Thursday, 22 May 2014

Koru Team Cross Country Race

The following are some of today's stories about yesterday's Cross Country run. Enjoy!

The Cross Country.   By Kezia Nolan 
My Mum and Owen came to watch me. I felt happy and I had fun. We ran two times around the field.
I came twenty-nineth in the race.

Yesterday afternoon we had our Junior Cross Country on the Junior field. I came twenty third. We had to run two times around the field. I felt puffed and I had a stitch in my throat. It was hard to breathe.
By Courtnay Lundon 

In the Cross Country I came eleventh. I felt proud of myself before the race started.  I had to run around the field twice.  While I was running my Mum said "Well done Liam! Keep on running".
By Liam Aitken

Thursday, 15 May 2014

ASB getWise visit on Friday 9 May

Vane visited our classroom and had the children totally captivated for a full 45 minutes. He talked to the children about money. We loved it when Vane dressed up as Captain Cashtanstic. He made us part of his superhero team and he had secret words like "munches mash".
He showed us the coins and notes that we use for money in New Zealand. We learned what the colours of all New Zealand notes are and we also learned that notes are worth more than coins. 
Vane told us the difference between needs and wants. He said that needs are the things that we need to have to live, like food, water and a house to live in. Wants are the things that we don't need (have to have) in order to live. He encouraged us to save our money for things that we might like to buy later. Check out the book that our awesome teacher aide Emma made about Vane's visit:

Triathlon on 4 April

Trentham School held it's first ever whole school triathlon on Friday 4 April.
First Koru, then Matau, followed by Patu, the children scootered, swam and ran their way around the school. It was an amazing sight to see children being so energetic and having loads of fun along the way. Check these awesome photos out!