Monday, 23 June 2014

OPS @ TARANAKI MOUNTAIN-AIRS

Opunake Primary School students who play basket ball travelled to New Plymouth to watch the Taranaki Mountain-Airs to take on Hawkes Bay.  We had a great time supporting our local team, unfortunately Hawkes Bay were too good for the Taranaki lads, but we had a great time.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Yr 5/6 Rugby/Netball Teams

Today we finished our last game of netball and rugby for the Year 5/6 teams.  All of the players and the School Staff would like to give a big thank you to all of the coaches, referees, supporters and afternoon tea suppliers who helped with both teams this year.  Without everyones support it would be difficult run these teams.

Thank you,
Andrew


Thursday, 12 June 2014

Lia's Medals

Lia brought her Grandfathers Medals to school to share.  Her Grandfather was Sgt Roche 32910 and he served in the New Zealand Army during World War 2.  It has been interesting finding out about family members who have served in the New Zealand Armed Services.



 


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

As part of our Inquiry and Reading Focus work about the ANZAC's Dinah completed an A-Z with items that she has read about.  Here is some of her work:


ANXIOS ARMY MEN FIGHTING IN THE BATTLE OF GALLIPOLI .
BOMBS HITTING THE GROUND OUTSIDE THE SOLDIERS TRENCHES.
CONQUERING THE ARMY THEY WERE FACING IN THE BATTLE OF CHUNUK BAIR.
DUMPING THE BODIES OF THE SOLDIERS ON THE WET GROUND.
EATING BISCUITS HARD AS BRICKS IN THERE SMALL HUTS.
FINDING BONES AND GUNS SCATTERED ON THE GROUND.
GALLIPOLI IS THE FIRST PLACE THAT THE NZ SOLDIERS FOUGHT A BATTLE IN WWI.
HAVING A BIG AND SCAREY JOURNEY AS THE WAR GOES ON.
IN THE WAR THE SOLDIERS COULD ONLY WASH THEMSELVES IN THE SALTY SEA.
JUMPING ARUOND SHOOTING AT THEIR ENEMIES.
KILLING THE PEOPLE IN WAR WHO THEY WERE FIGHTING.
LOOTING THE TRENCHES TO FIND A WEAPON TO SHOOT WITH.
MAKING THE SOLDIERS LEAVE THE WAR WHEN IT WAS OVER.
KNOCKING DOWN THE HUTS OF THE ENEMIES.
OVER TAKING THE SOLDIERS WEAPONS.
PLACING THE DEAD BODIES UNDER GROUND IN THE CEMETERY.
QUIVERING AS THE WINTERS COLDNESS GOES THROUGH HIS BODY.
RISKING MY LIFE FOR MY BEST, BEST BUDDY.
SAVING LIFE AS THE DAYS OF WAR GOES ON.
TALKING AND MAKING A PLAN OF HOW TO DEFEAT THE ENEMIES.
USELESS WEAPONS START FALLING ONTO THE GRUONG.
VOLTS OF LIGHTNING MAKE STEAM RISE FROM THE GROUND.
WAKING UP TO HEAR THE BOMBS HITTING THE WALLS.
EXAMINING  THE MENS BODIES FOR BONES.
YELLING AND SCREAMING FOR HELP AS HIS HEART GETS SHOT.
ZOOMING THROUGH THE BATTLE FIELDS LIKE A SPEEDY GODZILLA.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Skype Chat to China Pt 2


With summer school holidays about to start in China we took the opportunity today to reconnect with our new friends at the American International School in Shanghai.  For this chat we split up into small groups to have a more personal chat.  We talked about sports, what we do in our free time, tried to learn on words in Chinese as well as learning more about life for a student in Shanghai.  We will try to connect up again on Friday as we ran out of time today.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Homework

Week 5 homework up on the homework page, take a look.  Good luck and finding those 'at' words this week.