Thursday, 21 June 2018

Matariki Electives

Making and designing lanterns
On Thursday June 14, Kilbirnie school celebrated Matariki with a day of electives and evening celebrations. Students participated in a range of activities including digital Matariki, haka, technology challenge, preparing kai and a fantastic selection of art activities.

"I liked making the tautara (fishing rod) in Room 8 and working with the younger kids in the school." (Jacqui R8). 

"I did the haka, digital Matariki and preparing kumara. I liked learning about a man hiding in a kumara patch and telling the story through the haka." (Marcel, R10).
Technology Challenge with Lou
Koru art with Mrs Te Rito

Friday Rotations

On Fridays, the Matairangi hub run subject rotations. Mr Wilson offers history, Mrs Te Rito runs art class and Rachel does music. Each student in the hub spends three sessions on each of the three topics.

Clay unicorns made in art
African Gumboot Dance

 "We got to make clay animals. I made an elephant. It was cool using clay- I hadn't used it before. I liked that we got to choose what to make." (Tilly, R9)

"In history we learnt about the Mayans and their gods because they believed in many. They used hieroglyphics instead of normal writing and their books were giant tablets made out of bark." (Arana, R8)
Working on clay animals

"In music, we learnt about notes and the African Gumboot Dance and it was really fun!" (Bijou, R9)                                                 

Monday, 21 May 2018

World Day for Cultural Diversity

On May 21st, Matairangi Hub celebrated the many cultures that make up our diverse classrooms.

Each student brought along a plate of food that represented their culture. We had such a mixed variety of food including Scottish Shortbread, American Hotdogs, English Scones, Polish Sausage, Khanom Wan Thai and a classic Kiwi treat- Pavlova!

Room 8's Shared Lunch

In the afternoon we had a special guest come and perform. Matias performed using a variety of South American instruments, such as the Charango, Zampona and Quena. Some of the students were even lucky enough to try out these amazing instruments!

Trying out the instruments.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Pedal Ready!

During Week 1, the Matairangi Hub took part in 'Pedal Ready'- a program run by Wellington Regional Council to teach students how to keep themselves and their bikes safe. It was great seeing students learn new skills and encourage one another as they participated.

"I enjoyed learning the ABCD safety check, it was really helpful and I didn't know about it before" (Amiria, R9).

"I liked learning to glide on my bike" (Pattana, R8).

"I liked learning to indicate so drivers know where we are going" (Charlotte J, R10).

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Kilbirnie School Camp 2018!

Year 5 Camp 

Camp 2018 was so fun,
It was the first camp for the
Year 5s.

First, we got on the bus with our buddies and put on our set belts. It was good that we also got to watch a movie.
The movie was called Cars 3.

Next, we got of the bus and had lunch in the rock climbing place called Hangdog. when we finished eating, we put our bags upstairs, and the instructor was demonstrating how to do it,
next thing were at the top of the climbing wall!!!

When we finished at Hangdog we went to camp, and that is the bit that we were all looking forward to.
When we got there, it was pouring with rain and it was freezing. When we got our bags we went inside, and someone lead us to our cabins.

At dinner on the first night, it was lasagne, it was so good!
finally the next day, we went on the waterslide, confidence course, and orienteering. Then we packed our bags and went home. The bus ride was so long.

By Ali B.

Year 6
2018 Camp was so much fun.
The year 6’s had an amazing experience on camp.

The first thing we did was take our luggage to the hall. We remembered all our things like our shoes, clothes, wet weather gear, togs, and towels.
Our first
Activty was rock climbing at Hangdog. The climbing
walls were bigger than I remembered. We got told the rules, and off we went. I started on the automatic wall. I climbed as far up as I could. That was rock climbing.

Free time. For free time there was the waterslide, the pool, the gym, our cabins, and the trampolines. The pool was freezing cold. Cj, Paloma, Amber, and I were doing cannonballs into the pool.  We ran over to the waterslide and got a mat, and we started to move. We speed down really fast. Before we knew it, we knew we were in muddy grass water that that smelt like Rotorua.

Horse riding was such a fun experience. When we got there we were all welcomed by the owner of the horse riding
club. There were lots of beautiful horses there. We saw
ponies that were so small. The horses were so much fun and everyone enjoyed it.

By Charlotte

Monday, 12 February 2018

Week 2 Term 1

This week we brought our devices to school and have been setting them up and learning to use them.

Also, this week we also went to Khandallah Park for the school picnic.
The pool was freezing cold, but incredibly fun.

Then we got out of the pool and walked up Mt Kaukau.
It was a hard walk up but the view was worth it.
Coming down was easier.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Athletics Day

On the 1st of November 2017, Kilbirnie School had athletics day the year fours to year six what year 4, 5, and 6 did high jump, long jump, sprints, quoits and vortex where all the events. Year 4 to 6 if you get in the top 2 (or top 4 for relay.) you qualify for eastern zone which is all in the east.
Everyone got in there year groups and watched the year two’s race everyone cheered. A few minutes later Mrs Te Rito calls out the activities for different year groups.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Orange day!

Year 6 road patrollers dressed in orange and celebrated Orange Day with the rest of the wellington region. A great day out with a parade and entertainment in the Michael Fowler Centre.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Capital-E and City Art Gallery Trip

We had an amazing trip to Capital-E and the City Art Gallery.  

At Capital-E we explored making digital art. We used different layers, filters, and effects to make some fantastic artworks. 

When we visited the City Art Gallery we viewed and analysed some digital artworks. Afterwards we explored some of the ideas from these works and translated them into our own artwork. 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Genius Hour Presentations

During term two, Matairangi started Genius Hour. Students were given time during the week to pursue their passions and dreams. 

After a term of hard work, and ingenuity, students of Matairangi came together to share what they have been working on. There was a wide range of topics, interests, and objectives being covered, all of which demonstrating the diverse passions of Matairangi students.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Queen's Birthday Weekend

This weekend is the Queen's Birthday weekend.  If you are going away have a safe trip and a restful weekend.

The Matairangi Hub

Matariki Electives

Making and designing lanterns On Thursday June 14, Kilbirnie school celebrated Matariki with a day of electives and evening celebrations...