. What is it? Who listens to it?

We often have Wonderings time where we all inquire into a topic of our choice. Salote and her friends are fascinated with K Pop. She created a poster to teach others about what K Pop is. Do you like K Pop as much as Salote does?