Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Rooms 1 and 2 are learning to swim.

The Ngake Hub are having swimming lessons on Mondays and Wednesdays this term. All we need to do is cross the playground and jump in the warm school pool, we are very lucky!

Our instructors are helping us gain confidence in the water. We are learning to:

- get into the pool safely 
- put our head under the water
- blow bubbles in the water
- make starfish and glide on our fronts and backs
- dive under water to get diving rings

 We have all made good progress and are having lots of fun.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Room 3 and 4 Become Paleontologists

This term we are investigating dinosaurs and extinction. Room 3 and 4 children learnt about the difference between fossils and bones, and made some of our own dinosaur bones out of salt dough. Next we got to excavate them after learning about some of the techniques that paleontologists use to dig up the bones. You can see us carefully uncovering the bones and fossils with our paintbrushes.

Cricket Coaching Sessions

Ngake Hub have been lucky enough this term to be involved in some weekly cricket lessons with 2 coaches from the University Team. We have been learning throwing, catching, and even skills to hold the bat. Here is a photo of Room 3 in action with our warm up game.

Kilbirnie School Athletics Day

What a wonderful day we had at the school athletics day! While the older children from Matairangi Hub and Whataitai Hub were busy doing sprints, high jump and long jump, etc, the Ngake Hub were busy enjoying some fun running, jumping and throwing activities. The children had a great time participating in everything from an obstacle course, to sack racing and even an egg and spoon race.

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...