Monday, December 9, 2019

Games in the pool

Today we played a ball game in the pool. The aim was to play just like netball, where you have 3 seconds to pass and you can't move with the ball. To score you had to hit the cone down with the ball.

The kids had a great time.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Year 6 Celebration

Our Year 6 Celebration 2019. Over the past six years, we have been celebrating our Year 6 students before they leave the Paparore nest to embark on their next learning journey.

Here are the videos I shared on the night.

Introducing our graduates!


Early years! 

This is a cumulation of all the photos I could find of our graduates from earlier years at Paparore School.

2019 in review 

Looking at all the great moments of 2019! So much fun and action packed into one year!

Our favourite video of the evening - the dancing video!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Making Peanut Butter Slice

This week we used our Pic's Peanut Butter to create a delicious slice.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 16 servings

1 ½ cups brown sugar
1 ¾ cups powdered sugar
10 tablespoons butter room temperature, divided
1 ½ cups peanut butter
1 cup milk chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips
Line an 8-inch or 9-inch square pan with aluminium foil (see notes).
In a large bowl, cream 5 tablespoons butter, brown sugar, and powdered sugar until smooth. Stir in peanut butter. Mix well and press into prepared pan.

In a small, microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate chips and remaining 5 tablespoons butter for 1 minute. Stir carefully and continue to microwave in 30-second increments until smooth, stirring after each increment. Pour over peanut butter crust and spread evenly.
Chill until completely firm, at least 3 hours or overnight. Let stand 10 minutes at room temperature before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Te Hiku Manaiakalani Outreach 2 First Movie Festival

This year has been our first Te Hiku Movie Festival, the movies have been played on the big screen at the Te Ahu Cinema in Kaitaia on Thursday 7 November. This is one of the lucky movies to be chosen from our school. Congratulations to everyone involved in the production of this movie.
Please enjoy and feel free to leave a comment below for the students.

Some very excited children that can't wait to watch their movie on the big screen.

Afterwards, we made sure we got a photo with our lovely group on the red carpet. Can you believe it, Red Carpet! The students felt like stars!
Then we awarded them to a lovely Ice Cream or Frozen Coke for their amazing efforts! Ka Pai future film makers!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Peanut Butter Cookies

Today we made Peanut Butter Cookies using our Pic's peanut butter we won from Squawk squad. Six students went with Sharlene to help make these delicious cookies.

The recipe is incredibly easy, with only three ingredients - 1 cup sugar, 1 cup peanut butter and 1 egg.

There were so many cookies, that we were able to share them with the three junior classrooms.


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Surfing at Ahipara Beach

On Tuesday, our two senior classes, Te Puawai and Te Kauru, went to Ahipara beach to participate in the 'Have a go' surf day.  When we got there, we piled ourselves into 'Sup Bros' headquarters for a safety chat. The students were great and knew all the answers for keeping themselves safe in the water and in a rip.  They were also able to identify the parts of a surfboard.  Our instructors were great. They each had a 'superpower' which they shared with the students. These ranged from being able to share their 'stoke', punching sharks, lightning-fast swimming and more.

Top and bottom left: Te Kauru and Te Puawai crammed in the Surf Bro's headquarters.
Both right: Our surf instructors sharing their superpowers.
After our safety briefing, our classes were split into three groups. We rotated around three stations for the day; snacks and games at headquarters, games on the beach and surfing.

On the beach we played frisbee, bat down and the hose game. Some students were building sandcastles and others were being buried. 

Top left - Oscar, right - Gemini
Bottom left - June, right - Oscar
Top left - Frano, right - Manaia
Bottom left - Group 2, right - Tristan

A huge thank you to our lovely whanau who are always there to support our outdoor excursions. Without our parents, we would not be able to provide our students were experiences outside of the classroom. 
A shout out to our very patient, amazing surfing superheroes. They were able to help all our students get up on their boards and achieve that feeling of 'stoke'. Thank you!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Earthquake Drill

Today we participated in the national shakeout drill. This took place around New Zealand at 1:30pm.  Our class is learning about natural disasters in New Zealand. Students are choosing their disaster, learning all about it and making an escape plan to keep themselves safe. This was great realtime learning for the students.

Students hiding under their desks. 
After the drill, Mrs Davan took us outside to show us where to go in case of a tsunami. Our school is very close to the beach, but luckily we have a big hill next to our school that we could climb up in the event of an emergency.