Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment

Tawhio and I enjoyed watching the children from Rangatahi start their first science experiment.

This is a cross post from Rangatahi’s Blog. Please leave a comment here.
We’ve been learning about the reaction between baking soda and vinegar and today we mixed the two in a bag to see what happened.

We thought the bag would maybe explode but it didn’t. The reason the bag blew up big is because of the gas made when they react.

Here are some pictures to show what happened.

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The Variety Bash Visit

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We were so lucky to have a visit from the Dr Seuss ‘subbus’ and other amazing vehicles travelling New Zealand for the ‘Variety Bash.’ It was great seeing all the characters from our favourite stories and we were grateful to receive goodies from the teams. Thank you Variety Bash!

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Mrs Kings Mum, Dad and Sister were travelling on the ‘Bash.’ We know them better as…IMG_1637Fox in socks (Kandy Mott), Star-Bellied Sneetch (Brenda Webb), Cat in the Hat (Martin Webb) and one of the ‘Who’s’ from Whoville (Teri Webb).

2015 School Swimming Sports

Last Friday we had our school swimming sports, all of our children did so well with most of our students participating in at least one event.  We are so lucky to have this facility to use with out cost, that we can just pop down and use anytime.  I speak to so many principals about the thousands of dollars they spend on up keeping their school pools or paying for transport and fees to use a council pool.  So thank you so much to WMTF for allowing use to use these facilities.  Kerry will post the results when she gets back from Ozzy (she doesn’t know she’s doing that yet … thanks Kerry but you shouldn’t leave me alone for so long!).

Thank you to Mrs Downey for taking these photos!

Welcome Back to 2015

Standing Tall and Being Proud at Waiouru School.

Standing Tall and Being Proud at Waiouru School.

Welcome back everyone, I hope you are all refreshed and ready to start this new school year.  We are certainly off with a hiss and a roar, with all six of our classes full with eager new students.  Our class information page has been up dated so you can check our our new teachers and organisation – here.

This year we have two positions vacant on our Board of Trustees. If you are interested in being involved please pop in a speak to Kerry or myself.  It is a rewarding experience and a great way of supporting our hard working teachers and students.

Remember, you are always welcome to pop into school for a coffee or a chat if you have any concerns or queries.  All the best for 2015. Marama

Athletics Day

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Amazing Wearable Art from Taihape Area School

We had an amazing visit by the senior students from Taihape Area School to show us their Wearable Art Creations.  It was a great inspiration for our own students who are in the middle of creating their pieces for our Wearable Arts Show at the end of term three.  Thanks Mr McMillan and Mr Yates from bringing your students over.

Our First Snow Fall

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Here are some guest writers’ stories about the snow:

It is freezing outside and it is icy, very icy outside.  This snow is coming down. By Stuart.

I like the snow it is freezing.  I like making snow balls and snowmen and drinking hot chocolate. The snow went in my mouth it feels cold.  By Ariki.

I walk through the snow while I walk to the dentist. It is cold. My feet are wet.  Bits of snow fall from the sky.  It’s cold! By Andre.

I like snow because I like to make a snow house and  go snow boarding.  I like snow flakes because I like to eat it.  By Poutama.

Fluffy snow flakes falling from the sky covering the house, covering the houses, covering the grass, covering everything it sees.  Kids going cold home, mums and dads putting the fire on.  When you go ice skating watch out, don’t fall over and hurt yourself. But if you fall don’t blame it on me.  When you make a snow man don’t forget the nose.  I think you know how to make a snow man if you don’t just do what I do first make a big and a little snow ball.  Then you get some back and make a mouth and some eyes, get a carrot for the noses and sticks for the arms.  Don’t forget the hat and buttons.  By Polly.

Winter’s here. It’s as cold as an iceblock in Antarctica. Fluffy snow floats down on you.  Everything’s white.  SO it’s like a white world all around.  Children slipping and falling and making snow angels and having snow ball fights.  You step on the snow “crunch” you sink down.  You step back up and there is a footprint standing still.  Last time I made a snow man down in Otatara with a carrot nose and two pebble eyes.  Suddenly my dog Bella rushes up to the snowman over eating the carrot, the pebbles and the snow.  Then I look at her, she looks like a snow dog.  The snow stops and gets slower and slower then it’s completely stopped but it comes back rushes down and the fun begins again.  By Mackenzie.

The snow is very cold and the trees are covered in snow. I throw snowballs at people it goes down my back.  By Martin