As part of our learning about dinosaurs and dragon, we painted a life sized Coelophysis and a T Rex leg on the ball wall at the end of the courts. Coelophysis is a meat eater and fossils of it have been found with smaller Coelphysis in their stomachs, meaning that they ate their own kind. There is also a life sized 5 year old and a life sized adult on the wall in red, for comparison.
Thank you to all of our parent helpers and supporters on the day!!
Cross Country Results:
1st Kayshana, 2nd Mereana, 3rd Nevaeh, 4th Michaela P, 5th Holly.
1st Awatea 2nd Mackenzie C, 3rd Michella K-M, 4th Breeanah, 5th Isabella.
1st Maddie, 2nd Marghret, 3rd Angel, 4th Morgan, 5th Chelsea.
1st Avalon, 2nd Kaea, 3rd Abilene, 4th Ellen.
1st Myah, 2nd Pipi, 3rd Annalise, 4th Karli, 5th Wini
1st Zinny, 2nd Kori, 3rd Hunter, 4th Nate, 5th Ihaia N.
1st Zanda, 2nd Ignatius, 3rd Teina, 4th Logan, 5th Maafu.
1st Kade, 2nd Ihaia M, 3rd Jordan, 4th Ethan, 5th Kennedy.
1st Carson, 2nd Jeshua, 3rd Marcus, 4th Kenneth, 5th Tamati.
1st Warren, 2nd Joshua, 3rd Karl.
Today is Loud Shirt Day, so we thought we would put a Waiouru twist to it and turn it in to a dress up day for our favourite book characters. Loud Shirt Day raises funs to help deaf kids learn to listen and speak.
Here we all are dressed up for the day:
Toutouwai are very lucky to be part of the Sport Whanganui Fundamental Skills Coaching Sessions. These sessions target students in the Year Four and Five age group to improve their Fundamental Movement Skills across a range of sports. This term the focus is around soccer. Steve and Norman, from Sport Whanganui, work with Toutouwai around soccer every Friday. Here are a few photos of our kids getting into the swing of things.
Well today has been a very busy science day. Our displays have been set up in the hall and will be open to public viewing once the judging is complete. There has been a lot of work put into our science fair, both at home and at school. Thank you to all of our families for supporting our students with their learning. Kim Basse the principal of Ruapehu College, came over this morning to help us with judging our science fair. She was very impressed with the calibre of our displays and experiments and wanted me to pass on a few words.
Mrs Basse: I can see that a lot of work has gone into these displays. It is great to see that students had help from parents, especially to purchase materials. It is good to see what the students were interested in and how they were researching. It is obvious that some Waiouru School students are budding scientists, which is fantastic as science is such an important part of school and learning.
I am pleased to announce our Science Fair Winners for 2013.
The Year 7 & 8 Category:
Overall Winner: Avalon Beker
Finalists: William Smith, Annalise Ziarno, Warren Williams and Kenneth Long
The Year 5 & 6 Category:
Overall Winner: Johnny Bosmann
Finalists: George Alabaster, Te Taumata Nelio, Jabez Tupouohomohema, Marcus Garven
The Year 3 & 4 Category:
Overall Winner: Kade Gates
Finalists: Harrison Walker, Kayla Jordan, Marghret Dekaetavara, Silas McNaught
The Year 1 & 2 Category:
Winners: Kayshana Rapana-Phillips and Mereana Wharewera
Kayleb Stevens and Linkin Harding-Gray
The Highly Commended Category:
Piwakawaka, thanks to a huge amount of help from their parents, have built a school chicken coop. We have kindly been donated five chickens from the Walker family, and now our little guys have their own chicken farming enterprise!! The chickens will be feed with food scraps, and supplemented with chicken feed. Eggs will be sold at the office to pay for the chicken feed. Now I was a little sceptical that the chicken would lay (I thought the move and getting used to 86 children staring at them might put them off), but low and behold, Piwakawaka came in to show me TWO EGGs!! they had gathered this morning! Well done Piwakawaka and helpers. On a side note, Katrina told me that they are actually ex-battery farm chickens who didn’t have any feathers and were too afraid to leave their house. Doesn’t it feel good to give these creatures and good home, and to provide the kids in our community with such a powerful learning opportunity.
Welcome to our brand new Waiouru School Website. We hope this website will be an easier way to keep you all informed of what is currently happening at Waiouru Primary School. This website will also allow you to easily interact with our students and staff in a safe and secure manner. We will up date our website regularly with our students learning, and achievements. Please feel free to leave comments and tell the kids how wonderful you think they are.
We will also use this website as a porthole for you, our community, to access all relevant notices, policies, procedures, and information about our school.
In the near future we will link this website with our classroom blogs, and Facebook page. The celebration of student learning and achievement will be the primary focus of this school website. This includes any accomplishments at home, so please email the school office if you have anything to share.
You can navigate through this site by looking at the pages above, which contain everyday information that does not change very often. Or you can scroll through these posts which will act like a digital diary of the currents events and achievements at our school. The newest posts and updates will always be at the top of the page. As new posts are added, they will push down the other, older posts in chronological order.
Another way to navigate about website it to use the ‘Categories’ and ‘Tags’ in the right hand column. If you have missed a notice, click on the ‘Notice Category’ and all of the posts categorised as ‘Notices’ will come to the top. If you wish to see the latest sports events, click on the ‘Sports Category’ and all of the posts categorised as ‘Sports’ will come to the top. If you are interested in your particular child’s class, click on their class name tag i.e. ‘Kea’, or ‘Tui’ and you will see only posts which relate to that particular class.
We are constantly seeking to improve the way in which we can improve our communication with you our community so please feel free to use our contact form to give us some feedback.
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