Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Rere Atu

We had a wonderful time at the Whole School Cultural Parade.
We enjoyed sharing our Māori poi song, Rere Atu, and dressing in the headbands and flags we had made to celebrate our different cultures.
We also enjoyed watching all the other classes share their items.
The Avonside Girls' High School and Shirley Boys' High School Pasifika groups were fantastic!
The sun even co-operated and shone on us.
Here is a photo of us just before it all started.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

With Thanks

We would like to acknowledge and thank those of you who were able to collect your children early on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week while we both went to Paid Union Meetings.

We do realise that it wasn't possible for everyone, but the lower numbers of children in the classes certainly helped manage the day while we were operating on a skeleton staff.

"If it is a skeleton staff, will we hear the bones rattling?"
Ethan (and his Dad!)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Part of our learning this term has been about dance. Why do we dance? When do we dance? Who dances? How do we dance?
This will lead in nicely to our whole school Cultural Celebration.
We had fun doing some dance about a poem called 'The Dancing Cat'. We read, danced and did some art work.
The art work looks so good that it is up on display in one of our school entrance ways. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


We have had some busy days at school with lots of learning, talking and laughing. Our flower fun day was a great success. Thank you to those of you who were able to  support us by coming along or sending flowers and veggies. The children made some great creations!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

What Did You Do At School Today?

"What did you do at school today?" .... Nothing.
Does this sound familiar?
Often children are tired at the end of the end and are only learning to be reflective, and this is the best answer they can give.
Try asking some of these questions ....

  • Did you help anyone today?
  • Did you like learning about the most?
  • What was the funniest thing that happened to you today?
Let us know how you get on.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Welcome to 2018

A warm welcome to 2018.

Look at us learning about our HEART values and working together (because 'Together Is Better!').

We are busy learning new things and new ways of learning. It's fun!

We will keep you up to date with some of our happenings in The Landing - so keep checking on our blog and make sure you write a comment. We love hearing what others think about our learning and achievements.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

End Of Year

Wow! The year seems to have flown by but when we have both looked at the progress and achievement of the children we have seen huge growth and learning. We are sure you have too.

Many thanks for your support at-home and helping with the classroom programmes. We have truly appreciated working alongside you all - as we say at Banks Avenue, 'Together is better!'

We hope you all have a wonderful festive season and enjoy some time escaping from the routines of the school week.