Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Studio visits

On Tuesday morning Ti Kouka had some special visitors. Our friends from Ahuriri who will be joining Huritini next year came to have a play in the studio with us. The Ti Kouka children were great role models and enjoyed talking to some new friends.

Friday, 6 December 2019

Toy making day

On Wednesday we designed the toy we wanted to make.  Our toy needed to use a force.

The tricky was folding the paper to make the puppet by Serena

On Friday we made our toys. Can you guess which force our toy uses?
air resistance?

"The tricky part was to get the ball into the launcher". 
"I found it tricky tying the string to the rubber band". 

"The tricky bit was glueing things together"
"The tricky bit was how to put the straw through the holes". 

"The tricky part was cutting the card". 

"It was tricky sticking the basketball onto the platform".

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Science - Magnets!

This week we have been further exploring playing with the magnets. 

Here are places that magnets are useful
  • On the fridge 
  • On the whiteboard
  • Making creations with the play magnets 
  • When something is stuck 
  • The fridge/freezer door
  • Computers, iPads and cellphones 
  • To help stick things on 

The Adventures of the Naughty Dinosaurs

The Kind Koalas reading group has loved looking at this book. 

Koby, Edouard and Theo have been working at hard during reading time to make their own Dinosaur book. 

Monday, 25 November 2019


It was a fantastic assembly on Friday hosted by Ahuriri and Huritini. Ahuriri did a great job of being the presenters. We shared some of our awesome learning about Forces.

Ka pai to the ACTIVE learners who received their certificates today.

Check out our science learning so far this term. 

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Life Education with Harold

This week Ti Kouka were very excited to see Harold from Life Education again!  This time Harold came to talk to us about sun safety. We learnt how to keep ourselves safe from the sun and stay healthy by drinking lots of water. Harold is great at telling jokes and dancing too!

Friday, 22 November 2019

Run Jump Throw

This term Huritini are enjoying Run Jump Throw rotations for PE every Tuesday. 

Run Jump Throw is a foundation programme for teaching athletics specific skills.  It’s based on the philosophy that the development of skills, in a fun participant-centred environment, is the key to participation.  The emphasis is on the development of fundamental movement patterns specific to athletics and helps prepare the children for the events they will participate in higher up in the school. 

Here are some photos from the Throwing rotation: