Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hinaki Week

So at the end of last term we had a Tuna and Takakau week at school. In room 5 and 6 we designed and made our own hinaki in a hope of catching a tuna. When we had made them we walked to the local farm and set our hinaki. The next day we returned hopeful to have a tuna in them. Unfortunately they were empty. Here are some pictures of our hinaki.

Sewing skills

For our technology we had a go at sewing. We learnt to hand stitch and use a sewing machine. We had to make a gear bag. It was lots of fun and we learnt lots of new skills.  We are really pleased with our bags.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Recycling at Kawakawa

Here is a piece of writing from Te Aroha about recycling at school. She used great language to persuade her audience. She has some strong reasons to support her opinion. Well done Te Aroha.


Do you want to stop pollution? Recycling is a great way to help the environment and save it from things such as pollution, Global warming and climate change. I strongly believe that we should recycle our rubbish at Kawakawa primary school. When you recycle your helping your community, school and the world to make it a safer and cleaner place. People are causing massive problems that are damaging our planet that’s why i think we need to recycle at Kawakawa primary school.

Firstly Do you want to make our environment more cleaner? i think that recycling would be a great way to help the environment to stop it from global warming and pollution. Recycling will improve our chances of climate change and save our animals from pollution. It’s vital for us to have clean air when your recycling it helps us lower the amount of rubbish that we throw into our bins. When you don’t recycle your rubbish ends up into the landfill going into the earth.

Secondly it’s a great way to teach the younger students about how to look after Papatuanuku and the animals. When they grow up they can learn to recycle their rubbish to help save our environment and teach their children to recycle. If we recycle at Kawakawa primary we will teach other students how to recycle and what to do to keep our school clean. Recycling can make our school cleaner and might influence other schools to recycle as well.

Finally all schools around New Zealand and the world need to learn how to take care of the earth and their communities as well as their school to help our chances of pollution, climate change and global warming slimmer. Scientists believe that the main cause for global warming is humans and all the oils and gases that are going into the atmosphere also destroying the ozone layer which is protecting us from the heat of the sun.

Kawakawa primary school needs to recycle to stop pollution and other events happening around earth. It will influence other schools as well to recycle and will teach younger students to look after our planet. I am adamant that we should recycle at Kawakawa primary school to save our planet and influence other schools to do the same.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Buddy Reading with Room 12

We had book character day at school today. As part of this we did some buddy reading with our junior class. It was lots of fun. We then played a shared game of Kahoot with them about characters from books they read. Thanks Room 12 for having us come and read to you. Hope we can do it again soon.

Monday, May 22, 2017


Some boys in Room 6 had fun creating a rap about the 3R's. They had to write their rap related to the school values.

Friday, May 19, 2017


RESPECT, RESPONSIBLE, RESILIENCE - these are our school values.  They had to create something to teach our younger students what they are. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Right vs Wrong

Room 6 were set a task of producing something that could teach our younger students about our school values. This group came up with a video showing the right and wrong way to behave at school. Well done girls.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Resin Pendants

As part of our technology unit we made resin pendants and key chains. We made our own moulds and used pre-made moulds to see which was better. We had to make something that reflected who we were with our design, colour and things we put in the resin. They turned out great.

Secret Garden

We have been designing and building some pallet furniture to make a secret garden out the back of our classes.

Sun hats at school

Here is Alex's introduction for 'Should all children have to wear a sunhat at school?'. She worked really hard on this, using rhetorical questions and  research to back up her opinions.

Do you want to prevent yourself with skin cancer? Did you know each year 4000 people are diagnosed with melanoma (skin cancer),which  up to 11 people per day being diagnosed. Over 300 New Zealanders die of  melanoma,although maori and pacific people have a low chance of getting affected by the cause.  I believe we need to make sun hats compulsory in Nz schools to help in the prevention of skin cancer. Firstly,we need hats to be compulsory as children get affected by it in the young stages of their life.  Secondly, if we make hats in school compulsory,more schools over the world may change their rule for hats to be compulsory. Finally,  no one wants to be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer,as we all wanna last as long as we can and not worry that we have issues with our health. Make hats at school compulsory before our younger ones get burnt so bad that they  could have  speckles of cancer in our body.