Well done to Harry and Kasey who played in the Ashburton Trust cricket tournament last week. You played really well as a team and your skills improved throughout the games. Overall, the team came 4th out of 16 teams.
Check out the awesome mascots that you have made to take to camp this week. They look wonderful and each has definitely got its own personality! We enjoyed meeting them in assembly on Friday and now they are off for an action packed 4 days at camp where they will abseil, kayak, shoot rifles and archery and be part of each activity group. I wonder what they will look like on Friday?
Today we had our first full school celebration assembly. Well done to the student councillors who lead the assembly - we enjoyed finding out more about you and your classrooms!
In Harakeke we choose our principals award by voting. Today we looked at responsibility, more specifically taking turns and playing fair. We voted for the person we thought displayed this most. Well done to these people who were all voted for; Finn, Michael, Jayden, Angela, Christine, Oliver, Kyle and Jack. Jack was our MVP winner this week!
I wonder if I can kayak properly, i think it might be hard to control. - Mackenzie
I am most nervous about sleeping in the girls wing because we will be apart from all the boys. - Jack
I wonder if the tents will be warm and comfy if it is a cold night. - Kasey
I wonder if Mt Hutt will be hot or cold. - Cole
I wonder if mountain biking will be hard because i am not a big fan of biking. - Ange
I can't wait for archery because i haven't done it before. - Jas
I can't wait for abseiling because it sounds fun and i have never done it before. - Mya
I think that all the activities will be challenging. - Harry
Something I need to remember is to bring the right gear and not any extras. - Mackenzie
I can't wait for low ropes because i haven't done it before. - Michael
I am most nervous about the nervous about the air rifles because I heard they might give me a shock. - Trinity
I have changed my mind about abseiling because it sounds a bit like clip n climb. - Ella
I am most nervous about the bike ride because i don't like biking very much. - Dom
Last week Room 10, Totara hosted the first AAA assembly for the year. AAA stands for Arrowsmith Assembly and Activities. We have AAA time three times a term and each class has a turn at hosting. We use these assemblies to give out Hands on Learning awards. classroom awards and to share what each class has been up to. We also have time at the end where we can choose a free time activity! Congratulations to everyone who earned a certificate this week!
What a great day on Friday at the Triathlon/Duathlon. Well done to everyone who participated in the event and showed your Tinwald BEST! Your efforts were amazing! Well done to Logan, Kasey, Harry, Cole and Caitlin from Harakeke who made it through to the Counties triathlon in Week 5!
Check out some more photos on the Arrowsmith blog.
Read our 'Who Am I?' clues and see if you can figure out who is who! Our cute little baby photos might help you out!
On Thursday afternoon, the whole school met to find out about and see each classroom's tree design. There were some awesome ideas and they all looked so colourful and unique. Now you know what each class is called in 2015 - how many can you remember?
Check out our selfies below to find out what we got up to over the summer holidays. Miss Taylor was awesome and gave us each an iPhone to take our photos! ;) You can check out our selfies on our classroom window or have a look here. Click on each image to bring up a bigger photo.
Harakeke - Room 11 have had a great first week back at school for 2015. The week went so fast because we finished with Waitangi Day on Friday. We also had lots of Arrowsmith meetings this week about camp, HTJ and triathlon. We also managed to find out a little about our class, label all our books and equipment, learn some of the routines, design and make a Harakeke flax! Well done Harakeke on a great week.
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We are Harakeke - Room 11 at Tinwald School in Ashburton, New Zealand. Our class has 23 students from Year 5 and 6.