Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Minstrel Show!

Paparore School was lucky enough to have the Minstrel come to visit! Our class mascot Hiwi the Kiwi was named after the Minstrel's famous kiwi. We all loved his car, all the fishing advice and the funtastic show!

Julia said: The Minstrel came to school for us. The Minstrel was funny. He called us BooBoo! We have to wear a life-jacket.

Teo said: I went to see the Minstrel and it was fun and the Minstrel told us to bring some wet towels and he taught us to bring some ice too, and a life jacket and he told us to bring a bucket of water.

Isla said: Yesterday at school there was a Minstrel. When they came in their names were Mr and Mrs Minstrel. They taught us to be safe. They said you need a rulerand a life jacket and a water gun.

Mason S said: I liked the Minstrel show because it is a funny show and we learnt some lessons in the hall and we liked his singing for us.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Lunar the Lamb

Kylan had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb.
Its' fleece was white as snow.
Everywhere that Kylan went... 
the lamb was sure to go.
It followed him to school one day...
That was against the rules.
It made the children laugh and play...
To see a lamb at school.

Thanks Kylan and Mrs Bainbridge for bringing Lunar the Lamb to school. Lunar is only two weeks old and followed Kylan whenever he bleated! We love seeing our students looking after their pets.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Proud and Passionate about who we are and where we come from!

Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa.
Ko Puwheke te maunga.
Ko Rangaunu te moana.
Ko Awanui te awa.
Ko Paa-a-Parore te marae.
Ko Paparore te kura.
Ko Te Pihi te roopu.
Kia ora!

Greetings everyone!
Puwheke is the mountain.
Rangaunu is the harbour.
Awanui is the river.
Paa-a-Parore is the marae.
Paparore is our school.
Te Pihi is our class.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Disco Fun!

One cold Winter's night in June, Paparore students and staff got all dressed up in costume ready for the 'Out of Africa' disco! There were rangers, cheetahs, African warriors, leopards, lions, tigers, crocodiles, elephants and lots of other African treasures!

 The glow sticks were a hit!

 There was loads of yummy food for sale for dinner and dessert!
Hakuna matata!
 And prizes for great dance moves and best dressed!

Thanks for coming!See you all back here next year!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Road Safety Week 2019

The police were impressed with our knowledge of road safety.
Thank you for visiting us Paolo and Damaris!

Paolo showed us all the things he uses to help him to keep our community safe.

Mihi found out that a policeman's vest is very heavy to wear!

Everyone wanted a turn to try out the police car seats!

The siren was loud!

I hope that's the last time I see you in a cop car boys?!

Well, well, well, what do we have here? Buckle up bro!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Tea Party Time!

Term 2 has started with the addition of six new seedlings joining Te Pihi class. They have graduated from being seeds in Te Kakano. Here are five of the six (Mason was away). We welcome Chase, Xavier, Nooroa, Emma, Keifer, Mason and their families into the Te Pihi whanau.

Day 1 of Term 2 was also a special day for Michele, our Teacher Aide extraordinaire!!
So we had a 'tea' party to celebrate a 'ty' birthday! They also now know the difference between 'ty' and 'teen'. Most children enjoyed two cups of tea, with their pinkies out. Not a drop was spilt or a fancy cup broken!
                                                      Great start to the term Te Pihi!

Friday, March 29, 2019

A Sad Time

Our class heard about the tragedy in Christchurch
     and learnt about flags flying at half-mast.
Colourful cousins!

The colourful hearts we made were placed around our school flagpole.
We all wore bright colours on Friday 22nd March for 'Colour Day'.

Unicorn colour girls!
We are all friends.
We are thinking of everyone in Christchurch.

We made paper dolls to show that we value diversity, which is one of our school values.

After the minute's silence, we sang some waiata, then had our assembly around the flagpole.