Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Worm farming in Room 1

In Room 1 we have been learning about worm farms. Natalie came to teach us what worms like to eat. Did you know the Tiger Worms in the worm farm don't like onions, garlic or spicy food?
We went outside to look at our school worm farm and Natalie showed us the different layers.
We even got to make our own mini worm farm. First we put in wet newspaper and wet leaves, next soil and then some Tiger Worms. The worms started wriggling into the soil, where it was dark and cool. On top we put a piece of banana skin for the worms to eat. Natalie put air holes in the lid then we put them in a cool dark place. 
We think our worms will be very happy in their new homes!

Monday, 24 June 2019


Every Friday this term Rooms 1, 3 and 4 got on the bus to go to the ASB Centre. We were split into two groups. One group worked with Will, who taught us ball skills, and the other group worked with Zoe and Emilia on gymnastics. To begin our ball skills session we did lots of warm up activities and played fun games like Octopus. We practised lots of ball skills such as how to kick the ball correctly and how to stop it quickly.  We did individual skills, then we worked with a partner and finally we played a proper game of Futsal. Who knows, maybe one day one of us will play for the All Whites.
Part of our gymnastic session included learning the basic movements such as pike, tuck and straddle and how to land in the "motorbike" position. It was fun playing on the different equipment including the climbing frames, balance beam and the swinging bar.  We also practised doing a forward roll.
Here we are doing our warm up activities and lots of different skills such as climbing, balancing and jumping.


This term we were lucky to have some coaching sessions run by the Wellington United Football Club. The coaches taught us the basic skills needed to play football. We practiced our dribbling, passing and goal shooting, while playing fun games like stuck in the mud. When it was fine we used the top field and when it was wet we used the hall.
Playing football was really fun and we hope they come back to our school again.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Waste Heroes Performance

Last Friday we watched a performance in our hall about Ngake and Whataitai, the two taniwha of Whanganui-a-tara. The story was told with the two taniwha moving and dancing around the hall. Some of us were a little scared of the taniwha costumes until we realised they were just actors dressed up. The taniwha shared some good messages about looking after the earth, by recycling, composting and reducing our use of plastic. 
After the show the Taniwha presented a Taonga to our school which was accepted by Joe Barry. To thank our visitors, the whole school sang Ko Toku Marae Tenei which sounded so powerful and beautiful. 

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Matariki Celebrations

Today at Kilbirnie School, we celebrated Matariki, which is the Maori New Year. We were all given the opportunity to choose 3 activities to do throughout the day. Some of the choices were cooking kumara, making lanterns, weaving Harakeke (flax) flowers, koru patterns, making stars, Maui and the sun art, a matariki mural, making a Poi, harvesting and cooking kai (soup).  It was fun because we got to work with different students and teachers.
At 5.00pm some of us came back to school to watch the Kapa Haka group perform in the hall. They were amazing. After the concert we shared kai including a sausage sizzle and homemade soup with bread.


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...