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).


Citizenship Inquiry

During Term 2, the Matairangi Hub inquiry focus was Citizenship. A major part of this inquiry was for students to become aware of global, na...