Monday, June 25, 2018

21 June 2018- Tammy Tornado Visits Waiheke Syndicate

The Waiheke Syndicate was excited about Tammy Tornado's visit and had a lot of fun learning about bubbles as part of their science unit on Water. She showed small and gigantic bubbles using wands of different sizes. Bubbles filled with helium went up in the air just like balloons. Students were amazed to see that an enormous bubble could even fit the teachers. They also made green gooey slime to take home in the end!

15 June 2018- Matariki

Waiheke, Rangitoto and Kawau Syndicates got together and celebrated Matariki as a whole school. We had activities such as waiata (songs), kite making, placemat weaving and planting veggies. 

Matariki is a cluster of seven stars that marks the beginning of Maori New Year. It is a time to gather with family, reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future. 

Friday, June 15, 2018

12 June 2018- Waiheke Woodwork

Here are some of our Year 1 students engaged in a Wish activity making their Matariki stars.  These students are so confident using hammers and nails to create a Matariki star at the woodwork bench.  

Sunday, May 6, 2018

3 May 2018- New Classroom Opening Ceremony

Waiheke Team participated in the opening ceremony of new classrooms. Room 18 children cut the ribbon with Mr Bayly and Ms Laffoley as they begin their learning journey in a new classroom. Students will come to Room 17 for Ready-Set-Go and Room 19 is yet to be filled with new entrants!

We were all excited to celebrate our newly-built, fabulous-looking classrooms.

Friday, April 20, 2018

12 April 2018- Commonwealth Games

We had our School-wide Commonwealth Games and each of us represented a country. We all tried our best showing great sportsmanship. There were 12 different activities and Commonwealth sports such as hockey, gymnastics and athletics. 

11 April 2018- Cultural Festival

Our Year 3-6 dancers did a fantastic job at the Cultural Festival. They performed a Sri Lankan tradition folk dance called "Lee Kelly", which means "Stick Dance". It is performed by Sri Lankan villagers in their paddy fields after harvesting. 
Thank you to our parent volunteers Ms Rathnayaka, Mrs Herath and Mrs Steele (ESOL teacher) for your time and effort in preparing our dancers.

Term 1 2018- Kawau Swimming Sports Day

Kawau Team had Swimming Sports Day. The weather was great and it was a lot of fun with different activities.