Jess (Mrs. Judge's daughter) and Jair from 'Freedom2Fly' came to perform a jaw dropping show for us. We were all in awe of their strength, skill, courage and grace. They showed us that with hard work and persistence, we can achieve anything we want to. Wow!
Room 17 listened to many stories about how the Matariki constellation came to be. We also spoke about how Matariki helped Maori people know the right time to plant new crops. It was also a time for celebration of new life.
We made a beautiful korowai to represent our learning about Matariki. If you look closely, you will see that we have written many words in Te Reo on our feathers. These are words that relate to Matariki and the celebration that takes lace at this time of year. Some feathers have our names on them, as our korowai also represents all of us. We hope you like it.
Matua X from 'Extreme Zero Waste' came to visit us over 3 sessions. He taught us all about waste and how we can reduce this going to landfill. We learnt about how we can reuse, compost and recycle many of the things we put in our rubbish bins which is excellent news for our environment. We had a great time with Matua X helping him sort rubbish and put it in the right place (reuse, compost, recycle). He let us have an up close look at his worm farm and explained how we can use them to help us reduce our waste. He also showed us his cool puppets and games made from rubbish! We are now thinking about how we can use rubbish to create musical instruments as part of our Term 3 Inquiry. We can't wait to get started!
Performers from 'Royal Jelly' theater company put on a show for Pirongia School. It was a great message about why bees are so important to us and our environment.
Pirongia School children and teachers gather at our school 'Field of Remembrance' to pay our respects to those who lost their lives at Gallipoli.
At Pirongia School we are very lucky to have our friends Nicky and Harold from Life Education visit us each year. This year Nicky and Harold talked to us about 'Relationships with Others'. We talked a lot about what feelings are, how they can change, what causes us to feel different things, and how we can show our kindness to our friends. Kowhai team did an excellent job of sharing their wonderful ideas with Nicky and Harold.