Monday, April 25, 2011

ANZAC Parade 2011

Today members of our school, and other community groups, marched 
in the  Anzac Day parade, 
to commemorate the lives lost in war.
ANZAC means Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, 
and the day is observed in 
both New Zealand and Australia.
This morning we gathered at the RSA (Returned Services Association) building and marched behind the pipe bands
to the cenotaph.
Words of remembrance were spoken,
the Roll of Honour for our district was read out,
and the wreaths were laid.
The brass band played 'God Save the Queen' and a lone trumpeter played 'The Last Post'.
Anzac Day is an important national day to many 
New Zealanders.

What are the days that are important to you and your community?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Try Our Wordsearch

Make Your Own Word Search

What did you enjoy the most in Term 1?
What are you doing for your holidays?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Dylan writes a post

Dear Everybody
This is my class emblem. 
It took me about two days.
I chose a kiwi on the road, a rugby course and 
the computers in my class, 
because it's about my class and New Zealand.

by Dylan

What would you put on your class emblem?
Do you wear an emblem on any of your clothing?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Follow your Dreams

We always look forward to a Duffy 'Books in Homes' assembly.
This time we were lucky enough to have Christine Fernyhough speak to us. 
Chrissy is one of the founders of the Books in Homes scheme, 
which our school takes part in.
Chrissy told us to follow our dreams, something that she did when she moved from Auckland and bought a high-country farm several years ago.

After the assembly we collected the box of books for our class, and what did we do? ......

We read of course!

What is your dream?
What will you need to do to achieve it?
Is it a short-term dream or a dream that will take longer to achieve?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Postcard Project Up-date

We are so enjoying being part of the postcard project, created by Ms Leakey in NZ!
Every week or so another postcard arrives and we put it up beside our world map.
We are learning a lot of Geography this year.
We might need to use a larger wall soon!
This week and next, we will be writing some more postcards 
to send out to other classes on the list. 

Have you received a postcard from us?
What did you learn about New Zealand or Reefton from our postcard?