Thursday, December 17, 2020

Merry Christmas to all our Whio whanau!

 We would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year. Best wishes to all our friends and whanau from everyone in Whio studio.  Thanks for all your support during 2020! 

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

A special visit from Constable Jess

 Today all the children in Ahuriri and Huritini had a special visit from our new community police officer Constable Jess. Constable Jess reminded us of all the things we need to do when crossing the road safely (from our earlier road safety topic). She also told us all about her job and what special equipment she has as a police officer.  The children were especially keen to have a hold of her handcuffs. Constable Jess also showed us how the lights and sirens work on her police car- the sirens were very loud!


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Our Final Library session for 2020!

 Today we had our final library session with Mr McCallum. He read us some awesome Christmas stories. We highly recommend both books- 'A Kiwi Night Before Christmas' and 'Sant's New Beard'. 

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Science Fair Visits

Ōtumatua kindly invited us to have a look at their science fair projects. It was great to see the children interacting with our senior children and listening to their findings from their investigations.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Kapa Haka

We have been so lucky to have Matua Willy and Whaea Tania share their expertise with us this term.

The children have loved learning how to use the poi and rakau sticks.

They have also taught us jingle bells in Maori.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Sports Day

What a beautiful sunny day for our Halswell School Sport Day!  There were so many fun stations and our senior students did a great job of organising them and leading the teams. The Whio tamariki had an awesome day, having a go at the activities and being part of a team.