Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Superb Cyclists!

Harakeke Hub had their first Pedal Ready session today,  with groups 1 and 2 completing their grade 1 training.
We learned to complete safety checks on our helmets and bikes, stop and start safely, use both brakes to stop (yes Jamie, this means you too!) and signal to turn left, turn right and stop.
Phew, a busy morning. The instructors were fantastic and everyone did really well, passing grade 1 with flying colours.
Next week groups 3 and 4 get their turn.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Great job, Phoebe!

Phoebe has been showing our High Five value of participating and contributing by volunteering at lots of races through Porirua Park Run. 

She has volunteered at so many events with such enthusiasm and goodwill that a local newspaper wrote an article about her! Follow the link below to read the article. 

We think you're fab, Phoebe!

Phoebe's newspaper article

Friday, 21 February 2014

Ready for the day ahead!

Breakfast over - porridge demolished, peaches finished, cereal slurped and many loaves of bread toasted. Hall and hub packed up and now ready for our cooperative activities. A fun day ahead!


Still sleeping (for the main part) after a quiet night, except for the school bell unexpectedly ringing at midnight!
Breakfast soon, more photos of well rested campers to come!

Thursday, 20 February 2014

A sizzling first day at our community camp!

We have had a fast fun-filled first day at camp, with amazingly hot weather.
We helped out around the school and the local community, delivering festival leaflets, cleaning up the local park and preparing for our shared dinner.
At lunch time we headed to the beach at Petone, where it was thankfully quite a bit cooler. We filled about 20 rubbish bags along the beach, great job guys.
Dinner was a feast from our multi-kai cooker - lamb, chicken, potatoes, corn, pumpkin and peas, delicious! Thanks Chris Love for your expert assistance again! Andrea's delicious veggie lasagna finished off the feast. Ice blocks to cool us down, and now we are calmly and quietly watching some movies.
We are prepared for a lovely, calm night in the hall, lots of sleep all round! Watch this space...

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Community camp - music/drama lessons and band auditions on Friday

Our community camp is drawing close, just two sleeps to go, woohoo!
On Thursday we will be heading out into the local community in the morning, preparing food for our hangi dinner, baking for the camp, cleaning up our local park area and folding and handing out leaflets for our Churton Park festival.
In the afternoon we will be heading to Petone beach to complete a beach clean up in conjunction with Wellington City Council.
After staying at school overnight, on Friday we will be staying at school and completing hub community activities to help us understand more about working and playing well with others. Music and drama lessons will still be happening throughout the day, and students will still be able to audition for school band.
Also, don't forget about our whole school full evacuation at 2pm on Friday!
We will post lots of pictures to let you know what we are up to during our camp.

Community Camp Contribution Options

Friday, 14 February 2014

Amaria's Whanau Group

Here are a few pictures from our learning over the two weeks:

We have been learning about the different roles people have in a business:  Owner, accountant, HR, manager, supervisor, marketing and the workforce.

We have formed our businesses (Water Boys & The Flying Five) and we are putting all our ideas together as part of our pitch.  We need to present our pitch on Wednesday afternoon.

We had to write a 'pitch' about who we wanted to  represent us on the 'Establishment Student Council'.  We used words like: I would like to nominate...........This person is really awesome because.........This person will be the best person for our whanau group because.

Josh and Tre were chosen to represent us on the 'Establishment Student Council'.  Some comments were: they listen to people, are good at Art, let people play with them which means they are kind, awesome at listening, confident and works well in a team.  Congratulations boys.

Written by Tre & Amaria

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Roles in a Business

Today we learned about the different roles in a business. In a business there is an owner, a manager, a supervisor, an account, HR, marketing and the workforce. You need all of these roles in a business to have a successful business. In small businesses, some of these roles will be combined but in really big companies they will probably not be.

From Matt's Whanau group.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Our learning around community

Today the year 5 and 6 students worked together to explore leadership opportunities across the school.
We looked at effective communities, what makes a community and the rights and responsibilities of people within a community.
Our leadership programme is now beginning with the older students and will continue to be developed through the year. Students will have a range of opportunities to be involved in different ways across the school. All senior students have opted into one main leadership role to start with, and these opportunities will increase as we set up different ways for students to be involved across the school.
Here is one of brainstorms we created as a group, looking at what communities are and features of communities.

Year 5 and 6 Leadership Options

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Welcome to 2014!

Ni hao, kia ora and a gigantic g’day! 

Welcome back to the awesomeness that is Harakeke Hub. We hope your holidays were amazing! What did you get up to? Leave a comment below telling us what you’ve been doing.

This year is going to be pretty special. We’ve got a lot of exciting, challenging, and fun things in store for you all. Here are a few things to do / think about before we catch-up on Monday morning:

Over the weekend, your parents will be emailed some important information, so make sure you bug them about it to find out who your whānau teacher is for 2014.

Check the What’s On over on the left hand side of the blog on Sunday so you can get an overview of the week.

When you come in on Monday can Year 3 and 4 students please use Mawhero touch-screen to sign in, and can the Year 5 and 6 students use the Kikorangi touchscreen. 

Also, put your bags in one of the shared spaces (where the touchscreens are) as we will be sorting you out new cubby holes and tote trays. All of the teachers will be in the hub before school on Monday, we will show you what to do if you are a bit unsure.

Our new hub meeting place is no longer in Mawhero shared space, but rather in actual Mawhero in front of the data-projector. With over 90 kids we thought it might get a bit packed in there! So that’s where we will meet as a hub at 9:00am sharp on Monday.

And last but not least, Matt's got the new leaving song sorted - some of your parents might know it! It's called Closing Time

If you have any other questions, feel free to leave them as a comment and we’ll reply.

See you on Monday!