Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Aspire- Follow Your Dreams

One of our school values is 
which means to work for or work towards something you want; to pursue something you dream about.

We had a visitor today who talked to the children about following their dreams. 
Our visitor, John Bougen decided a few years ago he would like to visit every one of the 247 nations and territories of the world. 
To date, he has been to 230 of them!

John talked to us today about his travels, and taught us some geography at the same time.

What is your dream?
What will you need to do to achieve it?

Can you name the continents of the world?

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Taking Part in 'Shake Out'.

We live in an earthquake-prone country (that means we get lots of earthquakes), so everyone needs to know how to keep safe during a big shake.
On October 15, communities, businesses and schools around New Zealand took part in International 'Shake Out' Day.

We watched this video to help ourselves get prepared.

We know to 'drop' 'cover' and 'hold' during a shake.

When the all-clear went, we walked outside for a roll-call.

Have you ever been in an earthquake?
Why is it important to practise what to do?
What do you have in your emergency kit?