Reward time for one kaiawhina group!

Alison's kaiawhina group worked hard last week to earn a reward today. We all had fun in the playground.


'Who you gonna call?' 


Hmmmm.. something's not quite right!


Circus School




Friday Afternoons At The Circus School.


As one of the options for Winter Sport on Friday afternoons, we are so very lucky to be able to take a group of students to the Circus School.

The weather has been kind and we all walk through the domain chatting and enjoying our time together.

I have been so impressed at the range of activities offered, the fun had by all and mostly the determination to give things a go!!!!

Tāne Mahuta Quick Cricket 

What a lovely afternoon for School Sport! Here are the Year 4's playing quick cricket supported by some helpful Year 5 and 6 pupils.

Tāne Mahuta Newsletter 13th June

Tāne Mahuta Newsletter

Thursday, 13th June

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Winter Sport for Year 5’s and 6’s has got off to a good start with the weather being kind so far. The Year 4 students and others not attending winter sport activities have been taking part in our own Tāne Mahuta Friday afternoon sports programme involving games and sport skills.

The funding for our 9.30 am bread snack has now come to an end. We will continue to have breakfast food (Weetbix and fruit) available for children who might have skipped breakfast at home or used all their breakfast energy on the way to school! We also continue to have daily fruit available and emergency food (muesli bars, dried fruit and nuts) if children find they haven’t packed enough lunch.

There are a couple of events coming up this term for you to note on your calendar.

Year 6 Cycle Safety Programme
Our Year 6 students will take part in this programme with the first group on Monday 24th June and Tuesday 25th. The second group will be on Wednesday 26th June and Thursday 27th. Year 6 students will be bringing home a notice which details which sessions they will be attending.

Trip to Orana Park
On Wednesday, July 3 Tāne Mahuta studio will be taking a day trip to Orana Park thanks to the generosity of the Orana Park team who have funded the visit. We will spend some time with park staff teaching us about the animal communities we have in New Zealand and their connections to the environment. We will need about six parent helpers to come with us so if you are interested please let us know by email.

We are also looking at celebrating Matāriki in our studio and hope to confirm plans for this soon.

Ngā mihi,
The Tāne Mahuta Team (Alison, Kathy, Talei)

Year 6 Camp 2019!

On the 20th -22nd March Year 6 students attended camp at Waipara Adventure Centre. Over the three days they took part in a variety of fun and educational experiences, including Archery, the Giant Swing and team Raft Building. Below are just a few of the activity pics.
The waterslide was a great way to cool down on the hot days!
The construction challenge of Bridge Building.

Learning to set the arrow in the bow.




Raft Building
All of the activities gave students the opportunity to problem solve, find their courage and work out how to collaborate with others to achieve team success.

Reward time for one kaiawhina group! Alison's kaiawhina group worked hard last week to earn a reward today. We all had fun in the pla...