Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Korimako Art Expo

What a great afternoon we had hosting our Art Exhibition for parents, grandparents and other students. Our Inquiry for this term has been 'Korimako Gets Creative!' and students have had the choice of drama and visual art. In drama, students wrote and performed their own plays. In visual arts, students either made masks or sports shoes and tops. The results were incredible!

As part of the Expo, some Korimako students showed off their musical talent. We had singers, keyboardists, guitarists, drummers and a saxophonist. What amazing talent we have!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Young Writers Workshop

We had the pleasure of listening to a story written and performed by Korimako students on Plains FM yesterday. A group of talented writers had a two day workshop to develop a script. They then had a few weeks to practice performing this script before going into the radio studio to record it. It was played on Plains FM yesterday at 9.30am so we all tuned in and enjoyed their humorous story.

Well done guys!

Listen to their story here!!!

Celebration Assembly Awards

Congratulations to these awesome students who received an award at the Term 3 Celebration Assembly. Well done to all of you for your hard work.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Korimako Kai - the final outcome

We had an amazing final week of Term 3 where our Korimako Kai Unit culminated. Students put together the skills and knowledge that they had learnt over the term by cooking for a different Hub in the school.

It began on Monday with the Roberts Home Base cooking for the Pukeko Nest students. They had a Teddy Bears Picnic and served rice balls, fruit kebabs and smoothies.

On Tuesday the Burtenshaw Home Base cooked for the Pukeko. They worked really hard in the kitchen and hosted another picnic with rice balls, pizza pin wheels and smoothies.

The Sutherland Home Base had their turn on Wednesday cooking for Tui Hub. They had a forest themed restaurant called 'The Hut'. The Tui student enjoyed cauliflower based pizza, toasties and smoothies. One student even remarked that it was the "best restaurant ever!"

On Thursday it was the final day of the restaurants and the turn for Cook Home Base. They cooked for Toroa students and made a wide variety of tasty food.

We were really impressed and proud of the Korimako students for the effort that they put into the restaurants. They were very eager to learn and help out (some even did the dishes!).

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Year 6 Cycle Safety

Our Year 6 students had a great couple of days working on their cycle safety. We were very lucky to have the City Council teachers come in!

Athletics Training

As the summer months approach we have been getting stuck into our Athletics preparation. The teachers have been running a rotation on High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Put and Discus and we recently had some experts come in to take some sessions.

Last Tuesday we had Andy come in to take us for some sprint training. Students learn how to get set for the start of a race, how to move their hands from 'pockets to ears' and how to stay low at the start. There was a noticable difference once students started using these tips.

On Wednesday, Sport Canterbury came in to run the students through some more alternative throwing and jumping drills. These were put into a game format but over the course of the session we saw big improvements in techniques used by children. One of the real benefits was that students would have made hundreds of jumps in the session rather than about a dozen if we were just doing High Jump or Long Jump.