Rata Team participated in the Lower Waipa Junior Athletics Day at Ngahinapouri School. We had 12 rotations of fun! Here are some of the picture!
This term our inquiry learning has been around the Maori Culture and Mahi Tahi at a marae. As part of this learning we were lucky to visit the Pūrekireki Marae. After getting welcomed onto the marae we took part in a variety of rotations which included poi, rakau sticks, sketching, a scavenger hunt and playing with sports gear outside the wharenui. Here are some pictures from our visit!
Pirongia School has an Agricultural Day (Ag Day) in Term 4 of each year. This year the student that didn't bring along an animal were in class getting crafty with an agricultural theme! Rata Team students worked hard to make a range of items including sand saucers, animal paper plates, gardens in a box and farm scenes. We hope you like them!
Pirongia School is taking part in Keeping Ourselves Safe this term. This program is run by the New Zealand Police and supported by teachers in schools. It helps children learn and apply a range of safety skills when interacting with others.
Pirongia School was lucky to have Michelle from St John come to visit! Michelle taught us who to call in an emergency, what to say in order to get the help we need and also what to do while we wait for an ambulance to arrive. In the photos you will see some Rata Team students practising the recovery position with a buddy! Some students even got to take a look inside an ambulance!
Matua X, an educator from Zero Waste came to visit Pirongia School! He has spent 3 sessions teaching Rata Team about rubbish and recycling. He taught us that a lot of things that are being put into rubbish bins could in fact be recycled! We learnt that we can recycle glass bottles/jars, hard plastics, soft plastics, paper, cardboard and cans! He also showed us his worm friends and some of the creations he has made by reusing all sorts of materials!
We were lucky to have Gina from Project Engerize come in to teach us about the different types of food.
We learnt that there are four main food groups - Grain Foods, Milk Products, Meat/Meat Alternatives and Fruit/Vegetables. These are the foods that will make us grow up healthy and strong!
On Friday the 18th of May Pirongia School took part in Pink Shirt Day!
We wore our pink shirts to stand up against bullying!
Here are Room 3, 4 and 5 in their pink shirts!
On Thursday we had a PJ/Onesie Day to build an awareness around Autism.
Pirongia School raised just over $350 for Autism NZ.