Monday, 16 December 2019

Ngake Hub Christmas Party

Today was one of the best days of the year at our annual Ngake Hub Christmas Party. Before the party, we made and decorated our very own place mats and party hats. The hall looked amazing with all the Christmas trees on the walls and yummy food on the tables. We got to eat lots of delicious food like cake, biscuits, popcorn, fruit, fairy bread and sausage rolls. We even got to have a glass of juice! After we had eaten, we heard bells ringing and Father Christmas saying "Ho, ho, ho"! He walked around all the tables to talk to us and handed out lollies to everyone. Rachel was dressed up in an elf costume and helped him pass out the sweets. Everyone had so much fun and we can't wait till next year!


Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Visit to Hataitai Kindergarten

A few weeks ago, a small group of children from Ngake Hub went to Hataitai Kindergarten. We took a copy of Kilbirnie School's book "Ora" with us. While we were there, we shared some of the stories and pictures with the children. After we had read from the book, we presented it as a gift to the kindergarten. We had lots of fun playing in the playground at our old kindy. We enjoyed meeting our kindergarten friends and teachers again.

Ngake Hub Swimming

We have been very busy this term with lots of different activities. Now that the weather is warming up, we have been using our swimming pool. Finn and Yana from Aquazone have been coming to school to teach us to swim.


For the last few weeks, we have been swimming every Wednesday and Thursday morning. We have been learning lots of new swimming skills.



Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Rugby Skills in the Ngake Hub

What an exciting term we are having! In the Ngake Hub we have been lucky to have Murray and David from the Wellington Axemen come to our school and teach us some Rugby skills. First we started off with a warm up, and then we stretched to warm up our muscles. We practised running through cones and passing the ball to our team mate. Murray reminded us to keep our hands in a W shape and throw with an elephants trunk when we pass the ball. 
We loved practising our rugby skills!


Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Plants in the Classroom

We have been enjoying learning about plants we can eat. We have learnt that we can eat different parts of different plants. We can eat the leaves of some plants, the stems, flowers, seeds or roots of others.

We have been planting seeds and watching them grow. 

We planted peas, beans, basil, lettuce, sunflowers, squash, pumpkins and watermelons.

Every morning it is exciting to see how much more our plants have grown. Some of them sprouted much faster than others and they are all growing to different sizes at different speeds.


We have also been learning about edible weeds. We found out that some are really tasty and some are not so nice to taste. We all really liked the taste of kawakawa tea.

Monday, 28 October 2019

Athletics Day

We were a little worried about the weather for our Athletic's Day, especially as the day before it had been so cold, wet and windy. However the sun shone and we all had such a fun day.
We took part in different events including the egg and spoon race, the sack race, obstacle course, throwing the balls and bean bags and lily pad jumping.
For some of us, this was our first Athletic's Day at Kilbirnie School and although we were a little shy about taking part, we soon  learnt what to do.  When we got back to school, we were all very tired but felt so proud of what we had achieved.  We can't wait until the next Athletic's Day.


Ngake Hub Christmas Party

Today was one of the best days of the year at our annual Ngake Hub Christmas Party. Before the party, we made and decorated our very own pla...