Monday, 12 August 2019

Visit by Kilbirnie Fire Fighters

For the last two weeks the children in Ngake Hub have been learning about Fire Safety.
Firefighter Tom came along to our school and spoke to us about being safe in a fire and told us what to do if a fire broke out at home or school. The first thing we had to do was to shout "Fire, Fire, Fire" and then get down, get low and get out of the building fast.  He talked about other dangers in the home such as fire places, stoves, electric blankets and candles. At the end of his sessions we all received our very own Fire Safety certificate.


The next week we were all super excited about the fire truck coming to school and our special visitors were Firefighters John, Paul, Glen and Phil.  They showed us all the equipment
they used when they attend a fire.  They wear protective clothing, this includes gum boots, pants, a jacket, a special hood which they wear under their hat to stop their ears getting burnt, a mask, a helmet and gloves which have woollen linings to keep the heat out. They also carry a walkie talkie and a breathing tank.
Mrs Patel got dressed up in all the gear and we didn't recognise her.
We then went outside and we had a tour of the fire truck and then we were allowed to hold the hose. The water came out so fast that the firefighter had to hold onto the hose with us.
Maybe one day some people from Ngake hub may become firefighters.

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Room 1 Art

For the last two weeks we have been busy creating sunflower paintings for Art Te Aroha. We painted our sunflower in stages, first we did the seeds, then the petals and stalk and lastly the sky. We think they look beautiful!
We also made cupcakes using collage for our class piece. They looked so delicious, it was a shame we couldn't eat them! 

Thursday, 1 August 2019


We don’t go to the ASB this term but we are so excited to have Isaac from the Wellington Football Club come long every week for three weeks to teach us rugby skills.
We start the lesson by playing a game such as Bull Rush, Rob the Nest or Hurricanes and Lions.
We then moved onto skills and we practiced side stepping quickly, passing the ball over our heads and then we practiced scoring tries.

Kelly Sports

On our first day back at school, Hannah and Adam came along from Kelly Sports and showed us some of the games and activities they do in their After School Programme.
We began the session by playing a game of freeze and then a game of tag using noodles.  We had to run very fast, otherwise we would be tagged. If you were tagged, you had to go to "jail" and wait until someone ran past you and gave you a high five, to release you.
The third game was called Smelly Socks or Clean Your Bedroom.  This game involved two teams and the hall was divided in two.  The idea of the game was that when the whistle blew, you had to throw as many soft toy animals into the other teams court.  The winning team was the one who had the tidiest bedroom.
We hope Hannah and Adam come back again soon to teach us some other cool games.

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...